Republicans won back control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterms but Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart wants to make sure the right organization gets the credit.
In an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace Wednesday, Stewart complimented Chris Wallace and his team at the network on for their big win.
“Congratulations to you,” Stewart told Wallace. “You guys did it. You worked hard and you pulled it off.”
“You mean the fact that we had the highest ratings and more ratings than CNN and MSNBC combined?” Wallace wondered.
“No. No. No. No. Retaking control of the House of Representatives,” Stewart joked. “You did it. It’s not an easy job.”
“You’re talking about the Republican Party and I’m talking about Fox News,” Wallace said. “Two completely distinct operations.”
But Wallace did have an idea about how Fox News could co-opt the RNC. “We are thinking of doing — because so many of them work at Fox now as Fox News contributors. We’re thinking of a 13 week series like American Idol or Dancing with the Stars: The GOP Presidential Primary,” Wallace suggested.
Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum are four Republican presidential contenders that work as contributors for Fox News.
“That’s such a good idea,” Stewart agreed.
“And then we’ll have a special called The Republican Convention,” Wallace continued. “And then we’re planning for the inauguration as well.”
“Fox has their programming lined up for the next two years,” Stewart said.
“No. No. No. Actually the next ten,” Wallace said hopefully.
Wallace may be joking but part of his idea has become reality. In a new special, host Bret Baire will profile 12 top potential GOP candidates in 12 days. The network has landed interviews with 11 of the of the 12.
This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Nov. 3, 2010.
‘Stand with Hong Kong’ shirts fill the stands at Nets game as NBA is protested for China subservience
The National Basketball Association was protested on Friday for bowing to pressure from China.
The NBA has been harshly criticized for standing by the oppressive regime instead of standing in solidarity with the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
"Producer and activist Andrew Duncan bought 300 tickets to tonight's Nets vs Raptors game and is hosting hundreds of Chinese pro-Democracy activists to protest the NBA," New York magazine correspondent Yashar Ali reported Friday. "They're all wearing 'Stand With Hong Kong' T-shirts."
Photos from the protest:
1. Producer and activist Andrew Duncan bought 300 tickets to tonight's Nets vs Raptors game and is hosting hundreds of Chinese pro-Democracy activists to protest the NBA.
Trump polling close friends over whether he should fire Mulvaney: report
President Donald Trump is considering firing Mick Mulvaney, his acting White House chief of staff and director of the Office of Management and Budget, The Atlantic reported Friday.
"Mick Mulvaney's job was in danger even before his disastrous press conference yesterday, and his equally disastrous attempt to walk that performance back," The Atlantic reported. "The fumble could not have been more poorly timed: According to multiple current and former White House officials, many of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to relay private conversations, Trump has been steadily souring on Mulvaney for weeks."
Michael Moore predicts Mick Mulvaney will get into Heaven after confessing Trump’s quid pro quo
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore predicted acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will ascend to Heaven in the afterlife during a Friday interview on MSNBC's "The Beat" with Ari Melber.
The host played a clip of Mulvaney admitting Trump's quid pro quo while seeking foreign election assistance from Ukraine.
"This man obviously is going to be admitted into Heaven," Moore said. "You know, he told the truth."
"If there was a movie version of this, somebody stuck him with a needle just before he walked out onto the stage there, a truth serum needle, and he just went on and on saying, 'Yeah, that’s what we do. Yeah, of course.' Essentially admitting there is a quid pro quo. In fact, there are many quid pro quos."