Well, after several days of assuming their usual position in response to Bush - sitting on their hands - the Press has finally begun to rise and awake to the signifigance of Stephen Colbert's performance at the White House Correspondants dinner.
Mostly what they've had to say is "he wasn't funny", or like Richard Cohen "he was rude".
How about another perspective on this. In fact, how about the reactions from the President himself?
Apparently ABC's Cameras were pointed at the President during the Helen Thomas Video...Courtesy of Democratic Underground
During the video segment of Stephen Colbert's speech last Saturday, ABC News trained their cameras on George W. Bush for the duration. Video Here (The Cameras switch to Bush at 16:39)
Following on the heels of the Coretta Scott-King Funeral, and the grilling by Harry Taylor, all indications are that Bush left the Dinner "ready to burst" - to which I say, let's all enjoy the slow boil over and over again, shall we?
As we do let's reflect on all the wonderful pithy gems that Colbert has planted right in our laps... "Reality has a Liberal Bias", "Sombody Shoot Me in the Face", "They're all Fact, No Heart", "Events can change, this man's beliefs never will", "Fox News gives you both sides of every story, The President's side and the Vice-President's side". "Enjoy that metaphor, because you're grand-children will have no idea what a glacier is..." All of it pure gold, and what truly frightens and angers the pundit class - is that Colbert has provided the left with reams and reams of ammo to shoot down their pen raised quayle-like arguments.
Colbert gave both the Press and the President a verbal Peppering they won't soon forget, and neither will we.
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