As usual, Stephen Colbert turned in a brilliant performance - this one last week at the White House Correspondent's Dinner.
He has rapidly become the unerring metric for calculating a a person's courage, honesty, intelligence and humor. I am not referring to Stephen himself here. He has an abundance of the four and he demonstrated it hilariously at the dinner. What he is able to measure is the prevalence of the four qualities in a guest or viewer.
Those who don't have a sense of humor, aren't particularly bright,and are cowardly as well as intellectually dishonest, react just as Laura Bush, Michelle Malkin and Noblesse Oblige did. Pursed Lips. 'Colbert Bombed.'
Borderline personalities who are both pathologically dishonest and humorless exhibit their illness the same way Dr Sanity and RiehlWorld did. The former said that she "usually find[s] Colbert rather funny." If in fact she watches and enjoys Colbert, there is no way she could have been surprised by his performance (Impressed? Yes - Surprised ? No) She went on to try sarcasm -"those on the "caring and compassionate" left - so sensitized to pther people's feelings - are not exactly aware of how insensitive and loutish it was to attack someone who cannot repsond." The President of the United States could not respond? The microphone was a few feet away;it would never have been cut off if he had been using it. He certainly was able to respond; whether he is capable of a response is a different question. Riehl broadcasts his dishonesty when he states "I would have been embarassed if someone did that to Clinton at one of his dinners." Sure. Yeah.
He goes on to argue that we would probably never have heard of Colbert "without a third tier network in need of content," and that "if any of the folks on cable outlets had real first-rate talent, they'd ... be with a larger network." I guess he means that Sean Hannity, Bill-O'Reilly, Tony Snow and Brit Hume are all without talent. (At least he got something right)
Well, it’s pretty clear Colbert has no talent. I would suggest he has no decency, no respect for the United States, and no interest in the safety of our troops in Iraq. In case you’ve forgotten we are at war. To mock our commander-in-chief at a time such as this isn’t just juvenile (thought it is that as well), it is borderline treasonous.
Should we fire the military personnel and secret service people who were there that fateful night and neglected to arrest the traitor? Should Bush have been declared a traitor when he made fun of the missing weapons of mass destruction?
KLo agrees with Richard Cohen, who basically agrees with the borderline Dr Sanity that Bush was unable (not incapable, but unable) to reply. She moves it up a notch by writing about it, quoting Cohen, and then declaring that "Colbert and the WHCD news really should have been over by Monday night."
And who could not see the intellectual dishonesty manifest by Bill Kristol when he was completely unable to respond to Colbert while appearing onhis show last week?
You can learn a lot about people from their reactions to Stephen Colbert.