"Salon hit overall traffic heights over the last few days surpassed only by our election coverage and Abu Ghraib blockbusters. "
All over Colbert's appearance at the WH Correspondents' Dinner.
It's the top most emailed story over at the NYT.
But the MM is saying they didn't cover the story for days because it wasn't "newsworthy". Because he just "wasn't funny."
As Boing Boing's Cory Doctorow notes, "I've got a keyboard covered in nose-sprayed milk that says otherwise."
[Salon story; you gotta get the day pass to read]