Monday, May 08, 2006

Colbert, C-SPAN, and Google: a threesome with no room for more

The Huffington Post gives some insight on the reasons for the removal of Colbert's roast of President Bush at the White House Correspondent's Dinner from YouTube and iFilm. Apparently C-Span has decided to make a few bucks off of the recent infatuation with the event, because they have realized that they will never receive this amount of viewers ever again. Seriously, the only thing C-SPAN is good for is a last resort sleeping aid for a fit of uncontrollable insomnia.

The public affairs broadcasting channel has reached a deal with Google allowing them to show the Colbert clip, but only as part of the entire event. And did I mention that there is going to be a DVD of the event filled with bloopers and outtakes which includes Colbert's steamy lapdance for the First Lady. Ooh la la! The DVD will go for $24.95 (excluding the lap dance and steamy commentary which will be available on the Special Edition release with no immediate plans for distribution).

So enjoy the clip on Google for now. Hopefully the Goog will do whatever the Goog does in order to get those SNL digital shorts up that YouTube seems to keep getting cease and desist letters about. The Goog's got the touch.

Read the Huffington Post article
here.

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