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Petraeus: Harsh interrogations ‘bit us on the backside’

Gen. David Petraeus, the top US soldier in the Middle East, says the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” has “bitten us on our backside” and there’s no reason US forces can’t adhere to Geneva Convention rules when prosecuting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. During an appearance Sunday on NBC’s…

Fox News accidentally makes ‘wary Republicans’ turn ‘weary’

Republicans, who once called for all health reform negotiations to be televised, became fodder for Comedy Central shows Thursday after party members suggested they wouldn’t attend a televised summit hosted by the White House. Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert mocked the GOP for claiming they were “wary” of President…

Stewart calls out Raw Story, blogs for sexed-up headlines

Jon Stewart took a shot a Raw Story and several other websites for hyperbolic headlines Thursday. The Daily Show featured our story titled “Stewart destroys Hannity for a second night this week” as an example of how blogs sex up their stories to get clicks. Stewart appeared as a guest…

Colbert rips ‘butt-sniffing’ Harold Ford

Harold Ford has been accused of flip flopping on issues like abortion and gay marriage as he is apparently planning to mount a primary challenge to Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in New York. Stephen Colbert expressed his admiration for Ford’s wavering positions by awarding him “Alpha Dog of the Week”…

Colbert makes Cheney look silly for Obama disses

It’s not just Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart who can use conflicting clips to make a politician look silly. Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Politico that President Barack Obama is “trying to pretend we are not at war,” and he claimed that Obama had banished the term “war on terror.”…

Stephen Colbert: TSA should give all young Muslims involuntary colonoscopy

In a desultory rant Tuesday night, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert jabbed conservatives who are promoting racial profiling and more radical techniques after the failed Christmas bomb plot against a commercial jetliner. “Every time a young Muslim man arrives at the airport, the TSA should respectfully take him aside and give…

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