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Jon Stewart hammers Romney over ‘you didn’t build that’ quote

On his show Wednesday night, Jon Stewart wondered if conservatives could be any more manipulative in their misrepresentation of words spoken by President Barack Obama. “Mr. Romney, hanging your attack on a person’s slight grammatical misstep is what people do in an argument when they’re completely fucked and they know…

Colbert dryly tackles Iowa drought

After bemoaning the effect of the current drought on his eating habits Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert turned to an Iowa State professor to explain the increasingly hot weather’s impact on local crops. “I’ve just been riding my bike through a bunch of cornfields,” said agricultural economics professor Bruce Babcock. “The…

Jon Stewart lampoons London’s Olympic woes

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart poked fun at London, which has been plagued by numerous security and transportation problems in the run up to the Olympic games. The hotel the where Olympics officials are staying was supposed to be guarded by 80 security officers,…

Jon Stewart mocks conservatives trying to suppress gun control debate

On Monday night, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show lampooned conservatives who claimed it was too soon after the Colorado theater massacre to talk about gun control. “It is a very complex issue, obviously. An intersection of the mental health system and cultural influences, the balance between individual freedom and…

Obama campaign ‘retroactively apologizes’ to Mitt Romney

The campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama, in conjunction with Andy Cobb and Second City Television, has produced a new 90-second web ad that offers presumptive Republican nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney the apology he demanded last week when Obama staffers ripped him for being dishonest about when…

Conan spoof of Mitt Romney’s Spanish-language ad features dancing dwarf

Conan O’Brien released his own version of Mitt Romney’s latest Spanish-language ad on Thursday night, featuring sombreros and a dancing dwarf. The original ad, meant to bolster Romney’s appeal to the Latino community, features his son Craig saying that Romney “values very much that we are a nation of immigrants.”…

Colbert to Fred Willard: Use the Internet for porn like everyone else

Thursday night on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert lamented the arrest of actor Fred Willard for “lewd conduct” in an X-rated movie theater. Police arrested the “Best in Show” and “A Mighty Wind” actor for allegedly masturbating in public while watching a pornographic film. Colbert had two…

Jon Stewart explains how Bachmann is linked to al Qaeda

Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped into Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Thursday for claiming Huma Abedin, a deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and wife of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), was connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical Islamist group. Bachmann on Wednesday ran…

Colbert: Romney struggling in the electoral ‘popularity contest’

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took on the issue of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R)’s lack of likability. In televised debates, on the stump and in interviews, the presumptive Republican nominee comes off as wooden, condescending and insincere, no matter how many folksy…

Jon Stewart destroys conservative hypocrisy on frivolous demands for documents

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart said over the past three and half years conservatives had given liberals the “master class” on how to be “dicks” about documents. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has repeatedly insisted that he would not release more than his 2010…

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