Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
July 22, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.

The Unwomanly Face of War
The Life of Caliph Washington

Truthdig Bazaar
The Solipsist

The Solipsist

Troy Jollimore

Steal This Vote

Steal This Vote

Andrew Gumbel

more items

A/V Booth
Email this item Print this item

‘Daily Show’: I Like Big Cuts

Posted on Feb 17, 2011

Could it be a coincidence that the same kinds of programs that, say, certain prominent Republicans are calling to be cut out of the budget are also those that tend to be supported by Democratic voters? Hmmm.  —KA

The Daily Show:



Square, Site wide, Desktop


Square, Site wide, Mobile

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Join the conversation

Load Comments

By B. Shagnasty, February 21, 2011 at 1:05 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

John Stewart lost me when he crossed the writer’s picket line. It’ll be interesting to see how he covers the Wisconson mess.

Report this

By Mrwebster, February 18, 2011 at 10:25 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Jon Stewart has become the official satirist of the non-defunct, but ideologically alive DLC.  He and his staff can find the hypocrisy of Sessions but later Stewart blithely claims the Pentagon’s budget has been cut, which is not true. The dishonest technique is well known—the Pentagon asks for more new money above current levels, not as much new money is allocated, and people then claim the budget was cut.

It is not a surprise that Stewart repeatedly brings on a corporate lacky like Brian Williams. 

by the way:

The $78 billion in defense cuts are separate from $100 billion in “efficiencies” identified by the Pentagon. The $100 billion will be reinvested into other Pentagon programs and will not result in spending cuts; the $78 billion will be cut from the Pentagon’s budget over a five-year period beginning in the 2012 fiscal year. Because the Pentagon originally projected budget increases for these years, the cuts won’t mean that the Pentagon’s budget will shrink in total dollar terms—only that the rate of growth will slow. The fiscal year beginning this year will see a base Pentagon budget of $553 billion, up from $549 billion last year

Report this

By FRTothus, February 18, 2011 at 8:54 am Link to this comment

Brian Williams is a despicable coward, and a moral
midget.  What a pompous ass, a whore to corporate

Report this
Right Top, Site wide - Care2
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide

Like Truthdig on Facebook