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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Stephen Colbert

I have to link to this video from the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Isn't there some story about the Jester being the only fool with the courage to speak?

Leave time to catch it all - the video's 2nd and 3rd part are to the right.


From Pato.

UPDATE 4 MAY

My fellow wandering woman sailed over and discovered the video had been removed for copyright infringement, which I find curious. Can't imagine Colbert doesn't want it out there. Who's got the copyright? CSPAN?

Anyway, shhhhh, real quiet like:

Here's a fabulous transcript and links to copies still online.

And here you'll find it live and running fine for me in Windows Media Player.

Whether he was funny or not, (the mainstream media says no, says that's why they barely covered it), whether you agree with him or not (I applauded), you have to salute the man's dos cajones, to borrow Pato's phrase. And if you like to find creative ways to get a point across, you have to love the first part of his speech.

Sorry I've been AWOL this week. I'll try to get back here later today. Meanwhile, I'm headed to Astorga and León for the weekend. Tips, anybody?



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12 Comments:

  • When I first saw it, I could not believe my eyes and ears! At some point I even felt a bit bad for Bush, which is silly, because it's about time somebody gets through the wall of isolation and tells it to him straight. But still...

    It takes some serious guts to look at the President of the US in the eye and mock his spin and disastrous leadership.

    Thanks for the link!

    Un beso

    By Anonymous Pato, at 11:07 PM  

  • Hey Pato,

    You know if I hadn't caught my mom and friend, you were getting an email asking how hostile this immigration thing was and if a good, ok even pretty good, bill really wasn't going to pass...Now and then I may need your reality checks, jejeje, you willing? Gets scary from over here.

    And I DID feel bad for Bush. Can you imagine sitting in public listening to that? Thing is, it was SO straight on, I doubt he got any of it. Dos cajones, you weren't kidding. Man has my respect. Even if I didn't agree with him, I'd be in awe of the courage..

    By Blogger wandering-woman, at 11:33 PM  

  • Oddly enough, the video seems to have been removed for copyright infringement ...

    Sorry I missed it ... she who faffs about loses out :(

    By Blogger woman wandering, at 8:21 AM  

  • Thanks for finding it again.

    I sat there, stunned and initially covering my eyes as he attacked.

    Wow ... just wow from a woman who doesn't say 'wow' much.

    By Blogger woman wandering, at 2:46 PM  

  • Dammit, it's gone again ... copyrite infringement.

    Free speech in America huh?

    By Blogger woman wandering, at 5:58 PM  

  • Salon.com's still got it. You have to watch a 2 second ad to get a free viewing of Salon, just do it, there's no registration or anything.
    salon.com, or maybe you can access directly
    http://www.salon.com/ent/video_dog/politics/2006/04/30/colbert_press/index.html

    LOL at free speech. I'm puzzled, because I am assuming CSPAN owns it.
    I guess we have FREE speech, as in say what you want if you have the hutzpah, but it's not FREE speech as in somebody wants to be collecting royalties and guarding copyrights.

    By Blogger wandering-woman, at 8:17 PM  

  • It's CSPAN's doing, and although they are a non profit public service they copright all of their videos and they are selling it for 24.95. Can't say I blame them. Betcha salon just paid a license fee.

    So like I said, Free Speech, say what you want but it'll cost you 24.95 to hear it again.:-)

    By Blogger wandering-woman, at 8:37 PM  

  • I had to laugh over free speech but if it's cspan wanting a cut of some interesting footage, then okay.

    And it's quite amusing to see the cat and mouse game being played online ... it's on kazaa now ...

    By Blogger woman wandering, at 10:12 PM  

  • I heard the MSM buried the whole story in America - that the day after the dinner noone mentioned it at all, except for, of course, bloggers.

    I think it was great, and appropriate. He didn't just aim at the president, he made plenty of jabs at the press too, and they all deserved it. I am surprised they didn't bring the umbrella out to pull him off stage, though. ;)

    By Blogger melusina, at 11:55 PM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:14 AM  

  • Well, they (MSM) looked uncomfortable at the dinner, too, Mel and then they finally came out a couple of days later and said he just wasn't funny. He was hysterical, but he would have been newsworthy even if he hadn't been, The cat and mouse on the net does seem to be CSPAN's copyright and nothing more sinister.

    By Blogger wandering-woman, at 10:25 AM  

  • Well, as somebody pointed out in another blog -I forget which one-, CSPAN is a public interest channel. It's a bit odd for them to get so uppity on copyright when there are hundreds of private interest clips up in YouTube without a bleep uttered about copyright infringement.

    Just a thought.

    By Anonymous Pato, at 4:36 PM  

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