Sunday, April 30, 2006
Stephen Colbert, of the Colbert Report, spoke at the White House Correspondent's Dinner last night. One could expect comedy from Stephen - he's a comedian.
He's also a new kind of hero.
Colbert "ripped a new one"*, for Bush, the US traditional media and anyone else he could gather into his sights. It was unabridged, unfettered and merciless. It was perhaps the best frontal attack on the things that are hurting the US and the world that you may ever witness.
From Editor & Publisher:
[Joe] Strupp, [E&P]in the crowd during the Colbert routine, had observed that quite a few sitting near him looked a little uncomfortable at times, perhaps feeling the material was a little too biting--or too much speaking "truthiness" to power.
Crooks & Liars has the video here. Click through and watch. It's worth your time.
*To gather in what such language means, Laura has a great post.