The Economics of Piracy: Jon Stewart Agrees with Me!


Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart recognized my brilliance. It’s been a long time in coming. He was interviewing Captain Richard Phillips, author of The Captain’s Duty, who is the man that was kidnapped by Somali pirates that only recognized that their business wasn’t working so well for them when they had bullets [...]

Memo to Daily Show Audience: The Afghans Don’t Hate Us


Iranian-American writer Reza Aslan was on The Daily Show last night to promote his new book, Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization. He and Jon Stewart began discussing the war in Afghanistan, with Stewart later on in the interview saying that he favored withdrawing from the country and expressed his frustration [...]

Beating Up on the French Never Gets Old


I’m one of those crappy friends that will make fun of you for your mistakes until there is simply no material left, no matter how far long ago, no matter how much you’ve changed. And it is in this way that I’m a proud American.
Despite this positive turnaround from Chirac to Sarkozy, it just feels [...]

Clues About Iran’s Testing of Obama on The Daily Show


Last night, Jon Stewart interviewed Roxana Saberi, a journalist with dual American-Iranian citizenship that was arrested in Iran and placed in the notorious torture-house known as Evin Prison. The timing is noteworthy: It happened shortly after the inauguration of President Obama, where he made some pro-democracy statements but said that the U.S. would extend a [...]

Jon Stewart’s Contributions to Democracy


Jon Stewart and I have something in common: We both believe in making as much money as possible, with as little work as possible, with as little time as possible. At least, that’s what I gather from the fact that tonight’s episode was re-run, just like yesterday—even though the signing of the health care coverage [...]

Stewart’s Glenn Beck Impression: The Best Ever?


“Progressivism is a cancer in America,” Glenn Beck said during his keynote speech at CPAC this year. He’s also repeatedly said it on his show. Jon Stewart, a progressive, reacted last night with a long monologue styled after Beck. And, I must say, it was pretty hilarious, topped off by Jon Stewart wearing white sneakers [...]

Ridiculously Exaggerated Political Rhetoric is Fun, Kids!


Does anyone ever feel like the opposition, no matter what party it is, tends to go a little in the nutty direction? I understand the frustration of seeing decisions made that you feel are dead wrong for the country being made and you can’t stop them, but sometimes the opposition goes a bit far in [...]

Thiessen Vs. Stewart: Was Stewart Any More Rude Than Normal?


So I just watched Marc Thiessen’s appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, if for no other reason than to watch some bloodshed. Thiessen, as the author of Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama is Inviting the Next Attack had to have taken some major doses of xanax [...]

Mea Culpa Maybe: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 29


Last week, we covered Keith Olbermann’s perhaps ultimate meltdown over first the possibility, then the actual election of Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.
To summarize, Keith began with this little gem on election eve:
OLBERMANN:  In Scott Brown, we have an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, teabagging supporter of violence against women [...]

Related posts:

  1. A Bridge Too Far? Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 28
  2. “My God, He’s Still Talking!” Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 27
  3. NewsReal Sunday Matinee–Made for Each Other, Levi and Keith: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 24

Pot Calls Kettle Black: Jon Stewart’s Intolerance for Democracy


Stewart condemns the Swiss, not Sharia, for being intolerant.
“Architecture may be my favorite thing about religion,” said Jon Stewart on the Daily Show last Thursday. Stewart’s humor and feigned naïveté aside, minarets do not serve as mere architectural flair; they are political symbols of supremacy which, as Stewart admits, would change the Swiss landscape, [...]

Related posts:

  1. When a pot calls a kettle "black," is that "racist"?
  2. Swiss Voters: Stop the Minarets!
  3. Jon Stewart's ACORN Shining Moment