Thursday, May 04, 2006

SF Chronicle: 'Stephen Colbert has brass cojones'

The Chronicle's headline pretty much sums it up - whether you loved his performance (as I did) or hated it, you can't disagree with the chutzpah it took to target the most powerful man in the world when he's sitting less than 10 feet away.

There are more stories about the performance than I can count (over 20,000 posts on Technorati). But here's one more quote I couldn't resist, from The Guardian's Sidney Blumenthal:

"The most scathing public critique of the Bush presidency and the complicity of a craven press corps was delivered at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday by a comedian. Bush was reported afterwards to be seething, while the press corps responded with stone-cold silence. In many of their reports of the event they airbrushed out the joker."

I'm starting to think we should add a class called Introduction to Satire to our curriculum here at the journalism school.