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The White House blog today features a video of Stephen Colbert teeing up President Obama for his cameo appearance on Colbert's show last week, which Colbert filmed in Baghdad. In the taped cameo, after a little banter, Obama ordered Iraq commanding Gen. Ray Odierno to shave Colbert's head. Obama seems much warmer to Colbert than George W. Bush was.

In last night's show, a shorn and unbowed Colbert continued his coverage (see yesterday's Late Night Humor) of Obama's vile murder of a fly. "Of course the rest of the media...has been silent on this senseless killing," Colbert says. "Why am I the watchdog? Why am I the only one speaking out? Why am I alone?"

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By Dan Froomkin  |  June 19, 2009; 9:01 AM ET
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Dan, you were the best part of WaPo site. I will miss your entries and will be visiting this website less because you are no longer here.

Posted by: bpai_99 | June 19, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I agree with bpai_99, I looked forward to printing your article everyday and taking it to read at lunch, now I find myself here a couple/few times a month. Miss the live chats too.

Posted by: carlene1 | June 19, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Reading that the WaPo dismissed you was like suffering a stab wound. Today is the last time I will read that imitation of the Star.

Your honest reporting is, sad to say, almost unique. May you quickly find a better place to continue doing it.

Posted by: johnalene | June 19, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

What the H*LL is wrong with the WaPo??? They are IDIOTS to fire you! See ya, WaPo, wouldn't wanna be ya!

Posted by: cosmiccanine | June 19, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

I read somewhere that the Washington Post might as well be the Washington Times when you are gone--how true. What a bunch of losers they have writing for them.

Good Luck Dan. I hope that in the long run this will turn out to be the best thing to happen to you.

Posted by: Barbara5 | June 19, 2009 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Froomkin,

Your columns are inimitable and invaluable. There is little left of value at the POost these days.

May you find a much better venue.

Posted by: rangeragainstwar | June 19, 2009 11:27 PM | Report abuse

I echo all the comments above.

Thank you Dan, for exposing the administration - whether it was of Bush's or Obama's.

Posted by: pKrishna43 | June 20, 2009 1:39 AM | Report abuse

I'm really excited for you that you will now be able to find a better place to work. For a long time, the WaPo has been lost as a journalistic entity. Your leaving is their loss, and no matter where you go, we will read your truth telling. I, like so many others, had you bookmarked. I'll just change my bookmark now. I have been feeling sad about what has been happening to the Post for some time.

Posted by: dirich1111 | June 20, 2009 5:12 AM | Report abuse

Hi Dan,

Can't say I'm surprised. Please let us know where to catch up with you. Tell WaPo good luck. Never missed your columns; the best reason to follow the site.

Posted by: gobears | June 21, 2009 10:25 PM | Report abuse

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