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Colbert: My character is a mix of O’Reilly, Cooper and Geraldo

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert revealed the inspiration behind his Colbert Report persona — and the confusion that his antics sometimes create. “I often don’t know who people invite to come talk to them,” Colbert said in the interview, which aired Sunday on Oprah’s…

Jay Smooth: Why do all stories about Romney make him sound like such a dick?

On an edition of “Ill Doctrine,” released Friday, September 28, hip hop philosopher and social critic Jay Smooth asked exactly how much longer we’re all supposed to pretend that the Republican presidential candidate, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) is anything other than an overbearing jerk. “I have a question,” said…

SNL’s Obama like ‘Sixth Sense’ kid: ‘I see employed people’

NBC sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” finally has an African-American man playing Obama, and on Thursday night his second appearance on the show proved why the network made the crucial switch so late in the election. “Okay, I understand your frustration,” actor Jay Pharoah said, taking a question during…

Maher tells Larry King: Paul Ryan has morals of ‘the pimp from Taxi Driver’

In a series of clips released from Larry King’s internet-only show “Larry King Now,” “Real Time With Bill Maher” host Bill Maher sat down with King to lay out his views on vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), trickle-down economics and more. In the first clip embedded below, Maher…

Colbert: Polls showing Romney behind ‘have to be wrong’

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took a look at the science of polling, specifically the poll numbers concerning the upcoming presidential election. In survey after survey, President Barack Obama is pulling ahead of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), a development that has some on…

Stewart slams Fox News over hypocritical school lunch coverage

Why is Fox News devoting so much time to attacking the government’s push toward healthier school lunches, Jon Stewart asked Thursday? Because First Lady Michelle Obama is involved. “If she said we need air, half the country would demand gills because, freedom!” Stewart said. Stewart specifically pointed at anchor Megyn…

Colbert: Coming bacon shortage is ‘creeping Sharia law’

On Wednesday night’s edition of the Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert warned that the rumored looming shortage of pork and bacon could well be part of an Islamic plot, which is ultimately part of President Barack Obama’s plan to turn the United States of America into the Ottoman Empire. Agricultural…

Jon Stewart mocks NFL labor dispute, hires Patrick Stewart as a scab

On his show Wednesday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart took on the NFL referee strike, which unexpectedly caused a national uproar after replacement referees made questionable calls during Monday night football. Inspired by the strike, The Daily Show correspondents started a picket line of their own. But their action…

Pelosi: Democrats will overturn Citizens United if they retake House

During an appearance on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) vowed that Democrats would work “on the first day we’re there” to overturn the controversial Citizens United ruling if they retook the House. She insisted “the public wants” Congress to overturn the Supreme Court ruling, which struck…

Colbert: Romney supporters beginning to cycle through ’5 stages of grief’

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the steadily worsening prospects of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s bid for the presidency. A new poll in the National Journal shows that President Barack Obama leads Romney in the polls by 7 points, garnering 50 percent of…

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