Check out a collection of the best Truthdig-flavored video clips of the past week. Featuring: Hillary Clinton’s smack-down of Donald Rumsfeld; Jon Stewart on Mel Gibson media coverage; a head-banging Ted Stevens music video, and more…
No. 1: Donald Rumsfeld’s Whopper
Testifying before Congress on Aug. 3, Donald Rumsfeld said he has never painted a rosy pictureӔ about Iraq, and that you would have a dickens of a time trying to find instances where I have been overly optimistic.Ӕ
That’s just nonsense. And we’ve got the proof—in the form of Rumsfeld’s own words.
No. 2: Hillary Clinton Brutally Spanks Donald Rumsfeld
It’s actually the statement/question that prompted Rumsfeld’s above response. Clinton raked Rumsfeld over the coals over his “failed” prosecution of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She closed with a knockout punch: “Given your track record, Secretary Rumsfeld, why should we believe your assurances now?”
Rumsfeld was left sputtering.
No. 3: Jon Stewart on Mel Gibson Media Coverage
“The Daily Show” host mocked the way supposedly serious TV news shows spliced clips of Gibson’s movies into their newscasts about the actor/director’s anti-Jewish tirade last weekend. The “Braveheart” bit is hilarious.
No. 4: Tubes, The Internet is a Series of…
The newest music video of the techno remix of Sen. Ted Stevens’ infamous “series of tubes” speech about Net Neutrality. Brilliant visuals and head-bouncing music.
No. 5: Rob Courdry Takes On Hamas Summer Camp
“Daily Show” correspondent Rob Courdry shines a biting satirical spotlight on the terrorist group Hamas’ summer camp in Gaza, where “Palestinian children gather in mosques for religious education and paramilitary training.” Apparently, for Gaza children with special needs, there’s also a religious education and paramilitary training fat camp.
No. 6: Stephen Colbert Lampoons Trivial News Programs
After a reporter asked in an ABC News segment why politicians are happy to go and embarrass themselves on “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert responded by playing a few clips of ABC morning shows, and asking why politicians would want to go on shows that highlight, for instance, monkeys playing Texas Hold ‘Em.