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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…

Jon Stewart castigates Congress for loosening insider trading law

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped Congress for weakening a recently approved law that subjected lawmakers to the same insider trading laws as every other American. Following a scathing 60 Minutes report on the topic, Congress passed the STOCK Act in 2012 to prohibit…

Jon Stewart eviscerates CNN’s misreporting of Boston Marathon bombing case

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped into CNN for incorrectly reporting a “dark-skinned male” had been arrested in connection to the Boston Marathon bombing. He noted the 24-hour news network had repeatedly touted its “exclusive reporting,” which he remarked was “exclusive” because it was…

Jon Stewart obliterates Senate GOP’s opposition to U.N. arms treaty

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart blasted Senate Republicans for joining with North Korea, Iran and Syria to oppose the United Nation’s arms treaty. The treaty seeks to prevent countries from selling military weapons — including tanks, aircraft, artillery, missiles, warships, and small arms —…

Jon Stewart mocks conservatives’ obsession with ‘animal f*cking’

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked the Republican Party’s attempt to rebrand itself as more tolerant and accepting. He observed that prominent conservative figures such as Dr. Ben Carson and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) had recently compared same sex marriage to bestiality, causing him…

U.S. embassy in Cairo ignites diplomatic troubles by tweeting link to Jon Stewart

The US embassy in Cairo briefly froze its Twitter account Wednesday after coming under fire from Egyptian leaders for tweeting a link to a US comedy show mocking President Mohamed Morsi. The embassy, which is a vociferous user of Twitter, shut down the account and deleted the tweet, which had…

Jon Stewart outraged U.S. has flying kill bots but can’t fix Veterans Affairs backlog

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart blasted President Barack Obama for failing to fix the growing backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs while arguing the government could be a force for good. Though Democrats have argued many of the country’s woes are due to…

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