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Bill Maher: Fox ‘pretended Christianity was under attack to get old people hard’

During Friday night’s “New Rules” segment, Real Time host Bill Maher criticized Republicans for criticizing the Democrats for leaving the word “God” out of their convention platform …”Perhaps because it’s a platform and not a spell,” Maher said. Maher launched into a rant about his perception that what Americans really…

‘Daily Show’ crew dissects the art of the stump speech

Political stump speeches, The Daily Show‘s Jessica Williams said, are like those stories your dad tells all the time; sometimes he leaves out details, and sometimes he adds them to suit the situation. “Or maybe he just forgot because Dad’s getting old,” she explained, in one of a series of…

Colbert: Conventions rare opportunity to hear different parties say same things

Friday night, on a special edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert delivered his post-mortem on the two 2012 political conventions. “Now that the balloons have dropped,” he said, “the conventions can be over. Rob Portman and John Kerry can be bubble-wrapped and returned the National Wonk Containment Facilities,…

Stewart: Dems want you to know bin Laden is really, really, seriously, totally dead

On a special Friday night edition of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart went over a few of the predominant themes from the Democratic National Convention. As usual there was some hope, some change, some “we can make it if we try” and one other very important fact that the…

Fake news gets people to agree anything is true—except Clint Eastwood’s speech

A new original satire video from Jest’s comedy website proves that “people will believe anything about politics if you look like a news man and are holding a microphone.” The fake news caster runs around New York City proving typical idiocy by saying things that simply aren’t true — like that President…

Colbert: ‘Human weather balloon’ Limbaugh thinks Obama controls the weather

Thursday on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert talked about the Democratic National Convention’s decision to move President Barack Obama’s speech accepting his party’s nomination indoors because of the threat of severe weather. “Folks, tonight is the last night of the ‘Democratic National Stroke-Fest,’” joked Colbert. “The highlight tonight, of…

Jon Stewart tears apart RNC with comparison to Clinton’s math-filled speech

On his show Thursday night, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show praised former President Bill Clinton for delivering a speech to the Democratic National Convention that contained math. After lampooning Clinton’s long speech, which had “more false endings than a James Brown concert,” Stewart quipped that Clinton said more about…

Colbert: Michelle Obama only got DNC speaking gig because of who her husband is

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert dissected First Lady Michelle Obama’s widely praised 2012 Democratic National Convention speech.  Rock-ribbed conservative pundit Colbert was not drinking the Obama-ade, however. “Oh, I wonder how she got that gig,” he mused.  ”Crony capitalism!  Solyndra!” The First Lady, he said, spoke…

Jon Stewart: Democrats have so many Latinos they’ve got doubles

On his show Wednesday night, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show noted that the Democratic Party was so “effortlessly diverse” that they had back-ups. “Remember the fuss at the RNC over the rising Latino star Marco Rubio,” Stewart asked. “Well, the Democrats have not only a rising Latino star of…

Lewis Black: Bush looks Jamaican compared to Mitt Romney

Comedian Lewis Black joked Wednesday on Current TV that Mitt Romney was so bland and stiff he made former President George W. Bush look Jamaican. “This is how white Mitt Romney is,” Black said. “I thought that George Bush Jr. was the whitest man in politics. George Bush Jr. compared…

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