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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 12:37 AM
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E&P: Jon Stewart Defends Colbert's Dinner Speech
http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp...

Jon Stewart Defends Colbert's Dinner Speech

By E&P Staff

Published: May 01, 2006 11:20 PM ET

NEW YORK Probably to no one's surprise, Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "Daily Show," hailed the performance of his stablemate Stephen Colbert at Saturday night's White House Correspondents dinner. Colbert's lampooning of the president and the press has generated a good deal of praise and criticism.

"It was balls-alicious," Stewart said. "Apparently he was under the impression that they'd hired him to do what he does every night on television"--that is, make fun of conservatives, public officials and the press in the guise of an O'Reillyesque talk show host.

"We've never been prouder of him, but HOLY ----," Stewart added.

He also described the annual dinner as "where the President and the press corps consummate their loveless marriage."

- snip -

Colbert made fun of his mixed reception at the dinner, re-running the tape of one of his jokes with the audience barely reacting. He described this as "very respectful silence," and said that actually the crowd loved him. "They practically carried me out on their shoulders," he said, "even though I wasn't ready to go."

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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 12:39 AM
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1. Gotta love both these guys
Humility and yet ... they know how good they are, don't they?
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calmblueocean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 12:40 AM
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2. Isn't the right word here "praises", not "defends"?
Is the media trying to make Colbert's performance out to be some scandal? Sure looks that way to me.
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Catrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 01:12 AM
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5. You're right, it's a very deceptive headline! He didn't defend him
because there was no need to ~
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Us vs Them Donating Member (725 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:17 AM
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6. Saw that, too. It's so transparent. They finally decide to
give it coverage and it ends up as damage control. Well, it's too late, anyway. The damage was already done, live on CSPAN and thousands of times over on the internet.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 09:08 AM
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41. Where on the internet?
Believe it or not, I haven't seen it yet. Any good sites for finding the whole thing?
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 09:15 AM
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43. I saw it on YouTube, link below:
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 11:13 AM
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56. Here on the Internets: iFilm.com
Here are links to all 3 clips, via iFilm.com, comprising his whole speech...

Colbert Roasts Bush Pt. 1 (9 minutes)
Colbert Roasts Bush Pt. 2 (10 minutes)
Colbert Roasts Bush Pt. 3 (7 minutes)

Speech is Parts 1 & 2; Part 3 is a pre-taped bit by Colbert: his Press Secretary audition tape, followed by a silly chase sequence. (1 & 2 are must-see; 3 less so, IMO)
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:20 AM
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7. GOOD. Scandals get air time. n/t
n/t
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:53 AM
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9. Of course it should. Greg Mitchell, the editor of E&P just wrote a defense
Edited on Tue May-02-06 02:54 AM by Hissyspit
of Colbert, but the word choice is of the writer, probably, and maybe another editor let it go. Hard to say. I just let the headline speak for itself.

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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 06:08 AM
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14. Stewart was like a proud parent - praise is exactly right
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Neil Lisst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 12:42 AM
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3. Colbert is off the chart!!
I'm watching his show now.
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chookie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 01:02 AM
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4. The two most relevant and important comedians in America
I knew that Stewart would laud Colbert for his magnificent achievement.

I knew Colbert would continue to be hilarious and courageous, and be acknowledged for the brilliant and insightful performance he achieved.

What a precious treasure they both are in these troubled, and highly constipated, times.
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:32 AM
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8. And the irony is that one of the major signs of our current trouble
is that the news has become entertainment, and the entertainment news.
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madame defarge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 07:50 AM
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21. Very astute comment...
Speaks volumes about who watches which "news", doesn't it?
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Canadiana Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:50 PM
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65. Totally. I always find myself thinking
When I'm watching Katie Couric or Wolfe Blitzer....or any news personality "WOW, you are soooo irrelevent. Just so fucking irrelevent".

Stewart and Colbert are pitch perfect in these times we live. 'Journalists' seem to be just so out of touch with...everything.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 05:23 AM
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10. Early morning kick
...for people who missed the shows last night.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 05:32 AM
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11. The applause from Colbert's audience said it all. It was deafening
and from the heart! They knew exactly how fantastic he was!!!!
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insane_cratic_gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 10:36 AM
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54. I'd have to agree
I watched the repeat this morning on comedy Central, it was a long loud applause Stephen even broke character a few times while waiting for the cheers to die down.

He knows we appreciate him, 20k thanks yous in 2 days ought to say something too.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 10:56 AM
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55. Although I couldn't watch the rerun this AM of Colbert, I did catch TDS
which I missed the start and end of last night. Jon Stewart and his audience's reception of Stephen was equally as spectacular! My guess is that those who didn't see it on c-span have been and are seeing it on the net. At a bit torrent server it's been downloaded over 77,000 times!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 05:46 AM
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12. Both Stewart and Colbert were great
last night. That said, the responses to E&P's article on Stephen Colbert's speech are very interesting. To me this one nails it.

I think one of the problems for Bush is that he is so accustomed to being slobbered over that he may never have heard the truth about himself. And, after all, what did Stephen Colbert say that wasn't based on reality? When telling a president the truth offends the White House press corps, we are is serious trouble.
Lois Erwin

http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp...
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 12:17 PM
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61. this bears repeating
"When telling a president the truth offends the White House press corps, we are is serious trouble."
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 06:07 AM
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13. those guys are brilliant
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 06:32 AM
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15. Spot on.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 06:43 AM
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16. "balls-alicious," heh!
Spot on!
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wake.up.america Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 06:55 AM
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17. I agree. The President has insulted and misused the public.
What is one to do?

Steve was great. And those who who want to continue playing patty cake with the BA, have to realize the great disservice they are doing the country.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 07:12 AM
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18. He hardly "defended"
Edited on Tue May-02-06 07:46 AM by OldLeftieLawyer
What a sloppy and inaccurate use of a word in a headline. No wonder the media is held in such disregard, even when they're "on our side." Shame on that one for being so stupid and wrong.

Stewart was beaming and throwing plaudits, and if Colbert didn't rise to the occasion, and then transcend it. He (Colbert) gets better and better, and I think he's about to become a major force in American commentary, not just comedy.

His interview with Morley Safer on "Sixty Minutes" showcased a really nice, smart, straightforward, direct, hardworking, respectful, and very, very, very smart and disciplined man who is defined in many ways by his family, his family's tragedies, and his own personal life, about which he quite appropriately said very little. He came across as a really first-rate actor, because he was nothing like the Colbert Report buffoon, which just showed how immensely talented he is.

Stewart didn't "defend." Colbert's performance needed no defense.

The people who need defending are the ones who were frightened and upset by what Colbert did on Saturday night, and they are the ones who should be ashamed of themselves, who should have listened carefully to what he said and learned from him, who are in as many ways as culpable as Fuckface And His Band Of Illegal Squatter Thugs In The Oval Office for the horrible things that have happened to our country (and what we've done out there in the world) since they stole the first election.

I wouldn't have missed it for the world, and I hope the video of Colbert's routine becomes one of those things that people watch every day, that gets shown on special occasions (like when the Democrats take the Congress and then the White House), and I hope Stephen Colbert is invited to perform at the new Democratic Presidential Inaugural in January, 2009.

What a bunch of thinskinned, humorless, self-important weenies are the "journalists" who "cover" the White House. Only Helen Thomas came across as a genuinely dedicated writer who understands her job. And they ignored her, too, didn't they?

Weenies.

Bravissimo, Stephen Colbert. You're a big star in this OldLeftieLawyer's world, and you always will be. Courage and truthiness count.
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King Coal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 07:45 AM
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20. Good on ya, Lefty! Bien Dicho.
As the Plaid Adder said yesterday, it was an appropriately inappropriate performance. A masterpiece. I'll never forget it.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:30 AM
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27. That is exactly right!
The people who need defending are the ones who were frightened and upset by what Colbert did on Saturday night...

The only people who weren't laughing in that venue, or in the television audience, were:

--The GOP shills, toadies, politicians and their staffers, who make their bread and butter from the monkey on the stage.

--The reporters, some of whom have chugged the KoolAid, and others, who, if seen roaring with glee, would be "shut out" by that vindictive chimp and his cohorts.

--The 20 percenters, who will not be moved because it's all about them--they can't ever admit that they made a mistake in choosing their leader, they threw their cash and heart down a well filled with fetid turds, and like an abused child, will try to smooth things out, overcompensate, and not make waves, no matter how much their gut is churning inside.

Why do I think that Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson thought it was a good night out, rubber chicken notwithstanding?

Where ya stand is where ya sit, and where ya laugh, too!
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 01:09 PM
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62. great points! My landlord knocked on my door after "60 Minutes" ...
... and asked, "Who is this Stephen Colbert guy? Have you heard of him? He sounds really cool!" My landlord doesn't watch much TV, except for a couple of news and analysis shows. He was impressed by Colbert's decency and intelligence during the interview -- and he's definitely not moved by TV personalities, or the latest celebrity fad.

Fortunately, I was able to tell him that Stephen Colbert's show is now available in Canada, on a non-cable channel too.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:41 PM
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64. How GREAT!
What a nice story! You should print up some of the internet stories about how well Colbert did on Saturday night and give them to him so that she could know more about how terrific he is.

Hooray that he's on in Canada, too.

He IS an impressive man, isn't he? Tell your landlord that an OldLeftieLawyer down here in the DC area appreciates his open mind and brilliant ability to spot talent...................
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:53 PM
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66. I've actually been taping the Stewart and Colbert shows ...
... for a friend who is working in the Arctic and has no cable access. So what I'll do, prior to shipping the next set of tapes, is to lend them to my landlord so he can sample them (last night's shows would be a nice start!).
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 03:09 PM
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68. YOU
have just won the BeerDrinkingPussycatAward for today, because you are a GOOD person:

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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 05:23 PM
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71. Hic! (n/t)
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 07:35 AM
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19. Shame on the corporate media
If the dumbed down, complicit or compliant corporate media can't understand irony it's their own fault. If they've been so cowed by Administration bullies, it's their own fault. They've been mailing it in for the last five years. Earning a living as opposed to making a living is hard work. Colbert called out all of them and their response is so defensive it's transparent.
Essentially, he told them to get real jobs.
For the blank slates who see only black and white, perhaps Fux News is in order. As for the reality based community, and those with IQs above moran, Colbert hit the target.
Colbert's performance has their panties in a bunch almost as much as a stained dress. And maybe they're resentful because they have to give Bush blowjobs to keep the paychecks coming in while Colbert does it with talent and effort.
The lurch to the right hasn't worked for the New York Times or CNN. In the Times case they failed to take into account Bushbots don't read. So much for expanding the base, as normal readers canceled subscriptions. CNN tried to recoup the audience share lost to Fux News. Those who went to Fux aren't returning to CNN anytime soon as they refer to CNN as the Clinton or Communist News Network. CNN lost even more viewers for their efforts. There are only so many rabid reich wing butt plugs to go around, and they are mostly in the lower income strata, thus making them less valuable to advertisers. Speaking of advertisers: check out who sponsors the drug addled Limbaugh and you get a good idea of who's listening .
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 09:32 AM
Response to Reply #19
47. Since I can't stomach Limbaugh, can you tell me who is advertising
on his show? You got my curiosity up now.
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madame defarge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 07:52 AM
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22. Colbert even got another zinger in last night...
"Best of all, I got to meet my main man, President Bush," he said, and even had a chance to shake his hand. "He has very soft hands," Colbert revealed, "which was surprising. He must wear gloves when he is clearing brush." :rofl:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 09:18 AM
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44. Damn, I missed that one somehow. SPOT-ON! nt
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demdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 12:10 PM
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59. That's funny ... my ex-roommate met him and said the same thing
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:38 PM
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76. I saw that and Stephen
added "and lotion" after he said "gloves". I remember cause I thought it was so funny!
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Chiyo-chichi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:14 AM
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23. Mike Allen, zombie from Time magazine said
on Hardball (when Tweety asked "Why was Colbert so bad?") that "you've got to know the room" and that the rule in the past has been to "scorch, not burn" and that "the person with the softer touch usually wins."

I say FUCK HIM. What does he know about entertaining an audience of any size? "You've got to know the room?" When did you become an entertainment reporter, Mike? Better yet, tell me how many times have you performed comedy?

Colbert knew his "audience" very well. It was not just "the room." It was us. The 68% (or more) who are fed up with GWB and the press. I suspect that we tuned into C-Span in record numbers on Saturday night precisely because of Colbert's presence. I would be surprised if it wasn't the most-viewed White House Correspondent's Dinner ever.

We were very entertained, Mike.

Tweety made the final pronuncement, suggesting that Colbert's speech was inappropriate because Bush is the President of the United States, "not just a politician."

So, is it inappropriate to satirize the POTUS, Chris, or is it just inappropriate to do it in his presence? Or does Matthews think Colbert should have been kinder & gentler, sticking to "softer" jokes about how Bush mangles words and ignoring the fact that he is mangling the country?
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:33 AM
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28. Time leans to the right, they always have.
You can count on them to be timid in matters of national policy. Even their "man of the year" (or person, when they want to get with the current era) choices are generally safe ones.
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Chiyo-chichi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:41 AM
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29. Oh, and Mike Allen also compared Colbert's performance
to David Letterman hosting the Oscars.

Mike, why don't you just go work with Ryan Seacrest on the E! Network if that's what you want to do?

I need to find Mike Allen's e-mail address because I have a strong urge to tell him all this.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:42 AM
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30. One word for Mike Allen:
Suckass.
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Chiyo-chichi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:59 AM
Response to Reply #30
38. May I add...
that he has the personality of a dead fish?



Yeah, this guy has the nerve to critique a performer.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 09:03 AM
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39. Well, now,
that might bring forth a demand from dead fish everywhere, claiming they've been libeled by your comparison.......

:toast:
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Chiyo-chichi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 09:22 AM
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45. Just to clarify...
I'm not talkin' about a tasty eatin' fish. I mean something that you'd see in a skanky body of water & it has been dead for a while.

But I do apologize to all deceased cold-blooded water-dwelling vertebrates with gills.
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Plaid Adder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:52 AM
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33. Exactly. Colbert didn't want THAT audience's approval.
And he must have known he wouldn't get it. The bigger he 'bombed' at the event, the better his reception would be in the big world. That Allen quote just emphasizes the difference between Colbert and the lapdogs: Allen can't imagine why anyone would walk into that event with any goal other than making everyone in the room happy. Because he doesn't get why a happy press, at this time in American history, is a very dangerous thing.

C ya,

The Plaid Adder
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:56 AM
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35. Mike Allen worked at Moonie Times
Edited on Tue May-02-06 08:56 AM by mandyky
(until just recently) covering GeeDu(m)b, and sticks up for these criminals a every turn, behaving like he is creaming his jeans about how wonderful they are.
Yuck, he makes me sick!
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 10:09 AM
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52. "the room" was the WORLD, and Colbert knew it. These guys still don't get
it. Colbert wasn't playing TO them, they were part of his act.
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Chiyo-chichi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 10:10 AM
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53. Well said.
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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:59 PM
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67. Exact;ly. Colbert has now reached
an audience who had never heard his name before. Co-workers are showing the video on the internet. Students are emailing the video...soldiers in Iraq are watching.
It's out there.
The main stream media doesn't have a clue. They're dinosaurs and the ice age is here.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 03:16 PM
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69. Exactly
Much like Andy Kaufman who often made the audience part of the act without them actually getting it. The press corps were duped into being part of his show to the rest of the world. That is why Colbert is a comic genius.
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 04:43 PM
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70. ...."and ignoring the fact that he is mangling the country?"
Why do you hate Murrka?
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:15 AM
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24. I am committed to never miss either one of their televised broadcasts
ever again!
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:43 AM
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31. Welcome to the Club
It's our last-shows-of-the-night ritual. In bed by the time Colbert signs off.

Makes for sweet dreams.

:toast:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:57 AM
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36. Means I have to come straight home and take a knap and set the alarm.
Edited on Tue May-02-06 08:57 AM by lonestarnot
but I am duty bound! :toast: and how's that cat?
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 09:05 AM
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40. It's on in the morning, too,
on Comedy Central - check the listings - I think they're both rebroadcast at 10 a.m., at least here on the East Coast.

The cat? Well, since you axed so nicely ...................

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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 09:09 AM
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42. I have to work. Those lawyers you know!
There's that cat! Love that cat!
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 09:34 AM
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49. They rerun them at 8 to 9 also.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 12:01 PM
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58. Try to catch that one, but with afterschool activities and dinner
we blow through that 9 p.m. hour w/o notice.
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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 06:10 PM
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74. It's one of those easier resolutions.
Like going on a beer diet. I think those shows are great.
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4_TN_TITANS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:19 AM
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25. 'balls-alicious' = brilliant....
He also described the annual dinner as "where the President and the press corps consummate their loveless marriage."


These guys are incredible....

STEWART / COLBERT 2008

:rofl: :rofl:
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:22 AM
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26. Defends? Huh?
It sounds like he couldn't be more proud. In order for Stewart to "defend" Colbert, wouldn't there need to be reporting of Colbert to be defended? It's been a blackout. It looks like Stewart is PROUD of Colbert, not defending him. :crazy:
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:46 AM
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32. Thank God for Stewart and Colbert
I'd go nuts without them...
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Mind_your_head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:53 AM
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34. Is there a video clip of this somewhere on the 'internets'? Thanks n/t
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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:58 AM
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37. here you go
go here: http://www.crooksandliars.com /

look for "Colbert Does the White House Correspondents' dinner:" about 3/4's of the way down the page.

Then look for: Video-WMP (low res) Video QT (it's a big file)
to download the file.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 09:24 AM
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46. "We've never been prouder of him, but HOLY ----," Stewart added.
That says it all
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 09:33 AM
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48. And it was funny the way he said it, too! n/t
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 10:03 AM
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51. Stewart is hilarious, and you can tell he respects the DS people
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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 09:35 AM
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50. The MSM is cutting their own throats
and the whole Affair Colbert proves it.
They're either ignoring it and (morning shows) repeatedly showing the "funny" two-Bush schtick. Gag. Or they're getting very solemn and tut tutting how "inappropriate" Colbert's remarks were.
Meanwhile, the internet is going crazy with downloads of Colbert's speech. I've received half a dozen links from friends. And my co-workers were so busy watching the clips on the net yesterday, little work was done.
The MSM is becoming more anachronistic with their head in the sand behavior.
Colbert is inappropriate? But 24-7 "white girl missing" is appropriate? The Duke rape story trumping Darfur is "appropriate"? Ignoring this administration's continued lying for war is "appropriate?"
Not only does the emporeror have no clothes, but Affair Colbert proves neither does the media.
They're flat out naked on this one.
And that includes you, my dear Keith Olberman. Put some clothes on and get in touch with your spine.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 11:48 AM
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57. bwahahahahhaha
Colbert then followed Stewart, on his own show, "The Colbert Report," describing the "honor of appearing" at the big dinner. He said the room was full of "power players," so he "fit right in."

"Best of all, I got to meet my main man, President Bush," he said, and even had a chance to shake his hand. "He has very soft hands," Colbert revealed, "which was surprising. He must wear gloves when he is clearing brush."

Colbert made fun of his mixed reception at the dinner, re-running the tape of one of his jokes with the audience barely reacting. He described this as "very respectful silence," and said that actually the crowd loved him.

"They practically carried me out on their shoulders," he said, "even though I wasn't ready to go."
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 01:15 PM
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63. that was beautiful!
Edited on Tue May-02-06 01:20 PM by Lisa
I especially liked how he didn't break character, but maintained blissful delight that the audience had listened so respectfully. The chirping crickets overlay was a nice touch.

And Bush's soft hands! Talk about a "backhanded" compliment (something which Bush himself feels he is tops at). Gloves ... and hand lotion. Priceless.
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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 05:45 PM
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72. He played it perfectly
by acknowledging the mixed reception he received. And parodying his own self-importance while, again, mocking the attendees.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 12:14 PM
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60. Well said Jon and that's E&P!
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mother earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 05:48 PM
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73. I love it!
Thank you, Stephen Colbert! Wherever you are, you are wonderful!
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Loge23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:18 PM
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75. Great ovation for Colbert on his show
I just watched the evening replay of last nights show. First, Jon Stewart was terrific opening his show with appreciation for the Man - Colbert.
Then, Colbert's audience just blew it out - had to be a standing O for much longer than usual.
Isn't it completely ironic that comedians - comedians! - are now the ones with the courage to call out the criminals. The press have been exposed as the garbage they have become.
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hwmnbn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 10:11 PM
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78. Comedians can cut thru the bs .......
If I remember correctly, the Smothers Brothers also did something similar in their time.

Truth with laughter is unstoppable.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:47 PM
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77. I knew Jon Stewart
would love what Stephen said and the way he said it at the whcd!

Jon had a golden oldie sketch(journalism school) :D of Colbert's that they ran, too. And when he was turning over the spotlight to Colbert's show..he told him that he thought it was "Awesome".
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