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Jon Stewart Has No Future in Politics

Well, that headline isn’t exactly true—it’s just that anyone wishing to see “The Daily Show” impresario serve our nation in an officially elected position, instead of playing the political gadfly on Comedy Central, should abandon all hope now. Or so says Jon Stewart.

Posted on Sep 21, 2010 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’: Islamophobiapalooza

Several of Bill O’Reilly’s colleagues at Fox News clearly don’t subscribe to his patented “No Spin Zone” formula, as the spinnage happening on the Murdochian channel about the Islamic cultural center near Manhattan’s Ground Zero is enough to power a generously proportioned dynamo.

Posted on Sep 14, 2010 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’: Midterm Inferno

Hey wow, President Obama has a new plan to give America “the best infrastructure in the world”—just in time for the 2010 midterm elections! Is this at all exciting or effective? And do the Democrats have a snowball’s chance in H-E-double-hockey-sticks this fall?

Posted on Sep 8, 2010 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: Internet Predator

The “Daily Show” host goes after Google for doing evil and tries to get to the, er, meat of Net neutrality.

Posted on Aug 18, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Much Media Ado About Chelsea’s Wedding

Thanks to hard-hitting investigative squads from major media outlets, Saturday’s news cycle was dominated by dispatches about the porcelain port-o-potties, rumored menu items, Joe Pesci sightings and other very important minutiae about Chelsea Clinton’s posh nuptials ... (continued)

Posted on Aug 3, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Best Leak Ever

It seemed like nobody in a position of power in Washington thought that the shocking details about the war in Afghanistan, our “allies” in Pakistan and other gems from this week’s WikiLeaks melange of madness were all that “new.”  (continued)

Posted on Jul 28, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: ‘Fox & Friends’ Says Don’t Blame Bush

According to the highly nonpartisan lineup of talking heads on “Fox & Friends,” the statute of limitations has officially passed for blaming the Bush administration for any stuff that’s hit the fan since W. left office.

Posted on Jun 30, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: McChrystal’s Balls

What was Gen. Stanley McChrystal thinking when he allowed Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings the kind of access that several other members of the media can only marvel about obsessively in this “Daily Show” clip?

Posted on Jun 24, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Now About That Whole Presidential Power Thing

Barack Obama talked big, back in his campaigning days, about doing things a little differently from Bush II were he to succeed W. in the White House. Many of these changes had to do with how he planned to wield executive power.

Posted on Jun 16, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Betty White on Fire

Countless actors can only dream of enjoying the kind of success that perennial favorite and classy dame Betty White is currently experiencing at nearly 90—and she’s showing no signs of slowing down.

Posted on Jun 15, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Why, Helen Thomas, Why?

Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas, clearly not so good at being on the receiving end of an interview, landed herself in quite the professional pickle this week, and Jon Stewart has some zingers for her on her way out.

Posted on Jun 8, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: The Gospel Truth About Fox News

Jon Stewart isn’t one to take cheap shots sitting down, so Bernie Goldberg and Bill O’Reilly’s latest volleys bring Stewart to his feet for a musical response—complete with a mini gospel choir—to bear witness to the truth that Fox News is a “terrible, cynical, disingenuous news organization.”

Posted on Apr 21, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: De-Sexifying Catholicism

Now that the shameful clergy sex scandal has reached its grabby hands all the way to the top levels of the Vatican, it’s time for drastic measures. As John Hodgman makes chillingly clear in this “Daily Show” clip, the Catholic Church is an “extremely sexy place” ... (continued)

Posted on Apr 15, 2010 READ MORE


McCain

‘Daily Show’: Say Anything

What happened to that “maverick” John McCain? Wait ... he’s not really a maverick? Says who? Oh. As Jon Stewart points out in this “Daily Show” clip, McCain has changed his tune on more than just the maverick thing—much more.

Posted on Apr 7, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Fear of a Black C-SPANet

After a “casually racist” caller made the helpful suggestion that C-SPAN change its name to “Black-SPAN” the other day, that network’s host missed a valuable opportunity to respond properly, according to Jon Stewart, who provides a dramatic re-enactment of the scene in this “Daily Show” clip.

Posted on Apr 1, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Two Girls, One GOP

The RNC would like us all to know that, whatever happened involving Young Eagles members, committee funds and lesbian-themed fun at Voyeur last month, Chairman Michael Steele wasn’t there. All the same, Jon Stewart still wants to show a Muppety re-enactment of that night of infamy.

Posted on Mar 31, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Progressives Are Out to Get Us All

Now we’ve heard it directly from Glenn Beck’s mouth: “I am not a journalist—I am a conservative. I am much more of a libertarian.” Nowhere in there is the word progressive included. Shudder to think! Because as we all know, the path from progressivism leads straight to China.

Posted on Mar 19, 2010 READ MORE


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Captain Moneybags Crashes Health Execs’ Party

How are those poor, downtrodden and hurting health care executives supposed to recover from ... billions in profits? Double-digit percentage hikes for the captive audience known as their paying customers? Captain Moneybags brings his “Daily Show” camera crew to investigate ... (continued)

Posted on Mar 16, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Sour Gropes for Glenn Beck

Ah, if only former Rep. Eric Massa truly was the “ray of sunshine” Glenn Beck was so keenly wishing for ... before Massa actually showed up on Beck’s set and dashed the Fox News host’s hopes of mining Massa’s tale of persecution at the, er, hands of naked Rahm Emanuel for all it was worth.

Posted on Mar 11, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Sarah Palin Should Quit (Her Day Job)

Um, what’s the deal with Sarah Palin doing standup on “The Tonight Show”? Next thing you know, she’ll be pitching her own TV show around Greater L.A. Now that would be ... oh, never mind. Jon Stewart has some advice from one seasoned comic to this particular amateur: Maybe she should quit!

Posted on Mar 4, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Bank of America

Credit card reform is great and all, but there’s another problem that legislation can’t exactly remedy: Americans’ supersized spending habits. Oh, and since Congress gave banks nine months of lead time before enacting the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act, those wily financial institutions were ready with a set of new tricks to part customers with their hard-earned cash.

Posted on Feb 24, 2010 READ MORE


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CPAC 2010: Festival of Whites

Last weekend’s big right-wing clusterf summit meeting, CPAC 2010, brought out the bright, white stars of conservative America, many of whom conjured up some creative labels for their enemies on the left, including this gem from Mitt Romney: “Liberal neo-monarchists.” Huh?

Posted on Feb 23, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: A Few Good Gays

Even though the U.S. military’s top brass specifically called this week for the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy to be repealed, that didn’t stop certain Republican congressmen from putting on an impressive show of jackassery in response. Winning top honors among that latter group, at least in Jon Stewart’s book, was Sen. John McCain.

Posted on Feb 4, 2010 READ MORE


Gates

‘Daily Show’: Bill Gates, Twitter-er

Now that Bill Gates doesn’t have to run one of the world’s biggest companies, he has more time to devote to a few of his favorite causes including, say, trying to revamp the school system at home and fight hunger abroad—you know, just hobby material. Here, he tells Jon Stewart about his post-Microsoft life, as well as how he learned to tweet just last week.

Posted on Jan 26, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: It’s the Career Politicians, Stupid

Why is the U.S. in the dire financial straits it’s in? Well, “Comeback America” author David Walker, who was formerly the country’s comptroller general and head of the Government Accountability Office, has a few ideas about what led to our “dysfunctional democracy” and he lays it all out in this clip from “The Daily Show.”

Posted on Jan 19, 2010 READ MORE


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Stewart Schools Limbaugh, Robertson and Maddow on Disaster Politics

Talk about aftershocks: The politically charged commentary flowed freely from certain media-friendly sources following Haiti’s giant earthquake, and according to Jon Stewart’s assessment, Rush Limbaugh is missing a key organ, Pat Robertson needs to watch his “pie hole” and Rachel Maddow isn’t very good with the whole timing thing. Watch and learn, pundits!

Posted on Jan 15, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Is Sarah Palin Secretly Brilliant?

Don’t worry—everyone can see those trails you’ll observe around Jon Stewart in this “Daily Show” clip. It’s not just you. But speaking of weirdness, consider the possibility, which Stewart advances here, that Sarah Palin is actually quite brilliant for mobilizing an entire news network to help her “set the record straight,” as Bill O’Reilly puts it.

Posted on Jan 14, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: The Temple of Hume

Gosh, Brit Hume has been hit with some angry e-mails since he proclaimed on national television that Tiger Woods needs saving by one J.C. (whose name, Hume cleverly notes, causes “all hell” to break loose when uttered in such a setting), but Hume doesn’t think his comment was tantamount to proselytizing, no sir.

Posted on Jan 6, 2010 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’ on the Folksy, Factless News Channels

An end-of-the-year recap of some of Jon Stewart and Co.’s devastating critiques of Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, from “leave it there” to tea party march madness.

Posted on Dec 28, 2009 READ MORE


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‘Droopy’ Lieberman Kills Health Care Reform

Even Droopy has his day, unfortunately. In this clip from Wednesday’s “Daily Show,” Jon Stewart channels some of the primal rage induced by Sen. Joe Lieberman’s not-so-subtle stymieing behaviors during this week’s health care reform showdown in the Senate.

Posted on Dec 17, 2009 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Glenn Beck’s Playing to G-O-L-D

What does Fox Newser Glenn Beck believe to be a safe investment during times of panic and fear? Gold. Which emotions is Beck particularly skilled at playing upon in his nightly Fox-cast? Panic and fear. Which Web site does Glenn Beck stump for? Goldline.com, which pushes the idea that now’s the time to invest in gold. Oh.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Tactics of Mass Obstruction

Here’s some shocking news: Certain members of the U.S. Senate may be employing stalling tactics to make sure their version of the highly contested health care reform legislation, should it ever see the light of day, takes freaking forever to create.

Posted on Dec 8, 2009 READ MORE


Biden

‘Daily Show’: Is Joe Biden a Jedi Master?

In these clips from Vice President Joe Biden’s visit Tuesday to “The Daily Show,” the nation’s No. 2 takes stock of the Obama administration’s first year in office, defends his boss’ decisions on a couple contentious issues, and compares Wall Street honchos to rattlesnakes.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Hannity’s Apocalyptic Apology

Having caught wind that Fox Newser Sean Hannity was going to take a moment on his show to issue an apology to Jon Stewart for using older tea-party rally footage in a recent story, the host of “The Daily Show” was looking forward to hearing an admission of how the Fox folks subscribe to the network’s methodology, aka “the subtle altering of reality to sell a preconceived narrative.” That didn’t quite happen.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Cold Busted, Sean Hannity

“The Daily Show” has one eagle-eyed research team, judging by its consistent practice of catching the colorful pundits of Fox News in their most fact-challenged moments. Take this latest Fox pas, courtesy of Sean Hannity’s show, which Jon Stewart pointed out on his own show Tuesday night.

Posted on Nov 11, 2009 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: The Men Who Stare at Votes

We all saw the shenanigans that transpired outside the Capitol during last Thursday’s wingnut clusterf ... “House Call” health care rally organized by the certifiable Rep. Michele Bachmann, but the freak show from the inner chambers of Congress was even better in the final lead-up to Saturday’s House vote on health care reform legislation.

Posted on Nov 10, 2009 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’ Insta-Classic: What Lurks Within Glenn Beck?

It’s not so much that Jon Stewart is lampooning Glenn Beck for the heck of it that makes this clip from Thursday night’s “Daily Show” so inspired, it’s that he practically out-Glenn-Becks Glenn Beck, all the while stealing a potential conspiracy theory that the excitable Fox News showman might soon have cooked up if left to his own devices.

Posted on Nov 6, 2009 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Plouffe Weighs In on Obama’s First Year

Barack Obama’s top campaign strategist, David Plouffe, paid a visit to “The Daily Show” on Tuesday night, the anniversary of his candidate’s big win, to look back on Obama’s strategy for getting to the White House and how the president has done over the course of his first year. Jon Stewart doesn’t let Plouffe off easy, especially when it comes to Obama’s choice of economic advisers.

Posted on Nov 4, 2009 READ MORE


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‘The Daily Show’: For Fox Sake!

The battle between the Obama administration and Fox News hasn’t ended yet (sigh), but luckily, Jon Stewart takes this timely opportunity to dissect what exactly the conservative-leaning channel’s raison d’être is, and here’s a hint: It’s not necessarily the news.

Posted on Oct 30, 2009 READ MORE



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Is CNN the Least Trusted Name in News?

The original cable news network has slipped to fourth and last place with prime-time viewers between ages 25 and 54, trailing Fox News, MSNBC and HLN. The conventional wisdom is that Americans prefer their news with a heavy dose of opinion, but CNN could be losing viewers because, as the “Daily Show” points out (after the jump), they’re just bad at gathering news.

Posted on Oct 26, 2009 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: ‘Rape-Nuts’ on Capitol Hill

If ever there were magic words guaranteed to provoke instant fury in America’s far-right ranks (besides “Nobel Peace Prize”), they might sound a little like “Al Franken.” The comedian-turned-senator’s recent proposal—related to the rights of rape victims who are employees of government contractors—met with some baffling resistance from Republicans in Congress.

Posted on Oct 15, 2009 READ MORE


Napolitano and Stewart

‘Daily Show’: Napolitano Makes Stewart Feel Secure

Jon Stewart sat down with Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano on Monday night’s “Daily Show” to enjoy at least a fleeting feeling of security and to discuss the government’s infamous safety color codes—which, she quipped, “are the subject of late-night humor, as you may have noticed”—as well as swine flu and terrorism.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: The Gay After Tomorrow

Whatever happened to President Obama’s campaign pledge to revoke the pesky “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that keeps gay and lesbian military members in the closet as they serve their country? Well, it seems the president has a little “too much on his plate” to confront that particular issue at the moment, as Jon Stewart has duly noted.

Posted on Oct 7, 2009 READ MORE


Delay and Stewart

Prancing With Tom DeLay

As “The Daily Show” recounts, some conservatives, at least the type who attended last weekend’s Values Voter Summit, officially have an issue with homosexuality (paging former Miss California Carrie Prejean). So Jon Stewart finds former GOP ringleader Tom “The Hammer” DeLay’s sassy cha-cha number on Monday’s “Dancing With the Stars” a bit puzzling.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Mad Men on the March

After an extended vacation, Jon Stewart returned to his “Daily Show” anchor’s desk Monday—and not a moment too soon, as the national epidemic of crazitude hasn’t calmed down since he left, especially when it comes to the subject of health care reform.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009 READ MORE


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Barney Frank’s Town Hall Throwdown

Ever wonder whether it gets a touch exasperating for politicians to face angry throngs of American citizens at those unruly gatherings everyone quaintly insists on calling “town hall meetings”? Well, witness Barney Frank, here, on the brink of a town hall snap (or two) in this bit from Wednesday’s “Daily Show.”

Posted on Aug 20, 2009 READ MORE


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‘The Daily Show’: Just Sayin’

Like an embarrassing father using the word tight or a mother who think it’s OK to dance to Beyoncé while carpooling, CNN has found yet another way to make your skin crawl by desperately trying to act “hip” as it struggles to find a niche in the cable news wars. Jon Stewart chides the network in a piece that will probably elicit a grimace or two.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009 READ MORE


Glenn Beck

Changing Channels on Health Care

What happened in the few months between the time when Glenn Beck denounced the dismal state of American health care and when he celebrated it as a systemic triumph just a smidge later? And can we replicate this one-man odyssey with a simple tweak of our own remote controls?

Posted on Aug 14, 2009 READ MORE


Geithner’s Housing Crisis

Apparently Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner wants more for his home than he paid for it—in this market. The “Daily Show’s” John Oliver asks, “How can the American people trust the policies of a man who can’t sell his house? ... Is it not like hiring a personal trainer who is morbidly obese?”

Posted on Jul 30, 2009 READ MORE


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Barack Who?

As Barack Obama begins his seventh month in office, mainstream news anchors still can’t seem to figure out the president’s citizenship. ... I mean, was this guy even born here? Jon Stewart examines how this mystery man got to be the American president in the first place. Check out this clip from last night’s “Daily Show.”

Posted on Jul 23, 2009 READ MORE


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