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Weekly Video Roundup
Posted on Aug 18, 2006
Check out the best of this week’s Truthdig-flavored videos. In this installment: Joe Scarborough asks “Is Bush an ‘idiot’?” Jon Stewart mocks RNC Chair Ken Mehlman’s new “Adapt and Win” talking points; Va. Sen. George Allen steps in a heaping pile of “macaca,” and more….
Joe Scarborough, of all people, began his program on Aug. 15 by asking: ?Is Bush an ?idiot??? To provide context for his question, the MSNBC host let loose with a must-see highlight reel of the president?s assault on language and logic.
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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.]
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.?
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.
Iran’s leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, railed against America’s “blind” support for Israel in a wide-ranging interview by Mike Wallace on “60 Minutes.” Watch it here
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