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Colbert: Insurance companies ‘don’t see patients as humans’

Stephen Colbert has a plan to eliminate the need for insurance companies to preclude preexisting conditions. People without a genetic disposition for preexisting conditions should mate only with other people that don’t have preexisting conditions to create a “master race.” This video is from Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, broadcast…

Author on Karzai’s brother: ‘The generals dropped the dime on the spooks’

The New York Times reported that the brother of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is actually on the CIA’s payroll. Rachel Maddow talks about this revelation with Tim Weiner, author of “Legacy of Ashes.” This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Oct. 28, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Maddow: Fox’s Stossel working for health care reform opponents

Rachel Maddow shows that Fox News’ John Stossel’s work with anti-health reform group Americans for Prosperity is a perfectly acceptable and legal form of political activism but seriously hinders his and his network’s credibility in reporting on health care reform in a news capacity. This video is from MSNBC’s The…

Glenn Greenwald: Strip Lieberman of leadership positions

Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-CT, is threatening to filibuster a health reform bill that includes that public option, even though he’s been against this tactic in the past. Could this be because of his ties to the big insurance companies? Rachel Maddow is joined by Salon.com’s Glenn Greenwald. This video is…

Outrage as terrorist game lets players massacre civilians

Smh.com.au reported: A prominent children’s lobby group is calling on the Government to review its decision to classify as suitable for 15-year-olds an upcoming video game that allows players to assume the role of a terrorist and shoot innocent civilians in an airport. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, a…

Feingold may not support watered down health care reform

Sen. Russ Feingold told MSNBC’s Willie Geist that he wouldn’t necessarily vote for health care reform if the public option was watered down. Some senators are suggesting a public option trigger instead of a strong provision that would allow states to opt-out. This video is from MSNBC’s Morning Joe, broadcast…

Johnston: Palin joked Trig was her ‘retarded baby’

Levi Johnston told CBS’ Maggie Rodriguez that he has dirt on Sarah Palin that could really damage her but he’s not spilling the beans. The father of Palin’s grandson did share a joke Palin made about her own son that won’t help the former governor’s public image. “Coming home from…

Stewart: Kerry ‘water-bored’ Karzai into accepting runoff election

Jon Stewart says that Sen. John Kerry must have bored Afghan President Hamid Karzai into accepting a runoff election. Late night comedians have often criticized Kerry’s speaking style. Jay Leno once joked: “Kerry was here in Los Angeles. He was courting the Spanish vote by speaking Spanish. And he showed…

Stewart to Bush: ‘Are you former president or crazy Eddie?’

George W. Bush chose to give his first public speech in the U.S. after being president at a motivational speaker conference. Jon Stewart notes that tickets were $19.95. Not $19.95 per person but $19.95 per office. “Are you the former president or crazy eddie?” joked Stewart. This video is from…

Hamsher: Reid will pay for Lieberman health care filibuster

Rachel Maddow is joined by Fire Dog Lake founder and publisher Jane Hamsher to discuss the revelation by Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-CT, that he will join a filibuster to block a health reform bill that includes a public option. This video is from MSNBC’ The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Oct.…

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