Dec 1 2009

That’s Not Funny!

Colbert act gets media riled

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Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert shook things up at the annual White House Correspondents’ dinner on April 29. In the right-wing, Bill O’Reilly-like persona made famous on his Colbert Report, Colbert skewered George W. Bush and the press, ironically congratulating journalists for giving cover to Bush on tax cuts, WMD and global warming, and chiding them for exposing secret CIA prisons and warrantless domestic spying. Colbert offered this advice to Beltway journalists: Here’s how it works: The president makes decisions. He’s the decider. The press secretary announces those decisions, and you people of the press type those decisions down. Make, announce, […]