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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 04/30/2006 :  05:28:02  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
Wish i'd been there to see it 'cause Bush was not happy.
quote:
Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner-- President Does Not Seem Amused



By E&P Staff

Published: April 29, 2006 11:40 PM ET

WASHINGTON A blistering comedy “tribute” to President Bush by Comedy Central's faux talk show host Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night left George and Laura Bush unsmiling at its close.

Earlier, the president had delivered his talk to the 2700 attendees, including many celebrities and top officials, with the help of a Bush impersonator.

Colbert, who spoke in the guise of his talk show character, who ostensibly supports the president strongly, urged the Bush to ignore his low approval ratings, saying they were based on reality, “and reality has a well-known liberal bias.”

He attacked those in the press who claim that the shake-up at the White House was merely re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. “This administration is soaring, not sinking,” he said. “They are re-arranging the deck chairs--on the Hindenburg.”



"Arranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg" -- hehehe -- good one!




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pleco
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USA
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Posted - 04/30/2006 :  06:54:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
Saw some clips on CNN - wish I could see all of Colbert's remarks. What I saw was quite amusing!

The impersonator was funny too - "Where is the Great White Hunter?"

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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 04/30/2006 :  14:47:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
I so hope they play it on CSPAN. Sometimes they have those press events. It must have been great!
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marfknox
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USA
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Posted - 04/30/2006 :  15:42:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit marfknox's Homepage  Send marfknox an AOL message Send marfknox a Private Message
Shoot - filthy, you beat me to posting this by about an hour. But I technically posted something a little different - the actual video of Colbert's talk. It's posted under "Media" as "Colbert Roasts Bush Video".

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Kil
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USA
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Posted - 04/30/2006 :  19:14:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by beskeptigal

I so hope they play it on CSPAN. Sometimes they have those press events. It must have been great!

I saw the whole thing on CSPAN. So, if they repeat these sort of things, you should get a chance.

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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 04/30/2006 :  22:31:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
Found it on the web.

Parts one two and three

The whole room was aghast over the Iraq government joke. It was great. I didn't see a lot of shots of an annoyed Bush. Too bad.

Looks like Marf posted the same in the media forum.

Now I see Marf's post here and I missed that earlier. I have to stop and read threads better I guess. And Kil didn't notice either guessing from his post.

We need a "do'h" smilie.
Edited by - beskeptigal on 04/30/2006 23:42:19
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2006 :  03:13:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by beskeptigal

Found it on the web.

Parts one two and three

The whole room was aghast over the Iraq government joke. It was great. I didn't see a lot of shots of an annoyed Bush. Too bad.

Looks like Marf posted the same in the media forum.

Now I see Marf's post here and I missed that earlier. I have to stop and read threads better I guess. And Kil didn't notice either guessing from his post.

We need a "do'h" smilie.
I thought we had one:




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Gorgo
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Posted - 05/01/2006 :  05:38:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message
After I stopped laughing I realized that none of it was funny. It's all too true.

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The dog has not been fed in years
It's even worse than it appears
But it's alright-
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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2006 :  14:22:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy

I thought we had one:





double do'h.

Actually, I didn't know how to get it into the post as opposed to before the post title.
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9677 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2006 :  16:13:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by beskeptigal

quote:
Originally posted by filthy

I thought we had one:





double do'h.

Actually, I didn't know how to get it into the post as opposed to before the post title.

All tricks are good, except the bad ones...

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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2006 :  11:59:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
So Tucker Carlson claims he was there and Cobert bombed. Maybe, but I heard some laughter on the clip. Either way, Cobert may have played to a shocked crowd who didn't laugh but he sure did a good job not letting that disrupt his performance and now to the wider audience of the rest of the country, he's gotten overnight fame. I love it.

Kind of says something about the WA Press Corp and the way Bush has stacked the deck doesn't it?
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pleco
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USA
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Posted - 05/02/2006 :  12:15:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
He bombed only if you're sucking at Bush's teat....

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Edited by - pleco on 05/02/2006 12:45:10
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Gorgo
SFN Die Hard

USA
5310 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2006 :  12:19:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message
The room fell silent when he suggested that they go home and write their fiction.

I wonder what they thought he would say. Was this material that much different than what he says on his show?

I know the rent is in arrears
The dog has not been fed in years
It's even worse than it appears
But it's alright-
Jerry Garcia
Robert Hunter



Edited by - Gorgo on 05/02/2006 12:20:59
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@tomic
Administrator

USA
4607 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2006 :  17:12:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit @tomic's Homepage Send @tomic a Private Message
Anyone notice how this story is gathering speed? Do a search for Colbert on Google and click the "News" tab and check out what people are saying about it and how the media establishment is being bashed for its failure to report this story.

I found this quote to be interesting:
quote:
This may be the first time that a story has been so notably ignored by the media and so vigorously discussed on the internet. Perhaps a sign of the growing power of internet media – the Stephen Colbert story grows by the day. Maybe sometime this week, the rest of the media will pick up the story of their own omission.

Am I alone in thinking that Stephen was saying to the media: I'm doing this because you guys don't?

The video is all over the web now. Find it and check it out. It's hilarious and needs to be heard. I saw one site proclaim Colbert as a folk hero. I think it's great that the speech is getting the attention it is. Tell your friends and have them tell their friends. Make this the story that never dies!

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26012 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2006 :  17:30:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by @tomic

Find it and check it out.
"Find it," he says, blissfully unaware of "Colbert Roasts Bush video" right on his own website.

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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 05/04/2006 :  02:45:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
Media ignores story for a day but now they can't avoid it. Everyone else is elated with the skit. I love it. The mainstream news media is so out of touch.
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