May 17, 2022

Steven Colbert is a God! The democracy now link is below and at the top of the page you’ll find the links to streaming video of the event…This guy has more balls than anyone else in America…you have to watch it. The President is next to him ….in a way this makes me love America…if we were in a truly horrible country Colbert would already be dead…as it is….they may wait a while…
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(thanks Matthew)
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Democracy Now! | Stephen Colbert’s Blistering Performance Mocking Bush and the Press Goes Ignored by the Media
On Saturday night, over 2,000 journalists, politicians and Washington insiders gathered for the White House Correspondents Association annual dinner. President Bush was there and took part in a skit with presidential impersonator Steve Bridges.
And then there was the featured entertainer, Stephen Colbert, the host of the Comedy Central fake news program, The Colbert Report.
If you followed how the corporate press covered the night you might not have even realized Colbert spoke but he gave a talk that repeatedly mocked the President and the press for its failings.
According to the media watchdog group Media Matters, subsequent press coverage focused only on Bush’s light-hearted comedy, while omitting mention of Colbert’s blistering performance.
On May 1, all three major networks played clips of Bush’s routine on their morning shows, but ignored Colbert entirely. CNN’s American Morning did the same. The New York Times initial coverage of the night omitted any reference to Colbert.
Several media critics have questioned why the press ignored Colbert’s criticism of the president.
At the same time, the Colbert performance has been one of the most talked about topics on the Internet. Today we are going to give you a chance to hear comedian Stephen Colbert in his own words. This is what he said at the White House Correspondents Association dinner.

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