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‘Is America Ready ...’ Fatigue

The “Daily Show’s” Samantha Bee investigates whether America is ready for a woman president, “Sex and the City” style.

Posted on Sep 19, 2007 READ MORE


Daily Show

Stewart Critiques Petraeus’ Performance

Boy, has it ever been a tough week to be Gen. David Petraeus!  First he had to face the congressional firing squad with only a flimsy array of stats to substantiate his insistent refrain, delivered in wooden monotone, that the “surge” in Iraq just might, maybe, someday, sort of work.

Posted on Sep 12, 2007 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’:  Craig Trapped in the Closet

Don’t watch this “Daily Show” clip while ingesting beverages—the R. Kelly impersonator’s vibrato-tastic adaptation of “Trapped in the Closet” you’ll see here, laden with sociopolitical commentary about certain embattled senators plagued with recent men’s-room-related woes, may cause you to, as the youngsters say, “snarf.”

Posted on Sep 12, 2007 READ MORE


Riggle

‘Daily Show’ in Iraq: Just Like Home

“The Daily Show,” on the scene in Iraq, goes to town on the ridiculous yet timelessly entertaining assertion of Rep. Mike Pence that a particularly deadly Baghdad market he visited was “like a normal outdoor market in Indiana in the summertime.”

Posted on Aug 22, 2007 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’:  The Eerily Familiar ABC Debate

“The Daily Show’s” custom-made moniker for Sunday’s Democratic debate, “Clusterf@#k to the White House,” perfectly captured the skewed spirit of ABC’s déjà-vu-inducing coverage of this latest Q & A session with the left-leaning presidential candidates—or at least with Sens. Clinton and Obama—as a “bored” fly alighted on Sen. Chris Dodd’s shellacked hairdo.

Posted on Aug 21, 2007 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’ Goes to Iraq

Beginning Monday, “The Daily Show” will air a series of reports from Iraq—the real Iraq—taped during a USO outing by “senior military analyst” and former decorated Marine Maj. Rob Riggle (pictured). Along with a field producer and writer for the show, Riggle ditched the green screen for a five-day stint titled “Operation Silent Thunder: The Daily Show in Iraq.”

Posted on Aug 19, 2007 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart to William Kristol: Why Should We Trust You?

The “Daily Show” host challenges proto-hawk and champion name-caller William Kristol on the vitriol of Iraq war enthusiasts: “But you said Sunni and Shia would get along. You’ve said a lot of things that, if we went back and picked through, I could say to you—should I call you terrible names? No, of course not. You’re just a simple fellow who devised a plan that the president executed. ... ”

Posted on Aug 15, 2007 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

‘Daily Show’:  Mess O’Poromnia

This week, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised eyebrows when he compared his five sons’ work on the Romney-for-Prez campaign to military service on behalf of the country.  Here, Jon Stewart takes a look at the Romneys’ work on “The Five Brothers Bus”—sending “Senior Campaign Embedder” Aasif Mandvi to report from the dangerous front lines ... of Iowa.

Posted on Aug 10, 2007 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Dick and Donald Answer Q’s, Planets Align

Two envoys from the notoriously press-eschewing Bush administration, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, were seen (gasp!) answering questions on television ... on the same day!  “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart compares this highly improbable occurrence to “a giant squid having sex with Bigfoot as the ghost of Jim Morrison claps giddily.”  Via Crooks and Liars

Posted on Aug 3, 2007 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

‘Daily Show’: It’s Go Time

Jon Stewart breaks down the White House’s reaction to Karl Rove’s subpoena and marvels at Tony Snow’s fondness for Yiddish.

Posted on Jul 31, 2007 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

Alberto Gonzales’ Hearing Problems

Jon Stewart tackles “the K-2 of obfuscation”—Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ latest sideshow before Congress.

Posted on Jul 26, 2007 READ MORE


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Jon Stewart on the Incredible Shrinking Debate

“The Daily Show” host explains why the YouTube debate appeals to young people: “They’re the only ones who can see it!”

Posted on Jul 25, 2007 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’ Slams a Night of Bad ‘Burlesque’

“The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart and John Oliver take down the most recent Democratic disappointment: the Senate’s all-night session. Oliver, political theater critic for the show, gives his most scathing review to date.

Posted on Jul 19, 2007 READ MORE


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Michael Moore on ‘The Daily Show’

Jon Stewart and Michael Moore dish about healthcare, Paris Hilton as a canary in the coal mine, and the solution to America’s problems: Invade Canada.

Posted on Jun 28, 2007 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’ on Iraq Whack-a-Mole

Jon Stewart charts the administration’s “been there, done that, be back later” approach to fighting the war in Iraq. Plus a look back on operational nomenclature, the September surprise and Ted Koppel’s giant head.

Posted on Jun 20, 2007 READ MORE


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Ron Paul on ‘The Daily Show’

The Republican Party’s only anti-war candidate (so far) tells Jon Stewart it’s the other candidates who have lost touch with conservative values. As Stewart points out, that could be a problem: “You appear to have consistent, principled integrity. Uh ... Americans don’t usually go for that.”

Posted on Jun 5, 2007 READ MORE


Gore and Stewart

Al Gore on ‘The Daily Show’

Jon Stewart managed to get through an entire interview with Al Gore without asking if he’s going to run for president. The result is a thoughtful conversation on the state of media and the assault on reason.

Posted on May 25, 2007 READ MORE


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Jon Stewart on Bush’s Henchmen

Jon Stewart offers his take on Condoleezza Rice’s impending awkwardness with Iran and Paul Wolfowitz’s World Bank shenanigans.

Posted on May 2, 2007 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’ Viewers Know More

According to the latest Pew Research survey, the most knowledgeable Americans are regular viewers of “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” and avid newspaper readers. At the other end of the spectrum are viewers of Fox News and morning shows.

Posted on May 2, 2007 READ MORE


ENTER_ALT_TEXT

Bill Moyers Interviews Jon Stewart

The veteran newsman probes “The Daily Show” host on the state of journalism, his recent showdown with Sen. John McCain and how he finally figured out the Bush administration.

Posted on Apr 30, 2007 READ MORE


McCain and Stewart

Stewart Confronts McCain, Calls Administration ‘Almost Criminal’

Jon Stewart did not pull his punches with recent guest John McCain in what was more of a showdown than an interview. At one point, the audience applauded Stewart and McCain said wryly, “I think I know whose side they’re on.” The host replied: “They’re on America’s side, because they’re patriots.”

Posted on Apr 26, 2007 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

War Czar Gets a Makeover

The White House is having trouble finding someone to be the new “war czar,” and it has apparently decided the problem is the name. The position will now be called “execution manager.” Is it just us, or has this administration lost its flair for snazzy Orwellian lingo? Bonus: Jon Stewart catches Bush in a lie obstruction of the truth.

Posted on Apr 20, 2007 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’ on Wolfowitz

Jon Stewart swings away at the Wolfowitz scandal: “Last week it was disclosed Wolfowitz had used his influence to get a promotion and a raise for his longtime paramour, World Bank employee Shaha Ali Riza—considered to be a foremost expert on the Middle East. Which means—you know what they say—opposites attract.”

Posted on Apr 18, 2007 READ MORE


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Stewart Tracks the ‘Amazing Erase’

Jon Stewart covers the shenanigans of the Bush administration as some of its key members attempt to (mis)lead the press as it follows the crumb trail in search of those pesky missing e-mails.

Posted on Apr 17, 2007 READ MORE


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All Nancy, All the Time

“The Daily Show” takes a trip back in time to chart CNN legal pundit Nancy Grace’s relentless coverage of the Duke lacrosse case, sampling from her various contradictory, hyperbolic, graphic and biased reports over the last year.  Make sure to catch what happened on her show the day the charges were dropped.

Posted on Apr 14, 2007 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’ on the ‘War Czar’

Jon Stewart and John Oliver riff on the administration’s plan to empower a war czar. Oliver explains that the position will occupy the gap between commander in chief, secretary of defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In other words: the blame.

Posted on Apr 14, 2007 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

‘Daily Show’: Bush Redefines Progress

George W. Bush is upset with the Democrats for wanting to withdraw from Iraq just when we’ve finally started to make progress. Just starting? The president has been citing “progress” in Iraq for years now, and Jon Stewart has the clips to prove it.

Posted on Apr 14, 2007 READ MORE


John Oliver

‘Daily Show’ on Israel

John Oliver delivers this hysterical report on the nation of Israel. At one point the “Daily Show” reporter gives the Israeli ambassador a chance to clear the air: “There is a nasty conspiracy theory going around that your country is run by Jews—a cabal of Jews who set the domestic agenda and run the media. Would you like to put that to rest now?”

Posted on Apr 12, 2007 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

Organization, Democrat-Style

Jon Stewart pokes fun at the Democrats after a recent press conference that did little to assuage the concern that they don’t entirely have their stuff together. Say what you will about the Republicans, they know how to work a talking point. Speaking of which, don’t miss Dick Cheney’s entrance music at the end of the clip.

Posted on Mar 14, 2007 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

Support the Truth

Jon Stewart goes looking for just who steps forward to take responsibility in this administration when things go wrong, as they often do in connection with the war in Iraq.

Posted on Mar 7, 2007 READ MORE


Collage

Weekly Video Roundup

This week, our selection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes a preview of Fox’s answer to “The Daily Show”; The Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines speaking about artistic courage to the ACLU; and Chris Hedges laying a smackdown to Colbert and the Christian right.

Posted on Feb 16, 2007 READ MORE


Jason Jones dates conservatives

How to Date a Republican

Jason Jones of “The Daily Show” tries out a conservative dating service (with a little help from Joe Scarborough). Watch it

Posted on Feb 16, 2007 READ MORE


ENTER_ALT_TEXT

More ‘1/2 Hour’ Conservative Political Humor

Here’s another clip of Fox’s right-wing answer to “The Daily Show.” As the clip’s YouTube poster wrote of the show’s creators: “Conservatives again prove they are adept at torture.”

Posted on Feb 16, 2007 READ MORE


Jon Stewart and Davy Crockett

Dance Dance Resolution

Jon Stewart mocks the ludicrous historical flights of fancy that Republican lawmakers made in speaking against the nonbinding anti-Iraq-surge resolution. (Hint: Davy Crockett, above, makes an appearance.) Watch it

Posted on Feb 16, 2007 READ MORE


Collage

Weekly Video Roundup

This week our selection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes a shocking short documentary on the evangelical war on evolution; a bird’s-eye view of perhaps the first ever avatar-attended virtual peace rally; and a troubling home movie of a U.S. Humvee engaging in bumper-car action in Baghdad.

Posted on Feb 9, 2007 READ MORE


Ralph Nader

Stewart’s ‘Unreasonable’ Interview With Nader

“The Daily Show” catches up with Ralph Nader upon the limited theatrical release of “An Unreasonable Man,” a biopic about the crusading, perennial third-party candidate. Does he intend to siphon votes away from Clinton/Obama? Watch to find out.

Posted on Feb 8, 2007 READ MORE


Jon Stewart and John Hodgman

Stewart and Hodgman Probe the Primaries

Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show’s” “resident expert” John Hodgman explore the implications of several big states’ mobilization to hold earlier primaries.

Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


Jon Stewart on Fox News

Stewart on Fox’s Obama Smear

Jon Stewart is at his ironic best in this riff on Fox News’ egregiously irresponsible story on Barack Obama’s background.

Posted on Jan 30, 2007 READ MORE


Stewart on SOTU

“The Daily Show” host dissects Bush’s State of the Union speech.

Posted on Jan 25, 2007 READ MORE


Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Untold Scandals of the Green Zone

The Washington Post’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran tells Jon Stewart that while many of Bush’s Iraq blunders have been pored over extensively, the story of American corruption and incompetence in the Green Zone has been largely ignored—from the 21-year-old former ice cream vendor who was sent to reform the Interior Ministry to the questioning of aspiring imperialists as to whether they had voted for Bush.

Posted on Jan 4, 2007 READ MORE


Kristol and Stewart

Stewart Dismantles Kristol

Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol stopped by “The Daily Show” for a friendly chat about all of Bush’s wonderful achievements in Iraq and the war on terror. Whoops!  Stewart took Kristol apart, swatting down one exhausted talking point after another as it flew across the desk.

Posted on Dec 20, 2006 READ MORE


Zakaria

‘What [Bush] Needs Is a Therapist’

Appearing on “The Daily Show,” Fareed Zakaria, the editor of Newsweek International, said Bush still believes his policy is working in Iraq and suggested that the president may be the last neoconservative left in power.  When asked by Jon Stewart what role the president’s advisors might be able to play, Zakaria responded: “Without being flippant, I think maybe what [Bush] needs is a therapist.”

Posted on Dec 14, 2006 READ MORE


Daily Show

‘Daily Show’ On 109’s Last Session

Jon Stewart says farewell to the 109th Congress, which used its final session to “pass last-minute tax cuts, expand oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, clear GOP leadership of wrongdoing in the Mark Foley scandal, and pardon Hitler… .”

Posted on Dec 12, 2006 READ MORE


Collage

Weekly Video Roundup

In this week’s installment, “Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver mocks Rumsfeldian “ironic distance” from the war; NBC’s David Gregory rakes the White House’s Tony Snow over a bed of coals; and “Meet the Press” host Tim Russert airs Bush’s dirty laundry on national TV.

Posted on Dec 8, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

‘Daily Show’ on Rumsfeld Memo

“The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart and John Oliver riff on the now-infamous Rumsfeld memo, in which the former defense secretary offered alternatives to “losing”  in Iraq. Watch it

Posted on Dec 6, 2006 READ MORE


ENTER_ALT_TEXT

Weekly Video Roundup

In this week’s roundup of Truthdig-flavored videos, an Australian atheist goes door-to-door in Mormon Utah; a documentary film crew tells the story of the rendition and torture of a Guantanamo detainee; and Jon Stewart holds forth on Iraq “civil war” semantics.

Posted on Dec 1, 2006 READ MORE


Daily Show

Stewart Debates ‘Civil War’ Semantics

Is the Iraq conflict a “civil war” or “a minor linguistic flareup between two parties of different terminological points of view”? “The Daily Show” has the lowdown.

Posted on Nov 28, 2006 READ MORE


Daily Show

Stewart on Beck’s Botched Interview

Jon Stewart takes on last week’s newsmakers, including Glenn Beck, who recently asked the first Muslim ever elected to Congress to prove he’s not working with our enemies: “Finally a guy who says what people who aren’t thinking are thinking.” Watch it

Posted on Nov 19, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart on Bipartisanship

The “Daily Show” canvasses Bush’s reckoning of the common ground he shares with Democrats like Dick Durbin: Essentially, they both speak English. Watch it

Posted on Nov 14, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

‘Midwest Midterm Midtacular’

“The Daily Show,” on the road in Ohio, looks at some key races in the upcoming election.

Posted on Nov 2, 2006 READ MORE


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