This photo from the NY Times pretty much sums it up; that comedian Stephen Colbert was able to mock George W. Bush for a solid 20 awkward minutes on live television is hysterical. Perhaps even more so is how most of the mainstream media has ignored the incident while the blogosphere offers indepth analysis and
vid clips a full transcript.
Some quotes from the Jacques Steinberg’s NY Times report on Colbert’s performance include:
“Now I know there’s some polls out there saying this man has a 32-percent approval rating,” Mr. Colbert said. “But guys like us, we don’t pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking ‘in reality.’ And reality has a well-known liberal bias.”
In one such instance, (Colbert) criticized reporters for likening Mr. Bush’s recent staff changes to “rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.” “This administration is not sinking,” Mr. Colbert said; “this administration is soaring. If anything, they are rearranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg.”
Fellow iW Blogger Matt Dentler posted video clips of Colbert’s entire speech on his blog but YouTube yanked em already in their recent crackdown on copyrighted material. (Jeez, viewing this type of stuff and posting on one’s blog is the best thing about YouTube.) If you don’t mind going to AOL, you can check it here. They were nowhere to be found on C-Span.
Okay, so I am indeed mistaken about C-Span not having the Colbert clip on their website, as Mark Rabinowitz so politely just pointed out to me. You can view it here on their front page under Recent Programs.