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Stewart on misspelled racist Twitter attacks against Miss America: ‘That’s how you know this is America’

Just when Jon Stewart thought it was safe to congratulate new Miss America and fellow New Yorker Nina Davuluri, the “bad shark sound” led him to discover the racist online backlash against Davuluri, who found herself being called everything from a “terrorist” to an “Arab” by people who seemingly didn’t…

Jon Stewart hammers Republicans for their double standard on guns and NSA spying

While Republicans are all too willing to give themselves up to government surveillance, Jon Stewart argued on The Daily Show on Wednesday, they’re still hell-bent on keeping their guns, even in the wake of yet another mass shooting. “With guns, the Constitution is ironclad,” Stewart observed. “But with terrorism, it’s…

Stewart dismantles CNN for ‘deliberate’ vomiting of chaos instead of good reporting

Jon Stewart picked apart what he described as the “breathless wrongness” of CNN’s coverage of Monday’s Washington Navy Yard shooting on The Daily Show Tuesday night, as the centerpiece of his analysis of cable news’ latest “Force-5 wrongnado.” “All of yesterday’s confusion in the reporting — it’s not a mistake,”…

Stewart: Republican diplomacy ‘is like a glory h*le: Just stick it in and you worry about the consequences later’

Jon Stewart lashed out at Republican opposition to the prospect of a non-military solution to Syria’s chemical arsenal on The Daily Show Monday. To many conservatives, Stewart argued, “international diplomacy is like a glory h*le: Just stick it in, and you worry about the consequences later.” Stewart took particular issue…

Stewart ‘credits’ Fox News chief: ‘If anybody knows how to deal with egomaniacal sociopaths, it’s Roger Ailes’

Jon Stewart granted Fox News head Roger Ailes with a bit of credit on The Daily Show Thursday night, pointing out that Ailes himself proposed a scenario in which the U.S. would let Russian President (and “shirt-allergy survivor”) Vladimir Putin take the lead on a diplomatic solution to the civil…

Stewart’s autopsy on Weiner’s campaign: ‘It’s more like how an episode of COPS would end’

Jon Stewart joined Daily Show colleague John Oliver in doing a final appraisal of former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-NY) fall from both grace and the lead in the New York City Democratic mayoral primary, which ended with Weiner avoiding his “amateur pornstar virtual mistress stalker” Sydney Leathers by speeding away…

Jon Stewart destroys Fox News’ ‘parasitic, succubus-like existence’ in hyper-speed rant

After playing a quick-cut montage of Fox News personalities, Jon Stewart delivered his own lightning-quick rebuttal to their complaint that the U.S. had shown “weakness” by going along with Russia’s proposal to have Syria surrender its chemical weapons. “If we caught Charlie Manson, who gives a sh*t who gets the…

Jon Stewart frets over parallels between Syria and Iraq: ‘It’s like we’re the Bill Buckner of superpowers now’

Hearing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad cite the bad intelligence reports that led the U.S. into Iraq to protect his own country against an attack had Jon Stewart apopleptic on Monday night. “You needlessly invade one country based on false evidence, suddenly you’re bad at war” Stewart fretted. “Come on. We…

Jon Stewart chides: Anthony Weiner’s charm ‘borders on the edge of d*ckishness’

Jon Stewart and his Daily Show team explored “former congressman-turned-amateur photographer” Anthony Weiner’s uneven at best efforts to win over residents in various New York City communities on Thursday, with even Stewart — a longtime friend of Weiner’s — conceding that he was “10 percent man, 90 percent gristle at…

Jon Stewart chastises John McCain: Does a war with Syria interrupt your video poker time?

Jon Stewart took Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to task on Wednesday over his infamous game of video poker during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, telling him he was better off playing the real thing. “Is this possible global conflagration interrupting your video poker time?” Stewart mockingly asked McCain, pointing…

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