That's right, Steven Colbert was the guest of honor at the recent whitehouse (my spellcheck doesn't recognize whitehouse, and instead suggests "whitewash"... interesting) press correspondents dinner, along with a Bush impersonator that did a bit with the actual Bush, which I'm sure elicited some truly hearty knee slapping from the well fed audience (that included George Clooney, Morgan Fairchild and one of the Dubie Brothers wearing a kilt). When it was time for Colbert to do his bit, Fox News cut away to some statistical bullshit, and only came back to the event for a few minutes... luckily it was a press event, so there was plenty of unbiased coverage. *cough*
Colbert, who spoke in the guise of his talk show character, who ostensibly supports the president strongly, urged the Bush to ignore his low approval ratings, saying they were based on reality, and reality has a well-known liberal bias.
He compared Bush to Rocky Balboa in the Rocky movies, always getting punched in the face and Apollo Creed is everything else in the world.
Addressing the reporters, he said, "You should spend more time with your families, write that novel you've always wanted to write. You know, the one about the fearless reporter who stands up to the administration. You know-- fiction."
As Colbert walked from the podium, when it was over, the president and First Lady gave him quick nods, unsmiling, and left immediately.
And then there's the Conservative spin:
Fox then broadcast three of the most laugh-free minutes of comedy seen on national television since Chevy Chase fancied himself as the new Johnny Carson. Colbert barely garnered even polite laughter for his banal and obvious schtick, and eventually Fox returned to its obviously embarrassed anchor.
Now that was funny.
And here's the AP article (link)