Sunday, April 30, 2006

Speaking truthiness to power

Stephen Colbert's Colbert Report is one of the few (along with Jon Stewart and Keith Olberman) "must-see" shows in the CaliBlogger household. And here's yet another reason why.

At this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, Colbert, serving as headliner, and with guests including the cream of the DC power elite, up to and including George W. and Laura Bush, pulled exactly ZERO punches in his, as usual biting satire on the state of the nation.

Needless to say, King George, his royal consort, and a fair number of DC power brokers were, shall we say, less than pleased.

And, of course, the loyal lapdogs of the wingnut blogosphere are busily excoriating Colbert's performance even as I type.

Which only proves the point, if the right hates something this much, isn't that de facto evidence of its value?

But don't take my word for it, DemocraticUnderground has the video here. Frederick, posts the transcript at DailyKos. And Joe Gandelman has a nice overview, plus exerpts and links to commentary from around the blogoshpere at The Moderate Voice.

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