Friday, January 19, 2007

WH Correspondents Wimp Out, Proving Moyers Correct

For the first time in memory, last year's White House Correspondent's dinner had some relevance to our national dialog thanks to the merciless skewering that Steven Colbert gave the press and the president. Video (Colbert starts about 51 minutes in) Transcript.

As if to prove Bill Moyers correct about the plantation mentality that has seized the press corps, this year the White House Correspondents Association has invited Rich Little to lay a little pablum on us.

Mickeleh's Take: The press continues to pretend that it's not the story. But in fact, it's inability or unwillingness to actually tell the story is chapter one of the story. I salute WHCA for making that clearer than ever.

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