Colbert Performs At White House Correspondent Dinner

Posted on Mon 01 May 2006 in Dispatches • 1 min read

If you haven’t heard about Stephen Colbert’s scathing performance at the Annual Correspondent’s Dinner, I’m not surprised. As near as I can tell, the traditional media isn’t really covering it in much detail. This may be due to the fact that he ruthlessly tears the President and the press a new one. You can tell from some of the uncomfortable laughs from his audience that a lot of his presentation cut a little too close to home for them. But the important thing is, continuing the tradition of the Daily Show and the Colbert Report he did not relent and he said the things that the traditional media should have been saying all along.

You can watch the movie here.

You owe it to yourself to watch this. I concur with Dan that this is an example of a comedian providing the real journalistic traits this country needs in its media.

Check it out.

UPDATE: When you’ve seen the video, and if you feel the way I do, join the crowd thanking Mr. Colbert.