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Video compiles all of Aaron Sorkin’s recycled lines into one clip

Writer and producer Aaron Sorkin is known for his way with clever, snappy dialogue. The “West Wing” and, now, “Newsroom” auteur is known and loved for his distinctive way of capturing the rhythms and immediacy of casual speech and yet managing to convey big ideas in conversations that his characters…

Colbert: Only bad economic news is good news for Romney

On Monday night’s episode of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert presented an edition of his recurring “The Word” segment devoted to Republicans and their desire to see the economy fail in order to improve Mitt Romney’s electoral chances in November. The economy, Colbert said, has been “as sluggish as…

Stewart: Obama vs. Romney, who can out-pander to Latinos?

On Monday’s edition of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart had a look at the presidential candidates’ attempts to pander to Latinos, who are a key constituency in this year’s election. To set up the discussion, Stewart introduced the topic as a telenovela, or Spanish-language soap opera, entitled “Los Panderos,”…

Maher: Conservatism is not an ideology, ‘It’s just about being a dick’

On this week’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher dedicated the last segment of his “New Rules” feature to conservatives’ penchant for finding spokesmen among the pre-shaving set. This week internet radio sensation Caiden Cowger made a splash for his recorded rant about LGBT teens in…

Drunk Obama campaign staffer challenges ‘cheap bastard’ billionaires to donate

How bad is the super PAC imbalance between pro-Obama and pro-Romney? Pretty bad, if you’re an Obama supporter. Meet Obama for America Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter (really!) as she hilariously and depressingly rolls out in a new video by comedian Andy Cobb how fucked the campaign is when it…

Colbert reveals the threat posed by ‘stoner babies’

On Thursday night’s episode of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert addressed a series of new threats facing our country in an installment of his series “Threat Down.” British naturalists, he said, have revealed a previously hidden archive of writings that tell of penguins’ total sexual depravity. In another story,…

Stewart: Democrats hypocritical on ‘Fast and Furious’ executive privilege

Thursday night on “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart discussed President Barack Obama’s decision to invoke executive privilege to protect documents from the “Fast and Furious” operation from scrutiny by an investigative committee headed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). Stewart’s take on “Fast and Furious” is different than most left-leaning…

Tea party hasn’t died, they’re just hiding in the woods to bide time

While the tea party movement that emerged after the election of Barack Obama and surged into prominence during the health care debate may seem to have fizzled out, the satirical Onion News Network reports that the group has “actually taken to the woods, and are living in caves and old…

Colbert: ‘Fast and Furious’ is biggest scandal ‘I forgot to ever talk about’

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took on the burgeoning “Fast and Furious” scandal, in which Republicans have charged Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. with contempt of Congress. Republican lawmakers, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) are accusing the Attorney General of blocking their investigation into the…

Stewart: Fox gives old people ‘giant Reagan-boners’

Wednesday night on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart eviscerated one of the day’s non-stories, the supposed chilly body language between Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama at the G20 summit in Mexico. “Really?” Stewart asked, “Body language? Are we really going to try and divine…

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