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Kristol and Stewart

Stewart Dismantles Kristol

Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol stopped by “The Daily Show” for a friendly chat about all of Bush’s wonderful achievements in Iraq and the war on terror. Whoops!  Stewart took Kristol apart, swatting down one exhausted talking point after another as it flew across the desk.

Posted on Dec 20, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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A Guide to Net Neutrality

If you’ve been struggling to wrap your head around the hugely important issue of net neutrality, check out this excellent primer from the coalition SavetheInternet.com. (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Dec 19, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Morris

Dick Morris: ‘First Black Is Better Than First Woman’

Clinton strategist turned Fox News provocateur Dick Morris brought his peculiar insight to bear on the Hillary Clinton/Barack Obama showdown, claiming: “Obama is in fact a better first than she is. First black is better than first woman in our politics in terms of valuing it.” What reasoning Morris used to make that determination remains a mystery, as he quickly moved on to the multitude of reasons why he feels Obama can’t win, and how he’ll leave the country if either one does.

Posted on Dec 19, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Colin Powell

Colin Powell Deflates McCain’s Iraq Strategy

Colin Powell, who’s been on something of a credibility campaign since that vaudevillian performance at the United Nations, took John McCain’s “troop surge” Iraq strategy to task on Sunday: “Let’s be clear about something else ... that gets a little confusing. There are really no additional troops.”

Posted on Dec 17, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week’s installment of Truthdig-flavored videos includes a hawkish U.S. senator articulating his change-of-heart on the Iraq war; U.S. military officials abusing their rank and influence in an evangelical recruiting video; and Jon Stewart bidding goodbye—and good riddance—to the 109th Congress.

Posted on Dec 16, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Zakaria

‘What [Bush] Needs Is a Therapist’

Appearing on “The Daily Show,” Fareed Zakaria, the editor of Newsweek International, said Bush still believes his policy is working in Iraq and suggested that the president may be the last neoconservative left in power.  When asked by Jon Stewart what role the president’s advisors might be able to play, Zakaria responded: “Without being flippant, I think maybe what [Bush] needs is a therapist.”

Posted on Dec 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Savage and Colbert

Savage Goes ‘Straight’ With Colbert

Stephen Colbert defines straight sex for gay sex columnist Dan Savage.

Posted on Dec 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Rpbert Scheer

Truthdig Podcast: Russian Nukes, the Meaning of Christmas and More

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer sounds off on nuclear negligence, Kucinich’s candidacy, the Christmas blues and more.

Posted on Dec 13, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Tony Snow

Tony Snow Gets Busted

AlterNet caught White House press secretary Tony Snow spinning his icy heart out, only to get nailed the next day by CBS’ Bob Schieffer: “I think the reason the president [has] put [announcing his new Iraq strategy] off is he just hasn’t decided at this point what he wants to do, and I don’t think it’s any more complicated than that.”

Posted on Dec 13, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Air Force general

Probe Sought Into Evangelical Military Video

A military watchdog group is accusing senior officers of coercing soldiers and airmen into adopting evangelical Christianity—as demonstrated in a promotional video the senior officers appeared in. “We apparently have a radicalized, evangelical Christian Pentagon within the rest of the Pentagon,” says the head of the watchdog group.

  • Read about it here and here
  • Watch the video here

  • Posted on Dec 12, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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