Thursday, May 25, 2006

You know Republicans are desperate when...

...they think Stephen Colbert is actually on their side. This, from Think Progress, is almost too hilarious for words. Stephen Colbert is a fictional right-wing blowhard who was originally on the Daily Show and now has his own show.  He recently savaged George W. Bush to his face in a jaw-dropping performance at the White House Corresponents Dinner, and his performance generated a lot of controversy in the blogosphere. We lefties loved it: see the video here and thank him here. (I agree it wasn't actually that funny; it was more than that. It was awesome.)
 
Anyway, on his show Colbert recently interviewed Robert Greenwald, creator of the Outfoxed documentary and other lefty films. Greenwald has just made a film documenting Delay's crimes, called The Big Buy: Tom Delay's Stolen Congress. And in this "interview", Colbert (who is a PARODY of Bill O'Reilly, remember) attacks Greenwald with questions like, "Who hates America more, you or Michael Moore?” and "defends" Tom Delay. Of course, what's really happening is that Greenwald gets to talk about the film while Colbert satirizes the arguing style of conservative talk show hosts.
 
So, Tom Delay's Legal Fund site (where you could donate to defend the crook, should you be so deranged as to wish to do so) is currently headlining that interview! Go there quick and look at it before they come to their senses and take it down! They actually think Colbert is doing a good job of defending Delay and taking down Greenwald!
 
In a way it isn't surprising. Some of these folks are so far gone that it is really impossible to parody them. If you don't find them ridiculous already, no amount of satire or mockery can break through the mindset.

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