"… let's review the rules. Here's how it works: The president makes the decisions; he's the decider. The press secretary announces those decisions, and you people, the press, type those decisions down. Make, announce, check. Just put 'em through a spell check and go home. Get to know your family again. Make love to your wife. Write that novel you got kickin' around in your head. You know, the one about the intrepid Washington reporter with the courage to stand up to the administration? You know: fiction!"
-- Stephen Colbert, WHCA Dinner, 4/29/06
Don Hazen of AlterNet sums up brilliantly the courage of what Stephen Colbert did and the cowardice of the media's reaction.
(10:44pm - Arianna Huffington has written a lovely piece as well.)