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Stephen Colbert

Ever Wonder Why Politicos Do the Colbert Show?

No matter how silly Stephen Colbert makes politicians look on his show, an appearance on “The Colbert Report” is the best (and maybe the only) way to make young voters pay attention and respond to their representatives in Congress, according to The Washington Times.

Posted on Jul 5, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

Stewart Skewers Gonzales Over Sears Tower Plot

The “Daily Show” host wonders how seven evildoers could wage what the attorney general termed a “full ground war against the United States.”

Posted on Jun 28, 2006 READ MORE


Ken Mehlman and Jon Stewart

Ken Mehlman Holds His Own Against Jon Stewart

The chairman of the Republican National Committee did a surprisingly good job ducking and parrying the jabs that the “Daily Show” host launched at him over the Bush administration’s record of lies and deceit. (Stewart got in a few zingers, but Mehlman is as good as they come.)

Posted on Jun 14, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart and Bill Bennett

Stewart Spars With Bennett Over Gay Marriage

The “Daily Show” host revealed conservative author Bill Bennett as being intellectually bankrupt in his opposition to gay marriage. (Satisfying: Bennett acknowledged that his side has lost the debate.)

Posted on Jun 7, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly
From Comedy Central

‘Daily Show’ Viewers Better Informed Than O’Reilly Watchers

During his May 23 show, Bill O’Reilly claimed that many young Americans have “no idea what’s going on,” stating that they get their news from Jon Stewart. Problem is, studies show that Stewart’s viewers are better informed than most other media consumers—considerably better than viewers of “The O’Reilly Factor.”

Posted on May 25, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart and Ramesh Ponnuru

Stewart Eviscerates Anti-Abortion Author

“The Daily Show” host drops rhetorical bomb after bomb on Ramesh Ponnuru, whose book “The Party of Death” argues against abortion rights. Our favorite: Stewarts’ comparison of collateral damage in Iraq and in abortions.

Posted on May 18, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart and the NSA

Jon Stewart Takes On the NSA

“The Daily Show” host tees off on the recent report of the NSA’s phone call database. “It turns out that there was one specific type of domestic call the government was keeping tabs on. All of them.”

Posted on May 16, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart and Ray McGovern

Jon Stewart Rips Into Rumsfeld’s Lies

“The Daily Show” host does to Rumsfeld exactly what CIA veteran Ray McGovern did last week: throw Rumsfeld’s lies back in his face.

Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


Show US the War
From Show US the War

Show US the War

The Cause, a progressive media development organization, kicks off its pre-launch with a film clip called “Show US the War,” a teaser for what it calls a “collaborative real-time documentary news project.”

Posted on May 6, 2006 READ MORE


Albright Stewart

Jon Stewart Debriefs Madeleine Albright

“The Daily Show” host gets the skinny from the former secretary of state on Bush’s “consultation” with over a dozen former White House advisors. Scary part: Albright says Bush was exactly the way he sounds on TV.

Posted on May 4, 2006 READ MORE


Ari Fleischer
From twr.mobrien.com

Ari Fleischer: White House Press Briefing Is ‘a TV Show’

Bush’s first spokesman describes how the televised briefings we see on TV have much more to do with preening and posturing than serious Q & A.
We think the administration needs more public grilling, not less, but it’s worth hearing his argument.

Posted on Apr 27, 2006 READ MORE


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