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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


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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


Rob Corddry

Pre-Cease-Fire Fighting Was Like Bachelor Party, Corddry Says

“Daily Show” correspondent Rob Corddry does a hilarious take on Israel’s and Hezbollah’s seemingly inexplicable burst of violent fighting in anticipation of the cease-fire. Also, his sendup of United Nations peacekeepers is riotously funny.

Posted on Aug 15, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Daily Show on propaganda

Stewart Mocks RNC Chair’s ‘Adapt and Win’ Makeover

Watch Jon Stewart tear down Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman?s attempt to sell America on the outright lie that GOP?ers aren?t for ?staying the course? in Iraq ? rather, they?re out to ?adapt and win.?
Stewart: Yeah, what a—hole said “stay the course”?
[As videos of Bush saying just that fill the screen]

Posted on Aug 15, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Seymour Hersh

Hersh: Bush & Co. OKd Israel Offensive This Summer

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh defends his claim that the Bush White House effectively signed off on Israel’s planned offensive against Hezbollah earlier this summer—as a preparatory step for a potential attack on Iran. Hersh: “It’s ... time to decide whether we’re a democracy or not. This president is doing an awful lot of foreign policy without sharing it with the rest of us.”

Posted on Aug 15, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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