Elisabeth "I want to bear George W. Bush's love-child" Bumiller pens a NYT story on the correspondents' dinner without mentioning Stephen Colbert, the featured performer whose astounding takedown of Bush is winging around the internets as we speak.
I write a letter.
Dear Ms. Bumiller:
Stephen Colbert explains how the White House press corps functions:
Here's how it works: the president makes decisions. He's the Decider. The press secretary announces those decisions, and you people of the press type those decisions down. Make, announce, type. Just put 'em through a spell check and go home.
Elisabeth Bumiller reports on the White House Correspondents Dinner:
Tap. Tap. Tap. Tappity. Tap. Ding! File.
Nice typing, Ms. Bumiller. By the way, you could save your employer some bucks next year and just skip the dinner. File that White House press release right from your office.
Sincerely, Alna Dem
P.S. You can thank Mr. Colbert personally here. The press certainly isn't going to do it.
Far too many people are easily impressed by power and forget the fact that since we are the very ones who give it, we must also question it.
Thank you for being a shining example of that fact, and for using your sharp mind and wit for the greater good of all. The fact that Bush and most of the audience was quiet at your during your audacious presentation shows how accurate and effective your message was. Thank you for saying what all of us would like to say.