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  • Conservative Comedian Michael Loftus Goes Gunning for Big Government

    10/03/2014 8:32:33 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 10/3/14 | Mark Tapson
    Mixing news with a dose of comic commentary has paid off for The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart. A Brookings Institute survey recently noted that he is a news source more trusted by liberals and independents than MSNBC is. “The real power to influence the left resides on Comedy Central not MSNBC,” says Politics USA. But if you’re searching your television lineup for a conservative antidote to Stewart, the field is rather limited. There is late night Red Eye’s Greg Gutfeld, there is… actually, there’s just Gutfeld. Or there was until this month, when The Flipside with Michael Loftus debuted on...
  • 'Bad Jon' Stewart Screams at Staffers: New Book

    09/17/2014 6:38:56 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 12 replies
    Newser ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    It may be hard for Jon Stewart fans to imagine, but the beloved Daily Show host is "anything but warm and fuzzy," according to staffers quoted in Lisa Rogaks new biography of the comedian, Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart. One tells the story of a time Stewart screamed in a producer's face and threw a newspaper at her, only to later apologize and explain, "Sorry, that's bad Jon. ... I try not to let him out." There are more such tales of Stewart's angry side in the book, Forbes reports, and Rogak notes, "I'm surprised that...
  • Daily Show springs tense showdown with Native Americans on Redskins fans (Liberal Sucker Punch !!)

    09/20/2014 3:15:31 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/20/2014 | Ian Shapira
    The four die-hard Redskins fans thought the opportunity was as golden as the vintage helmets of their favorite football team: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart wanted them to appear on the Comedy Central program to defend the teams name, which has been under relentless attack. The Redskins Nation citizens eagerly signed up, most of them knowing that they might be mocked in their interview with correspondent Jason Jones. But several hours into the Sept. 13 taping of the yet-to-air episode, the fans, all from Virginia, said they were suddenly confronted by a larger group of Native American activists ...
  • Tone Deaf Time: 'Hillary Clinton Gives Daily Shows Jon Stewart No Clues on 2016 Candidacy'

    07/16/2014 10:45:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 16, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    As Newsbusters' Jeffrey Meyer wrote earlier today, Jon Stewart lobbed softballs to Hillary Clinton last night on the Daily Show. It would have been nice if he asked if she were reconsidering the possiblility of running for president due to her book sales tumbling so quickly or what she thinks about the possibility of Elizabeth Warren running for the same office. However the interview was significant in one respect: Hillary gaves the strongest hint yet that she is definitely going to throw her pantsuit into the ring. It came at the 1:30 mark of this video when Hillary answered Stewart's...
  • How Jon Stewart became President Obamas biggest problem

    10/22/2013 10:42:32 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/22/2013 | Chris Cillizza
    President Obamas biggest problem when it comes to selling the American public on the so-far rocky rollout of his health-care law isnt John Boehner or Mitch McConnell or even Ted Cruz. Its Jon Stewart. (snip) Stewart dedicated the entire first 10 minutes of his show three full segments on Monday to slashing hits on the Web site and the presidents handling of the problems. He compared Obama to Gil, the hapless salesman from The Simpsons, showed Daily Show correspondent John Oliver stuck in a computer after trying to sign up for Obamacare and expressed amazement that even the...
  • ObamaCare and the Part-Time Economy [Obamacare creates a new 29 hour work week]

    10/13/2013 3:14:41 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 10, 2013 | Andrew Puzder
    The White House insists that the health-care law has not affected hiring. That's not what the numbers show. There are times when the Obama administration makes statements so disconnected from economic reality that you wonder if any White House official has talked with anyone in business. A case in point: the administration's mantra that ObamaCare's definition of full-time employment as 30 or more hours per week had no effect on employers' hiring practices. We heard it Monday night on "The Daily Show" when Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius told Jon Stewart: "At least the economists, not anecdotal...
  • Daily Shows John Oliver: Abortion Bans Motivated by Religion Not Care for Unborn

    08/07/2013 11:51:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Kelsey Hazzard
    Secular Pro-Life condemns a recent comment by comedian John Oliver, who is currently standing in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Oliver implied that abortion restrictions are motivated solely by religion and not by secular concern for the human right to life. The comment came on Monday nights episode. The segment, which can be viewed here, focused primarily on the Supreme Courts recent decision weakening the Voting Rights Act. But about four and a half minutes in, the subject turned to abortion. Commenting on a recent North Carolina senate bill that addressed both abortion safety regulations and sharia law,...
  • John Oliver - The New Gun Control Propagandist

    06/10/2013 4:17:41 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/10/2013 | Guy Smith
    The most creative propaganda organization in the business today is the Daily Show. John Oliver, who begins a long stint guest hosting tonight, is deconstructed in this short YouTube video about his recent rants concerning gun control. Poor Brits never get it right. http://youtu.be/JveejEGxgP0
  • '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 tornados 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...
  • 'Daily Show' Creator Says Oklahoma Tornado Meant for Conservatives, Apologizes

    05/20/2013 10:19:32 PM PDT · by Justaham · 49 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/20/13
    Lizz Winstead heard about the tornado touching down in Oklahoma today and her liberal ideology quickly kicked in. Winstead, who created The Daily Show and uses social media to promote her far-left views, sent out this Twitter joke earlier today: "This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives." Social media brushback quickly followed, and Winstead served up a speedy apology for letting her progressive nature supercede a sense of decency toward the victims of the tornado. "Made a political joke, Twas before devastation revealed. In hindsight, had I understood, I would have refrained....
  • Daily Show Creator Lizz Winstead: Oklahoma Tornado Meant for Conservatives

    05/20/2013 3:52:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 81 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    As families and schoolchildren hunkered down in storm shelters to avoid a massive tornado today near Oklahoma City, a liberal comedian found time to use the disaster to attack conservatives. The subtext of a tweet from Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead was clearly meant to insult the pro-life and family values people who live in the state of Oklahoma, one of the most Republican-oriented states in the nation. At a time when PrayforOklahoma is the highest trending topic on Twitter, conservatives noted Winsteads lack of class. This is the same Winstead who attacked Michele Bachmann on abortion and raises funds...
  • Jon Stewart Propaganda Techniques - Installment #1

    11/01/2012 9:18:07 AM PDT · by guyshomenet · 9 replies
    11/1/2012 | Guy Smith
    (direct link in case embedded video does not work = http://youtu.be/rzx9U7qkVGA) (transcript of video follows) Jon Stewart is the most interesting propagandist working today. After Shooting The Bull, my book on propaganda analysis came out, I watched how many in the professional agitprop business have evolved. Stewart is more interesting than most not because of any new method of propaganda he has invented, but because of how he knits together standard techniques to completely mislead his viewers. Let’s have a look at a couple of examples in which Jon skews your understanding of politics. {Daily Show clip – Romney bash}...
  • 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, its 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. Heres what Ill say. When four Americans get killed, its not optimal. Were 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 whats 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....
  • 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
  • Daily Show finds Twisted Tolerance at DNC Convention

    09/07/2012 1:04:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    As usual, the intolerant left preaches tolerance and inclusion while missing the irony of their own attacks. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart exposes this very easily at the 2012 Democrat Convention.
  • 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 Obamas view of...
  • Jon Stewart (Daily Show) on Wisconsin Recall Media Coverage

    06/08/2012 9:50:15 AM PDT · by Retired Greyhound · 9 replies
    I find Jon Stewart insufferable and unfunny. But he does get this one right. Here is his funny and accurate take on the media's coverage of the WI recall. Clip 1: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker survives a recall election, and the news networks embrace custom as extensions of the winning and losing campaigns. (04:34) Clip 2: Samantha Bee reports that normally mild-mannered Wisconsinites, incensed by the failed effort to recall Governor Scott Walker, are showing symptoms of douche fever. (03:06)
  • Delta Pulls Ads From Daily Show Over 'Vagina Manger'

    05/08/2012 10:18:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 5-7-12 | Fox News
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue declared an early victory in his campaign against the Daily Show for a joke about a "vagina manger," after Delta Airlines pulled its advertising from the program. Donohue also pledged in a press release to continue his campaign. His next target: Kellogg's, whose executives can expect to receive photographs of the obscene stunt. Delta spokeswoman Leslie Parker confirmed to BuzzFeed that the airline pulled its advertising last week. Parker said that "We are constantly evaluating our advertising strategy and at this time no longer advertise during The Daily Show," and denied that the decision had...
  • 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...
  • 'Daily Show' Compares Newt Gingrich to 'Office' Oddball Dwight Schrute (Video)

    01/20/2012 9:18:21 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1-20-12 | Erin Carlson
    The Comedy Central show's faux-news correspondent John Oliver also likens the GOP contender to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Newt Gingrich's messy personal life is providing comic fuel for The Daily Show. During Thursday's episode on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart and correspondent Jon Oliver took aim at Gingrich's marital history -- now back in the news in a big way following Nightline's controversial interview with Marianne Gingrich -- noting the resemblance between the so-called "Freaker of the House" and Dwight Schrute, the eccentric salesman portrayed by Rainn Wilson on NBC's The Office. Another Gingrich lookalike, according to The Daily Show:...
  • Colbert's Egotism Isn't Fake

    01/20/2012 4:09:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 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...
  • Must watch: Daily Show destroys liberal columnist over civility hypocrisy

    01/13/2012 7:52:31 PM PST · by Drrdot · 20 replies · 1+ views
    hotair.com ^ | January 13, 2011 | Allahpundit
    An instant classic, possibly even superior to their interview with that imbecile in San Francisco who wants to ban Happy Meals. Let me tweak the headline, though, since its not quite accurate. Better version: Liberal columnist destroys herself as Daily Show cameras roll. Its Froma Harrop, whom youll remember from her column in August comparing tea partiers unfavorably to terrorists who want to blow up the power grid. How they managed to pull off this goof without her wising up, I simply cant imagine. She must have wised up but, for reasons known only to her, decided to...
  • Civil Disservice [Jon Stewart takes on the "civility" of the left]

    01/13/2012 1:24:09 PM PST · by dontgivein · 6 replies
    The Daily Show ^ | 01/12/2012 | John Oliver/Jon Stewart
    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-january-12-2012/civil-disservice
  • Daily Show Lampoons Occutards on Wall Street

    11/18/2011 7:13:25 AM PST · by peopleofows · 30 replies
    People of OWS ^ | 11/18/2011 | Wally Spotter
    Well, the occutards have finally been evicted, leaving untold amounts of filth in their wake. You know things are bad when even The Daily Show even starts making fun of them. Check out the video: Portrait of Hypocrisy -- OWS Becomes the Very Thing It Claims to Hate
  • Jon Stewart on the Las Vegas Debate (Video)

    10/20/2011 10:01:09 AM PDT · by Dagnabitt · 1 replies
    Comedy Central ^ | Oct 19, 2011 | Jon Stewart
    Fear and Pandering in Las Vegas
  • Jon Stewart rips Newsweek's Bachmann cover

    08/10/2011 8:29:08 AM PDT · by Abathar · 39 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 08/10/2011 | Tim Molloy
    NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - Jon Stewart says the worst part about conservative complaints of media bias is when they contain "a kernel of truth" -- and that conservatives have a point about Newsweek's unflattering Michele Bachmann cover. The cover describes her as "The Queen of Rage." Stewart called Newsweek out on Tuesday's "The Daily Show" for using cheap attempts to undercut the Minnesota representative and Republican presidential candidate. He mocked the magazine's statement that it ran the photo to capture the way she has galvanized Iowa voters. "I get it, Newsweek," Stewart said. "You put in 'The Queen of Rage'...
  • Jon Stewarts Ratings Are Now Higher Than All Of Fox News

    06/05/2011 10:45:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 99 replies
    PoloticsUSA ^ | 6-4-11 | Jason Easley
    According to the May Nielson ratings, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart beat the entire Fox News network in terms of total viewers. Stewart averaged 2.3 million viewers, while the Fox News prime time and day time line up averaged 1.85 million viewers. According to Comedy Central, The Daily Show is dominant in its time slot, For the month of May 2011, The Daily Show averaged 2.3 million total viewers and a 1.2 P18-49 rating. Versus May 2010, The Daily Show grew an astounding +19% in total viewers, with incredible double-digit ratings growth across all key demos including P18-49 (up...
  • Jon Stewart Mocks Obama Campaign Video: From Yes We Can To You Know, Whatever

    04/05/2011 9:57:19 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    MediaIte ^ | April 5, 2011 | Colby Hall
    To no ones surprise, Barack Obama announced earlier today that he will seek a second term in the 2012 election, complete with promotional video featuring demographically diverse voters just like one and I. Perhaps more surprising was the degree of enjoyment that Daily Show host Jon Stewart took in ruthlessly ridiculing the Obama video, and yes, his failed promises of transparency in his first term. As weve noticed before, when it comes to this White House, Stewart is not necessarily the strict left-of-center ideologue that hes made out to be by right-of-center commentators; The Daily Show has mined the alleged...
  • Jon Stewart Mocks Transparency Of Obama Administration

    04/05/2011 9:59:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4/5/11 | Jon Steward
    The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c Victory Lapse - Obama Transparency Award
  • Dont Judge a Comic Book By Its Creators Appearance on The Daily Show

    03/02/2011 10:05:30 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 8 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | March 2, 2011 | Bosch Fawstin
    Last night "The Daily Show" aired a prerecorded segment that I taped with them a few weeks ago. During the segment I was interviewed by Aasif Mandvi, the show's "liberal Muslim" correspondent. The main topic discussed was the "Muslim" Batman, but we also spent a significant amount of time discussing my own creation, a counter-jihad superhero named Pigman. Based on what was filmed during the 3-hour shoot, the segment had the potential to be humorous, controversial and informative. How it actually turned out was the product of some pretty crafty editing. And, unfortunately, I had no control over that. It...
  • Video: The Daily Show starts camel crisis at the Capitol!

    02/22/2011 7:46:06 PM PST · by UB355 · 9 replies
    Isthmus, Madison ^ | 02/21/2011 | Jack Craver
    This was not the footage I expected to capture on this miserable, slushy day. When I overheard one of the workers manning the brat stand on Wisconsin Ave. exclaim, "Is that a f****** camel?," I assumed he was referring to some type of machinery. He was from the building trades union, after all. However, a few moments later, the source of his amazement became apparent. At first I assumed the worst: Some union was using the wretched desert beast to make fun of the governor. Actually, the truth turned out to be worse. It was The Daily Show with Jon...
  • Can we start a "Jon Stewart Watch" regular thread?

    01/06/2011 7:32:20 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 50 replies
    1/6/11 | Mamzelle
    I would like to state my case that we should pay more attention to Jon Stewart.
  • The Daily Show: Happy Meal Ban Idiocy (absolute must see)

    01/05/2011 8:49:44 PM PST · by teg_76 · 5 replies
    Absolute must see....
  • Jon Stewart on Palin children: 'Who gives a sht?'

    11/18/2010 1:08:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 47 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/18/2010 | Charlie Spiering
    Last night on the 'Daily Show,' Jon Stewart mocked media reports of the man that shot his TV because of Bristol Palin's performance on 'Dancing with the Stars' and the conspiracy theories behind Bristol Palin's longevity on the reality show. Its Bristol Palin! Shes not running for anything. said Stewart, "Shes not doing anything wrong. If you dont like how far shes going, dont watch the show." Also rounding out the Palin coverage yesterday was a report on Willow Palin's controversial comments on her Facebook page. Stop making me feel sympathy for the Palins! Stewart exclaimed, Its a 16-year-old kids...
  • "Daily Show" John Oliver Hates Tim Tebow Worse than Bin Laden (Stewart's writer)

    11/14/2010 1:08:35 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Sportsgrid ^ | November 12, 2010 | Barry Rothbard
    One of the guys who writes Jon Stewart's lines is in this video, where he says that between Tim Tebow and Osama Bin Laden, he'd shoot Tebow first. If he had two bullets, that is. If he just had one, he'd shoot Tebow. Who is this John Oliver? Is he some hack from Media Matters, sucking up the Soros money? Has the common kind of name that's hard to google. Is he one of the elegant Ivy League guys at Comedy Central who are so cool and admirable? Would like to know more about this vanguard of good taste and...
  • W.H.: 'Daily Show' was 'a success'

    10/29/2010 10:34:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/28/10 | MATT NEGRIN & MJ LEE
    Heres what you need to know from Thursdays White House briefing with press secretary Robert Gibbs: President Obamas interview with Jon Stewart was a success, Gibbs declared, insisting that the White House didnt expect a bunch of softball questions. On the ride back, Obama told Gibbs and David Axelrod that he thought it was a good opportunity to walk through what hes done, Gibbs said.
  • Jon Stewart Rally: Tentative Schedule Leaks

    10/28/2010 12:17:28 PM PDT · by mojito · 77 replies
    SeeBS News ^ | 10/28/2010 | Stephanie Condon
    According to a permit reported by the Christian Science Monitor, the tentative schedule for Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on Saturday includes musical acts like the Roots, Sheryl Crow and gospel singer Mavis Staples and actor Sam Waterston, best known from the show "Law & Order." [....] Here's a look at the schedule, via the Monitor. Note that additional guests are planned: 10:00 a.m.: The pre-pre-show begins with videos and music on a jumbotron Noon: The pre-show starts with a performance from The Roots. 12:40: A comedian (to be determined) warms up the audience....
  • Jon Stewart blames Obama for not being liberal enough; Obama just blames others

    10/28/2010 4:16:16 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 12 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 28, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Jon Stewart blames Barack Obama for not being liberal enough while Obama keeps blaming everyone else for his own failures as president. That was essentially the summary of the presidents appearance on the Daily Show last night. Obama appeared on Stewarts show as a confirmation of how chicken he was to appear in a venue that would actually challenge him with the concerns that many Americans have. And while the president was indeed allowed a huge pass for at least half the interview from a fawning and complicit Stewart, Stewart did have a tiny, little, surprising curveball for Obama, which...
  • ABC Panel Lauds Jon Stewart as 'the Only Trusted Branch of Government

    A panel full of liberals on Wednesday's Good Morning America attacked the "angry, white" Tea Partiers and lauded the historical importance of Jon Stewart. Daily Beast editor Tina Brown gushed over the liberal comedian as " the only trusted branch of government." Previewing the comic's rally on Washington this Saturday, the former Vanity Fair editor hyperbolically enthused, "You know, I mean, in the end, Stewart and Colbert, really are like the Huntley and Brinkley of today in the sense that people really, really trust them."
  • Barack Obama's dumb 'Daily Show' Jon Stewart appearance and the President's diminishing brand

    10/27/2010 9:52:00 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 30 replies
    President Barack Obama should make the most of his "Daily Show" appearance on Wednesday night - charming the pants off Jon Stewart and the crowd, as he did when he showed up there two years ago. It's a terrific show, Stewart is a great interviewer and Obama makes good television. Then, the President should cancel all future trivial media appearances. While they may have kept him personally popular, in broad terms they've degraded the Obama brand. Obama's handlers were supposed to be smarter than this. They were supposed to use his celebrity strategically to advance his agenda. Instead, they've been...
  • Obama and Stewart: What's in it for them?

    10/27/2010 8:53:07 AM PDT · by facedodge · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/27/2010 | David Bianculli
    (CNN) -- Barack Obama is no stranger to Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," having appeared there four times as senator between 2005 and 2008. But Obama's widely promoted visit tonight (11 ET, Comedy Central), in the midst of a weeklong "Daily Show" encampment in Washington, is the first time a sitting president has appeared on that late-night cable show. Why now, and why should we care or watch? Or, to slice the same questions another way: What's in it for Obama, what's in it for Stewart, and what's in it for viewers? Barack Obama. As candidates, presidential...
  • 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.
  • 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 Americas Harvest, two sources have told The Daily Caller. One Republican source said Colbert will be testifying in character, the Bill OReilly-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 Committees...
  • Daily Show destroys labor union for hypocritical Wal-Mart protest

    The UFCW of Nevada pays temporary workers minimum wage to demand fair treatment and wages from Wal-Mart. This segment is unbelievably funny -- especially watching the union spokesman being confronted with his own hypocrisy. Watch this and then pass it on. VIDEO
  • Jon Stewart Mocks Obama's Mosque Stance: "Yes We Can, But Should We?"

    08/17/2010 8:34:34 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/17/2010 | Joegerarden
    Jon Stewart mock's Obama's mosque stance: "Yes we can, but should we?"
  • The Daily Show - a Lobby Group for the Ground Zero Mosque

    08/11/2010 8:26:25 AM PDT · by 240B · 24 replies
    FR Vanity ^ | today | 240B
    For the last week or so, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart has presented relentless coverage of the Ground Zero Mosque issue. All of the coverage was in favor of the Mosque. Comedy Central are even pleadingly presenting the Muslim generated straw-man arguments. CC insists that it is not a mosque, it is a 'cultural center' (yeah right) and Muslims are good honest people and only Al Quiada is bad. We know that the Left uses, so called, 'comedy', to say what they really believe and to attack people personally in the most vulgar way possible. The Daily Show is...
  • Jon Stewarts Walter Cronkite moment [Stewart questions big government now]

    06/29/2010 10:33:55 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Lyndon Johnson is famous for saying that if he had lost the favorable opinion of liberal former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite that he had lost that of most of America. President Barack Obama may be at a similar juncture now. With his poll numbers continuing a downward trend in light of the Gulf oil leak, his unpopular health care bill, and deficit spending, liberal comedian Jon Stewart asked a question Monday that is now beginning to emerge even in the minds of stalwart Democrats: Is government capable of doing anything large and expansive ? As chronicled by Noel Sheppard...
  • Jon Stewart was born to bash Obama

    06/23/2010 6:07:25 AM PDT · by tlb · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | Jun 22, 2010 | Matt Zoller Seitz
    The knives are out. The way Jon Stewart is going after Obama, you'd think the president owed him money. Consider the June 16 edition of "The Daily Show," arguably Stewart's most pointed attack on Obama's mishandling of the BP oil spill since the disaster began -- and his most merciless attack on Obama generally since the president's inauguration. The segment represented the culmination of Stewart's two-year journey from embittered Bush-era liberal outsider to Obama bobby-soxer to betrayed and disillusioned realist. "I'd like to lay out for you what our battle plan is going forward," said the president in one of...
  • From Playboy to The Daily Show (Olivia Munn: I Scored 'Daily Show' Gig With Holocaust Joke)

    06/08/2010 9:04:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 506+ views
    nternet star Olivia Munn has joined The Daily Show, not previously known for its hot women of color. Denise Martin talks to her about OCD and joking about the Holocaust with Jon Stewart. Maybe it says something about The Daily Show producers that they didnt already know who Olivia Munn was before asking her to join their team of fake news correspondents. Because if youre a guyas all but two of the Daily Show writers areand youre online, chances are youve stumbled across pictures of Munn on the covers of Playboy and Maxim. Youve probably seen the videos of her...