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SNL mocks Fox & Friends over Romney ’47 percent’ video

Saturday Night Live on Thursday night satirized the Fox News morning program Fox & Friends. In the spoof, the three hosts of the program attempted to defend Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s controversial remarks at a private fundraiser earlier this year. “So you have this 47 percent that don’t pay…

Parody: Obama’s anger translator on the ’47 percent’ video

President Barack Obama and his anger translator Luther reacted Thursday to video of Mitt Romney describing nearly half of Americans as government-dependent victims who pay no incomes taxes. “You know, you probably wouldn’t have liked the White House anyway,” Luther said. “There’s no elevators for your cars, man. They’re gonna…

The Simpsons lampoons GOP-backed voter ID laws

In a preview of its season premiere, the animated comedy The Simpsons released a snippet of an episode in which Homer is forced to deal with the new voter ID laws being implemented around the country. Upon arriving at his polling place on Election Day, Homer is told he must…

Colbert praises Romney’s ‘no spoilers’ approach to discussing how he’d govern

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s vagueness about what he would do specifically as president of the United States. In a “The Word” segment entitled “Ask Not,” Colbert asserted that Romney has been quite explicit. “What are they talking about?”…

Jon Stewart mocks ‘bullsh*t mountain’ Fox News over secret Romney video

Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked Fox News on Wednesday night, describing their coverage of a secret video of Mitt Romney as “chaos on bullshit mountain.” In the video, Romney says he will not bother trying to convince the 47 percent of government-dependent “victims” who pay no income taxes to…

Colbert delivers ‘elegant’ version of Romney’s ’47 percent’ speech

Mitt Romney’s infamous “47 percent” remarks from a May fundraising dinner were not a crisis, Stephen Colbert insisted Tuesday, but a triumph — finally, he said, a presidential candidate was willing to say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. “Lunch is $50,000 a plate,” Colbert said. The video,…

Jon Stewart: By his own logic, Romney’s dad wouldn’t vote for him

On his show Tuesday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart examined the video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser earlier this year. In the video, Romney claimed there was no way he could convince the 47 percent of government-dependent “victims” in America to vote for him.…

Stewart knocks O’Reilly over Sandra Fluke: God forbid a woman speak about an issue close to her heart

Jon Stewart appeared Tuesday night on The O’Reilly Factor to promote the upcoming debate between the Fox News host and the political comedian. During his appearance, Stewart was asked what he thought about the conventions and about Sandra Fluke’s speech in particular. “I thought she was very well possessed, did…

Colbert defends Romney against ‘liberal media cleverly disguised as conservative media’

On Monday, Stephen Colbert sent his thoughts and prayers to the families of the four people killed in the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya — but his rage, he said, went straight to President Barack Obama. Obama’s media cohorts, Colbert said, tried to tie both the…

Keith Olbermann releases ‘special comment’ about leaked Romney video

Keith Olbermann released a “special comment” last night regarding the now-notorious “47 percent” video. Mother Jones released a video of a Romney campaign fundraiser Monday evening in which Republican Presidential nominee former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) was caught on tape disparaging the nearly half of the country as “victims” who…

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