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Jon Stewart: We Just Need to Protect This Country From Terrorists ... With Beards

“The Daily Show” host pokes holes in all the ridiculous Fox News arguments about prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl and his father Bob being Muslim terrorists and points out that facial hair is not evidence that someone is a terrorist. Case in point: the beardless Las Vegas shooting suspects. 

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 READ MORE


Bill Clinton on Obamamania and the Economy

The former president gets a little hot under the collar in giving Jon Stewart his take on the financial collapse (without any mention of the deregulatory zeal of his own administration). He also explains why he thinks Obama will win, and why it’s not about whether people love Barack Obama but whether people think Barack Obama loves them.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008 READ MORE


Stewart and Blair

Blair Shows His Charmingly Imperialist Side

Tony Blair went to “The Daily Show” to talk about politics but found himself defending the Iraq war much more than he might have liked. The former politician, who still seems desperate to sell the nobility of invading and occupying Iraq, also managed to include some of the tired 9/11 rhetoric from Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008 READ MORE


Nancy Pelosi and Jon Stewart

Pelosi ‘Disappointed’ by Congress’ War Performance

With the caveat that the House of Representatives is not to blame, Nancy Pelosi tells Jon Stewart that “in terms of Congress’ performance on the war, I’m with the public on that. I’m disappointed.” But she doesn’t blame her Democratic colleagues in the Senate, either. It’s those pesky Republicans in all their untamed minority.

Posted on Jul 29, 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


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


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


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


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


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


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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


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


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


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


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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


Jon Stewart and John Oliver

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


Joe Biden and Jon Stewart

The Dude’s A-Biden

Presidential hopeful Sen. Joe Biden took the hot seat at “The Daily Show” to discuss the explosive comments he made about Hillary, Obama and Edwards in a recent New York Observer interview.

Posted on Feb 1, 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


Jim Webb

Weekly Video Roundup

This week, our collection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes Sen. Jim Webb’s response to Bush’s SOTU speech; a misleading U.S. Army recruiting video; and an episode of “30 Days” that puts a conservative Christian in a Muslim household.

Posted on Jan 26, 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


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week’s selection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes Jon Stewart probing Washington Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran about Bush administration follies; Sen. Jon Edwards teeing off his presidential run; and an impassioned Keith Olbermann decimating the case for a “surge” of troops in Iraq.

Posted on Jan 5, 2007 READ MORE


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week’s collection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes a “Saturday Night Live” parody of Middle Eastern children’s television; a Media Matters collection of the most outrageous right-wing comments of 2006; and Jon Stewart’s take on Bush’s latest Iraq lunacy.

Posted on Dec 29, 2006 READ MORE


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Weekly Video Roundup

In this week’s edition of Truthdig-flavored videos, Jon Stewart disassembles Iraq war cheerleader Bill Kristol, Colin Powell tears down John McCain’s “troop surge” arguments, and a Va. congressman spouts off some head-scratching anti-Muslim remarks.

 

Posted on Dec 22, 2006 READ MORE


Kristol and Stewart

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


E.J. Dionne Jr.: No More NASCAR Fakers

It’s shocking how quickly the “real America,” as described by political pollsters, morphed from Bush/Cheney country to Stewart/Colbert country.

Posted on Dec 18, 2006 READ MORE


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week’s installment of Truthdig-flavored videos includes a hawkish U.S. senator articulating his change-of-heart on the Iraq war; U.S. military officials abusing their rank and influence in an evangelical recruiting video; and Jon Stewart bidding goodbye—and good riddance—to the 109th Congress.

Posted on Dec 16, 2006 READ MORE


Zakaria

‘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


Jon Stewart

‘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


Dan Froomkin: On Calling BS

The Washington Post’s “White House Briefing” columnist argues that mainstream journalists and media organizations will continue their decline into irrelevance if they don’t summon the courage to call BS.

Posted on Dec 1, 2006 READ MORE


Daily Show

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


Leno and the election

Comedians’ Election Roundup

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann put together a gag reel of late night comedians’ reactions to the Nov. 7 elections. Funny stuff. Watch it

Posted on Nov 13, 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


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week, our collection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes Jon Stewart grilling John Ashcroft on torture; an unbelievable before-and-after as a billboard model is transformed; and a satirical campaign ad so preposterous that the GOP won’t even run it.

Posted on Oct 20, 2006 READ MORE


John Ashcroft

Let the Eagle Soar

Former attorney general and amateur singer/songwriter John Ashcroft appeared Wednesday on “The Daily Show” to defend the president’s various abuses of power, including torture, which he characterized as stern questioning.

Posted on Oct 19, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart
Norma Jean Roy

Study: ‘Daily Show’ as Informative as Broadcast News

It has often been said that “The Daily Show” is the major source of news for many Americans, but a recent study found the comedy program to be just as informative as nightly news broadcasts.  The only difference: While Jon Stewart and Co. dilute the news with humor, the networks fill their broadcasts with hype.

Posted on Oct 18, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

‘Daily Show’ Dissects Ney Plea

Jon Stewart digests the latest Abramoff developments, including Bob Ney’s abuse of the “drinking problem” defense: “If you’re keeping score at home, that now makes alcohol responsible for corruption, anti-Semitism and homosexual pedophilia.”

Posted on Oct 17, 2006 READ MORE


Weekly collage

Weekly Video Roundup

This week’s slew of Truthdig-flavored videos includes two (gasp!) conservatives: Andrew Sullivan and Dennis Miller. Please listen to what they have to say—even if only to sharpen your debating skills. Also check out Robert Scheer on North Korea and Iran and Wolf Blitzer humiliating a GOP’er over Foleygate.

Posted on Oct 13, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

‘Daily Show’ Nails Bush’s ‘Generals’ Excuse

When the president is asked why he refuses to change strategies in Iraq, he often says: “I listen to our generals.”  On Thursday’s “Daily Show,” Jon Stewart ripped apart that statement with a series of clips that showed top brass criticizing the war and the administration.

Posted on Oct 13, 2006 READ MORE


Wolf Blitzer and Patrick McHenry

Blizter Humiliates GOP Rep. McHenry

Wolf Blitzer made GOP Rep. Patrick McHenry look foolish on CNN by exposing McHenry’s baseless charges that Democrats were orchestrating Foleygate. (It’s actually a “Daily Show” clip, and Stewart nails it, too.)

Posted on Oct 12, 2006 READ MORE


Dennis Hastert

Stewart on the Power of Backdrops

“The Daily Show” host does a hilarious spoof on Dennis Hastert’s recent graveyard press conference.

Posted on Oct 12, 2006 READ MORE


Lou Dobbs

CNN’s Working Class Hero

Lou Dobbs on ‘the Daily Show’ calls for a return to progressive values: “Why don’t we take on the concept that’s held the country in pretty good stead for 200 years and return to a national vision of shared burdens, shared responsibilities and shared sacrifice.”

Posted on Oct 12, 2006 READ MORE


Dennis Miller and Jon Stewart

Dennis Miller Defends Pro-Bush Stance to Stewart

Dennis Miller tells Jon Stewart that Dick Cheney keeps the country safe; if the VP will blast his friend with a shotgun, what might he have in store for the evildoers?

Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

‘Daily Show’ on CNN’s Hysteria

Jon Stewart took CNN to task on Monday over the frenzied tone of its North Korea nuclear test coverage.  With little to offer in the way of fact and 24 hours of programming to fill, the news network turned instead to conjecture and doomsday prophecy, prompting this observation from Stewart: “CNN:  It’s 99.9 percent what they don’t know.”

Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE


Weekly video roundup

Weekly Video Roundup

In this edition of our Truthdig-flavored videos: A comedy troupe reenacts Mark Foley’s IMs; Jon Stewart skewers Bush’s reduction of Iraq violence to a “comma”; and Bill Maher critiques sexual repression in America.

Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


Bush's comma

Stewart Unloads on Bush’s ‘Comma’ Remark

Bush’s remark about the current bloodshed in Iraq simply representing a “comma” in the country’s history is fast becoming infamous. Stewart has a hilarious take on where, exactly, we might find that comma….

Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


Stewart and torture

‘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


Foley

Stewart Lampoons GOP’s Harboring of Foley

Newt Gingrich says House leadership would have been accused of gay-bashing had it aggressively addressed Mark Foley’s misdeeds.  On “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart snapped back: “And by the way, equating a 52-year-old congressman who preys on 16-year-olds with being gay may be one reason the GOP is accused of gay-bashing.”

Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week, our roundup of Truthdig-flavored videos includes Bill Clinton’s thrashing of Fox News’ Chris Wallace; Bill Maher & Co. debating the sanity of religion; retired generals blasting Rumsfeld; and Jon Stewart’s evisceration of Bush’s torture bill.

Posted on Sep 29, 2006 READ MORE


Stewart

Stewart Goes After Bush’s Naivete

“The Daily Show” host has the perfect rejoinder to Bush’s assertion, regarding the National Intelligence Estimate, that war critics are “naive.” Watch it.

Posted on Sep 29, 2006 READ MORE


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