Bob Higgins

Colbert Addresses Congress Tells Truth, Angers Press and Congress

Posted in Financial Crime, Humor, News, Politics by Bob Higgins on September 25, 2010
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Response to Jason Linkins: Colbert’s Congressional Act Panned By Reporters

“The media came in today bound and determined to make their narrative — “OUTRAGE! Stephen Colbert addresses Congress ‘in character'” — stick, and thus far they have managed to keep it up despite the fact that it’s not, as they say, “true.” Jason Linkins Huffington Post.

What’s the beef? That Colbert addressed this collection of some of our most venal characters in character? That a comedian addressed congress? That for a few minutes someone injected a bit of truth laced with satirical wit into our hallowed lower chamber of mendacity? (more…)