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Weekly Video Roundup

This week, our selection of the best Truthdig-flavored videos contains Keith Olbermann’s iconic Ground Zero diatribe against President Bush; Matt Lauer’s harsh questioning of the president on torture and secret CIA prisons; and George Clooney’s impassioned plea to the U.N. to act against the looming threat of genocide in Darfur.

Posted on Sep 15, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Colbert Mocks Allen’s ‘Ethnic Rally’

Stephen Colbert spoofs George Allen’s latest attempt at damage control, following the senator’s racist gaffe.  After showing photos from Allen’s ethnic rally, Colbert offered the senator tips on how to appear more tolerant.

Posted on Sep 15, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


John Oliver

John Oliver?s American Odyssey

The “Daily Show?s” ?foreigner? correspondent, John Oliver, reports from the front lines of the immigration debate, sharing his own harrowing experience: ?Jon, like billions of other unfortunate people in the world, I was tragically born not American.?

Posted on Sep 15, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert Scheer

Video Podcast: Scheer on 9/11

Join Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer for a conversation related to his Dig “Gaping Holes in the 9/11 Narrative,” in which he addresses conspiracy theories, Iraq, and the folly of the Bush administration. Watch it.

Posted on Sep 15, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Sen. Graham: White House Coerced Lawyers on Torture Letter

GOP Sen. Lindsay Graham is telling reporters that White House officials effectively forced military lawyers to sign a letter supporting President Bush’s new legislation on harsh interrogation tactics—after the lawyers previously testified publicly against those measures.

  • Watch the video.
  • Andrew Sullivan called the move “breathtaking and shameless.”
  • This article gives needed background to this complicated issue.

  • Posted on Sep 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    George Clooney and Darfur

    Clooney Pleads With U.N. to Head Off Genocide in Sudan

    George Clooney warned the United Nations on Thursday that millions would die in Darfur if the U.N. Security Council does not send in a peacekeeping force to replace departing African Union troops at the end of this month. “After Sept. 30, you won’t need the U.N.,” Clooney said. “You will simply need men with shovels and bleached white linen and headstones.”

  • Watch part of his speech

  • Posted on Sep 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Arianna Huffington

    Arianna Spars With O’Reilly on Iraq, Kurds

    The Huffington Post doyenne took a hard line with Bill O’Reilly on progressives’ plans for fighting terrorism, and slammed a Kurdistan ad running on Fox News.

    Posted on Sep 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Little Richard on The Daily Show

    Little Richard Translates for Bush on ‘Daily Show’

    We’ve had some readers asking for us at Truthdig to dig between the lines of Bush’s 9/11 speech. Turns out Jon Stewart & Co. were already all over that. Watch as Little Richard explicates our prez.

    Posted on Sep 13, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Richard Sexton and Stephen Colbert

    Colbert Plays the Name Game in Jersey

    Stephen Colbert sat down with Richard Sexton on Tuesday to discuss his congressional candidacy against the confusingly named incumbent, James Saxton.  As can be expected, hijinks ensue, including Colbert’s generous offer to smear Sexton’s opponent for him and a mock concession call not to be missed.

    Posted on Sep 13, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Gary Hart

    ‘Daily Show’: Gary Hart’s Manifesto

    Former presidential candidate and national security expert Gary Hart appeared on “The Daily Show” Tuesday to pitch his new book, “The Courage of Our Convictions: A Manifesto for Democrats.”  Evoking giants like Roosevelt and Kennedy, Hart challenged the wisdom of playing it safe and took a stab at the centrism so popular among Democrats in recent years.

    Posted on Sep 13, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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