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This week’s installment of Truthdig-flavored videos includes a hawkish U.S. senator articulating his change-of-heart on the Iraq war; U.S. military officials abusing their rank and influence in an evangelical recruiting video; and Jon Stewart bidding goodbye—and good riddance—to the 109th Congress.

Posted on Dec 16, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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‘What [Bush] Needs Is a Therapist’

Appearing on “The Daily Show,” Fareed Zakaria, the editor of Newsweek International, said Bush still believes his policy is working in Iraq and suggested that the president may be the last neoconservative left in power.  When asked by Jon Stewart what role the president’s advisors might be able to play, Zakaria responded: “Without being flippant, I think maybe what [Bush] needs is a therapist.”

Posted on Dec 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Savage Goes ‘Straight’ With Colbert

Stephen Colbert defines straight sex for gay sex columnist Dan Savage.

Posted on Dec 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Truthdig Podcast: Russian Nukes, the Meaning of Christmas and More

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer sounds off on nuclear negligence, Kucinich’s candidacy, the Christmas blues and more.

Posted on Dec 13, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Tony Snow

Tony Snow Gets Busted

AlterNet caught White House press secretary Tony Snow spinning his icy heart out, only to get nailed the next day by CBS’ Bob Schieffer: “I think the reason the president [has] put [announcing his new Iraq strategy] off is he just hasn’t decided at this point what he wants to do, and I don’t think it’s any more complicated than that.”

Posted on Dec 13, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Probe Sought Into Evangelical Military Video

A military watchdog group is accusing senior officers of coercing soldiers and airmen into adopting evangelical Christianity—as demonstrated in a promotional video the senior officers appeared in. “We apparently have a radicalized, evangelical Christian Pentagon within the rest of the Pentagon,” says the head of the watchdog group.

  • Read about it here and here
  • Watch the video here

  • Posted on Dec 12, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Daily Show

    ‘Daily Show’ On 109’s Last Session

    Jon Stewart says farewell to the 109th Congress, which used its final session to “pass last-minute tax cuts, expand oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, clear GOP leadership of wrongdoing in the Mark Foley scandal, and pardon Hitler… .”

    Posted on Dec 12, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Don Imus

    Imus’ Anti-Semitic Rant

    Don Imus veered into Mel Gibson territory on the Nov. 30 edition of his morning radio show, when he referred to the “Jewish management” of CBS Radio (which owns Imus’ flagship station) as “money-grubbing bastards.”

    Posted on Dec 12, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Ike

    Ike’s Parting Words of Wisdom

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address should be required viewing at the White House.  Decades later, his words of caution and hope still resonate.

    Posted on Dec 11, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Gordon Smith

    Gordon Smith Goes to Washington

    Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) on “This Week” elaborated on remarks he made earlier on the Senate floor, where he called the Iraq war “absurd” and possibly even “criminal.”  Asked what had brought about his change of heart, Smith replied: “Waking up the other morning and turning on the news and hearing that yet another 10 of our soldiers died the same way that several thousand have ... and I went from steamed to boiled.” Watch it

    Posted on Dec 10, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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