Monday, May 01, 2006
Thanks to Firedoglake via Democratic Underground, the full transcript of Steve Colbert at the White House correspondent dinner last Saturday is available.
Enjoy! It's a total hoot of "truthiness." But alas, the media followed the soiree with a day-after gnashing of teeth over the irreverant tone and right-on cruel brutal truth.
It seems media elites were a teeny bit uncomfortable with Colbert calling them on their bullshit and highfalutin' ways in Washington. Here's what Video Dog via Dan Froomkin had to say on the subject:
Of course, conservative hacks claimed the skit wasn't funny. You read it, and then tell me if you weren't rolling on the floor with belly-bursting tears in your eyes.
"The proof of his accuracy lies in how badly the . . . Washington press corps reacted. After all, this wasn't the usual baby-soft slapstick they usually get at the correspondents' dinner . . . [F]or the most part the press sat on their hands -- while just moments before, they were laughing uproariously at President Bush's incredibly lame skit with a Bush impressionist. That was Colbert's real feat: Showing us the real Washington media world, where everyone worries so much about offending someone, anyone , that the least bit of frank talk turns them into obedient little church mice."