Alright- I confess. I did not watch any news for a few days, and have been wrapped up with end of the semester stuff. Wht happened with Stephen Colbert- someone throw the links in the commens so I can find out what happened.
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Alright- I watched it. My only complaint would be that Colbert wasn’t as funny as he could be- I normally think he is funnier. I don’t know why some people are describing the audience as stone-faced, though. From what I saw people were laughing. I also can recognize how some people think it was in appropriate for Colbert to do what he did- it is supposed to be a light-hearted event. Were I Colbert and asked to do the roast, and knew I would not be able to play along with the way it has been done in the past, I would have turned down the invite. That is just a question of tact, and I wouldn’t want to try to humiliate anyone. Except maybe Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson.
I don’t think the claims that the MSM are avoiding this make any sense- this event usually is good for about a day’s worth of filler clips every year, and that is about it. I remember some brouhaha with Don Imus several years back, and that was ‘scandalous’ for about 48 hours, tops.
As with everything in the blogosphere, it seems, this is much ado about little to nothing, and probably says more about the people commenting about the event than the event itself.