Weekly Wrap Up

It’s a busy day today so I will have to make it brief.

First up the Bill O’Really – Stephen Colbert matchup on Comedy Central and Faux News? Channel last night.  Colbert described it as the greatest crossover since the Flintstones Met the Jetsons.  I wouldn’t go quite that far, but it was really hilarious to see a pompous windbag like Bill O’Really mirrored with glee by Stephen Colbert.

O’Really did manage to get one specific dig in at well known liberal press organ, NBC.  NBC news president Steve Capus described O’Really’s attack as “really kind of sad and pathetic”.  Could it be that O’Really is actually being to worry about MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann’s rise in the ratings over the past few months since he really turned up the criticism on Bush Jr.s bungling of the civil war in Iraq?

“As far as I’m concerned, he’s (O’Really) not commenting on NBC News,” Capus continued. “He’s just trying to do this personal feud. The more he does it, the more success we have, so he can do it anytime he wants, as far as I’m concerned. And I think the audience knows exactly what’s at play here.”

In passing…

Art Buchwald, columnist and author died yesterday of kidney failure.  Buchwald, was 81.  In failing health for years, Buchwald never lost his sense of humor and wit. 

Among my favorite Buchwaldisms, “If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it.”

Buchwald made a career out of writing humorous political observation for the Washington Post.  Among his favorite targets was Richard Nixon during the Watergate years. 

Buchwald had been in failing health for some time and was expected to die last winter.  Instead, he rallied and was able to complete another book and spend most of the year saying an extended goodbye.

So long Art, you will be missed.


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