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0dd 01-05-2006 11:51 PM

Did anyone see Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondents Dinner?
He basically told the President, his staff and the media that they were all doing an absolutely terribly job. It was a wonderful show, did anyone else see it?

(there's a few torrents around the net for those who know how to use them)

raettopia 03-05-2006 12:05 AM

I saw it and it ruled. I was gaping at the screen like, 'Wait, what? I - uh- what?' Good times.

0dd 03-05-2006 3:06 AM

Yeah, it was the best thing I'd seen. Ever.

I found a link:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

raettopia 03-05-2006 6:57 PM

I was seriously just in shock watching it. Dude has balls.

Mike C 03-05-2006 9:53 PM

Huge balls, at that. I certainly wouldn't have said that.

raettopia 04-05-2006 9:10 PM

I would have thought it, maybe, and glowered at the president a little. But to say all that stuff... gah. And also awesome.

Nicole2112 05-05-2006 5:02 AM

Apparently, "Bush and cronies livid about Colbert's White House gig.

Hey, they invited him. Presumably they wanted to be the butt of Daily Show-style jokes. Otherwise, why would they invite him?

...or are they so, er, "satire-deaf" that when they caught a few performances on Comedy Central, they thought Colbert actually was a right-winger?

I am amazed.

raettopia 05-05-2006 3:54 PM

I don't get that either. They must have expected it, to a degree. Otherwise, why have him?

Does anyone know who are some of the past speakers they have had?

seeemilywrite 05-05-2006 10:43 PM

Well, to be honest its not like half the people in the room wern't thinking it, its nice he actually said it.

raettopia 08-05-2006 12:53 PM has a video of Bush's reaction to Colbert. I haven't watched it yet, but I would imagine he looks befuddled. Perhaps sleepy.

thefoot 09-06-2006 10:46 AM

mate that shouldnt even be allowed I mean to be a patron of the arts is one thing , But this tsktsktsk

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