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Crash of the Titans

‘Daily Show’: The Notorious A.I.G.

Whither Lehman Brothers? Et tu, Merrill Lynch? What’s going on on Wall Street? Jon Stewart breaks down the financial meltdown on Tuesday night’s edition of “The Daily Show”—complete with ‘80s monster movie allusions. Sweet!

Posted on Sep 17, 2008 READ MORE


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Busted: Rove, Morris and O’Reilly Flip-Flop on Gender Bias

Consider this the only gender-bias-in-the-media primer you’ll ever need, and a handy reminder to the Bill O’Reilly and Dick Morris types (not to mention Monsieur Rove) that gender bias cuts both ways—and sometimes, as Jon Stewart points out, the same people do the cutting without seeming to remember just a few short weeks later.

Posted on Sep 4, 2008 READ MORE


Big on Oil, Small on Facts

“The Daily Show” tackles the campaign’s premier nonissue: offshore oil drilling. Experts agree that new drilling won’t have an impact anytime soon, but that hasn’t stopped McCain from bloviating, Obama from hedging and the punditry from setting the bar even lower.

Posted on Aug 7, 2008 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’ and Colbert on ‘Obama Quest’

Jon Stewart takes a whimsical look at Barack Obama’s excellent adventure while Stephen Colbert notes that, with the entire news establishment chasing the senator, “I am the Edward R. Murrow of who’s left.”

Posted on Jul 23, 2008 READ MORE


‘Baruch Obama’

The “Daily Show” investigates Barack Obama’s alleged problem with Jews in Florida, where at least one crafty senior is on to the mock reporter’s funny business.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart: ‘It’s Just a F—-ing Cartoon’

“The Daily Show” host marvels that the same media that investigated Barack Obama’s falsely alleged attendance at a madrassa can be shocked—shocked—by a cartoon poking fun at such rumors. Here’s what the Obama campaign should have said, in Stewart’s estimation.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008 READ MORE


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strike.tv

Writers’ Strike Bears Online Fruit

During the protracted writers’ strike that gobbled up a good part of fall and winter material for small and big screens alike, some entertainment scribes didn’t let their time in limbo go to waste, such as the group behind Strike.tv, an online network coming soon to a laptop near you.

Posted on Jul 3, 2008 READ MORE


Daily Show

‘Daily Show’: Obama’s Seal of Disapproval

Jon Stewart compares and contrasts Barack Obama’s version of the presidential seal to the real deal in this “Daily Show” clip and takes aim at the presumptive Democratic candidate for his declaration that he won’t be drawing on public financing for the home stretch of his bid for office after previously suggesting otherwise.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

‘Baracknophobia’

“Daily Show” host and media critic Jon Stewart lampoons cable’s talking heads for bragging about their journalistic superiority to the Internet while reporting rumors directly from YouTube.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008 READ MORE


T-Mac Is All Pumped Up!

Some consider Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair the best head of the DNC ever. Judging by this and numerous media appearances, he’s certainly the most animated (including Howard Dean and his infamous scream). Clinton may have lost the nomination, but that isn’t going to get Terry McAuliffe down.

Posted on Jun 4, 2008 READ MORE


MCClellan

Stewart to McClellan: ‘You Talked About Fight Club’

Scott McClellan, the man voted least likely to spend his summer vacation at Bush’s Crawford ranch, paid a visit to “The Daily Show” on Monday night to revel in his newfound infamy among certain White House denizens—oh, and to promote some book he wrote called, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception.” Heard of it?

Posted on Jun 3, 2008 READ MORE


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Stewart Checks Out McCain’s ‘Unremarkable’ Buttocks

Those reporters who were given just three Internet-free hours to curl up with John McCain’s huge stack of medical records (right before Memorial Day!) were privy to some mighty intimate details about the presumptive Republican nominee—and pundits were subsequently saddled with the task of making talk of polyps, chin herpes (ew!) and freckled buttocks somehow sound like good news for the GOP.

Posted on May 29, 2008 READ MORE


Daily Show

‘Daily Show’: Punditry and Douchery

Hey, Chris Matthews, what’s the French word for shower? Jon Stewart takes stock of the media coverage from last week’s West Virginia Democratic primary, wherein it was established that Barack Obama may not be the Mountain State’s “kind of guy,” and pits Matthews against Clinton campaign chair Terry McAuliffe in a good ol’ fashioned “Douche Off.”

Posted on May 15, 2008 READ MORE


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Douglas Feith Defends Bush on ‘Daily Show’

Is some of what we now consider common knowledge about the run-up to the Iraq war wrong—for example, that we were deceived about the U.S.‘s reasons for invading Iraq? Former Pentagon official Douglas Feith, who has been harshly criticized for his involvement in that process, thinks so—and he has a new book to make his point. Here he faces Jon Stewart and his “Daily Show” audience to talk about it all.

Posted on May 13, 2008 READ MORE


Dean on 'Daily Show'

Howard Dean: ‘We’re Gonna Win’

The man who made his mark on the last presidential election cycle with his campaign-sinking scream, DNC Chairman Howard Dean, was the bearer of good predictions for Democrats on Thursday’s “Daily Show.” He explained the super-cryptic superdelegate system, the controversial notion of “electability” and what it’s like to be the candidate who missed out in ‘04 for “saying boo-ya at the wrong time.”

Posted on May 2, 2008 READ MORE


Daily Show

‘Daily Show’: Stephanopolous Sweet-Talks ‘Adorable’ McCain

Hey everyone, John McCain has his own controversial preacher on his team!  And look, he’s not wearing a flag pin on his lapel either!  These points weren’t driven home by media types like George Stephanopolous, whom Jon Stewart accuses of taking a ride on the “Sweet Talk Express” instead of giving McCain a proper grilling.

Posted on Apr 25, 2008 READ MORE


Daily Show

‘Daily Show’: Pundits Perturbed by Pennsylvania Primary

There’s a seasonal sport going on in the media: the age-old tradition of primary prediction. Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary gave a whole host of TV hosts and pundits another shot at handicapping yet another big race between dueling Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama—but alas, as the contest concluded, heady excitement gave way to darker sentiments.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008 READ MORE


Stewart and Obama

Obama Goes for Laughs on ‘The Daily Show’

Poking fun at recent controversy, Jon Stewart asked Barack Obama Monday if, once elected, he plans to “pull a bait and switch ... and enslave the white race.” The candidate responded with a chuckle and a dig at ABC News.

Posted on Apr 22, 2008 READ MORE


Daily Show

‘Daily Show’: Dubya Meets ‘Legs Benedict’

In this “Daily Show” special feature, “Blessed Week Ever,” Jon Stewart surveys the American media’s scintillating coverage of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit, from brilliant observations about the pope’s “gentle” ways to the glory of his White House visit, and offers his own take on just what President Bush might have said upon first meeting the pontiff. Popemania!

Posted on Apr 17, 2008 READ MORE


Daily Show

A ‘Daily Show’ Tribute to Fox News

It’s hard to believe, but Fox News is already 12!  As the Murdochian news channel faces the inevitable growing pains of its ‘tween age, working hard to define President Bush’s legacy before he leaves office and displaying as many American flags as screen space will allow, “Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver salutes Fox with his own special tribute.

Posted on Apr 11, 2008 READ MORE


Lewis Black

‘Back in Black’: Some Votes Are More Glamorous

“The Daily Show’s” Lewis Black probes the soft underbelly of the celebrity endorsement, from the guy who played Kumar to the “political juggernaut that is Dick Van Patten.” And if you think Oprah is excited about Barack Obama, just wait until you see how she reacts to the cast of “Desperate Housewives.”

Posted on Apr 9, 2008 READ MORE


Daily Show in Berkeley

‘Daily Show’: Marines Need Not Apply in Berkeley

When the Marines decided to set up a recruiting office in Berkeley, they didn’t realize what they were up against. Or maybe they did. Either way, “Daily Show” correspondent (and former Marine) Rob Riggle confronts his deep-seated hippie rage to get the story.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008 READ MORE


Stewart and Wilmore

Not Enough Firsts to Go Around

The “Daily Show’s” senior black correspondent, Larry Wilmore, wants to make sure blind people don’t get any ideas about laying claim to New York’s new governor, David Paterson: “He’s one of ours. ... He’s only 90 percent blind, but he’s 100 percent black.”

Posted on Mar 18, 2008 READ MORE


Cinton

Clinton’s ‘Pretty Pathetic’ Time With Stewart

Hillary Clinton showed she could dish it and take it from Jon Stewart with her opening zinger in her Monday night appearance (via a not-so-very-synced-up satellite connection) on “The Daily Show,” pronouncing her decision to spend precious minutes with Stewart “pretty pathetic.”

Posted on Mar 3, 2008 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Bush Becomes Entertaining

Fist-pounding tantrums? Slide shows of his presidential visit to Africa? Sputtering at the podium? Suddenly, George W. Bush’s antics are strangely amusing for Jon Stewart, who speculates that the president may be afflicted with senioritis in his twilight days in the White House.

Posted on Feb 29, 2008 READ MORE


Stewart on Romney

‘Daily Show’: Life Mitt-Out Romney

Jon Stewart bids farewell to Mitt Romney, erstwhile presidential candidate and “man-shaped polymer casing for a spiritual vacuum” (ouch!), and calls into question Romney’s anti-terrorist rationale for bowing out of the ‘08 race.

Posted on Feb 9, 2008 READ MORE


Daily Show

‘Daily Show’: Bush Channels Woody Allen in Saudi Arabia

Jon Stewart just might be onto something with his analysis of how oil-pricing fluctuations happen—just watch as President Bush (doing his best impression of a certain notoriously neurotic New Yorker), perhaps aware of his diminishing bargaining power in the twilight months of his presidency, bravely speaks on behalf of American oil consumers during his recent Mideast sojourn. 

Posted on Jan 18, 2008 READ MORE


John Oliver

The ‘Daily Show’ Must Go On

After a (seemingly endless) hiatus, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are back on Comedy Central, even as striking writers continue to picket outside the network’s mothership.  Here, “Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver endures a heated confrontation with ... himself, actually, as he covers the strikers outside the show’s studio.

Posted on Jan 9, 2008 READ MORE


Colbert
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Colbert and Stewart on the Comeback Track

If Comedy Central headliners Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert indeed return to television Jan. 7—the eve of the New Hampshire primary, as fate (or whatever capricious force controls networks’ holiday scheduling practices) would have it—they’ll probably have to stage their comebacks without their trusty and witty writing teams.

Posted on Dec 21, 2007 READ MORE


Daily Show writers

The Winter of Writers’ Dissed Content

It can be confusing to follow the ongoing WGA strike, what with all the picketing, accusations from both sides, and rampant speculation about whether Ellen DeGeneres is a traitor or just trapped in a rock-versus-hard-place career conundrum.  Here, striking staffers from “The Daily Show” helpfully explain their side of the issue.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007 READ MORE


Musharraf and Stewart

‘Daily Show’ Flashback:  Tea and Sympathy With Musharraf

What a difference a (little more than a) year makes!  Why, it was just last September when Jon Stewart sat down for tea and Twinkies with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf for a pillowy-soft chat about Musharraf’s book, “In the Line of Fire.”

Posted on Nov 5, 2007 READ MORE


Stewart

‘Daily Show’:  Did Al-Qaida Infiltrate Fox News?

Funny how, in the wake of any national disaster these days, news analysts set about explaining the latest disaster according to their pet political interests.  Take the recent California wildfires, for example, and watch what Jon Stewart discovers about different stations’ diverse interpretations of what the fires really mean.

Posted on Oct 30, 2007 READ MORE


Uncle Sam and Colbert

Colbert’s Shocking Campaign Announcement

Stephen Colbert is a master of mocking the ridiculous and predictable posturing of overly rehearsed candidates as they announce their intention to run. During his book tour, for example, he has been known to interrupt interviewers to say he’s unable to discuss his campaign intentions, and then there was this surprise appearance on “The Daily Show.”

Posted on Oct 17, 2007 READ MORE


Bush and Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart: ‘Mission Described’

The “Daily Show” host examines the president’s bizarre speaking style and the rhetorical train wreck that stems from his love affair with self-narration.

Posted on Oct 10, 2007 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

‘Daily Show’:  Bush as Cartoon Villain

Yeah, so it sounded like a great idea—raise taxes on cigarettes in order to fund children’s health care initiatives—but apparently President Bush didn’t think so, as he hit Congress’ proposed SCHIP reauthorization bill with the veto stick on Wednesday.  Thankfully, we have Jon Stewart to help us vent our collective frustration through the magic of satire.

Posted on Oct 5, 2007 READ MORE


matthews and stewart

Matthews Suffers Interview From Hell on ‘Daily Show’

Chris Matthews got much more than he bargained for when he peddled his new book, “Life’s a Campaign,” on “The Daily Show.”  In this clip, Jon Stewart savages the book, calling it both “a recipe for sadness” and a “self-hurt book” and making not-at-all-subtle references to Machiavelli and fascism.  Fireworks ensue.

Posted on Oct 3, 2007 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

‘Daily Show’: ‘Have Gun, Will Grovel’

Jon Stewart recaps the GOP candidates’ race to worship at the altar of guns, complete with an analysis of Giuliani’s 9/11 Tourette’s syndrome.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007 READ MORE


Clinton and Stewart

Bill Clinton on ‘The Daily Show’

The former president tells Jon Stewart about his new book, his wife’s quest to get back to “the best public housing in America,” why he might slit his throat if she’s successful, and how naps can save our democracy.

Posted on Sep 21, 2007 READ MORE


Sam Bee smoking

‘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


Daily Show

‘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


Iowa debate

‘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


Riggle
eonline.com

‘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


cheney rummy

‘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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