May 03, 2006

The Colbert Speech

This seems to suddenly be the #1 topic of debate in the Blogosphere. I finally watched it, and... there are three assertions people make about Stephen Colbert's Correspondents Dinner speech: that it wasn't funny, that it was "bravely speaking truth to power," and that it was disrespectful of the president. And I don't really agree with any of the three.

It wasn't the greatest or funniest speech I've ever heard, but it had quite a few funny lines, which is usually enough. But nothing groundbreaking, and nothing I haven't heard a thousand times before. Which really makes this whole "no one's ever stood up to Bush before!" idea so laughable. What was Colbert supposed to be afraid of? That he'll be sent to Gitmo? And if you're so sensitive to criticism of Bush that what Colbert said was an "outrage," then I'm sorry, you need to get a life. And realize that much worse things have been said about the president.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 3, 2006 08:30 AM
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