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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


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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


Keith Olbermann

Olbermann: ‘Why Does Habeas Corpus Hate America?’

Keith Olbermann responded to the passage of the torture bill with this tongue-in-cheek investigative report on habeas corpus. (Video & Transcript)

Posted on Oct 11, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Dennis Miller and Jon Stewart

Dennis Miller Defends Pro-Bush Stance to Stewart

Dennis Miller tells Jon Stewart that Dick Cheney keeps the country safe; if the VP will blast his friend with a shotgun, what might he have in store for the evildoers?

Posted on Oct 10, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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More Evidence of FBI Coverup on Foley

CNN runs the story about the FBI’s apparently false account of why it never investigated the Foley case. Watch it. (Earlier: first story on the issue)

Posted on Oct 10, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


O'Reilly

O’Reilly: Iran Helping Dems

Bill O’Reilly claims Iran is “upping the violence” in Iraq to give Democrats a boost in the November election.  O’Reilly then hypocritically encourages Bush to use military action to achieve a political end. (Video & Transcript)

Posted on Oct 10, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart

‘Daily Show’ on CNN’s Hysteria

Jon Stewart took CNN to task on Monday over the frenzied tone of its North Korea nuclear test coverage.  With little to offer in the way of fact and 24 hours of programming to fill, the news network turned instead to conjecture and doomsday prophecy, prompting this observation from Stewart: “CNN:  It’s 99.9 percent what they don’t know.”

Posted on Oct 10, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Emanuel Shuts Down GOP Defense on Foley

Rep. Rahm Emanuel, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, took GOP Rep. Adam Putnam to the cleaners over his party’s coverup in the Mark Foley case.

Posted on Oct 9, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Bob Woodward

Woodward: Cheney Cursed Me Out

Bob Woodward said Dick Cheney in a phone call cursed at him over Woodward’s revelations about the White House’s meetings with Henry Kissinger.  Cheney then hung up on him, the reporter said.
Woodward called it a “metaphor” of how the White House reacts these days to news it doesn’t like.

Posted on Oct 9, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Weekly video roundup

Weekly Video Roundup

In this edition of our Truthdig-flavored videos: A comedy troupe reenacts Mark Foley’s IMs; Jon Stewart skewers Bush’s reduction of Iraq violence to a “comma”; and Bill Maher critiques sexual repression in America.

Posted on Oct 6, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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