4 May 2006

Do your duty

Stephen Colbert's speech improves over time and yet it is being marginalized. He excoriates the press and then is dutifully ignored. This is silly/offensive.

From A Perfectly Cromulent Blog:

Colbert managed to singlehandedly tear down much of the sycophantic and misleading bullshit surrounding the current Administration on a national stage, and he did it with the President sitting not 15 feet away. The man has, as Bullet Tooth Tony might say, "big brave balls."

A classic tactic of misdirection is occurring: Colbert's routine is being labeled "non-funny" to Bush's opening "funny" bit parodying his, I-shit-you-not, problems with Big Words, so the discussion is now over humor and appropriateness instead of what Cobert actually said. Ignore the content of the event and instead discuss the event as event. Bah. Good roundup over at The Washington Post.

[ posted by sstrader on 4 May 2006 at 11:13:57 AM in Politics ]