Sunday, April 30, 2006

Speaking Truthiness to Power

Still finishing my book, but I have to give major props to Stephen Colbert and his performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. What is normally a mild, insider's roast of the President and the powers that be was at Colbert's hands, an evisceration. Colbert stood not more than ten feet from Bush and ripped him to shreds. I'm not one of those who condemns the media wholesale - some people have spoken the truth all along - Paul Krugman and Frank Rich come to mind, among others - but I've never seen anything like this. Here's a taste:
"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."
It takes real guts and balls of steel to stand up to the second-most powerful man in the world (Cheney couldn't make it) and expose him for the nasty, stupid, vicious Frat-Boy King he is.

UPDATE II - if you liked what Colbert had to say, go and tell him.

ONE MORE UPDATE: the links I originally posted are down and/or wonky. Try the links on the "Thank You Stephen Colbert" page referenced above, or those posted by Stickdog in the comments.

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