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James McGreevey

Gay Governor’s ‘Confession’

Former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, who stepped down after he was outed in 2004, speaks to Jon Stewart about his new book and how living in the closet prepared him for the duplicity of politics.

Posted on Sep 29, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart and Geneva convention

Stewart Rips Bush’s Torture Plan

When Bush asserts that the Geneva Convention is vague, because it prohibits “outrages upon human dignity,” the host of “The Daily Show” tees off.

Posted on Sep 28, 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


Pervez Musharraf

Tea and Twinkies With Musharraf

Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf stopped by “The Daily Show” on Tuesday for some American delicacies and a candid discussion of the war on terror, including the Bush administration’s strong-arm diplomacy and his contemplation of war with America.

When Jon Stewart asked Musharraf who would win a Pakistani election, George Bush or Osama Bin Laden, the general shot back: “They’ll both lose miserably.”

Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

Stewart Rips Cable News for Clinton Coverage

“The Daily Show” host spanks most cable news outlets for focusing on anything except the substance of Bill Clinton’s Fox News interview. Watch it

  • For example: MSNBC focuses in on the fact that Clinton’s sock was showing during the interview.

  • Posted on Sep 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Collage

    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


    Jon Stewart

    Stewart Mocks O’Reilly’s Al Qaeda Claim

    The “Daily Show” pokes fun at Bill O’Reilly’s recent bragging that Al Qaeda has him on a hit list.  As Jon Stewart points out: “I don’t know if you’ve seen the Al Qaeda tapes, um…we’re kind of all on the hit list.”

    Posted on Sep 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Bill Clinton

    Stewart Probes Clinton for Hillary?s Weakness

    Bill Clinton made an appearance on ?The Daily Show? Monday to share the heartwarming work of his Clinton Global Initiative, but the climax of the interview was much more fun.  Jon Stewart put the former president on the ?seat of heat? and asked: ?Mr. President, Hillary Clinton may be running for president.  If so, what is the key to defeating her??

    Posted on Sep 19, 2006 READ MORE


    John Oliver

    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


    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


    Gary Hart

    ‘Daily Show’: Gary Hart’s Manifesto

    Former presidential candidate and national security expert Gary Hart appeared on “The Daily Show” Tuesday to pitch his new book, “The Courage of Our Convictions: A Manifesto for Democrats.”  Evoking giants like Roosevelt and Kennedy, Hart challenged the wisdom of playing it safe and took a stab at the centrism so popular among Democrats in recent years.

    Posted on Sep 13, 2006 READ MORE


    911 collage

    9/11 Video Tribute

    To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we have assembled a collection of the most memorable and compelling footage related to that day—some of it iconic and unforgettable, like the images of the planes crashing into the towers, some of it more below the radar, like Jon Stewart’s first show after the attacks.

    Posted on Sep 10, 2006 READ MORE


    911 collage

    9/11 Video Tribute

    To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we have assembled a collection of the most memorable and compelling footage related to that day—some of it iconic and unforgettable, like the images of the planes crashing into the towers, some of it more below the radar, like Jon Stewart’s first show after the attacks.

    Posted on Sep 8, 2006 READ MORE


    weekly video roundup

    Weekly Video Roundup

    In this week?s collection of our favorite videos: Bush talks nonsense; a mayor courageously speaks out against the war; Pat Buchanan longs for the white America he grew up in; Stewart and Colbert address the idol-worshipers of television; and Keith Olbermann gives Rumsfeld a Murrow-style smackdown.

    Posted on Sep 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Colbert and Stewart

    At the Emmys, Stewart and Colbert Take On Hollywood

    As presenters during the annual television Emmy awards, Jon Stewart played straight man to Stephen Colbert as he railed against the “godless sodomites” in the audience.

    Posted on Aug 29, 2006 READ MORE


    video round up

    Weekly Video Roundup

    In this week’s edition of the best Truthdig-flavored videos: Bush makes a stunning statement on Iraq’s connection with 9/11; a black “Daily Show” reporter rails on Republicans for not being racist enough; and Ann Coulter gets her comeuppance.

    Posted on Aug 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Stewart and Rockey

    The Un-Sheehan

    Jon Stewart plays up the irony when a Katrina survivor drives from Louisiana to Washington, D.C., for an unsolicited meeting with President Bush. The contrast with Cindy Sheehan is hilarious. Watch it.

    Posted on Aug 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Larry Wilmore

    Black ?Daily Show? Reporter: GOP’ers Aren’t Racist Enough

    Jon Stewart?s “senior black correspondent” Larry Wilmore said that Republicans like Tony Snow and Va. Sen. George Allen are giving real racists like Strom Thurmond a bad name.

    Posted on Aug 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Reza Aslan

    CBS Islam Analyst to Stewart: We’re Losing a Marketing Campaign to Cave Dwellers

    In an interview with Jon Stewart, author and CBS News analyst Reza Aslan called America?s war on terror a ?marketing campaign,? and then wondered aloud, ?Now, how the United States is losing a marketing campaign to people who live in caves….? (Watch it)

    Posted on Aug 22, 2006 READ MORE


    video round-up

    Weekly Video Roundup

    Check out the best of this week’s Truthdig-flavored videos. In this installment: Joe Scarborough asks “Is Bush an ?idiot??? Jon Stewart mocks RNC Chair Ken Mehlman’s new “Adapt and Win” talking points; Va. Sen. George Allen steps in a heaping pile of “macaca,” and more….

    Posted on Aug 18, 2006 READ MORE


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    Image courtesy Snakes on a Blog

    The Dawn of a New Era in Film?

    Even though ?Snakes on a Plane? (which premieres today) promises to be a ludicrous action movie, it heralds a new paradigm in film: direct fan-filmmaker collaboration.
    Responding to the pleas of fans on the Internet, the makers of “Snakes” added more violence, more nudity, and even the above line of profane dialogue. Never before have fans so directly influenced the production of a movie. Experts say the ripple effects across the industry could be huge.

  • Lots of great video links after the jump…

  • Posted on Aug 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Jon Stewart

    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


    Jon Stewart

    Stewart Mocks Media for JonBenet Speculation

    The “Daily Show” host reminds us why news networks had no trouble indulging in another round of wild speculation regarding the 6-year-old girl’s unsolved killing: For the media, JonBenet is known as ? oxygen.

    Posted on Aug 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Stew and Camus

    Stewart Finds Supreme Irony in Bush’s Vacation Reading

    Noting that President Bush read Albert Camus’ “The Stranger” during his break, Stewart gave a quick primer on the book that will leave you guffawing.

    Posted on Aug 17, 2006 READ MORE



    What if Jon Stewart Were President?

    That’s the premise of “Man of the Year,” a movie starring Robin Williams as a Jon Stewart-type who successfully runs for the Oval Office. The trailer makes it look kind of cheesy and predictable, but, as a cultural moment, it’s interesting: the hunger for a truth-teller of fake news to lead the country.

    Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Rob Corddry

    Corddry: Unsure if Allen?s Racism Helps or Hurts Him

    Jon Stewart asked “Daily Show” correspondent Rob Corddry if Virginia Sen. George Allen had damaged his image by using a racial slur to describe a young campaign worker. Corddry: ?I don’t know what ?macaque? means, but it sure as sh—sounds racist. And John, here in Virginia, I’m still not sure if that helps or hurts a guy.?

    Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Jack Kingston

    ‘Daily Show’ Probes GOP Rep?s ?Pimp Tax?

    Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) wants to impose penalties on pimps who don?t file W-2 forms for their prostitutes. But “Daily Show” correspondent Dan Bakkedahl asks, ?Instead of a tax on pimps, why not a rebate on hoes??

    Posted on Aug 15, 2006 READ MORE


    Rob Corddry

    Pre-Cease-Fire Fighting Was Like Bachelor Party, Corddry Says

    “Daily Show” correspondent Rob Corddry does a hilarious take on Israel’s and Hezbollah’s seemingly inexplicable burst of violent fighting in anticipation of the cease-fire. Also, his sendup of United Nations peacekeepers is riotously funny.

    Posted on Aug 15, 2006 READ MORE


    Daily Show on propaganda

    Stewart Mocks RNC Chair’s ‘Adapt and Win’ Makeover

    Watch Jon Stewart tear down Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman?s attempt to sell America on the outright lie that GOP?ers aren?t for ?staying the course? in Iraq ? rather, they?re out to ?adapt and win.?
    Stewart: Yeah, what a—hole said “stay the course”?
    [As videos of Bush saying just that fill the screen]

    Posted on Aug 15, 2006 READ MORE


    roundup collage

    Weekly Video Roundup

    Check out the best of this week’s Truthdig-flavored videos. Among them: Scottish MP George Galloway ripping into a Sky News anchor; a 1960s TV reporter sounding off on the threat of sexual perversion; and antiwar vet Paul Hackett showing up Stephen Colbert.

    Posted on Aug 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Daily Show

    Stewart Skewers Joe ?Loserman?

    The “Daily Show” opened Wednesday with coverage of Ned Lamont?s victory over the man Jon Stewart referred to as ?Joe Loserman.?  After playing a clip of Lieberman?s concession speech where the senator said the game was only half over, and the Lamont team was just ahead, Stewart shot back, ?Perhaps I could, uh, offer my own, uh, sports comparison, if you will.  There was a game, and you lost.?

    Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Williams and Stewart

    Stewart Quizzes Brian Williams Over Lebanon, Katie Couric

    “The Daily Show” host asked the NBC newsman, just back from Lebanon, whether anything there seemed manufactured for show. Williams’ story about Hezbollah rockets put that to rest. The two also sparred over CBS’ Katie Couric, who will soon be nipping at Williams’ heels.

  • Transcript (with link to video)
  • Video

  • Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Jon Stewart

    Stewart Nails Condi on ‘Hypothetical’ Hypocrisy

    Jon Stewart presided over a mock game show on Tuesday, during which he played highlights of Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice and Alberto Gonzales contradicting themselves and refusing to answer the simplest of questions.

    Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


    video collage

    Truthdig Weekly Video Roundup

    Check out a collection of the best Truthdig-flavored video clips of the past week. Featuring: Hillary Clinton’s smack-down of Donald Rumsfeld; Jon Stewart on Mel Gibson media coverage; a head-banging Ted Stevens music video, and more…

    Posted on Aug 4, 2006 READ MORE


    Daily Show covers the coverage of the rapture

    ‘Daily Show’: Rapture Watch 2006

    Jon Stewart had a roundup Thursday of a bizarre recent trend: Armageddon ?news? coverage.  Behold this montage of shame, in which every TV news outlet from ?Good Morning America? to MSNBC seemed to make an appearance.  CNN, in its quest for fact, checked something called a ?rapture index,? while Fox News demanded a rapture timetable, prompting Stewart to comment, ?That?s the timetable Fox News is demanding we have.”

    Posted on Aug 4, 2006 READ MORE


    Jon Stewart on Bush's wieght-gain

    Stewart to President: ?I Give Up.  You?re F—-ing Insane?

    After Tony Snow announced the results of Bush?s recent physical, “The Daily Show? host seized the opportunity to mock the president?s weight gain. But when Bush, in a speech, began talking about eating crabs with the 1972 Miami Dolphins, Stewart decided that the president had, finally, gone off the deep end.

    Posted on Aug 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Jon Stewart interviews Vali Nasr

    Jon Stewart’s Plan for Peace in the Middle East

    During an interview with Vali Nasr on Tuesday, “The Daily Show” host grew frustrated with the increasing violence in the Middle East and offered his own plan for peace in the region.

    Posted on Aug 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Sen. Stevens Open to ‘Daily Show’ Appearance

    The Alaska senator whom Jon Stewart (and much of the world) has mocked mercilessly for his infamous “series of tubes” diatribe on Internet fundamentals, says he’d consider appearing on “The Daily Show” to defend himself. Stewart has yet to extend the offer….

    Posted on Jul 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Daily Show

    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

    Culture of Hypocrisy

    “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart seized upon Bush’s stem cell veto to explore the president’s “culture of life” inconsistencies.

    Posted on Jul 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Jon Stewart_CNN

    Stewart Slams Lebanon Coverage

    “The Daily Show” host offers a roundup of Lebanon reporting and confronts the media’s seeming inability to process the crisis.

    Posted on Jul 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush-Merkel massage
    From Comedy Central

    Jon Stewart’s Sexual Bush-Merkel Joke Not So Outlandish Anymore…

    On last night’s “Daily Show,” Jon Stewart joked that we were lucky Bush’s “open mike” didn’t pick him up “pointing out some Merkel camel toe,” a lewd sexual reference to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. However, in light of Bush’s just publicized unsolicited massage of Merkel, Stewart is looking prophetic all of a sudden.

    Posted on Jul 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Jon Stewart

    Stewart Makes a Prophetic Bush-Merkel Sexual Joke

    “The Daily Show” host was just being playful last night when he joked that President Bush could have been caught on the open mike talking about German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “camel toe” (a lewd sexual reference). But in light of the just-publicized unsolicited massage Bush gave to Merkel, Stewart is looking prophetic all of a sudden.

    Posted on Jul 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Jon Stewart

    Stewart Rips Sean Hannity and Robert Novak

    “The Daily Show” host pointed out the hypocrisy in Sean Hannity’s double standard on the ethics of leaking classified information, and slammed Robert Novak for making light of destroying CIA agent Valerie Plame’s career.

    Posted on Jul 13, 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


    Jon Stewart and Al Gore

    Jon Stewart Schools Al Gore in Profit Mongering

    On “The Daily Show,” Al Gore says he is giving away 100% of the profits of his book and movie to causes related to global warming. But Jon Stewart has a better idea….

    Posted on Jun 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Helen Thomas and Jon Stewart

    Helen Thomas Chides Tony Snow on ‘Daily Show’

    The first lady of White House correspondents tells Jon Stewart that Tony Snow yelled at her because she called him “a Johnny-come-lately.” (via Huff Po)

    Posted on Jun 28, 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


    Jon Stewart
    From the Washington Post

    Jon Stewart, Enemy of Democracy?

    Remember when Jon Stewart famously told the “Crossfire” boys that they were “hurting America”? Well, now two political scientists are saying the same thing about Stewart. In a study, students who watched “The Daily Show” developed cynical attitudes about politics, the news media and the electoral system.
    Actually, more cynicism and skepticism would be helpful in the age of Bush and his Lies. But if, as the study suggests, “The Daily Show”  turns young people off from voting, we can’t be happy about that.

     

    Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


    jon stewart and anderson cooper

    Stewart to Cooper: Where Is CNN’s ‘Sense of Mission’?

    Jon Stewart takes Anderson Cooper to task for being part of the CNN-MSNBC junta that seems to want nothing more than to ape Fox News’ graphics and “swoosh” sounds. (h/t: Huff Po)

    Posted on Jun 22, 2006 READ MORE


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