Sunday, April 30, 2006

The truth is in the gut

If you haven't seen it already, Stephen Colbert's remarks at the White House correspondents dinner can be found here (part 1) and here (part 2).

A transcript is also available.

7 Comments:

  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    5/01/2006 02:44:00 PM

    Is it amazing that Colbert's performance was not covered at all by the so-called "mainstream" media? From anyone watching the whole thing on CSPAN, this was clearly the highlight of the evening (either negatively or positively, depending on your position).

    For instance, the times didn't mention it at all. If you do a search on google news, no major newspapers appear. In fact, the articles that come up are how people are shocked that no one is reporting it.

    Is this evidence of the fact that "the media" can somehow collectively control all major news sources, or just that people are lazy? (e.g. only picking up reports off the AP feed, and then coloring them up a bit for their respective articles)

     
  2. Blogger Luca
    5/01/2006 03:07:00 PM

    The Times article is unbelievable, I had not noticed it.

     
  3. Blogger Scott
    5/01/2006 03:45:00 PM

    The NYT piece is a weird sort of tribute to Colbert, making his point for him.

    Anyway, I think Colbert finally came into his own with this performance. It takes some courage to stand in front of the President, and not just roast him as an idiot (the easy part) but correctly explain why he's an idiot. Even if the president in question is Bush.

     
  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    5/01/2006 04:10:00 PM

    It's not surprising that the media is blacking this out, given that Colbert was tearing into the media just as much as he was tearing into Bush.

    You have to admit his performance was a tad inappropriate at times, even though it was well-deserved.

     
  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    5/01/2006 05:58:00 PM

    It's just confusing to me. I don't believe much in mass conspiracies because I think that, in general, people are too inept to carry them out on a large scale without someone cracking.

    Either I'm incredibly naive, or all major news organizations take their cues from a few sources (in which case conspiracy seems feasible).

     
  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    5/01/2006 09:56:00 PM

    I am not surprised at the lack of coverage. First, the performance was much closer to lackluster than inspiring. Second, what are the media going to say?! Try to think of a paragraph you would write about the speech. My guess is that it will be either be uninformative and boring or will give away the fact that you think Bush is an idiot.

     
  7. Anonymous Anonymous
    5/04/2006 12:40:00 AM

    Finally, some coverage:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/03/arts/03colb.html?ex=1146888000&en=da4765e63a58e99d&ei=5087%0A

     

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