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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…

The Daily Show illustrates the cleft between black and white Americans on the issue of racism

White people apparently think racism is mostly a thing of the past. The Daily Show correspondents Samantha Bee and Jessica Williams heeded President Barack Obama’s call on Tuesday night and convened a conversation on race. By interviewing one all-white and one all-black panel, they learned the problem of race in…

John Oliver on GOP reaction to gay marriage: What is it with these people and animals?

Thursday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver lampooned the overblown condemnation of the Supreme Court’s landmark marriage rulings. He noted that Republicans always seemed to arrive at the same point when discussing same-sex marriage: bestiality. Oliver couldn’t help but express his bewilderment with the “definitely not perverted brains”…

John Oliver: Snowden exposes the blindness of the all-seeing U.S. government

The Daily Show host John Oliver on Monday night mocked the failing U.S. efforts to track down and extradite NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Oliver observed that Snowden had ironically exposed the government’s power and its powerlessness. The “all-seeing, all-knowing” government couldn’t “find the front of a human centipede if their…

‘Oh, for f*ck’s sake!’ John Oliver lampoons media’s coverage of Edward Snowden

The Daily Show host John Oliver on Wednesday night mocked the media’s shallow and tabloid-esque coverage of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Rather than discuss the legal and ethical ramifications of leaking classified information, many outlets decided to zero in on trite personal information, such as Snowden’s educational history. The media…

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 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…

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