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Colbert on Simpsons

Colbert Does a Turn on ‘Simpsons’

In a satirical match made in heaven, Stephen Colbert appears in cartoon form on “The Simpsons” season premiere.  Meanwhile, “Family Guy” takes a jab at the Bushies (and Limbaughs) of the world on its own season debut—featuring a “Star Wars” send-up, just to add that much more comical catnip to the mix for the show’s loyal target demographic.

Posted on Sep 24, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Bill Maher

Bill Maher: ‘We’re Not the Crazy Ones’

The “Real Time” host argues that it’s about time for the growing “rationalist” minority to challenge the ubiquity of religion in politics.

Posted on Sep 23, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Wolf and Colbert

Colbert and Wolf Talk Fascism, Blackwater, Vodka

For his part, Stephen Colbert doesn’t see Naomi Wolf’s point about Blackwater USA’s recent shameful shenanigans in Iraq somehow heralding a fast-approaching era of fascism in America.  Instead, the faux-pundit believes the trend is more toward “a bull market for shooting people” these days.

Posted on Sep 21, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Clinton and Stewart

Bill Clinton on ‘The Daily Show’

The former president tells Jon Stewart about his new book, his wife’s quest to get back to “the best public housing in America,” why he might slit his throat if she’s successful, and how naps can save our democracy.

Posted on Sep 21, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Olbermann

Let It Be Known That Keith Olbermann’s Not Havin’ It

President Bush’s criticism of MoveOn.org’s “General Betray Us” ad and the “Democrat Party” provoked this barrage of verbiage from MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, who slams Bush for “behaving a little bit more than usual like we’d all interrupted him while he was watching his favorite cartoons on the DVR. ... ”

Posted on Sep 21, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Mayor Sanders

San Diego Mayor Backs Gay Marriage

Inspired by care for his daughter and an eleventh-hour decision, as he put it, to “lead with my heart,” San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders (a Republican, as a Truthdig reader pointed out) said Wednesday that he would “take a stand on equality and social justice” and come out, as it were, in favor of gay marriage.

Posted on Sep 20, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Bush

Bush Spotty on Economics, Grades

Anyone considering a bid for the presidency these days should keep records of their college (and, to be extra-safe, high school) report cards handy, judging by President Bush’s take on the state of the nation’s economy and the relation of that topic to his own educational history.

Posted on Sep 20, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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‘Is America Ready ...’ Fatigue

The “Daily Show’s” Samantha Bee investigates whether America is ready for a woman president, “Sex and the City” style.

Posted on Sep 19, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert on California Republicans

Inspired by a nefarious scheme to divert California’s electoral votes to the GOP, Stephen Colbert looks into the oppression of California’s Republicans: “They must be under attack. Why else would so many of them live in gated communities?”

Posted on Sep 19, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Sally Field

Your Handy Guide to Emmy Censorship

Sally Field worked her Emmy acceptance speech into an (unfortunately) incoherent anti-war crescendo during Sunday night’s telecast, which, like the other two muted moments showcased in this video montage by the always-hilarious Defamer team, was awkwardly squelched by hypervigilant editors at Fox.

Posted on Sep 17, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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