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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….

No. 1:

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.

Bush butchers the language


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No. 2:

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.]


No. 3:

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.?


No. 4:

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.


No. 5:

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

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Mike Wallace


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By True North, August 22, 2006 at 6:31 pm Link to this comment
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It was interesting how quickly MSM pundits attacked Wallace for being too soft on Ahmadinejad, completely obliterating any consideration of what was said in the interview. The neo-cons are too afraid the real world doesn’t match their mad fantasy.

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By Chris in Santa Fe, August 21, 2006 at 9:48 am Link to this comment
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Bush is a genius.  Let me state why.  He has lowered our taxes, and cut the deficit in half, just in the last 3 years.  He has restored ethics, decency and integrity to the Whitehouse.  He reformed social security to ensure its solvency. He mas made peace in the middle east.  He unified the masses on 9/11/01.  He stayed out of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His oil industry expertise has kept our energy demands in reasonable check.  Dogs can NOT marry people, in other words, no animal, human hybrids. Stem cell abortion has been abolished.  He has the best foreign policy team ever assembled.  He has straightened out most of Clinton’s missteps and mistakes.  He is a genius.

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By joey, August 20, 2006 at 8:04 pm Link to this comment
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G.W. Is the worst president we ever had because ?

1.He never cared about or understood Democracy in the first place.
2.He failed as commander and chief to understand the consequence of war.
3.He sees himself as a rebel and enjoys breaking the law.
4.He is not able to empathize the death of others.
5.He lied about his rebirth in Christ..

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By Patti Jo, August 20, 2006 at 9:16 am Link to this comment
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Hate Iran? Hate Iranians? No way. I lived with an Iranian family for 3 years and it is one of the most beautiful cultures I have ever been exposed to. Respect for the elders, teaching their children, the most hospitable and loving people I’ve ever met.

You know where terrorists come from? Bush’s sick, diabolical, power-mongering greedy mind…

The longer he’s in office, the more terrorists will be invoked by his prejudice and ingorance.

HATE is an evil tool to use against your countrymen… and he does it every single day.

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By Bukko in Australia, August 20, 2006 at 5:02 am Link to this comment
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The first clip illustrates the strange situation of an allegedly real news programme (I say “allegedly because it’s Scarborough) using a segment from a fake news programme (John Stewart) to present the truth. Real news needs fake news to illustrate the truth. Has America gone down the rabbit hole or what?

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By Jaded Prole, August 20, 2006 at 3:58 am Link to this comment
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Is George W. Bush an idiot? Probably but the question really appears to be “is he competent”? As for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, though he makes enough gaffs of his own, he is usually far more in touch with reality than our own insane misleadership. Also, he is not the sole representative for Iran and like Hezbollah, our actions have only strengthened his government.

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By Katie, August 19, 2006 at 4:35 pm Link to this comment
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Oh Yeah!!! Can there be any doubt about the idiot??? Puleeze—-each time he opens his mouth I must cringe to think that this is the face of America—that this stumbling, bumbling caricature of a leader represents us—then think of the no info voters, Fox News viewers that support him. Idiot quotient alert!!!

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By pedro, August 19, 2006 at 1:49 pm Link to this comment
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Taylor wrote:

Can you imagine our President George W. Bush in a debate with this man?
I suggest Bush would be on the ropes gasping with four letter words from the first moments. We may hate this man and his country Iran and all that he represents as our avowed enemy, but he spoke a lot of truths that are almost impossible for our Bush Administration to refute.

You are correct, but I do not hate this man or his country.  We are told too, but I do not.

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By LordMoon, August 19, 2006 at 10:35 am Link to this comment
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Is Bush an Idiot?

Well, Geese, ummmm…..that’s a tough one….

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By bibisad, August 19, 2006 at 10:09 am Link to this comment
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Rtaylor speak for your self about “enemy”. We have no enemies only the ones we create for diobolical reasons. American’s should befriend an Iranian, or listen to their music, or better yet turn off your MSM!

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By rtaylor, August 19, 2006 at 7:33 am Link to this comment
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Can you imagine our President George W. Bush in a debate with this man?
I suggest Bush would be on the ropes gasping with four letter words from the first moments. We may hate this man and his country Iran and all that he represents as our avowed enemy, but he spoke a lot of truths that are almost impossible for our Bush Administration to refute.

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