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Stephen Colbert: ISIS isn’t just invading Iraq — it wants to radicalize your hashtags

Tuesday night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert warned viewers of the danger the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) poses to social media. Colbert began by playing a clip of a Fox News analyst who declared that, “it’s clear that among the social media competition among terrorists, [ISIS]…

John Oliver pulls the curtain back on Dr. Oz and his weight-loss ‘magic beans’

On Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, John Oliver ridiculed Dr. Mehmet Oz for claiming that he couldn’t do a daily television show without occasionally promoting weight loss supplements as “magical” or “miraculous.” “Name me one case,” Oliver said, “in which a man named Oz claimed mystical powers and led…

Bill Maher tells America: Like a bad ex-boyfriend, Iraq is never going to change

In his weekly “New Rules” segment, Real Time host Bill Maher did his best this week to convince Americans that Iraq is just not that into us. Earlier in the show, he implored President Barack Obama to keep the U.S. out of Iraq’s civil war, a message that he underscored…

Bill Maher to Obama: Keep U.S. out of Iraq’s civil war, ‘It’s not about us!’

This week on “Real Time,” host Bill Maher urged President Barack Obama not to involve U.S. forces in the mushrooming conflict in Iraq. “America is wrestling with the question we so often wrestle with,” said Maher, “to bomb or not to bomb.” Maher quoted Obama’s promise that U.S. ground troops…

Stephen Colbert greets the return of the GOP ‘Iraq Pack,’ who were only ever wrong once

On Thursday’s episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert discussed the return of the “Iraq Pack” in the wake of the uptick of sectarian violence in Iraq. “I’ve told you about the recent surge of violence in Iraq,” Colbert began, “and how it caught Obama with his Mom-jeans down. But…

Stephen Colbert destroys Fox News’ hypocrisy over arrest of Benghazi mastermind

On Wednesday’s Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert went after Fox News’ continuing coverage of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Ever since “the tragic attack,” Colbert began, “there has only been one question.” He then played four clips of Fox anchors complaining that in the two years since the…

Stephen Colbert welcomes Hispanics to the white race if they agree to be conservative males

On Tuesday night’s episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert encouraged more Hispanics to identify as “white” for the good of the Republican Party. “There’s one group that has always given [Republicans] support,” he said, “and that group is white guys. In fact, in 2012, sixty-two percent of white men…

After Maureen Dowd’s pot disaster, Bill Maher offers ‘New Rules’ for marijuana beginners

On Friday night’s episode of “Real Time,” Bill Maher offered some advice to viewers and to the state of Colorado about how to use marijuana safely and effectively, which we need to do, he said, because “after all, we’re pretending it’s medicine, aren’t we?” “Now that the people of Colorado…

Stephen Colbert offers to help Ted Cruz renounce his Canadian citizenship

On Thursday night’s Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert offered to help Texas Senator Ted Cruz renounce his Canadian citizenship. “It’s no secret,” Colbert began, “that I have always felt a deep connection with Texas Senator and Joe McCarthy tribute-head Ted Cruz.” “But there’s one thing about Senator Cruz that bothers me…

Colbert savages justice system for imprisoning the poor because they can’t pay court fees

On last night’s Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert used “The Word” segment to attack the de facto debtor’s prisons that have sprung up across the United States. He began by noting that “America puts more of its citizens in prison than any other nation. But confining so many Americans comes at…

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