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Tillman Family, Jessica Lynch Challenge Pentagon Misinformation

Testifying before the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, Jessica Lynch and Pat Tillman’s brother and mother criticized the Pentagon and the government, which they said manipulated the truth for the sake of political gain.

Posted on Apr 24, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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The Super-Duper Friends

This viral cartoon imagines the political landscape as an epic battle between comic-book super heroes and villains, featuring George Bush as “Petro-Man,” Karl Rove as “Doctor Spin,” John Edwards as “the Arbitrator” and more.

Posted on Apr 23, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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‘SNL’ Skewers Gonzales

“Saturday Night Live’s” Weekend Update takes embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to the woodshed over his preposterous testimony: “The best thing anyone can say about Gonzales’ testimony was that he didn’t use the word nappy, and he remembered to wear pants.”

Posted on Apr 23, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Limbaugh: Virginia Tech Shooter Was a Liberal

Keith Olbermann handed “comedian” Rush Limbaugh the “worst person in the world” award Friday for claiming that the Virginia Tech shooter must have been a liberal.

Posted on Apr 23, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Bill Maher

Bill Maher: Make Every Day Earth Day

The “Real Time” host argues that honoring the planet once a year isn’t enough to keep pace with cultural complacency or the endless stream of new environmental dilemmas that threaten us.

Posted on Apr 22, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Hillary Clinton

Hillary’s Downward Spiral

The folks at Gallup have noticed a unique trend in the race for the White House: Hillary Clinton’s numbers have been heading steadily down. In fact, no other candidate, whether Republican or Democrat, shows as clear and consistent a trajectory. Time for a May surprise?

Posted on Apr 20, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart

War Czar Gets a Makeover

The White House is having trouble finding someone to be the new “war czar,” and it has apparently decided the problem is the name. The position will now be called “execution manager.” Is it just us, or has this administration lost its flair for snazzy Orwellian lingo? Bonus: Jon Stewart catches Bush in a lie obstruction of the truth.

Posted on Apr 20, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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McCain’s Creepy Karaoke

Doing both the Iranian people and the Beach Boys a grave dishonor in one extraordinary gaffe, John McCain made the ill-conceived move of covering that classic good-time hit “Barbara Ann,” with a slight, hawkish adaptation:  he changed the lyrics to “bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.”

Posted on Apr 19, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


McCain and Obama

Obama vs. McCain

It looks like the two senators have decided to skip their respective primaries and run against each other directly on the “Situation Room.” In all fairness, this isn’t a feud so much as John McCain sniping at Barack Obama’s airtime with e-mail.

Posted on Apr 19, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Stewart

‘Daily Show’ on Wolfowitz

Jon Stewart swings away at the Wolfowitz scandal: “Last week it was disclosed Wolfowitz had used his influence to get a promotion and a raise for his longtime paramour, World Bank employee Shaha Ali Riza—considered to be a foremost expert on the Middle East. Which means—you know what they say—opposites attract.”

Posted on Apr 18, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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