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ACTFORCHANGE ACTIVISM UPDATE: May 5, 2006
You are receiving this newsletter because you have previously taken action on ActForChange in support of progressive values.Watch Comedian Stephen Colbert Speak Truth to Power
Read some excerpts and view the performance here on Salon.com, after viewing a brief ad. A transcript can be found here.
Then, take action! Tell the mainstream media to do their jobs as watchdogs, not lapdogs, of the Bush Administration.
Last week at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, comedian Stephen Colbert delivered a scathing satirical commentary on the Bush Administration -- right in front of President Bush himself. But unless you get your news from online sources such as the blogs, you probably didn't even hear about it. (If you haven't already watched his performance, watch it online now.)
It's ironic that at the annual gathering of this nation's elite journalists, the only one with the courage to tell the honest truth was a comedian. It sure speaks volumes to the media's failure to ask the Bush administration hard questions and hold it accountable.
Let's go ahead and ask America's major media outlets -- why the silence on Colbert? Were you uncomfortable with his courage in pointing out that you have not really been carrying out the independent watchdog role upon which our democracy depends?
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