Aha....so the *mainstream* (and liberal) media finally decided to cover Stephen Colberts address at the White House Correpondents' dinner, never mind it was four days after the event! And they probably wouldn't have done even this much if it wasn't for the unending chatter about it on blogosphere. I am disappointed, even the Washington Post and the New York Times let me down.
So he made a lot of fun of the press corps (and Dubya dear, but will get to that in a minute), isn't that to be expected??Was there a mutual agreement of sorts to completely ignore his gig so that it might be forgotten as a bad dream?? And now that they have HAD to report it, the general argument for having ignored it previously? -It just wasn't funny....
Are you kidding me???Shouldn't that judgment be left to op-ed contributors and t.v critics??Shouldn't a newspaper report the event as it happened??Im sorry but not one paper even mentioned Colbert while reporting on the event.....WTF???!!!!!
And having seen his entire 20(+some) minute address, all i can say is - it WAS funny. Sure it sagged at places and that skit just didn't affect me, but there were some lines that had me in splits (esp his references to Fox News - muahahaha). And made Dubya look like he was going to get up right there and punch Colbert in the face (apparently someone said he looked bored.......umm i don't think so....he looked like he was going to blow his fuse). Sure, there are the normal questions raised about the line between making fun of a President and making fun of a Presidency and Colbert clearly did the former. Yeah, so he says similar stuff on the 'Colbert Report', but to say it to the face of George W. - it was stinging!
Some of the highlights (i know they are probably allover the net but i cant resist):
I believe the government that governs best is the government that governs least. And by these standards, we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq.
Now, I know there are some polls out there saying this man has a 32% approval rating. But guys like us, we don't pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in "reality." And reality has a well-known liberal bias.
So, Mr. President, please, pay no attention to the people that say the glass is half full. 32% means the glass -- it's important to set up your jokes properly, sir. Sir, pay no attention to the people who say the glass is half empty, because 32% means it's 2/3 empty. There's still some liquid in that glass is my point, but I wouldn't drink it. The last third is usually backwash.
I stand by this man. I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message: that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound -- with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world.
Everybody asks for personnel changes. So the White House has personnel changes. Then you write, "Oh, they're just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic." First of all, that is a terrible metaphor. This administration is not sinking. This administration is soaring. If anything, they are rearranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg!
As excited as I am to be here with the president, I am appalled to be surrounded by the liberal media that is destroying America, with the exception of Fox News. Fox News gives you both sides of every story: the president's side, and the vice president's side.
OK....so i went overboard....my point is ....it WAS funny and it was said to W's face....you go Colbert!