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Colbert Spoke at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

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    Salimonyous

    [1]Apr 30, 2006
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    Does anyone know where a video of his speech can be found. I have seen clips of it along with clips of Steve Bridges impersonating the president at the dinner. Cable news networks are replaying clips of the president and Steve Bridges but they are not focusing on Colbert, in my opinion the funnier of the three.
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    uncle_mark

    [2]Apr 30, 2006
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    C-Span carried the event, but I'm not sure if they'll rerun it.
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    ClevelandRocker

    [3]Apr 30, 2006
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    http://movies.crooksandliars.com/WH-Dinner-Colber.mov

    THIS MESSAGE IS NOT BLANK

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    thegarz

    [4]May 1, 2006
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    getting it now. cant wait to see it.
    really wondering if he'll stick to his liberal ways or his conserative character

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    kris2pe

    [5]May 1, 2006
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    Wow amazing shocking bombing left & right! Sweet pouring down, knees shaking, a total wipe-out! I feel sorry 4 him!
    But he did his best! I commend him 4 that!
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    kris2pe

    [6]May 1, 2006
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    Oops lots of typo there sorry!
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    Salimonyous

    [7]May 1, 2006
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    Thanks for the link Clevelandrocker. I caught the president's speech by chance on FoxNews while channel surfing. I did not know Steven was slated to speak until the next day, or else I would have continued watching the dinner.
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    thegarz

    [8]May 2, 2006
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    hmm...he didn't bomb. he used some of his old stuff andsome good stuff but the audience started so dead. like INSANELY dead. it got going later, though I thoguht his clip, though starting off hilarious, dragged on a little

    still, excellent job despite the dead crowd
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    cannibalking

    [9]May 2, 2006
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    Hey - I thought the Colbert delivery was terrific. My friend and I sat in my front yard waiting for him to show up at the afterparty. We got some great pics with Colbert, Ed Helms, and Mrs. Helms.

    Check out the story here:

    http://www.petergenuardi.com/colbert
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    Scopeless

    [10]May 4, 2006
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    Bombed?  I didnt think so.
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    ClevelandRocker

    [11]May 5, 2006
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    Scopeless wrote:
    Bombed?  I didnt think so.

    He was funny, but so was Jon at the Oscars. And yes, they did bomb. Let me repeat, they were funny, but the audiences were relatively unimpressed.

    Think of this: I can just imagine reading an article of it to Colbert, how the President said that he did not like his performance, and have Stephen (the character) rocking in his chair in a fetal position, whimpering, rocking, and sucking his thumb.
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    TheDiamondDog

    [12]May 6, 2006
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    I thought he was okay, but from what I read, the Bush family was not happy.  Laura and George politely nodded their heads afterwards, but did not smile.  I wasnted my time waiting for that.  It had it's funny parts, but I expected a bit better.
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    ClevelandRocker

    [13]May 6, 2006
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    TheDiamondDog wrote:
    I thought he was okay, but from what I read, the Bush family was not happy.

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    thegarz

    [14]May 7, 2006
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    i mean, i remember when i watched the bit from the first episode i laughed my socks off...

    ..when he repeated it at the dinner you could almost hear the crickets in the background
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    geno606

    [15]May 7, 2006
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    His performance was the most awesome display of socking TO THE MAN!!! he made fun of everybody and eveyrhitng in the room. I'm actually amazed they even let him speak for so long. Best Satirical performance EVER.

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    Salimonyous

    [16]May 7, 2006
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    Sharp and to the point I thought it was quite funny. Popular media has ignored it and the Administration was not amused. Bush can make fun of himself to a point, but Colbert was pushing some serious personal, political, and administration flaws. I heard virtually nothing on Colbert after the dinner, but I saw two presidents for days, repeated on cable news every fifteen minutes. He bombed his audience, he made me smile. Stupid media.
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    thegarz

    [17]May 8, 2006
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    all we know for certain is this:

    hes not gonna be doing it next year
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    ClevelandRocker

    [18]May 8, 2006
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    thegarz wrote:
    i mean, i remember when i watched the bit from the first episode i laughed my socks off...

    ..when he repeated it at the dinner you could almost hear the crickets in the background

    Just to say, he showed it at the dinner before showing it on the show.
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    marvelfan89

    [19]May 11, 2006
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    That was one of his best moments but it's clear Bush wasn't amused and that made it even sweeter.
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    thegarz

    [20]May 12, 2006
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    no, i mean his bits from the FIRST episode (truthiness..look in my gut...etc).

    He also re-used jokes such as the 'fox news shows both sides of the story; the presidents side and the vice presidents side'
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