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05/06/2006 03:23 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Taking a page from The Colbert Report's signature segment, the Word this week most definitely was "Swift". Not as in "Boat", but as in "Jonathan". Stephen Colbert's knockout appearance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, delivering ballsy truths done up as truthiness, was savage satire in the great Swiftian tradition -- punchlines with a purpose. But in this case, it wasn't Irish children on the menu; it was George W. Bush and the Washington press corps being stewed, roasted, baked, and boiled. The performance -- and the MSM's handling of it -- lit up the HuffPost blog. Don't miss the Colbert takes -- pro and con -- of Craig Crawford, Marty Kaplan, Robert A. George, Peter Daou, Scott Thill, Eric Boehlert, Josh Orton, Robert Weissman, Philip Weiss, Billmon, Jeremy Pisker, and two from Nathan Gardels.

Also don't forget to check out our coverage of the second week of the Tribeca Film Festival, including HuffPo's own Dan Lohaus on his movie "When I Came Home" about homeless veterans of the Iraq war, which won the "NY Loves Film" Documentary award at the Festival. Read about this and other award-winning films here and watch for our wrap-up coverage today and tomorrow!