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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.

No. 1

George Galloway, the Scottish MP who came to international prominence for his outspoken opposition to the war in Iraq, engages in a heated (and abusive) debate with a Sky News anchor over the morality of the Israel-Hezbollah conflict. We don’t agree with Galloway on everything, but this is the rare shouting match with substance.


No. 2

Check out this ultra-campy educational film from the 1960s about the rise of pornographic culture. Money quote: “We know that once a person is perverted, it is practically impossible for that person to adjust to normal attitudes in regards to sex.”

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No. 3

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.”


No. 4

The ex-Senate candidate and Iraq war vet Paul Hackett asked Stephen Colbert, “Do you really think we’re going to spread democracy with the business end of an M-16?” Colbert’s response was classic. Check it out.


No. 5

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.

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