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  • Pelosi laments end of 'Colbert Report' ("The Nation mourns")

    12/19/2014 3:28:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/14 | Judy Kurtz
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is lamenting the end of “The Colbert Report,” saying it’s a “loss for ‘truthiness’ advocates across America.” The Comedy Central series ends its run Thursday night. Host Stephen Colbert is poised to take the reins at CBS’s “The Late Show,” when David Letterman retires next year. The House minority leader appeared in a sketch earlier this month with Colbert, who plays a faux cable news host on the show. Pelosi stretched her acting muscles as a wheelie-popping bike cop who preached safety to Colbert and Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.).
  • TIME's Choice for 'Person of the Year' Angers Supporters of Ferguson Protesters

    12/11/2014 7:51:28 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/10/2014 | Randy Hall
    On Wednesday morning, editor Nancy Gibbs announced the Ebola fighters as their choice because “they risked and persisted, sacrificed and saved” during a year in which “an outbreak turned into an epidemic" around the world, striking “doctors and nurses in unprecedented numbers. ... Anyone willing to treat the disease's victims 'ran the risk of becoming one.'” The Ferguson protesters came in second, a selection that quickly sent many supporters to the Internet to vent their anger and disappointment.
  • John McCain to Stephen Colbert: Think I'd Make a Good President?

    12/02/2014 5:39:38 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 27 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 02, 2014 | Greg Richter
    "We need somebody who's got experience. You're here for the 'Colbert bump.' Is this a trial balloon to be secretary of defense?" Colbert asked. "Actually, I was thinking about running for president again. What do you think?" McCain deadpanned. "You would have the full resources of the 'Colbert Report' at your back in 2016 — if it were still on the air," Colbert shot back.
  • 2014 MST3K Turkey Day Marathon

    11/27/2014 8:29:56 AM PST · by Signalman · 37 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/27/2014 | self
    For all of you fans of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Youtube will present an MST3K marathon beginning at 12PM EST (9AM PST) Whadda ya think, sirs? click the link.
  • In Defense of Russell Brand (Sort Of)

    11/22/2014 7:13:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    <p>British vaudeville comedian Russell Brand needs better staff. He’s touring the U.S. promoting his book “Revolution” while impishly equating Che Guevara with Jesus Christ and Gandhi. The look on Brand’s face as he looked around the stage and crowd while detonating these devilish observations on Jimmy Fallon was pitiful—in the most genuine sense of the word. Brand deserves pity for imagining this was a bomb-throwingly clever way to shake-up the U.S. “establishment.”</p>
  • Bowing Before the Almighty Jon Stewart

    11/21/2014 9:58:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The liberal myth surrounding the hypercompetent Barack Obama faded long ago, but the liberal myth of "cultural icon" Jon Stewart is only getting stronger. Stewart's tour of interviews for the new movie he directed, "Rosewater," has created a parade of flatterers, sycophants, and every other synonym in the thesaurus for obsequious. Roy Sekoff at The Huffington Post stands out by insisting the movie only polishes this walking statue: "In finding this format, in this form, you have become obviously a cultural icon, maybe one of the dominant figures in the political discourse." But Sekoff was surpassed in syrup by NPR...
  • The Future Is So Screwed

    10/16/2014 5:00:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Derek Hunter
  • Shart Week drops on Comedy Central

    07/15/2014 8:21:27 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 16 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 15, 2014 | Hal Boedeker
    In a spoof of Shark Week, Comedy Central will deliver Shart Week. Yes, what a difference one letter can make. "It's gonna be a gas," Comedy Central announced Tuesday, describing it a "weeklong excrement extravaganza." The #ShartWeek programming starts at 8 p.m. Aug. 3, and the theme will be carried through episodes of "Tosh.0," "Futurama," "South Park," "Workaholics," "Chappelle's Show," "Key & Peele" and other series. The week concludes Aug. 9 with 11.5 hours of "poop-themed programming" from 12:30 p.m. to midnight, Comedy Central said. Viewers of "@midnight" can expect Shart Week-themed #HashtagWars segments.
  • John Stewart takes on Sean Hannity..and wins!?

    04/24/2014 9:21:43 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 58 replies
    The Week ^ | 4-24-14
    "This brewing spat started on Monday night, when Stewart mocked Hannity for supporting Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy in his battle against the federal BLM. Hannity hit back on Tuesday night. On Wednesday's show, Stewart walked through Hannity's criticisms and showed why the Fox News star is tossing his verbal stones from a glass house."
  • Stay, Mr. Hannity, Stay [spoof from Jon Stewart re Hannity relocating]

    01/28/2014 1:08:49 PM PST · by Yaelle · 8 replies
    The daily show ^ | 1/26/14 | Jon Stewart
    As Sean said on his radio show, Stewart et al seriously invested in this comedy bit. A video of libs begging Sean to stay - including an actual Broadway star number. http://m.comedycentral.com/tds_video.rbml?id=sean-of-the-fled---stay-mr--hannity--stay Sean was flattered. Of course it just reassures the Stewart audience that Sean Hannity and all conservatives are evil racist intolerant bigots while the audience remains so very tolerant.
  • 'Tornado clearly targets conservatives': Daily Show creator faces backlash over insensitive tweet

    05/21/2013 5:43:45 AM PDT · by Fullclip · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May, 21, 2013 | Mail Online
    She thought she was making a topical political joke, but a co-creator of ‘The Daily Show’ managed to enrage many of her followers after tweeting joke about the Oklahoma tornado’s political motivations. ‘This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives,’ wrote comedian Lizz Winstead, in a tweet, around 3:30 Monday afternoon. The tweet was an apparent attempt at using the occasion of the May 20 twister to comment on the scandal currently plaguing the IRS and Obama administration. Winstead, co-creator and former head writer for ‘The Daily Show,’ promptly received a stream of...
  • Laughing Obama Tells Jon Stewart Murder of 4 Americans In Benghazi "Not Optimal"

    10/22/2012 12:26:30 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Benghazi-gate: The president reveals a disturbing callousness toward our war dead on yet another talk show. When will he tell jihadists to stop clinging to their guns and religion and fearing people not like them? During the second presidential debate President Obama told challenger Mitt Romney that he found suggestions that he and his administration were covering up the truth about the terrorist attack on Benghazi for political reasons "offensive." He said he was the one who had to greet the coffins when they came home. Then they deserve more honor, respect and protection than they were given by their...
  • Obama: ‘When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal’

    10/18/2012 2:39:55 PM PDT · by library user · 148 replies
    Examiner ^ | 10/18/12 | Staff
    President Obama, during the taping of The Daily Show, discussed the Benghazi terrorist attack that claimed the lives of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. “Here’s what I’ll say. When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal. We’re going to fix it,” Obama said per pool. “The government is a big operation and [at] any given time something screws up,” he also said, saying that he believes “you find out what’s broken and you fix it.” Obama promised that his administration publicized information about the Benghazi attack as quickly as it came in, which contradicts previous reports....
  • 'If four Americans get killed, it's not OPTIMAL': Obama's extraordinary response....

    10/18/2012 7:43:35 PM PDT · by Justaham · 57 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10/18/12 | Toby Harnden
    Original title: 'If four Americans get killed, it's not OPTIMAL': Obama's extraordinary response to Comedy Central question about shifting story after Benghazi attack ---------------------------- President Barack Obama, during an interview to be shown on Comedy Central, has responded to a question about his administration's confused communication after the Benghazi attack, by saying: 'If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.' Obama was speaking to Jon Stewart of The Daily Show for a programme to be broadcast tonight. Stewart, a liberal whose young audience is full of potential voters prized by the Obama campaign, asked the president about his handling of...
  • Obama to Make Sixth Appearance on Comedy Central's 'Daily Show'

    10/12/2012 3:18:41 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 10/12/12 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama is set to make his sixth appearance next week on Comedy Central's Daily Show with Jon Stewart. From the press release: NEW YORK, October 12, 2012 -- President Barack Obama will make his sixth appearance as a guest on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Thursday, October 18 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, his
  • Key & Peele: East/West College Bowl

    10/11/2012 1:36:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 20, 2012 | Comedy Central
    Meet the flamboyant players of the East/West Collegiate Bowl.
  • Jon Stewart Mocks Obama's 'Very Difficult Night,' Wonders If the President Isn't That Smart

    10/04/2012 9:59:18 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 83 replies
    The liberal freak out over Barack Obama's poor debate performance continued on Thursday morning. Left-wing comic Jon Stewart appeared on Good Morning America to lament the President's "very difficult night" and jokingly warn, "I'm concerned that he may not reelect us. He may walk away." The comic even admitted Obama might not be as smart as he first imagined. Stewart mocked, "You know, I used to think the pauses, he was just trying to think of smaller words for the little brains to figure out what he was saying. This time, I really think the pauses were just, 'I like...
  • Who Knew Stephen Colbert Was a Faithful Christian?

    09/17/2012 6:32:47 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 36 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | September 17, 2012 | JP
    I’ve never really cared much for Stephen Colbert, whose cartoonish portrayal of a conservative political pundit has earned his Comedy Central show, “The Colbert Report,” three Emmy nominations from his politically liberal Hollywood peers. But I discovered this past weekend that there is more to the comedian than I previously thought; something that even regular viewers of his satirical “news” show would find surprising. Colbert is a man of faith. A lifelong Catholic, the funnyman told an audience of some 3,000 students at FordhamUniversity, a Jesuit institution in the Bronx, New York, “I love my church – warts and all.”...
  • ***FIRE actor Jason Biggs from Nickelodeon

    08/31/2012 11:29:41 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 27 replies
    Go to the bottom of Nickelodeon's page (http://www.nick.com/) and click "Report a Concern" then tell them about Jason Biggs and that you won't be allowing your kids to watch Nick until they FIRE him for his vile tweets. http://twitchy.com/2012/08/31/american-idiot-2-jason-biggs-knocks-christians-targets-ann-romney-and-janna-ryan-with-vile-tweets/ http://twitchy.com/2012/08/30/american-idiot-pig-maher-in-training-jason-biggs-sends-out-sick-tweets-about-paul-and-janna-ryan/
  • Media Silent as Liberals on Twitter call for Ann Romney's Death

    08/29/2012 8:14:19 PM PDT · by jan in Colorado · 58 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | August 29, 2012 | Joe Newby
    On Wednesday, liberals on Twitter called for the death of Ann Romney, the wife of GOP nominee Mitt Romney, Twitchy reported. As of this writing, the so-called "mainstream media" has refused to report on the hateful threats issued on the social media site. "I want to murder Ann Romney right now," tweeted "Gregory Martinez." Some called for Mrs. Romney to commit suicide. "Why does Ann Romney act like an average mom? B***h kill yourself, you had maids taken care of your f*****g kids," another person said. "Ann Romney Need To Kill Her Husband Then Kill Herself (sic)," said another. "Ann...
  • American Pie Star Jason Biggs Launches VILE Twitter rant against Janna Ryan!

    08/30/2012 9:04:23 PM PDT · by kozanne · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/30/2012 | Christian Toto
    The popular "American Pie" films mixed the very, very raunchy with the sweetness of high school pals who simply wanted to fall in love. And, of course, occasionally defile a freshly baked pastry. These days, franchise star Jason Biggs is aiming some "American Pie" style humor at the Republican's Vice Presidential candidate - and his wife. And while the "Pie" films typically left a pleasant after taste, Biggs' Tweet barrage feels ugly, mean-spirited and not even remotely funny.
  • Jason Biggs(who has a Nickelodeon contract)Targets Christians, Ann Romney ...with vile tweets

    08/31/2012 3:10:57 PM PDT · by tookiesrcookies · 27 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8/31/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Looks like Jason Biggs is still defiling that pie … if by “pie” you mean “contract with Nickelodeon.” Yesterday Twitchy reported that the “American Pie” actor tweeted about sexually assaulting Paul Ryan’s wife. We know … shocking from an actor who made a name for himself by humping a pie. But Pig Biggs wasn’t done tweeting misogynist filth about political wives. After a disgusting tweet about Ann Romney’s body, he targeted Janna Ryan again by retweeting his wife, Jenny Mollen. ...
  • American Weasel: Jason Biggs quietly deletes vile tweets about Ann Romney and Janna Ryan

    09/01/2012 11:41:46 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 1, 2012
    Doesn’t Jason Biggs know that Twitchy is forever? Earlier this week, we called attention to the American Idiot’s knock on Christians and his vile, sexually degrading tweets about Paul Ryan, Janna Ryan and Ann Romney. We also highlighted the mounting pressure on Nickelodeon to fire the actor from his “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” voice gig. Biggs dismissed his critics by tweeting, “You know I put my dick in a pie, right?” And completely misreading the First Amendment, his wife, Jenny Mollen tweeted, “How weird would it be if we all had freedom of speech? But today all of the disgusting...
  • Should Jason Biggs lose cartoon gig over sexual assault comments?

    09/01/2012 2:14:57 PM PDT · by South40 · 33 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 9/1/2012 | VICTOR MEDINA
    Update 9/1: Biggs has deleted his tweet about sexually assaulting Janna Ryan, but other misogynistic tweets about her and Ann Romney remain. Nickelodeon is being pressured to fire actor Jason Biggs after he said he wanted to sexually assault Janna Ryan, the wife of vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. The American Pie actor made the comments on Twitter on Wednesday, earning criticism across the political spectrum and calls that he is unfit to provide the voice of Leonardo on Nickelodeon's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. The situation brings up questions of free speech and personal responsibility in the public...
  • ( Nickelodeon star)American Pie star Jason Biggs and wife hire prostitute to spice up marriage

    09/01/2012 4:25:43 PM PDT · by tookiesrcookies · 57 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10/03/2011 | Mike Larkin
    They say that things can sometimes become stale in a marriage. But it is unlikely that many people resort to hiring prostitutes after just a year like American Pie star Jason Biggs, 33, and his wife Jenny Mollen. The actress, whose biggest role was as minor character Nina Ash in TV show Angel, wrote a lengthy blog about their sexual escapades on website The Smoking Jacket...
  • Nickelodeon viewership drop-Why You’re Seeing More Ads on Comedy Central, Nickelodeon(Fire Biggs!)

    09/01/2012 4:49:25 PM PDT · by tookiesrcookies · 13 replies
    InvestorPlace ^ | 8/27/2012 | Alyssa Oursler
    Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) has seen its viewership drop of late, meaning it can charge less money for the same commercial spot. So, the company’s solution has been simple: run more ads. At Nickelodeon, for example, viewership dropped by just under 30%, while Comedy Central has also lost a smaller number of viewers. Overall, the company increased the amount of air time rose by 9% in 2012, on top of a 7% rise the year before, The Wall Street Journal reports
  • Nickelodeon now promoting Jason Biggs’ Twitter handle in promotions

    09/01/2012 5:02:54 PM PDT · by tookiesrcookies · 15 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 9/01/2012 | Twitchy Team
    Twitchy reported earlier today that the most vile tweets from Jason Biggs’ Twitter feed had quietly disappeared, and now it seems there might be a very obvious reason why — Nickelodeon has begun tweeting Biggs’ Twitter handle in promotions for its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, for which Biggs provides a voice. That’s right: kids following Nickelodeon’s @TMNTMaster — an account which boasts nearly 2,400 followers — are literally one click away from the feed that introduced us to, well, this, not to mention a quick bit of Christian-bashing as a follow-up...
  • Nina Totenberg Cites Highly-Edited Jon Stewart Video to Bash Romney and Defend Obama

    07/28/2012 11:11:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.Org ^ | July 28, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    You know, it's bad enough that a percentage of Americans admit to getting "the news" from Comedy Central's Daily Show and host Jon Stewart. But when a legal affairs correspondent from National Public Radio starts citing highly-edited videos created by this comedy show to bash presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney while defending President Obama, citizens should be tremendously concerned about their tax dollars funding this media outlet (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo): Nina Totenberg Cites Highly-Edited Jon Stewart Video to Bash Romney and Defend Obama CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Because it captures the essence of Obama’s view of...
  • New Media Fail: 'Daily Show' Less Popular Online Than 'Platetopper'

    04/14/2012 2:15:34 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 8 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 04-14-12 | John Nolte
    By simple reporting and exposing their dismal numbers, Big Hollywood has completely obliterated the ongoing media myth and charade that "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" represent some kind of populist phenomenon. The media elite love their fellow elites Colbert and Stewart and so the media elite create a phony reality that claims that both of these left-wing, speech policing, Obama Palace Guards are, you know, actually popular. When the truth is that they're regularly beaten by cartoons, reruns, and "Robot Chicken." Now, it appears as though the last refuge of "Daily Show" defenders have switched the argument to...
  • First Lady to Give Low-Rated 'Colbert Report' Ratings Boost

    04/05/2012 9:56:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/5/12 | John Nolte
    Tweet from The Colbert Report: Nation! First Lady @MichelleObama will appear on The Colbert Report on Wednesday, April 11. Tune in at 11:30pm / 10:30c. Quite the media blitz the First Lady and the President have been on lately. You would think that if the First Lady wanted to reach a sizable audience, though, she would do a guest spot on a program that gets more viewers like "Pawn Stars" or a cartoon rerun on Nickelodeon or something on cable access. Well, Colbert is a true-blue friend to the Barack Obama re-election campaign and a fellow crusader in the left's...
  • Ratings: Stewart & Colbert Trounced By Cartoons, Reruns, 'Pawn Stars'

    04/04/2012 11:32:07 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 13 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 04-04-12 | John Nolte
    Jon Stewart pulled in a whopping 1.372 million viewers Monday, which only looks good when compared to Stephen Colbert, who pulled in less than a million. Here's the list. As you can see, something called "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and "Bad Girls Club" beat both of America's satirists pretty handily. So did cartoons ... and reruns of cartoons. What I love about these posts that prove our clown-emperors are not only naked but media-created emperors, is that people get all angry over my reporting of this fact. I know, I know -- I'm supposed to be so outraged by Bill...
  • Colbert's Egotism Isn't Fake

    01/22/2012 5:22:07 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/20/2012 | Brent Bozell
    Late-night comedians historically have relished the opportunity to poke fun at politicians. Sometimes they savage them. In the Obama era, they haven't been so enthusiastic about any of it. A recent study of political jokes on three late-night shows (Letterman, Leno and Jimmy Fallon) by the Center for Media and Public Affairs found that Barack Obama's joke count is "substantially lower than any other president." Some of the Obama jokes are actually bipartisan slams. Jimmy Fallon joked, "Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton are more mature than President Obama and John Boehner." This is the classic comedian's pose, and the safe...
  • Todd on Colbert: Making A Mockery of The System (re Stephen Colbert/So Carolina Primary)

    01/20/2012 5:36:31 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 20 replies
    The South Carolina State ^ | January 19, 2012 | unnattributed
    NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd is no fan of comedian Stephen Colbert's efforts to take part in Saturday's SC GOP presidential primary and how the media is covering the Charleston native's "exploratory campaign." "But what he's doing now, with the campaign -- is that fair to the process?" Todd continued. "Yes, the process is a mess. But he's doing it in a way that it feels as if he's trying to influence it with his own agenda that may be anti-Republican. And is that fair to the Republican Party?" Todd said Colbert and his Comedy Central satirical news...
  • Joke’s On Them? FEC Set To Let Stephen Colbert ‘Report’ On His Super PAC

    06/26/2011 10:52:49 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 2 replies
    Daily News ^ | June 25, 2011 | Admin
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is set to approve Stephen Colbert’s request for a press exemption that would allow him to promote his “super PAC” on-air without Viacom having to report it as an in-kind contribution. Poking fun at Karl Rove offering “commentary” on his own super PAC American Crossroads on Fox News under a press exemption, Colbert said he wanted to report on his “super PAC” without Comedy Central’s parent company Viacom having to report the air time and production costs as an in-kind contribution. “Viacom will be acting within its legitimate press function when it features on the...
  • Man who threatened "South Park" creators gets 25 years in prison

    02/24/2011 9:55:03 AM PST · by fruser1 · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2011 | Carol Cratty
    A 21-year-old man who admitted posting online threats against the creators of the animated TV series "South Park" was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison. ... Chesser admitted to posting online threats against the "South Park" creators due to a depiction of the Prophet Mohammed. He also admitted that he tried to go to Somalia to join Al-Shabaab, an Islamic militant group that the United States considers a terrorist organization.
  • Video: The Daily Show Tortures a Camel in Madison

    02/23/2011 10:06:49 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/23/2011 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    No joke: The Daily Show brought a camel to the protests in Madison the other day, presumably to help make fun of the Cairo/Madison comparisons. As this video shows, the gag didn't turn out so well: Who knew that an animal indigenous to the Middle East couldn't walk on snow and ice in the Midwest? Local firefighters eventually rescued the camel. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Daily Show didn't use any footage of the camel in its Tuesday night broadcast. Update: If I'm not mistaken, it appears that Daily Show correspondent John Oliver walks in front of the...
  • Piers Morgan: Jon Stewart’s Rally Speech Was A “Jump The Shark Moment”

    12/09/2010 10:17:12 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 3 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12/9/2010 | Colby Hall
    Well the onslaught of Piers Morgan publicity is ratcheting up, evidenced by the steady flow on online clips (which are exceptionally well produced we might add.) The latest features Morgan sharing with his staff plans to avoid predictably partisan takes in his future show and coverage. He also notably both lauds and takes a shot at Jon Stewart for ‘jumping the shark’ at the end of his rally. From CNN: “I don’t want to be too nicey-nicey,” said Piers. But: “I’m not going to be partisan. Although I have lots of opinions which I will share with you in the...
  • My Ordeal with Jon Stewart and His ‘Cone of Silence’ Event

    10/30/2010 5:21:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 29, 2010 | Richard Pollock
    Want a press pass? Dear Leader cannot be reached at this time. Interacting with Comedy Central over the upcoming Jon Stewart Rally to Restore Sanity, or the March to Keep Fear Alive, or the This Is Not a Political Rally rally is much like trying to communicate with North KoreaÂ’s Kim Jong II.I have been conducting a long-distance email relationship with Steve Albani, Comedy CentralÂ’s vice president for corporate communications. I am trying to get press credentials to cover the event for PJTV. Here are my unedited email conversations with Mr. Albani: Me: Hope all is going well with your...
  • Live Thread: Restore Sanity and/or Fear Rally 12 Noon EDT 10/30/10

    10/30/2010 8:10:56 AM PDT · by kristinn · 276 replies
    Saturday, October 30, 2010 | Kristinn
    The rally is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. EDT. It will be broadcast on C-SPAN and Comedy Central.
  • "Rally to Restore Sanity" Pledges to “Strictly prohibit filming” at National Mall

    10/29/2010 8:18:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 34 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Friday, Ocotber 29, 2010 | J.P. Friere
    Irony reaches new heights at Comedy Central is going to “strictly prohibit filming” of the Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive. PJTV’s Washington Bureau chief Richard Pollock inquired with the Comedy Central’s senior vice president of corporate communications Steve Albani about receiving credentials. Albani claimed that Pollock would not be given credentials because of limited supply, and as such there would be no room on the “press riser” for PJTV’s camera and crew. When Pollock said that he’d be fine with filming not on the press riser, Albani said that filming would be “strictly prohibited” between 3rd and...
  • Should Jon Stewart Have Called the President ‘Dude?’

    10/28/2010 8:55:28 AM PDT · by mojito · 79 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/28/2010 | Steven Kurutz
    Barack Obama’s appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” last night marked the first time a sitting president has appeared on the Comedy Central program. It likely marked another first: the first time a president was called “dude” in a TV interview. Obama said that administration official Larry Summers did a “heckuva job” on financial reform–and the President suggested his words were deliberately chosen to echo the language George W. Bush used to praise FEMA official Michael Brown during Hurricane Katrina. Stewart jokingly told the president, “You don’t want to use that phrase, dude.” Was it disrespectful for Stewart...
  • America Prepares to Get Angry at Jon (The Most Influential Man of 2010) Stewart

    10/26/2010 11:17:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 10/26/10 | Elspeth Reeve
    America Prepares to Get Angry at Jon StewartBy Elspeth Reeve | October 26, 2010 11:38am Jon Stewart has begun his tour of the nation's capital with a taping of The Daily Show before a "very, very policy-oriented" audience in Washington, The Washington Post's Dan Zak reports. ("We're not used to people nodding, like, 'Oh, I worked on that bill,' " Stewart said.) Stewart and Stephen Colbert's many young fans are packing their bags and arranging for sofas to crash on as they ready to head into D.C. for the comedians' pro-satire Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. But not everyone's...
  • Why the Midterms Matter: The GOP’s agenda has to be stopped.

    10/23/2010 7:14:37 AM PDT · by paudio · 59 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/23/10 | Jonathan Alter
    The depressed Democratic base needs to ask itself some questions: Do women want more representatives who oppose abortion? Do Hispanics want to see immigration reform postponed? Do young voters want college loans slashed? If they don’t, they’ll set aside whatever valid grievances they may have with Obama and mobilize. If Democrats lose control anyway, maybe nothing too bad will happen. Obama will veto GOP bills, and politics will be paralyzed for two years as the parties jostle for 2012. But a right-wing Republican takeover of Congress and state capitals isn’t something to accept with indifference. Midterms matter, and voters tempted...
  • John Stewart's 'Sanity' Rally to include Code Pink, Anarchists

    10/22/2010 7:43:37 AM PDT · by Gennie · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2010 | Jason McNew
    October 22, 2010 John Stewart's 'Sanity' Rally to include Code Pink, Anarchists Jason McNew It is looking like John Stewart's "Restore Sanity" rally will define sanity rather peculiarly. Code Pink, Anarchists, and pro-abortion groups plan to attend at the Lincoln Memorial on October 30th.
  • Jon Stewart Mocks MSNBC’s New “Lean Forward” Campaign

    10/12/2010 2:31:43 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Comedy Channel ^ | 10/12/10 | Jon Stewart
    Jon Stewart is a smart and funny guy. As any regular visitor to Mediaite knows, we are big fans of his incisive and entertaining commentary on the often absurd intersection of media and politics. But that doesn’t mean we always agree with his point-of-view; take for example his take down of MSNBC’s new campaign to re-brand themselves with the phrase “Lean Forward.” In the following segment, Mr. Stewart makes a lot funny jokes, but perhaps its a little early to dismiss an entire ad campaign.
  • Jon Stewart reveals location for 'Sanity' rally (Insanity Alert)

    10/10/2010 3:16:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    RollingStone.com ^ | Oct. 8, 2010 | Daniel Kreps
    (RollingStone.com) -- Jon Stewart has revealed the location of his Rally to Restore Sanity (and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive): The east end of Washington D.C.'s National Mall, between 3rd and 7th Streets.
  • Dueling Fatwas

    10/05/2010 8:10:20 PM PDT · by forty_years · 7 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | 10/5/2010 | Daniel Pipes
    Norris and all Americans currently live under the "Rushdie Rules," which punish whoever disrespects Islam, Muhammad, or the Koran. Make fun of Muhammad and you're on your own. Local and national politicians had nothing to say about her plight. Journalists, usually keen to protect one of their own, went silent. No organization sprung up to raise money for her protection.
  • MTV News Planning Obama Town Hall (Barf!)

    10/05/2010 9:38:40 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | October 5, 2010 9:38 AM | Alex Weprin
    MTV Networks is planning to host a live town hall with President Obama October 14, an executive familiar with the program confirms to TVNewser. The town hall, which was first reported this morning by Politico’s Playbook, will be held Thursday October 14 at 4 PM, and will run on MTV, BET, CMT, MTV Tr3s and other MTV Networks. The executive also said the event would be streamed live online via the network’s websites. Politico reports that MTV’s Sway Calloway, CMT’s Kate Cook and BET’s April Woodard will host the town hall, which will have an audience comprised of young people.
  • Colbert makes a complete mockery of Congress (Pelosi’s Reply: “Of Course It’s Appropriate”)

    09/24/2010 2:01:03 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 66 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 | Meredith Jessup
    When I saw the news that Stephen Colbert was going to testify before Congress to talk about the one day he spent working on a farm, I was ashamed. After his testimony today, I’m not only ashamed, I am angry. But my anger isn‘t so much directed at Colbert as the politicians who thought it’d be a good idea to put on a committee comedy spectacle in the halls of Congress. While some criticized Colbert’s appearance earlier this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she thought it would be a great idea for the Comedy Central star to give his...
  • Stephen Colbert to testify before House immigration subcommittee Friday

    09/22/2010 12:28:20 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 107 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 22, 2010 | Jonathan Strong
    Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is slated to testify at a congressional hearing Friday on immigration titled “Protecting America’s Harvest,” two sources have told The Daily Caller. One Republican source said Colbert will be testifying “in character,” the Bill O’Reilly-like muse Colbert uses for his show. A Judiciary Committee spokeswoman, confirming Colbert would testify, said the hearing matter was a “serious issue . . . this is not a TV stunt.” Some Republicans have already expressed unhappiness with Colbert witnessing at the hearing, thinking it would make light of a serious issue. The hearing is before the House Judiciary Committee’s...