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Jon Stewart tracks differences between Pope Francis and ‘incredibly fallible’ religious Republicans

Daily Show host Jon Stewart sounded off on Thursday on the apparent differences between God’s two primary messengers: Pope Francis and His “incredibly fallible emissaries on Earth,” the Republican party. “You know your ideology is rigid and outdated when the head of the organization that just got around [in 1992]…

Jon Stewart uses Dr. Seuss to mock Ted Cruz’s ‘hours of mouth masturbation’

Since Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took some time during his 21-hour speech against the Affordable Care Act to read Green Eggs & Ham, Daily Show host Jon Stewart used his own Dr. Seuss character, “The Bore-Ax,” to explain the problems with Cruz’s stance. “Ted talked about healthcare, compared it to…

Richard Dawkins: Humanity has a 50 percent chance of surviving until the next century

Richard Dawkins appeared on Tuesday night’s edition of “The Daily Show” and told host Jon Stewart that the greatest threat to the human race as a species comes from the possibility of powerful technologies falling into the hands of religious fanatics. Dawkins was promoting his new book, a memoir titled…

Jon Stewart skewers Ted Cruz’s crusade: ‘Obamacare is your Springtime for Hitler’

Jon Stewart mocked the Republican Party’s threat to shut the federal government down before allowing the Affordable Care Act to be implemented come October 1 on The Daily Show on Monday, arguing that it was par for the course for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his colleagues. “You’re protecting America…

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…

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