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Jon Stewart: The ‘red line’ Syria crossed is actually a ‘d*ck-measuring ribbon’

Returning to the familiar sight of the U.S. threatening to attack a Middle Eastern country, Jon Stewart dismissed the posturing surrounding a possible military strike against Syria on The Daily Show on Tuesday. “Oh, right — we have to bomb Syria because we’re in seventh grade,” Stewart said. “And the…

Jon Stewart encourages Egyptian counterpart: ‘If your regime is not strong enough to handle a joke, then you don’t have a regime’

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, who has stepped away from his desk to helm a feature film, took a recent opportunity to sit down with Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian political satirist known in his country as its version of the Comedy Central host, discussing the effects of satire on government.…

Jon Stewart hands The Daily Show over to John Oliver as he leaves to direct ‘Rosewater’ film

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart turned the reins of his show over to John Oliver on Thursday night, but not before explaining his upcoming absence. Stewart is temporarily leaving the show to direct the feature film Rosewater about Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari. Oliver, meanwhile, reveled in his new position…

Jon Stewart rips Obama for aggressive investigation of whistle-blowers instead of bankers

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart blasted the Obama administration for aggressively investigating whistle-blowers who talked to the press. He noted that while federal prosecutors had come down hard on hackers and “potheads,” the Obama administration tip-toed around potentially criminal bankers who caused the financial…

Jon Stewart exposes ridiculous fawning over Apple at Senate hearing

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart pointedly mocked a Senate hearing on Apple’s questionable tax practices. The tech giant pays a lower corporate tax rate than Walmart and uses offshore tax havens to avoid paying tens of billions in taxes. Apple CEO Tim Cook testified…

Jon Stewart mocks eccentric alleged crack-smoking Toronto mayor Rob Ford

Toronto mayor Rob Ford was simply trying to clean up his city by smoking all the crack cocaine in it, according to Jon Stewart of The Daily Show. Stewart on Tuesday night was delighted to learn of the eccentric mayor’s latest scandal. As Stewart showed, the mayor has already been…

Jon Stewart angrily mocks IRS for emboldening the ‘tin foil-behatted’

On his show Monday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart slammed the IRS for singling out tea party groups for extra scrutiny. He said the scandal essentially justified the views of anti-government “tin foil-behatted” conspiracy theorists. But Stewart eventually calmed himself down and restore his faith in the government…

Jon Stewart blasts lack of real punishment for big banks’ wrongful foreclosures

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped major banks for wrongfully foreclosing on a stunning number of Americans. He noted that although the banks pulled trillions of dollars out of the economy, they had no fear of law enforcement. Their only punishment was paying a…

Jon Stewart: Veterans Affairs is the Guantanamo Bay of benefit claims

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart again ripped the Veterans Affairs on Thursday night over its massive benefits backlog. He joked the federal agency had declared paper to be an “enemy combatant” and therefore had detained it indefinitely. Stewart called Veterans Affairs “a kind of paper Gitmo.” Watch video, via…

Jon Stewart: Bush Library the Hard Rock Cafe of catastrophic policy decisions

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart gleefully mocked former President George W. Bush’s new library. Noting the facility contained more than 43,000 artifacts from Bush’s presidency, Stewart remarked it was like the “Hard Rock Cafe of catastrophic policy decisions.” He also mocked the notion that…

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