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In Katrina’s Wake: Portraits of Loss From an Unnatural Disaster

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Posted on Aug 19, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart Rips Into Tony Snow on Israel

The White House spokesman claimed that people wouldn’t forget that Hezbollah sent rockets into people’s living rooms. Stewart countered: “Tony, we were the ones putting rockets in their living rooms. We sold them to Israel and they were the ones who shot ‘em.”

Posted on Aug 18, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Hezbollah rebuilds

‘Daily Show’—Hezbollah’s Next Project: Rebuilding New Orleans

“Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver reports that the militant organization has had so much success rebuilding Lebanon that it’s eager to take on the reconstruction of New Orleans. Louisiana residents are hopeful. Hey, at least Hezbollah’s not FEMA.

Posted on Aug 18, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart

Stewart Mocks Media for JonBenet Speculation

The “Daily Show” host reminds us why news networks had no trouble indulging in another round of wild speculation regarding the 6-year-old girl’s unsolved killing: For the media, JonBenet is known as ? oxygen.

Posted on Aug 18, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Talking to Americans

Talking to Americans

In this Canadian TV series, a host asks everyday Americans how they feel about news stories that are, in fact, fake news. It’s played for laughs: But if you wonder how Bush’s version of reality went unchecked for so long, look no further than the people featured in this show.

Posted on Aug 17, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert

Colbert: Why Is Bush Running Away From Lamont?s Opponent?

Stephen Colbert wonders if Bush is refusing to endorse Ned Lamont?s Republican opponent in the Conn. Senate race because the president is so toxic these days. But Colbert also has another theory…

Posted on Aug 17, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Stew and Camus

Stewart Finds Supreme Irony in Bush’s Vacation Reading

Noting that President Bush read Albert Camus’ “The Stranger” during his break, Stewart gave a quick primer on the book that will leave you guffawing.

Posted on Aug 17, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Party of Death

Colbert Ribs ‘Party of Death’ Author

Stephen Colbert trains his mock-Bill O’Reilly act on Ramesh Ponnuru, the conservative author of “Party of Death.” Colbert: “You’ve got a blurb on your cover from Ann Coulter. That’s some credibility right there.”

Posted on Aug 16, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Rob Corddry

Corddry: Unsure if Allen?s Racism Helps or Hurts Him

Jon Stewart asked “Daily Show” correspondent Rob Corddry if Virginia Sen. George Allen had damaged his image by using a racial slur to describe a young campaign worker. Corddry: ?I don’t know what ?macaque? means, but it sure as sh—sounds racist. And John, here in Virginia, I’m still not sure if that helps or hurts a guy.?

Posted on Aug 16, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Jack Kingston

‘Daily Show’ Probes GOP Rep?s ?Pimp Tax?

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) wants to impose penalties on pimps who don?t file W-2 forms for their prostitutes. But “Daily Show” correspondent Dan Bakkedahl asks, ?Instead of a tax on pimps, why not a rebate on hoes??

Posted on Aug 15, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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