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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


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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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Stewart and Oliver Delight in Cheney’s Gay Hypocrisy

Jon Stewart and “Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver gleefully ridicule the vice president’s outrageous dissembling over his lesbian daughter’s pregnancy.

Posted on Feb 2, 2007 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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Oliver Stone Teaming With Pro-Bush ‘Path’ Writer

The “World Trade Center” filmmaker is heading a project on the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and the hunt for Osama Bin Laden—written by Cyrus Nowrasteh, the scribe behind the wildly inaccurate ABC undocu-drama “The Path to 9/11.” 

Posted on Oct 17, 2006 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’ Rips Torture Bill

Jon Stewart and “Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver put Bush’s torture bill in historical perspective.

Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE


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John Oliver?s American Odyssey

The “Daily Show?s” ?foreigner? correspondent, John Oliver, reports from the front lines of the immigration debate, sharing his own harrowing experience: ?Jon, like billions of other unfortunate people in the world, I was tragically born not American.?

Posted on Sep 15, 2006 READ MORE


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Oliver Stone on Hollywood and the ?Machinery of War?

Oliver Stone, speaking at the Venice Film Festival, criticized Hollywood?s romance of war.  ? ‘Pearl Harbor’ and ‘Black Hawk Down’—these movies worshipped the machinery of war and I think America went back to the concept of war too easily.?

Posted on Sep 1, 2006 READ MORE


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?World Trade Center? Shuns Politics, Controversy

The N.Y. Times says “World Trade Center” marks a departure for filmmaker Oliver Stone in that the movie has no hint of a political agenda. It’s a “harrowing return to a singular, disastrous episode in the recent past and a refuge from the ugly, depressing realities of its aftermath.”

Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


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