Lemmings in a rage

Colbert & the Courtier Press
By Robert Parry
May 5, 2006

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen has joined the swelling ranks of big-name journalists outraged over comedian Stephen Colbert’s allegedly rude performance, offending George W. Bush at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on April 29.

“Colbert was not just a failure as a comedian but rude,” Cohen wrote. “Rudeness means taking advantage of the other person’s sense of decorum or tradition or civility that keeps that other person from striking back or, worse, rising in a huff and leaving. The other night, that person was George W. Bush.”

According to Cohen, Colbert was so boorish that he not only criticized Bush’s policies to the President’s face, but the comedian mocked the assembled Washington journalists decked out in their tuxedos and evening gowns.

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0 thoughts on “Lemmings in a rage”

  1. Thanks for posting an overview that includes a link to the transcript, as I didn’t get the chance to see the dinner, and our computer is a dinosaur, hence, no chance of seeing it that way either.

    Not surprising at all that he’d be snubbed by that lot of ass kissing disinfo agents.

    “Never underestimate the servility and cowardice of intellectuals.” ~ Chomsky

    …LOL, I do get a kick out of the his appropriately uncompromising critiques of “professionals” and “intellectuals.”

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