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Stewart: U.S. government is ‘world’s dumbest loan shark’

In this segment from last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart reacts to the news that the Federal Reserve secretly bailed out U.S. banks to the tune of an interest-free 7.7 trillion dollars, then borrowed the money back from the banks with interest. And in the process, something unspeakable happens to…

Michele Bachmann is working for “The Daily Show”

It's the only explanation. Because I refuse to believe someone could be this impervious to the joke implications of this. But in case she really doesn't get it, I made a list. Top Five Things To Avoid Saying if You're a Famous Homophobes Whose Husband Has Been Accused of Being…

Jon Stewart mocks Brian Williams’ response to fire alarm in studio

On last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart poked a bit of gentle fun at NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams for his stoic response to a fire alarm that started going off early in the broadcast. Stewart poses the question as to whether this is the best example Williams, a…

Occupy Wall St. and why Millenials have reacted with anger

In a post rightly dismissing an article at Pop Matters comparing Michael Moore and Jon Stewart (and applauding the former while denouncing the latter), Erik Loomis made this observation: If we are leaving an age where young people are super ironic and unable to commit to a cause, that’s probably…

The incoherent critiques of Jon Stewart

There were many frustrating things said by Jon Stewart during his interview with Rachel Maddow. And lots of smart things, too. But anyone who thought that his continuing problem of making false equivalences and missing the point in some of his critiques of media will sorely be disappointed. On the…

The Tea Crackers didn’t fail

As promised, I was a “mama grizzly” for Halloween. Thought it would be a funny illustration for this post, which is otherwise very serious. I really enjoyed reading the reports coming back from the Rally to Restore Sanity. While some people took Jon Stewart’s cry to mean, “Having political beliefs…

Daily Show: Giuliani counts 9/11 as ‘preseason game’

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani seemingly forgot 9/11 when he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos last week that no terror attacks had occurred during Bush’s presidency last week while Obama had one. Jon Stewart gets to the bottom of the real score at a game he calls “terrorball.” “I…

Jon Stewart on the inauguration, interview with Gene Robinson

Stewart’s comments about Dick Cheney (and the accompanying visuals) are hysterical. He also scorches Rick Warren quite nicely. Sorry, I don’t have a transcript. The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c Changefest ’09 – Obama’s Inauguration Barack Obama InterviewJohn McCain Interview Sarah Palin VideoFunny Election Video…

Jon Stewart slays the homophobic Huckabeast without breaking a sweat

And entertains while doing so. Jon Stewart asked serious questions any hard-hitting progressive journalist or political commentator with a talk show is perfectly capable of asking. He made Huckabee explain his positions on LGBT rights and connects it to the messages in his new book about the merits of social…

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