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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


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‘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


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‘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


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‘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


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‘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


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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


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‘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


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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


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‘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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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


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‘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


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‘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


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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


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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


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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‘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


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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


John Oliver and Iran

John Oliver Nails Iran’s Weapons Source

Amid a discussion of Bush’s dubious claims about Iranian influence in Iraq, “The Daily Show’s” “senior military speculator” hilariously divines the point of origin of Tehran’s armaments.

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

A ‘Comatose’ Congress

Reacting to Congress’ inability to even bring a debate about Bush’s troop escalation plan to the floor, Jon Stewart said, “It turns out they weren’t even capable of hollow posturing.”

Posted on Feb 7, 2007 READ MORE


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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


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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‘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 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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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


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Jon Stewart Mocks Bush’s Claims on Diplomacy

“The Daily Show” host uses a montage of video clips of Bush alternately dismissing and praising the use of diplomacy in dealing with WMD-bent dictators like Saddam Hussein and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il.

Posted on Jul 11, 2006 READ MORE


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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


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From crooksandliars.com

Feingold Speaks Truth to Power, and Stewart

The Wisconsin senator whips Jon Stewart’s audience into a frenzy with his insistence on holding Bush accountable for his spying program.

Posted on Mar 23, 2006 READ MORE


Oscars Postmortem

And the award for “Best Proof That Hollywood Is Out of Touch”: No one made a single reference to the troops fighting and dying in Iraq.

Posted on Mar 6, 2006 READ MORE


Pity the Fool

Paul Provenza, director of the gleefully obscene “The Aristocrats,” explains why Hollywood doesn’t get the joke.

Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE


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From jkrweb.com

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



From Comedy Central via Salon.com

Sen. Leahy Smacks Gonzales Around in Video

Leahy, exasperated at Alberto Gonzales’ refusal to answer questions about Bush’s spying program, lets rip a Jon Stewart-quality zinger: “Of course, Mr. Attorney General, I forgot. You can’t answer any questions that might be relevant to this.” | video

Posted on Feb 10, 2006 READ MORE


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