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Roger L. Wollenberg / Pool Photo via N.Y. Times

Did Media Miss Real Colbert Story?

Check out this fantastic review of Colbert’s performance, including this: “It was perhaps the first time in Bush’s tenure that the president was forced to sit and listen to any American cite the litany of criminal and corruption allegations that have piled up against his administration.”

Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


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Roger L. Wollenberg / Pool Photo via N.Y. Times

C-SPAN Pulls Colbert Clips From Internet Sites

The nonprofit TV network demanded that popular video hosting sites Youtube and iFilm remove clips of Stephen Colbert’s roast of President Bush—because of alleged copyright infringement.
(Google Video made a deal with C-SPAN to host the video.)

Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


Blumenthal: Colbert Spoke Truth, not Truthiness, to Power

Sidney Blumenthal says Stephen Colbert delivered the “most scathing public critique of the Bush presidency and the complicity of a craven press corps,” so it’s not surprising his routine was met by silence by the journalists in the room.

Posted on May 4, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Was ‘Ready to Blow’ During Colbert’s Roast

An aide to the president says that during Stephen Colbert’s “tribute” on Sunday night, Bush “got that look that he’s ready to blow.”

Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


Morley Colbert

Colbert Does ‘60 Minutes’

Morley Safer profiles Stephen Colbert in the wake of his take-no-prisoners roast of President Bush. Watch for the bit about the origins of “truthiness.”

Posted on May 1, 2006 READ MORE


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"The Colbert Report" host Stephen Colbert delivering the annual White House Correspondent's Dinner roast.

Bush Not Amused At Colbert’s Roast

The president and his wife, Laura, did not seem amused at the blistering “tribute” satirist Stephen Colbert gave them at the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

  • Watch the video (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
  • Salon calls it Colbert’s “crowning moment.”
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    Posted on Apr 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Cheney Roasted at Gridiron Club

    The elite of the nation’s political reporters gather at the 121-year-old club to poke fun at administration figures. Bush headlines the event, which focuses on Cheney’s hunting accident.
    Call us crazy, but we’ve always felt uneasy about the press yukking it up with their sources like this. It’s hard to be a watchdog when you’re cozying up with the people you’re supposed to be watching. 

    Posted on Mar 12, 2006 READ MORE


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