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Politician Is Slammed by Ad Backing Stem Cell Research

An ad produced by an advocacy group features a small girl saying this about an anti-stem-cell congressman: “How come he thinks he gets to decide who lives and dies?”

Posted on Oct 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Interview With the Taliban

The Nation’s Christian Parenti goes inside Taliban communities and fighting groups in this excellent article and video, which document “the mounting frustration in Afghanistan with government corruption, military occupation and a seemingly endless war.”

Posted on Oct 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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The Campaign Ad the GOP Won’t Run

“Airplane” director David Zucker has produced a satirical ad criticizing the Clinton administration’s dealings with North Korea that is so inflammatory that GOP strategists have refused to use it in campaigns.

Posted on Oct 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week’s slew of Truthdig-flavored videos includes two (gasp!) conservatives: Andrew Sullivan and Dennis Miller. Please listen to what they have to say—even if only to sharpen your debating skills. Also check out Robert Scheer on North Korea and Iran and Wolf Blitzer humiliating a GOP’er over Foleygate.

Posted on Oct 13, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart

‘Daily Show’ Nails Bush’s ‘Generals’ Excuse

When the president is asked why he refuses to change strategies in Iraq, he often says: “I listen to our generals.”  On Thursday’s “Daily Show,” Jon Stewart ripped apart that statement with a series of clips that showed top brass criticizing the war and the administration.

Posted on Oct 13, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Andrew Sullivan and Stephen Colbert

Andrew Sullivan on GOP Homosexuality and Hypocrisy

Conservative blogger and gay activist Andrew Sullivan visited “The Colbert Report” to discuss the GOP’s double standard when it comes to homosexuality: “They can’t pretend to be tolerant in private, and intolerant in public.  They’re either going to have to purge all the gays from the Republican Party or they’re going to start having to behave like grown-ups and treat us like human beings.”

Posted on Oct 13, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Truthdig Podcast: Robert Scheer on North Korean Nukes, Iran and More

In the latest installment of the Truthdig Podcast, Robert Scheer offers his take on North Korea’s nuclear test, Iran, diplomacy, Democratic prospects and much more.

Posted on Oct 12, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Wolf Blitzer and Patrick McHenry

Blizter Humiliates GOP Rep. McHenry

Wolf Blitzer made GOP Rep. Patrick McHenry look foolish on CNN by exposing McHenry’s baseless charges that Democrats were orchestrating Foleygate. (It’s actually a “Daily Show” clip, and Stewart nails it, too.)

Posted on Oct 12, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Dennis Hastert

Stewart on the Power of Backdrops

“The Daily Show” host does a hilarious spoof on Dennis Hastert’s recent graveyard press conference.

Posted on Oct 12, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Lou Dobbs

CNN’s Working Class Hero

Lou Dobbs on ‘the Daily Show’ calls for a return to progressive values: “Why don’t we take on the concept that’s held the country in pretty good stead for 200 years and return to a national vision of shared burdens, shared responsibilities and shared sacrifice.”

Posted on Oct 12, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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