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Maddow: Rubio’s SOTU rebuttal was written for the wrong Obama speech

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow gleefully took apart Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R)’s purported rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech. She noted that Rubio’s speech must have been written ahead of time because Rubio was rebutting a number of…

Scarborough: Paul Krugman ‘is as extreme’ as NRA’s Wayne LaPierre

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough took the “both sides do it” argument to the limit on Thursday when he declared that Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman was “as extreme” as National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre. During his Morning Joe broadcast, Scarborough blasted LaPierre’s recent “Stand and Fight” op-ed responding…

MSNBC host: Ted Nuget ‘appears to have some kind of obsession with fecal matter’

In a rather blunt analysis of rocker Ted Nugent’s reaction to the State of the Union address, MSNBC host Martin Bashir said Wednesday that the well known gun enthusiast “appears to have some kind of obsession with fecal matter.” The characterization was in part a reaction to Nugent’s assertion that…

Colorado Senate president reacts to marijuana smell in Capitol: ‘Please douse all the doobies’

The strong odor of marijuana wafted through the Colorado capitol building on Wednesday morning, and was apparently so pungent that the state senate’s president asked members over the intercom to “please douse all the doobies in the area.” Video of state Sen. John Morse’s (D) comment was lifted from the…

O’Reilly screams at CNN host for pointing out embarassingly wrong drone claim

After dueling editorial comments about each other earlier in the week, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and CNN host Howard Kurtz finally sat down Wednesday night to hash out their dispute over whether O’Reilly got it wrong when he criticized NBC for failing to talk about Obama’s use of drones,…

Fox News hosts scoff at 102-year-old woman’s 3-hour wait to vote: ‘What’s the big deal?’

Three Fox News hosts on Wednesday dismissed the long three-hour wait a 102-year-old woman in Florida endured by saying it was no “big deal” and “she was happy.” During his Tuesday State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called on Congress to protect voting rights and noted that 102-year-old…

Conan’s ‘Watergate’ spoof: Marco Rubio smokes a bong

In a segment aired Wednesday night on “Conan,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) didn’t take a swig of water during his State of the Union response: he took a hit off a bong. “He could have waited, you know?” Conan said. Co-host Andy Richter replied: “They’re trying to reach out to…

Colbert: ‘Don’t worry, Sen. Rubio. No one noticed that you gave a speech’

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert offered his assessment of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’s response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, which didn’t go that badly, except for the fact that no one actually seems to have noticed anything that the freshman lawmaker said.…

Ravi Shankar’s daughter Anoushka says she was sexually abused as a child: ‘Enough is enough. I am rising.’

The daughter of legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar said on Thursday in a video released for a global women’s rights campaign that she had been sexually abused as a child by a family friend. Anoushka Shankar, herself a famed sitar player who used to play with her late father, said…

Jon Stewart summarizes the State of the Union: Bridges are death traps!

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Wednesday night reviewed Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, analyzing how the President intended to save America from becoming a “Applebees-laden dystopic hellscape.” Stewart was particularly alarmed by Obama’s claim that the United States was home to 70,000 structurally deficient bridges. “Shouldn’t…

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