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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


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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


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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


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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


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‘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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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‘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


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‘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


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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


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‘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


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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


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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


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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


Al Franken

‘Daily Show’: Senator Al Franken?

Al Franken dropped in on Wednesday’s “Daily Show,” where Jon Stewart asked the comedian and radio host whether he would indeed run against Sen. Norm Coleman in the 2008 election.  Although Franken said he was still making up his mind, he added: “I’ve moved to Minnesota, I’ve been there since January 1st.  You don’t move to Minnesota January 1st unless you’re serious.”

Posted on Sep 28, 2006 READ MORE


Pat Buchanan

Buchanan’s Conspiracy Theory

Pat Buchanan appeared on “The Daily Show” on Monday to explain his theory of Mexico’s secret plot to recapture the Southwest using an army of hardworking immigrants who, he claims, don’t like English or America.

Posted on Sep 26, 2006 READ MORE


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week’s edition of Truthdig-flavored videos includes a “Daily Show” spot-on satirical interview with a discharged gay Army linguist; a classic Bill Maher broadside on President Bush; and Jon Stewart asking Bill Clinton how to defeat Hillary.

Posted on Sep 22, 2006 READ MORE


Little Richard on The Daily Show

Little Richard Translates for Bush on ‘Daily Show’

We’ve had some readers asking for us at Truthdig to dig between the lines of Bush’s 9/11 speech. Turns out Jon Stewart & Co. were already all over that. Watch as Little Richard explicates our prez.

Posted on Sep 13, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

‘Daily Show’ Digests Latest Bush Puzzler

George Bush recently said “America is safer than it has been, but it’s not yet safe.”  Attempting to make sense of this seemingly contradictory statement in a post-9/11, post-“mission accomplished,” post-Katrina world, “The Daily Show” came up with this rationale: “George W. Bush is the right man to lead us in the era post whatever horrible calamity he leads us into next.”

Posted on Sep 12, 2006 READ MORE


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Jon Stewart Rips Into Tony Snow on Israel

The White House spokesman claimed that people wouldn’t forget that Hezbollah sent rockets into people’s living rooms. Stewart countered: “Tony, we were the ones putting rockets in their living rooms. We sold them to Israel and they were the ones who shot ‘em.”

Posted on Aug 18, 2006 READ MORE


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Stewart Straight-Talks McCain on Iraq

The “Daily Show” host tells the Arizona senator, “President Bush has been very clear that through his leadership, he made the world safer…. My question to you is this: How much safer can we afford to have him make us?” When McCain wouldn’t answer straight, Stewart chided him, saying, “Don’t dodge the question.”

Posted on Jul 25, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart on Ted Stevens

Jon Stewart Lampoons Sen. Stevens’ Net Nonsense

“The Daily Shows” host tees off on Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens’ instantly infamous speech about Net Neutrality—which Stewart likened to “something you’d hear from a crazy old man in an airport bar at 3 a.m.”

Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE


Stewart Mocks Bush over his repetition

Stewart Mocks a Repetitive Bush

“The Daily Show” host points out that Bush had the Exact. Same. Thing. to say about the outgoing CIA chief and the current nominee.

Posted on May 9, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart and John McCain
From crooksandliars.com

McCain Withers Under Questioning of ... Jon Stewart

The “Daily Show’s” “fake news” interview exposed Sen. John McCain’s far-right hypocrisies better than most interviewers in the traditional media. (video)
Even the AP asks whether McCain has gone hard right.

Posted on Apr 6, 2006 READ MORE


Arianna Huffington banters with Stephen Colbert
From crooksandliars.com

Arianna Tries to Convert Colbert

In a hilarious exchange, ex-conservative Huffington defends herself against charges of treachery from the arch-conservative Stephen Colbert.
After months of also-ran status, “The Colbert Report” has been giving “The Daily Show” a run for its money lately (no small feat, considering that “The Daily Show” is perhaps the best program on television).

Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


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Jon Stewart to Dems: ‘Pick Up Your Game’

“The Daily Show” host tells Larry King in that joking-but-not-really-joking way of his, “I’m leaving the Democrats out because I honestly don’t feel that they make an impact. They have 49% of the vote and 3% of the power.”

Posted on Mar 1, 2006 READ MORE


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Jon Stewart Runs on CNN International

OK, all you expatriates probably already knew this, but Truthdig didn’t: “The Daily Show” runs on CNN International outside the U.S.
Think about that: Millions (perhaps billions) of foreigners get Jon Stewart’s version of America on a relatively straight-news-oriented channel. Depending on how you feel about Stewart’s sensibility, that’s either wonderful or troubling. (This snippet of news comes near the end of a hilarious article about Stewart’s upcoming gig at the Oscars.

Posted on Feb 20, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Roasts Cheney

“Don’t let your kids go hunting with the vice president. I don’t care what kind of lucrative contracts they’re trying to land or energy regulations they’re trying to get lifted. He’ll shoot them in the face.” | video

Posted on Feb 14, 2006 READ MORE


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