Posted by: drew | May 2, 2006

Steven Colbert Speaks Truthiness to Power

Steven Colbert, host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, spoke at the recent White House Press Correspondents dinner. In case you aren't part of the Colbert Nation, The Colbert Report follows the biting, yet true, satire of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Mr. Colbert's show is a spoof on the idiotic pundits like Bill O'Reilly who pay "truth" no attention, but instead listen to their gut, where "truthiness" comes from. He is always in character, and many folks have been fooled into actually thinking he's for real.

At the correspondants dinner, standing only 5 feet from President Bush, Colbert roasted the President like he's never been roasted before. His performance has been decried by conservatives (including Fox News). Mr. Colbert proved that he does indeed have a huge set of brass balls. You must watch this performance.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Official Thank you Steven Colbert Site

Editor And Publisher ran a couple of stories on it as well:

Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner — President Not Amused?

Jon Stewart Defends Colbert's Dinner Speech

There were a "few" letters sent to E&P as well…

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Responses

  1. Yesterday I wrote a post on the importance of Colbert’s act of defiance. But, today I read a great analysis by Michael Scherer of Salon, titled “The truthiness hurts“, which explains beautifully what I was trying to convey.


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