Speaking Truthiness to Power

It has hardly touched the mainstream media, and troubles not the UK, but apparently there was a bit of a kerfuffle at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

It goes like this:

Every year the President of the United States and the White House Press Corps have a black tie dinner. Speeches are made. The President does a little comedy routine. Someone else does a little comedy routine.

Snug.

This year, Stephen Colbert was invited to speak. His routine directly attacked the President and the Press. It was scathing. Also one of the most uncomfortable things you’ll ever watch.

They were expecting light-hearted comedy. They got something else entirely.

Torrent here. Bush’s routine starts 40 minutes in, Colbert follows immediately after.

For those of you stuck in the 20th Century, C-Span has the whole thing in RealMedia, or you can access WMP and QT versions here.

I highly recommend you watch.

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