Earlier this month, ABC News and Fox News both cropped video to make it appear that Jon Stewart agreed with climate change skeptics. Stewart made it clear that he supports science that proves climate change is real Monday.
“[G]lobal warming critics are not without their hyperbole,” explained Stewart. In a speech on the Senate floor, Sen. James Inhofe asked, “Could it be that manmade global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people? I believe it is.”
“Could it be?” wondered the Comedy Central comedian. “Could it be bigger than Hitler’s diary? Could it be bigger than the big foot sex tape? Could it be a bigger hoax than the female orgasm,” Stewart mocked.
Stewart compared the numerous scientific organizations that believe in global warming with the few that deny it. “That’s certainly stronger than the four out of five dentists recommend sugarless gum benchmark,” he joked. “That doesn’t mean the one dentist who recommends sugar gum can’t be on TV.”
CNN interviewed Lord Christopher Monckton who believes researching climate change is a colossal waste of time and money. “There’s no need for it,” he told CNN.
“While Lord Monckton is not a scientist per se, he is the third Viscount of Brenchley and he makes puzzles,” Stewart said to laughter.
But then the host of The Daily Show got serious. “So clearly the leaders of the world are siding with the scientific community and against the Viscount and that sends a strong message that global warming is real and that the world is serious about doing something about it,” said Stewart.
Fox News’ Sean Hannity is clearly one of the few that doesn’t agree with the majority of scientist and world leaders. Hannity pointed to snow in Houston as evidence there was no global warmining.
“Global warming is not happening because it snowed in Houston,” Stewart explained. “And they elected a lesbian mayor.” Then Stewart had an epiphany. “I know what happened! I guess hell really did freeze over and how could that happen if global warming is real?”
This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Dec. 15, 2009.
Jeffrey Epstein’s IT consultant reveals he saw girls who ‘couldn’t have more than 15 or 16’ on private island
ABC News broke a story just after midnight Thursday about a former IT consultant of Jeffrey Epstein's who resigned because he couldn't take some of the things he was seeing on Epstein's private island compound.
The island, which has been called "pedophile island" by locals, had "topless women everywhere.
"There were photos of topless women everywhere," said contractor Steve Scully, who began working for Epstein in 1999 and continued for six years. "On his desk, in his office, in his bedroom."
Stephen Colbert mocks Eric Trump in a way that must be seen to be believed
Stephen Colbert mocked Eric Trump so badly it has to be seen to be believed.
The moment came after Colbert played a clip of the young Trump child saying that 95 percent of the United States supports him, the camera cut to Colbert doing his Eric impression.
"I've got big gums, and I cannot lie," Colbert said.
"Yeah, 95, guys, I'm tellin' ya," Colbert said, pretending to be Eric with his lips curled up.
Black Pennsylvania Trump voter wonders if he’s still welcome in the GOP
Tuesday, CNN released interviews with Texas Trump supporters who defended his racist attacks on four Congresswomen of color. Wednesday night, Van Jones showed his panel of supporters of both President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. But things got tense when a Black Trump supporter was asked about the president's racially charged statements.
Two men, one white one Black, in the group said they supported Trump and probably would again because business was good. Two women in the group lamented that Trump's racism was hurtful for the country.
"I just go back to values," the older women said. "I value treating people with dignity. And if there is anything that is incongruent with those values, then I'm not for that. So I'm not going to put profit over my values."