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Jon Stewart mocks Santorum for misinterpreting J.F.K. speech

Jon Stewart, the host of The Daily Show, highlighted the fact that Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum inverted the meaning of John F. Kennedy’s famous 1960 speech pledging to keep the Pope out of politics. Santorum said the speech made him want to vomit. “To say people of faith have…

Andy Cobb to Democrats: ‘Dirty your hands with Santorum’

It isn’t every day that you’ll catch Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas advocating for Democrats to vote for Rick Santorum — but that’s just what he did earlier this month in an effort to extend the Republican primary to help President Obama’s chances next fall. In a new video, comedian…

Mitt Romney casted as ‘The Artist’

In the spirit of The Oscars, The Chris Matthews Show decided this weekend to humorously cast GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney as “The Artist.” The 70 second parody trailer features the characteristics of the Academy Award nominated silent film, and factors in Romney aesthetically looking the part of president until…

Sacha Baron Cohen ‘threatens’ Oscars with ‘consequences’

LOS ANGELES — Sacha Baron Cohen has threatened Academy Award “zionists” with “unimaginable consequences” if they ban him from Sunday’s Oscars, in a spoof riposte to a warning against staging a publicity stunt. In full regalia as the military dictator from his latest film, the colorful British actor gave them…

Jon Stewart: Gingrich confuses Obama with King Herod

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Thursday took aim at the recent Republican presidential debate in Arizona, noting that after one more, the “debates will be able to drink legally.” During Wednesday night’s debate, the moderator asked a question about birth control. Like in previous debates, former House Speaker…

Song parodies Virginia’s ‘mandatory transvaginal ultrasound’

“Song a Day” video blogger Jonathan Mann published a little tune yesterday that seems destined to go viral, keying into the state of Virginia’s debate about abortion restrictions and whether the state should be able to force women into medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds, just to obtain abortion services. “Why you…

Colbert: Target knows what you’re doing in bed

On Wednesday night’s The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert (wearing the traditional “Ash Wednesday” cross on his forehead) devoted his nightly “The Word” segment to retailers and their increasing reliance on the science of “predictive analytics.” A recent New York Times article discussed how Target and other retailers are gathering…

Jon Stewart rips Republican fear-mongering over Obama: ‘You have lost your d*mn mind’

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lampooned Republican politicians who demonized President Barack Obama in 2008 as a radical socialist who was weak on terrorism. He noted Obama had failed to live up to many of the campaign promises that his opponents made for him,…

Maher: Santorum ‘thinks about gay sex more than Richard Simmons’

HBO personality Bill Maher appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Tuesday evening and continued to ridicule the GOP presidential primary. The Real Time host explained to Ferguson how Rick Santorum is a true contender to win the primary before slamming the former Pennsylvania Senator again. “This guy…

Colbert woos ‘Darth ‘Bama’ with ‘power of the green side’

In a segment Tuesday night, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert managed to combine super PAC political spending with a clever Star Wars analogy, converting President Barack Obama into “Darth ‘Bama” by wooing him with “the power of the green side.” Donning a cloak and hood during a segment about how…

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