I can't stand to watch Stephen Colbert's TV show. I guess I just don't get it because I don't watch FOX or anything else he references. But this speech at the Washington Correspondents' Dinner. oh my. Colbert spoke the truth in brilliant irony directly to the President sitting just a few feet away from his podium. It is the sort of insult that is so clever that its target must laugh it off, or flee in shame. The best cuts in the video are of the "President" tight lipped and utterly unable to fake a laugh. It's easy to find commentary on it. Salon's Michael Scherer's is pretty good, and Salon also has the complete "audition tape" featuring Helen Thomas. This is the sort of political commentary that in other nations and times got people like Colbert killed.
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