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Parody video: Pharmaceutical ad for ‘legitimate rape’ contraceptive

A video uploaded to YouTube this week satirically blasts Republicans by making allusions to radio host Rush Limbaugh, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) and efforts to redefine rape. “Are you woman who sometimes finds it difficult to afford expensive birth control? If so, you’re probably suffering from Sexually Liberated Uterine Tendencies…

Parody video: Romney reveals all of his future gaffes

Tired of having his gaffes dominate the news cycle, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney decided to unveil all of the misstatements he plans to make before the November elections in a parody video created by Jest.com. His planned gaffes include, “at this point, Native Americans are no more native than…

Herman Cain admits Romney’s welfare attack is wrong

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain finally admitted on Wednesday night that Mitt Romney’s welfare attack ad is false. But even for Comedy Central host Jon Stewart, that admission took some wrangling. In part three (below) of an interview that went well into overtime, Stewart continually pressed Cain on whether…

Colbert: Paul Ryan loves Ayn Rand, but not like that

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert talked about the fact that “the Libertarians are having their moment.” Or, at least, given that the show tapes at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, Colbert said, the Libertarians will be having their moment. “Great political philosopher” Sen. Rand Paul…

Jon Stewart: RNC theme shows ‘a party-wide persecution complex’

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart took the Republican National Convention to task for basing their entire theme on an out-of-context quote — “We built it.” “When was the last time we heard a catchphrase that was such a peculiar mix of braggadocio and whiny…

Letterman: Christie’s RNC speech pitched ‘A Butter Future’

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) knows well by this point, fat jokes tend to follow him. And while it does get old, late night talk show host David Letterman still does it better than anyone else. “Chris Christie will be giving a 45 minute speech [to the RNC],”…

Colbert does the talking for Todd Akin

Stephen Colbert took on what he called “the other storm” swirling around the Republican Party on The Colbert Report Tuesday night – Missouri senatorial candidate Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” debacle from last week – by donning the congressman’s face in order to expand on Akin’s position. “All he’s saying…

Jon Stewart: ‘We built this’ RNC theme a tribute to union workers

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart joked that the theme for the Republican National Convention — “We Built This” — was a tribute to the union workers who built the state-funded Tampa Bay Times Forum. He also lampooned the media’s histrionic fear of Tropical Storm…

David Letterman presents ‘Ann and Mitt Romney Lies’

Monday night on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” host David Letterman premiered a new segment called “Ann and Mitt Romney Lies.” “Ann,” he said, “The lovely Ann Romney, married to, uh…MITCH Romney.” Letterman then rolled a clip of a Fox News interview with presumptive Republican nominee Gov. Mitt Romney…

Bill Maher: Is the GOP made up of ‘magical thinkers’ who mistake ‘superstition for science’?

HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher ended this Friday night episode with a “New Rules” segment that argued that Republicans positioned issues so that they were easily understood by “children” instead of an epistemology understood by adult, critical thinkers. The grown-up answer to our massive national problems is “Identify them…

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