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Colbert defends Ryan from ‘liberal hacks’ at Fox News

Stephen Colbert started the week on The Colbert Report enraged at the “liberal hacks” at Fox News for their treatment of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Sunday. Ryan, the Republican candidate for vice-president, had a contentious interview with Chris Wallace over the 20 percent across-the-board tax cut he and GOP…

Jon Stewart mocks Obama’s inconsistent response to Libya attack

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday hammered the Obama administration and the President himself for providing an incoherent response to the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya. The Obama administration had initially said the attack was part of a mob action, but later admitted it was a…

Secret ‘self-destruct button’ the true cause of Romney’s woes?

How do you explain Mitt Romney’s seemingly endless stream of campaign gaffes? It’s easy: he’s obviously got a “self-destruct button” hidden somewhere. Or, at least that’s the operative idea behind a bit of political satire published Monday on Jest.com. With a building full of incredibly clumsy campaign staffers buzzing around…

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…

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