Rich Little To Play It Safe

From here:

    Little said organizers of the event made it clear they don’t want a repeat of last year’s controversial appearance by Stephen Colbert, whose searing satire of President Bush and the White House press corps fell flat and apparently touched too many nerves.
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    “They got a lot of letters,” Little said Tuesday. “I won’t even mention the word ‘Iraq.'”

Will Bunch isn’t too happy about that:

    OK, free speech means you also have a right NOT to say anything or criticize anybody. But for the White House press corps to instruct Little not to “knock” the president smacks of a kind of censorship, from the very people that we’ve placed in the front line trenches of free speech.

(Hat tip: Romenesko)