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Posted on Oct 13, 2006
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This week’s slew of Truthdig-flavored videos includes two (gasp!) conservatives: Andrew Sullivan and Dennis Miller. Please listen to what they have to say—even if only to sharpen your debating skills. Also check out Robert Scheer on North Korea and Iran and Wolf Blitzer humiliating a GOP’er over Foleygate.

No. 1: Blitzer Humiliates GOP Rep. McHenry

Wolf Blitzer made GOP Rep. Patrick McHenry look foolish on CNN by exposing McHenry’s baseless charges that Democrats were orchestrating Foleygate. (It’s actually a “Daily Show” clip, and Stewart nails it, too.)

No. 2: Andrew Sullivan on GOP Homosexuality and Hypocrisy

Conservative blogger and gay activist Andrew Sullivan visited “The Colbert Report” to discuss the GOP’s double standard when it comes to homosexuality: “They can’t pretend to be tolerant in private, and intolerant in public.  They’re either going to have to purge all the gays from the Republican Party or they’re going to start having to behave like grown-ups and treat us like human beings.”


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No. 3: Truthdig Podcast: Robert Scheer on North Korean Nukes, Iran and More

In the latest installment of the Truthdig Podcast, Robert Scheer offers his take on North Korea’s nuclear test, Iran, diplomacy, Democratic prospects and much more.

No. 4: Dennis Miller Defends Pro-Bush Stance to Stewart

Dennis Miller tells Jon Stewart that Dick Cheney keeps the country safe; if the VP will blast his friend with a shotgun, what might he have in store for the evildoers?


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By Bob, October 15, 2006 at 9:20 pm Link to this comment
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It is incongruous somehow to imagine any similarity between libertarianism and this administration, not that I associate myself with either.  Yet, however poor Dennis Miller’s thinking in supporting this administration, he isn’t alone.  And he is funny, at least sometimes.  His joke about Cheney was original.  I think it is obvious that Jon Stewart and Dennis Miller like each other.  That is admirable.

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By Spinoza, October 15, 2006 at 2:36 pm Link to this comment
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>  I don’t know why Stewart lets you on his show

Because Stewart is a shallow Right Winger???

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By John Furie Zacharias, October 15, 2006 at 1:45 pm Link to this comment
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I used to really like Dennis Miller, ten years ago. It’s sad to hear the he “just got back from Atlantic City,” but that’s where promising careers end up when they limit their jokes to being only funny to disengaged tourists and humorless neocons.

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By Cliff, October 15, 2006 at 10:40 am Link to this comment
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Actually only one conservative.  I agree with very few of his fiscal policies, but many of his social policies because Andrew Sullivan is a real actual conservative.  Dennis Miller is a right winger supporting an administration of right wingers.  His politics are reflexive, based on shallow Bush cult of personality and largely opportunistic like the whole Bush wave of right wing ‘thought’.

Sullivan actually remembers when being a conservative meant fiscal prudence, small government, limited intrusion into personal lives - I’m at the opposite end of the political spectrum from Sullivan on the fiscal axis, but close to him on the personal liberty axis.

We should be encouraging real mainstream conservatives to re-take the GOP.  Then we might be able to bring the political discourse back to ‘you’re wrong.’ rather than ‘You’re evil.’

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By Lescoeurs, October 15, 2006 at 10:38 am Link to this comment
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Shut up, Dennis Miller.  You disappointed an entire generation and put true satirists to shame.  You should be embarrassed to sit at the feet of an intellect of courage AND a Peabody award winner.  I don’t know why Stewart lets you on his show.  You have shown yourself to be what your public personna has always been…a punk and an intellectual lightweight.  My only question(and I’m not sure if you are capable of answering it)....what specifically did they offer that you would so readily sell your soul?

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By jack, October 13, 2006 at 9:02 pm Link to this comment
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Chavez doesn’t shut up? That is the pot calling the kettle black.

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