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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:50 PM

Stephen Colbert at the 2006 White House Press Correspondents Dinner



Remember this? Stephen socked it to Dubya......and to the press corpse for not doing their job! This was the source of the phrase: "Reality has a well-known liberal bias.!

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Reply Stephen Colbert at the 2006 White House Press Correspondents Dinner (Original post)
LongTomH Dec 2014 OP
Bagsgroove Dec 2014 #1
valerief Dec 2014 #2
Orrex Dec 2014 #3
gwheezie Dec 2014 #4
greatlaurel Dec 2014 #5
truebluegreen Dec 2014 #6
Derek V Dec 2014 #7

Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:01 PM

1. I just hope going "mainstream" doesn't ruin him

I'm old enough to remember Jay Leno in his earlier years when his humor was cutting-edge and a bit daring. Then he got the Tonight Show and turned into safe-for-prime-time mush. I hope Colbert can withstand the corporate pressure to become totally inoffensive.

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Response to Bagsgroove (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:49 PM

2. He's replacing Letterman, who's no choir boy. Colbert will be edgy. nt

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 05:29 PM

3. I remember it vividly because I simply couldn't believe it when I saw it

I don't know that there's ever been another comedy routine like it. A true master with a truly masterful piece.

There was considerable debate on DU @ the time as to whether or he had succeeded or failed in his performance, but even at the time I saw that it was an utter success. After 20+ minutes of playing to an increasingly silent and uncomfortable crowd, Colbert shows not a drop of flop-sweat.

The audience expected him to deliver a funny and harmless schtick. What they got instead was a long overdue ass-kicking that probably still smarts to this day.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 05:51 PM

4. It was brilliant

Colbert IMHO is one on the great satirists the country produced. I don't expect him to keep his character going. There is no point in a new show but I expect the wit to continue.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 07:55 PM

5. K and R! Well worth watching over and over again.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:41 PM

6. Wow. I had forgotten how brutal that was...and how it went over like a lead balloon.

 

The expressions on the people in the audience were priceless and I particularly loved the steam coming off Dubya. I remember when Stephen's show started and I wondered if his schtick had staying power. I'll glad it did, and even got better and better and better. By the end I preferred him to Jon Stewart (who is easier on his targets, maybe because he buys at least somewhat that false-equivalency thing).

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 02:05 AM

7. Actual Patriotism

 

Not the faux or FAUX News version!

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