12 May 2006


Is everyone savouring and giggling over the triumph of
Steve Colbert

Not just because I'm over in Greece and hence in mood philhellenic, but the sharp Kyria Huffington gets the whole romp totally bang to rights.

New Republic diarist James Wood also good, albeit his piece needing registration, dammit.

Luckily, the excellent Andrew Sullivan, from whom came this pointer, needs no such hassle. And I agree with AS: Wood should be blogging.

NYT backs down: glad to see back-pedaling the concession from the NYT that just maybe it ought to have given Colbert some ink ...

Which neatly segues into buffoonish Bill O'Reilly's canonisation as 'Worst Person in the World' for May 16's loose ravings that The Times and "many far-left thinkers believe the white power structure that controls America is bad, so a drastic change is needed."

That's as may be, but I still hold that one of the saddest experiences is to look back at early pics of the chiseled O'Reilly and then compare them with the porcine bloat whose dyspeptic grizzle barks out at us today.

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