Sunday, April 30, 2006

In praise of Stephen Colbert

Ever try to do stand up at an indictment?

That's what Colbert did last night at the White House Correspondents Dinner. His routine didn't get big laughs because it came at a self-inflated, self-congratulatory dinner which did nothing less than praise the "bravery" and "dedication" of the White House Press Reporters.

Then Colbert gave them a 20 minute indictment, using irony to carve each and everyone of them (except Helen Thomas) a new one.

It was brave, it was brilliant, and it was true.

C-SPAN will repeat it at 12:30 p.m. eastern this afternoon for those of you who didn't see it. He'll probably be on about an hour in or so.

Or for the best part of it, you can, as always go to Crooks & Liars.

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