Thursday, May 25, 2006

Stephen Colbert video used to defend GOP crook Delay

This is surreal. Tom Delay sent out an email using a Stephen Colbert interview to discredit a critic, even though Colbert is obviously doing a caricature of a right wing talk show host. Apparently, these guys didn't make it to the White House correspondents dinner to see Colbert rip Bush a new asshole as the same conservative toady character.

Delay's email:

Here's the video on Tom Delay's defense website:

The trailer for the movie Tom Delay is so worried about:

This is a very short article, so I just bold-faced the gist.


Desperate for Supporters, DeLay Turns to Stephen Colbert

A good sign that Tom DeLay doesn’t have the facts on his side: the top source for his latest defense against his critics is Stephen Colbert.

This morning, DeLay’s legal defense fund sent out a mass email criticizing the movie “The Big Buy: Tom DeLay’s Stolen Congress,” by “Outfoxed” creator Robert Greenwald.

The email features a “one-pager on the truth behind Liberal Hollywood’s the Big Buy,” and the lead item is Colbert’s interview with Greenwald on Comedy Central (where Colbert plays a faux-conservative, O’Reilly-esque character). The headline of the “fact sheet”:

DeLay thinks Colbert is so persuasive, he’s now featuring the full video of the interview at the top of the legal fund’s website. And why not? According to the email, Greenwald “crashed and burned” under the pressure of Colbert’s hard-hitting questions, like “Who hates America more, you or Michael Moore?”
Apparently the people at DeLay’s legal fund think that Colbert is actually a conservative. Or maybe they’re just that desperate for supporters.

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