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Bill Clinton and Chris Wallace

Bill Clinton’s ‘American President’ Moment

Remember the scene toward the end of “The American President” in which Michael Douglas, playing President Andrew Shepherd, delivers a stand-up-and-cheer tongue-lashing of his critics? Watch as Bill Clinton demolishes Fox News’ Chris Wallace in a similar manner.

Posted on Sep 24, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Hugo Chavez

Chavez Calls Bush ‘the Devil’

In case you missed it, here’s Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s address to the U.N. General Assembly in which he referred to Bush as the devil: “Yesterday, the devil came here. Right here. Right here. And it smells of sulfur still today, this table that I am now standing in front of.”

Posted on Sep 23, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Left, Right and Center

Left, Right and Center

Join Truthdig’s Robert Scheer, along with Arianna Huffington, Tony Blankley and Matt Miller, for a lively discussion on the week in politics, policy and culture.  This week: the Bush-Republican detainee-interrogation deal, U.N. rants, midterm elections, corporate spying, upheaval at the Los Angeles Times and the furor surrounding the pope’s recent comments on Islam.

Posted on Sep 22, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week’s edition of Truthdig-flavored videos includes a “Daily Show” spot-on satirical interview with a discharged gay Army linguist; a classic Bill Maher broadside on President Bush; and Jon Stewart asking Bill Clinton how to defeat Hillary.

Posted on Sep 22, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Colbert to GOP’ers: Lose in November!

Colbert offers some suspect political analysis for Republicans. A nice zinger in “The Word” segment: When you can vote for the president [in 2008], the Republicans will need a platform.” [On-screen: “Hopefully with a trap door.”]

Posted on Sep 22, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart

Stewart Mocks O’Reilly’s Al Qaeda Claim

The “Daily Show” pokes fun at Bill O’Reilly’s recent bragging that Al Qaeda has him on a hit list.  As Jon Stewart points out: “I don’t know if you’ve seen the Al Qaeda tapes, um…we’re kind of all on the hit list.”

Posted on Sep 22, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Maher and Scarborough

Scarborough, Maher Debate Bush’s Idiocy, Free Speech

Check out this can’t-miss two-part interview between Bill Maher and Joe Scarborough. Maher ends the first segment with a uppercut knockout punch straight to Bush’s jaw; in the second part, Bill says “the jury’s in” on the “idiot” question.

Posted on Sep 20, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Gregory and Bush in the Rose Garden

NBC’s Gregory v. Bush on Torture

NBC reporter David Gregory uses a smart hypothetical scenario to challenge Bush on his interrogation policy; Bush ducks it and keeps to his talking points—as usual, but Gregory keeps up.

Posted on Sep 20, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Is This Torture?

The USA show “The 4400” featured this dramatized depiction of “waterboarding,” in which victims are made to feel as though they are drowning. Andrew Sullivan says it’s time to look at what our government is doing and call it by its proper name.

Posted on Sep 20, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Steve Colbert holding mayonnaise

Colbert Rips American Tribalism

Stephen Colbert offered this riff on racial tribalism in America, after learning that whites tend to live amongst other whites.  Heres a taste: ғIm colorblind.  I donҒt see race, folks, and I always thought my gated community was incredibly diverse.  But, uh, today I asked around and it turns out that everyone at last weeks ґsmooth jazz and mayonnaise block party was in fact white.Ҕ

Posted on Sep 20, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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