If a Comedian Makes a Joke in a Desolate Wood, Is He Still Funny?
As netizens debate whether the Colbert media blackout amounts to a conspiracy, one point remains crystal clear: the desire of all major networks and newspapers to suppress this routine, while at the same time playing up a comedic bit between George W. Bush and a Bush impersonator.
They say that because of the second Bush White House, satire is dead.
But when media supression becomes so naked, could conspiracy theory itself be on life support?
(Listen to the routine yourself at the Democracy Now website. It comprises approximately the last fifteen minutes of the broadcast.)