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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:13 AM
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Editor & Publisher Loves Colbert - Bush Doesn't - Great Review
Edited on Sun Apr-30-06 02:26 AM by autorank
He's a hit! Editor & Publisher is well respeced and widely read.

EDITOR & PUBLISHER


http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_di...

Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner--

President Does Not Seem Amused


By E&P Staff
Published: April 29, 2006 11:40 PM ET

WASHINGTON A blistering comedy tribute ...

He attacked those in the press who claim that the shake-up at the White House was merely re-arranging
the deck chairs on the Titanic. This administration is soaring, not sinking, he said. They are
re-arranging the deck chairs--on the Hindenburg.

<snip>

He noted former Ambassador Joseph Wilson in the crowd, as well as " Valerie Plame." Then, pretending
to be worried that he had named her, he corrected himself, as Bush aides might do, "Uh, I mean...
Joseph Wilson's wife." He asserted that it might be okay, as prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald was
probably not there.

Colbert also made biting cracks about missing WMDs, photo ops on aircraft carriers and at hurricane
disasters, and Vice President Cheney shooting people in the face.Observing that Bush sticks to his
principles, he said, "When the president decides something on Monday, he still believes it on
Wednesday - no matter what happened Tuesday."

<snip>

Addressing the reporters, he said, "You should spend more time with your families, write that novel
you've always wanted to write. You know, the one about the fearless reporter who stands up to the
administration. You know-- fiction."


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cheezus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:18 AM
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1. those wmd ought to be around here somewhere
oh, there they are. stephen colbert.

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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 09:08 AM
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33. weapons of myth destruction n/t
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 09:26 AM
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35. Oh, GOOD, very very good! WMD 'Weapons of Myth Destruction'
aka Colbert!

:hi: Welcome to DU! We can always use a sense of humor.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:18 AM
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2. "I believe in America. I believe that it exists."
He made them OWN their bullshit. Every last piece of it. Bravo! :applause:
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:19 AM
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3. fooj, Don't you just love that last paragraph...
...you know, a fiction." :rofl:
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:22 AM
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4. One for the books, my friend. He lambasted those rat bastards.
Stuck the knife in and turned it...slowly. Brilliant. :applause:
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:25 AM
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5. K&R
Good coverage.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:30 AM
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7.  WTF??? You're too fast for me. I was just giving you a shout out over ..
here... :shrug: WTF??? You're too fast for me. I was just giving you a shout out over ...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:34 AM
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9. As a life-long servant I've developed an intuition for the needs of others
:rofl: :hi:
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:28 AM
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6. K/R. this article really stuck it to the regime. don't look for many
Edited on Sun Apr-30-06 02:31 AM by Gabi Hayes
more like it, as the handmaidens line up to keep the public from seeing just HOW naked their little charge is

you can separate the real journalists from the asskissers when you see where they fall on their interps of this performance

here's an example of asskissing at its finest


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

NBC's Washington bureau chief Tim Russert defended Bush's comments, explaining on the Today show (3/26/04) that while Democrats and military families might be critical, "rather than be judgmental, let me just step back. Ironically, for me the exact same joke was told to me two weeks ago by a very rabid anti-war Democrat. In the context of that evening, after the president made those jokes, he had very emotional comments about the military in Iraq.... So if you look at the evening in the totality, the people who were there I don't think came away with some of the same conclusions as people who just heard snippets on the radio or television."



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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:34 AM
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10. I think Russert dropped acid before making this statement...
Edited on Sun Apr-30-06 02:34 AM by autorank
...its a reverie of bull shit. Wow...Littls Spud needs some serious help.

It's called "confabulation"...something the press has been doing for * for the
past six years.

They outhit to be ashamed but they have no shame.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:35 AM
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11. did you read the last graph of the FAIR article? it perfectly captures
what Russert and his ilk did regarding the WMD joke fiasco
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:33 AM
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8. OMG
Edited on Sun Apr-30-06 02:41 AM by xxqqqzme
I was @ the afternoon workshops @ the CA Dem Convention so I missed ALL of this. I am so pissed. My hotel room onscreen guide shows I'm supposed 2 get both CSPANs but when I punch the #s...it says 'channel not available'?!? DAAAAMN
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:48 AM
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15. It was stunning...here's my take. Thanks for your work out there.
Edited on Sun Apr-30-06 02:59 AM by autorank
Colbert came in totally in character, just like he's been with everyone for the past few weeks.

The level he reached with the Kristol interview should have tipped people off. Kristol, no
slouch and a skilled liar, looked frightened form the first moment of the interview. Colbert
happy talked him and then dropped the bomb: So hows the PNAC thing going? Kristol's face flushed
and he paused and lost even more composure.

Tonight, Colbert was in even better form. He came with his script and tape. Two opening jokes
went over with the audience to a degree but after that, the jokes, invectives really, were greeted
with mostly silence. The only willing participant was Justice Scalia, who seems to enjoy being
know for flipping the bird. He and Colbert vibed out, it seemed. Perhaps Scalia appreciated the
"fuck you" in a grand way sent by Colbert to the crowd.

Colbert did a tape about his fantasy role as Press Secretary. Introducing his special podium, the
tape showed a control panel with "Silence Thomas" and "Gannon" on it. We saw "Gannon" twice. This
sent a chill, no doubt. Then Colbert, as Press Secretary, was pursued by Helen Thomas who was wonder
ful in the Colbert tape

After that, there was no mercy by Colbert and no laughs by the assemblage, save the token liberals.

I worried that nobody seemed to laugh at all as did my wife. Then I noticed that Colbert looked
simply terrific, total control, not a drop of sweat on him. He was enjoying himself as he delivered
devastating criticisms of the assemblage (who seemed like the aristocrats in Dr. Zhivago).

It was just brutal, a great moment that only television can capture.

Colbert finished up and * was forced to shake his hand. The right wingers left in a hurry. Helen
Thomas was Colbert's first contact after he finished. They hugged and she was all smiles. They hung
around on th podium. George Clooney worked the crowd well after the event and seemed to be having a
great time. Nobody else was having much fun besides those three. I'm sure Jesse Jackson, also a
guest, was smiling inside.

See the tape, great, great moment. This guy is a warrior.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 03:15 AM
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19. Thanks
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kanrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 07:42 AM
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29. Excellent summation
Colbert was brilliant. It was funny to see how uncomfortable most of the people were with his skewering. Hardly a laugh in the place, but he hammered home his message in an unequivocal manner. Great stuff. Although I also laughed at the Bush twin. He was pretty funny.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 07:53 AM
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31. Great summary.
:thumbsup:
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morningglory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 06:48 AM
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27. C-Span replayed it all night long, and will likely continue to do so. nt
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 07:58 AM
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32. CSpan will also be replaying
sometime today. Do not miss this - it was absolutely fabulous.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 09:18 AM
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34. The MSM should be playing it but it won't


and CSPAN is preaching to the choir.

Most of the political junkies that I know watch CSPAN, others will never know it happened.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 10:31 AM
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37. I've sent the video to several people
It will get around.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:40 AM
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12. He wants to prosecute reporters under the espionage act! WTF?
* hasn't even begun to feel the heat, IMO. Screw the lying, treasonous rat bastard. It's HIS turn. Finally.
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:40 AM
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13. But at the end, when Bush was leaving he squeezed patted Colbert's arm.
I watched till the bitter end of the event. Colbert was standing near Helen Thomas, and Bush passed them on the way out. Laura had nothing to do with him.. she gets all pissy when anyone criticizes her little man, but Bush purposefully and nicely gave Colbert a physical greeting of sort as he left the table area.. sort of a squeeze/pat on the arm. He did NOT stiff Colbert as he walked by.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:44 AM
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14. stop DOING stuff like that! no fair humanizing that monstrosity.
not fair

I want an enencumbered sense of his complete inhumanity

he probably thought Colbert came to PRAISE Caesar, not bury him, and didn't comprehend the nature of the performance

Pickles probly had to splain it to him while she tucked him in
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 10:44 AM
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40. I agree, he didn't really think he was being bashed

because he is "THE DECIDER," and he knew that Rove had already signaled the MSM that this would get no play.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 02:53 AM
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16. You're right. He also shook his hand, very briefly, before that..
Edited on Sun Apr-30-06 02:57 AM by autorank
One way to look at it is at this moment, in that place, * fully realized just how screwed he is.
I suspect that, like all naughty boys who are about to be caught, he's in some real big trouble
(maybe Rove got the letter, "you're being indicted") and * is totally distracted at the thought
of his empire crumbling.

The real show was Colbert...a moment of pure courage and genius. To have that opportunity
is one thing (extraordinary), to pull it off with style, panache, and grace, is another.

Colbert was the "total package" tonight. Danm...
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 03:06 AM
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17. I do too!
:loveya:



:patriot:
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 07:52 AM
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30. Love your pic, Swamp Rat!
Bush was indeed served at the dinner!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 03:09 AM
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18. the lines about reporters writing fiction was great:



......Addressing the reporters, he said, "You should spend more time with your families, write that novel
you've always wanted to write. You know, the one about the fearless reporter who stands up to the
administration. You know-- fiction."
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 03:23 AM
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20. K&R but,
From what I saw, it is all bullshit

Wilson and (covert) Plame was in the audience , now who in this blog would take their wife to a roast of the guy (bush) that outed his wife? It does not make sense. There would only be ONE reason I would want to be there if he outed my wife, and thats to kick his ass all over the place and I'm not a big fighter.

Not sure if I'm right or wrong about this, but its Just the way I think about it,

Kster
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 03:29 AM
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22. you couldn't be more wrong
plame and her husband apparently enjoyed the performance a lot!

what better payback could they ask for than to see a monster eviscerated with surgical precision before their eyes?

MUCH more satisfying, and enduring, than a moment of fleeting physical engorgement

but, I could be wrong

if you didn't see it, you should read the transcript

it's VERY LOL
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 04:20 AM
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23. I agree with you kster. The strange customs of the provincial village
are just that. These people were like the aristocrats dancing and cramming caviar in their faces as the Russian peasants froze in the cold streets below the gala. There is nothing "cool" or sophisticated about these people. There a klept-ocracy, a collection of bumblers, an amazing crew of incompetents who screw up everything that they do and who have brought the world to the brink of extinction by their short sighted, foolish, greedy, inhuman policies. They are the Messengers of Death. Not funny, not cool, just pathetic. Bud, damn, Colbert rocked didn't he. Total guts, an American hero.
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 04:29 AM
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24. Or ...

If I knew I couldn't kick his ass all over the place in reality without being shot in the head, I might find some satisfaction in knowing the man was about to have his ass handed to him rhetorically, and seeing that, in person, would be quite satisfying to me. I'm not sure if you noticed, but they were a part of the act, not as big a part as Helen Thomas was, but a part. They knew what was coming, and they reacted accordingly.

I've been known to show up at places where I knew people I loathed would be, just because I knew it would make them uncomfortable. I can see something like that at work here.



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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 07:26 AM
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28. Plame and Wilson have nothing to hide and did no wrong, so
why should they be penalized more than they've already been?
They wanted to be there for the roast, of course!
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 09:38 AM
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36. I guess you haven't heard?
There would only be ONE reason I would want to be there if he outed my wife, and thats to kick his ass all over the place and I'm not a big fighter.

The pen is mightier than the sword.




Cher


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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 03:26 AM
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21. "Speaking truthiness to power"
Here! Here!
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 10:33 AM
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39. truthiness to power! Peace on you rucky!
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 06:25 AM
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25. Three articles in the WaPo and you would think that
Edited on Sun Apr-30-06 06:27 AM by spooky3
the main thing that happened at the dinner was awards presentation, and oh yeah, that Bush impersonator was pretty good...

Edited to correct links:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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Memory Container Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 06:36 AM
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26. The wingnuts just don't have the talent...
They don't get nuance or satire, and have no one with Colbert's wit and mastery of satire.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 10:32 AM
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38. excefuckinglent! excefuckinglent and a wwwwwwwwhooodamnwhoo!
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 10:47 AM
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41. Who cares what Bush thinks?
I don't give two bits for what Bush thought of Colbert's roast and I don't really care what Marie Antoinette thought of Beaumarchais' plays.
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