Tuesday, May 02, 2006

I will motivate you, Private Pyle, if it short-dicks every cannibal on the Congo.

Yes, I've seen the Steven Colbert White House Press Correspondent's Take Down. I just haven't written anything on it because I really had nothing else to add to the number of observations around the net that the press doesn't like being the object of ridicule, the President (and conservatives in general) don't have an inkling of the sense of humor they seem to think they have and that Colbert has balls somewhere the size of cantaloupe other than to point out that the reason the conservatives and press corps have reverted to pearl-clutching mode and progressives are standing up and cheering Colbert's routine has very much to do with absurdity of the current relationship between the press and the President.

The White House Correspondent's Dinner was BUILT on the adversarial relationship that has traditionally existed between the Executive branch and the Fourth Estate. The idea was that for one night a year they would drop the daggers and come together to laugh and share the things they have in common (disdain for the little people.)

That adversarial relationship doesn't exist under this President. Period. What's the point of putting the knives away when they're not out to begin with.

Colbert showed the Press (under the guise of comedy) what they should be doing on a daily basis.


Don Snabulus said...

well put.

Here is a site dedicated to gratitude for Stephen Colbert.

Anonymous said...

Steven Colbert is a national treasure. Hopefully some of the people in the audience (even if only a few) were embarrassed for themselves (as the should be), and not for Colbert.

Dean Wormer said...

I signed that petition.

I hope he reads every one of those comments.