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Stewart Goes After Bush’s Naivete

“The Daily Show” host has the perfect rejoinder to Bush’s assertion, regarding the National Intelligence Estimate, that war critics are “naive.” Watch it.

Posted on Sep 29, 2006 READ MORE

Stew and Camus

Stewart Finds Supreme Irony in Bush’s Vacation Reading

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.

Posted on Aug 17, 2006 READ MORE

U.S. troops visit Iraqi orphanage

Getting to Know Your U.S. Military Abroad

I got an e-mail this afternoon from a specialist in the public affairs office of the U.S. Central Command. He wanted to invite Truthdig readers to check out CENTCOM’s activities in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Considering Truthdig’s independent sensibility, I considered it a fairly gutsy request, and decided: Hell, why not? It is our government, after all. (more…)

Posted on Jul 31, 2006 READ MORE

Tom Cruise lampooned on
From E! Online

‘South Park’ Scientology/Tom Cruise Spoof Rejoins Lineup

The Emmy-nominated episode that lampooned Tom Cruise and his Scientology beliefs will rejoin the rotation on Comedy Central, nearly four months after the network yanked it, reportedly under pressure from Cruise himself…. (more)

Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE

Jon Stewart and Bill Bennett

Stewart Spars With Bennett Over Gay Marriage

The “Daily Show” host revealed conservative author Bill Bennett as being intellectually bankrupt in his opposition to gay marriage. (Satisfying: Bennett acknowledged that his side has lost the debate.)

Posted on Jun 7, 2006 READ MORE

Hayden Denounces Media Coverage of CIA Activities

Gen. Michael Hayden bemoaned the “endless picking apart” of CIA operations in the news media during today’s confirmation hearing on his nomination to head the intelligence agency.
If the architect of the NSA domestic wiretapping program gets this promotion, it will be like a Jon Stewart joke gone horribly wrong.

Posted on May 18, 2006 READ MORE

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