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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart wins 8th consecutive Emmy

Jon Stewart and his writing staff are owners of new Emmy Awards. Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” was named the best comedy or variety show in the annual Emmy Awards. Blessed with an abundance of material during a presidential election, the show beat out David Letterman’s “Late Show,” “Saturday Night…

Income of very richest shot up by 281% since 1979

In the wake of BP’s calamitous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, CEO Tony Hayward is stepping down, but he will be receiving a severance package amounting to an estimated $18 million. “That’s what he gets for presiding over a record oil disaster and massive losses,” commented Chris Hayes,…

Maddow: Fox uses ‘flagrantly bogus stories’ to make whites fear blacks

O’Reilly: Fox kicks MSNBC’s butt in the ratings; Maddow: You’re still wrong on what really matters MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow called out Fox News on Thursday for its role in promoting reports about Shirley Sherrod and ACORN that proved to be distorted. She charged that the network “continually campaigns on flagrantly…

Stewart to Obama: ‘Get back to the motherf**king spill’

President Barack Obama finally made it to the Gulf coast to see effects of the BP oil leak Friday but that wasn’t soon enough for Jon Stewart. The Daily Show host returned from a two-week vacation and blasted the president and the oil company for failing to plug the leak…

Maddow: ‘I could kill Osama bin Laden with a spoon’

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow may be able to keep her cool when subjected to slighting remarks by Republican senators, but a “cold-blooded killer” like Osama bin Laden can inspire even the normally unflappable Maddow to thoughts of violence. “I believe that I could kill Osama bin Laden with a spoon,” Maddow…

Ret. intel officer: US troops violated Rules of Engagement in Reuters shooting

During a Monday appearance on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show, a retired intelligence officer claimed that U.S. forces violated the military’s Rules of Engagement in events depicted by a video released by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, which allegedly shows the murder of civilians and journalists in New Baghdad, Iraq. The Pentagon maintains…

Stewart: Fox News is ‘meanest sorority in the world’

Jon Stewart on Thursday assailed Fox News’s Megyn Kelly for cherry-picking poll numbers to make a “partisan” case against the health care bill. “The loyal opposition, Fox News, has started running negative ads against health care reform as they go into their own campaign mode,” Stewart explained. “As the president…

Howard Stern: Jay Leno ‘makes me want to vomit’

Even while appearing on daytime morning television, controversial radio host Howard Stern can’t seem to refrain from using unsettling imagery. Stern on Tuesday unleashed a slew of scathing criticisms at comedian Jay Leno, the morning after Leno’s return to NBC’s “Tonight Show.” “Just the mere mention of Jay Leno’s name…

Gingrich flubs facts about shoe bomber on Daily Show

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich — while criticizing the Obama administration’s handling of the would-be Christmas day jet bomber — showed that he doesn’t exactly know what he’s talking about on the Daily Show Tuesday night. Gingrich, who repeated a meme employed by Obama critics that authorities undermined the investigation…

Jon Stewart rips Obama’s use of teleprompters in middle school

“You set up the presidential podium and a teleprompter in a sixth grade classroom?” That’s the exclamatory hypothetical question The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart posed to President Barack Obama after catching the president using two teleprompters when speaking to a middle school class. “Here’s what health care means to you,”…

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