May 25, 2013
Weekly Video Roundup
Posted on Oct 6, 2006
In this edition of our Truthdig-flavored videos: A comedy troupe reenacts Mark Foley’s IMs; Jon Stewart skewers Bush’s reduction of Iraq violence to a “comma”; and Bill Maher critiques sexual repression in America.
No. 1: Woodward: Kissinger Re-Fighting Vietnam via Bush
In his “60 Minutes” interview, Bob Woodward said Henry Kissinger “is almost like a member of the [Bush] family,” and that in his frequent meetings with Bush and Cheney, Kissinger’s dogmatic “stay the course” advice on Iraq amounts to “fighting the Vietnam War again.”
Is this a low blow? We don’t think so. Seeing the dialogue acted out drove home to us just how young the boys targeted by Foley were. (They’re talking about homework, book reports and masturbation.)
No. 3: Stewart Unloads on Bush’s ‘Comma’ Remark
Bush’s remark about the current bloodshed in Iraq simply representing a “comma” in the country’s history is fast becoming infamous. Stewart has a hilarious take on where, exactly, we might find that comma….
Foley on Predator ‘Sickos’
“If I were one of these sickos, I’d be nervous….” That’s what former Rep. Mark Foley said about sexual predators during a 2005 taping of “America’s Most Wanted.”
The hypocrisy is so thick, it could be churned like butter.
No. 5: Bill Maher Almost Defends Foley
Bill Maher makes the good point that in a less sexually repressed society, Mark Foley could have come out of the closet a long time ago.
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