Strike out against media blackout of hero Stephen Colbert!

Bush - ColbertIn case you missed Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondents Dinner you can see it in all of it’s glory here

This amazing event has been largly ignored by the mainstream press but there are some snippets out there.

Crooks and Liars (on of my personal favorites)

Was he snubbed?

Michael Scherer at

The “truthiness” hurts.

Dan Froomkin from The Washington Post on Stephen Colbert

“The traditional media’s first reaction to satirist Stephen Colbert’s uncomfortably harsh mockery of President Bush and the press corps at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Association dinner was largely to ignore it”

New Republic, on Stephen Colbert:

“more evidence of a new Stalinist aesthetic on the left”

Scott McClellan on Stephen Colbert:

“We’ll let others be the entertainment critics… I know better than to insert myself into that one.”

Jon Stewart on Stephen Colbert:


Columbia School of Journalism professor Todd Gitlin on Stephen Colbert:

“It’s too hot to handle. [Colbert] was scathing toward Bush and it was absolutely devastating. They [the mainstream media] don’t know how to handle such a pointed and aggressive criticism.”

A Bush aide, on Bush’s reaction to Colbert’s performance:

“I’ve been there before, and I can see that he is [angry],” said a former top aide. “He’s got that look that he’s ready to blow.”

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Stephen Colbert’s performance:

“He is the president of the United States, and he deserves some respect.”

Colbert, on the audience’s reaction:

“very respectful silence”

Over thirty thousand thank yous and rising!

Thank Stephen Colbert speaking what so many of us are thinking

7 thoughts on “Strike out against media blackout of hero Stephen Colbert!

  1. says Why Stephen Colbert Didn’t Bomb in D.C.

    So, when the Washington Post’s “Reliable Source” column speaks of the “consensus” that the routine “fell flat” and New York Daily News gossip—and “Reliable Source” alumnus—Lloyd Grove writes that Colbert “bombed badly,” they are offering meaningless reportage. Pop Dadaist that he is, Colbert wasn’t bombing so much as freaking his audience out for his own enjoyment.

  2. To clarify, that was Salon quoting others…

    Joe Scarborough and Ana Marie Cox, who showed themselves to be pathetic prisoners of the Beltway by passing along the midweek conventional wisdom: The lefty blogosphere can argue all it wants that Colbert was ignored because he was shocking and politically radical, but the truth is, he wasn’t funny, guys! And we know funny!

  3. Hey Jay! Now I know why we like you and Cynthia so much. Well, I already knew why we liked Cynthia.

    Ron & Mel from TRF by way of Waco.

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