Prophetic “Truthiness”

colbert1.jpgIn case some of you may have missed this, I wanted to bring to your attention Stephen Colbert’s key note address at the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night. Read the coverage and watch it on video here at Also, here is the full transcript.

There have been hundreds of stories covering Bush’s bit with a Bush look alike but hardly any stories highlighting Colbert’s brilliant display of “truthiness” and “balls”, as he would say. Needless to say, Colbert’s address has picked up some grassroots momentum and the mainstream media is starting to fight back.

What an example of how the truth can be both hilarious and tragic. Well done Stephen! Thanks for opening up a can of truth in a place it’s much needed at the moment.


4 thoughts on “Prophetic “Truthiness”

  1. That was classic Cobert . . . and extremly awkward ‘truthiness’ moment for Bush. I don’t think his “friends” and colleagues respect him enough to tell him the truth, whether good or bad. To bad he had to hear it from Comedy Central.

  2. man. colbert’s got guts. during the clip, when the camera pans to the audience, you can just see the forced smiles and the thought bubbles over the heads of many people: “who invited this guy? next year, it’s jay leno all the way!”

    there really was something prophetic about the way colbert spoke truth to power. his use of humor highlighted the ridiculous nature of so much of what has been going on. pundits love to rant about young people getting their news from comedy central – but maybe it’s because of their willingness to call out those who need to be called out (e.g., stewart dismantling tucker carlson on crossfire).

    i find it amusing that the washington post’s criticism was that it was “not funny.” it’s like viewing an editorial cartoon and complaining that it’s not as “funny” as garfield.

  3. I think people have been getting their analysis of the news from comedians for decades. That is why people like Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, and Bill Hicks are so revered. They pointed out the absurdity of politicians and news people alike.

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