Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Pitt Proves Case Against Richard Cohen

I previously expressed disagreement with Richard Cohen’s claim that Stephen Colbert was not funny. Cohen reports receiving about 1000 angry email messages protesting his column. William Rivers Pitt explains why so many are angry and so many appreciated Colbert’s comments. Pitt added a post script which proves we were right in questioning Cohen’s views:

Another reason for the anger you have absorbed can be laid, frankly, at your own feet. There are enough of us around who can still remember your words from November of 2000: “Given the present bitterness, given the angry irresponsible charges being hurled by both camps, the nation will be in dire need of a conciliator, a likable guy who will make things better and not worse. That man is not Al Gore. That man is George W. Bush.”

Cohen was clearly wrong in 2000 as he is wrong today.


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