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  •  I have now watched the entire Colbert segment (22+ / 0-)

    twice (on etube). It is absolutely devastating. The few glimpses that we have of the audience shows that the tension was extremely high - I don't think any of them were expecting such a pointed, hard-hitting attack on Bush camouflaged as humor.
    Colbert deserves the highest possible praise.
    Finally someone with big enough balls to tell it as it is - it made me ashamed of our cringing Dems in Congress.
    The MSM, which was mightily indicted by Colbert, is trying to sweep the whole thing under the carpet and is at present in hiding.
    The effectiveness and accuracy of Colbert's attack on the administration will be measured by the enormous hate response that he will get on right-wing blogs - wait and see...

    we're shocked by a naked nipple, but not by naked aggression

    by Lepanto on Sun Apr 30, 2006 at 12:10:22 PM PDT

    •  Link please? (C&L is only half..) n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      Will you spend an hour on the ground for every 100 hours you spend fuming online?

      by dspivak on Sun Apr 30, 2006 at 12:25:58 PM PDT

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    •  Free Republic Reactions Thread (11+ / 0-)

      The reactions in freeper land were to simply shut off Colbert, rather like the MSM.   Seems like most of the FP commentors simply wimped out, refused to watch, and couldn't take the withering attack for even a few minutes.  Followed by rabid dismisals and attempts to change the subject.  

      http://www.freerepublic.com/...

      They want an apology of course for the outrage against the president--dignity after all.  They are still in denial about the effectiveness of the searing critique.  They do know at some level there's been a severe goring.   They probably are somewhat mollified that the media is choosing to ignore Colbert's specifics.  

      But they are missing the viral nature that this MSM reaction of ignoring Colbert gives to the 'underground' internet coverage.  The credibility of the mass media is shown to be failing by this, since it represses key aspects of the story.  Americans who saw the live performance (or recorded ones) and then view the MSM recounting of it will see the level of MSM spin and misrepresentation, the minimization of that fireworks finale performance.  They will see the coordinated media blockade to protect a weakened president whose outrageous acts make him quite vulnerable.

      One of the FP commentors pointed to this HuffingtonPost link as example of the hatred being shown:

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

      Read that link.  I'll need some help looking for the hatred. Looks like realistic assessments being made to me.

      When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

      by antirove on Sun Apr 30, 2006 at 12:49:29 PM PDT

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      •  Poor bubble boy (3+ / 0-)
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        The Republican apologists think it's treason to make the president feel uncomfortable.  This is probably the only time Bush hears what 68% of the country really thinks of him!

        Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. -- Daniel Patrick Monynihan

        by Unstable Isotope on Sun Apr 30, 2006 at 01:20:17 PM PDT

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      •  I took a peek (5+ / 0-)
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        sockpuppet, lulu57, Shotput8, Dvalkure, Lashe

        last night at the Freeper live-blogging, and the best thing they could come up with was insulting Helen Thomas by saying how ugly she is. God, that made me angry, but what can I expect from people who expect to get their news from mindless blonde bits of fluff?

        "I wish that for just one time You could stand inside my shoes You'd know what a drag it is To see you" - Dylan

        by Floja Roja on Sun Apr 30, 2006 at 03:07:44 PM PDT

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      •  *choke* *gag* (1+ / 0-)
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        Just  braved the depths of freepervill to see what they were saying ... basically the only thing they did say was Colbert was un funny and they couldn't stand to watch it ... then they started talking about American Idol ... more on their intellectual bandwidth I would say ... oh, they also complained about how "nasty" Colbert was to poor Scalia ... ignoring of course the reality that Scalia was laughing his head off and that those were the very same gestures Scalia had used on a reporter sigh don't let facts get in the way ever that lot ...

        They also started randomly talking about how the estate tax must be repealed because it hurts hardworking Americans who have skimped and saved to pass on money to their families ... WTF!?!??!?! Because clearly people can skimp and save there way to more than $2 million dollars rolls eyes

        if global warming is a moral issue, then Gore has a moral obligation to run for president

        by IAblue on Sun Apr 30, 2006 at 05:08:19 PM PDT

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        •  The problem is that he's NOT funny... (0+ / 0-)

          All i could do was wince while watching it. Those jackals are laughing while he's talking about how they have failed in their duties. He's saying "Hey, you know Rome? It's burning and you're fiddling!" and they laugh.

          But then again, maybe that wasn't Colbert not being funny. Maybe it's more the world we live in being tragic.

          The Shapeshifter's Blog -- Politics, Philosophy, and Madness!

          by Shapeshifter on Mon May 01, 2006 at 12:16:03 AM PDT

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      •  That's funny (0+ / 0-)
        Couldn't watch...winced...turned away.

        That's the exact reaction I get during scheduled Presidential addresses. I do force myself to watch out of some masochistic desire to know mine enemy, but God it's hard sometimes.

        The exception was this year's SOTU. Not even a wince worthy performance--I just sobbed a bit that it all came to this.

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