Helen Thomas’ Age Only Makes Her Statements More Offensive


No one is out there defending Helen Thomas’ remarks, but I’ve heard some people cut her some slack because of her age. I think that’s completely unwarranted. For one, as a reporter, she is capable of clear thought. She hasn’t “lost it”—well, not anymore than she had already. Actually, Helen Thomas’ old age actually makes [...]

Having Your Cake and Eating It, Too: Heaven Without God


Lisa Miller, author of Heaven, appeared on The Colbert Report last night and touched on something I’ve wanted to write about for awhile. I am a committed Christian, one who believes it is possible to have a personal relationship with God. My friends and I frequently discuss this (there’s nothing funnier to them than a [...]

Ahhh, Refreshing—-A Respectful Intellectual Debate


Say what you will about Jon Stewart—his interviews, especially the extended ones hosted on the Daily Show website, are a gift to the country. For the most part, he allows his guests time to explain their thoughts, and the discussion goes far beyond the typical, predictable partisan blood sport that Stewart once famously criticized Crossfire [...]

Are We Really Supporting the Troops?


Sebastian Junger, author of War, was on The Daily Show last night discussing his stay with soldiers in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan. Jon Stewart and he relayed how our troops truly embody the best of America—no, the best of mankind—in the worst of situations. The stories of brotherhood, integrity, humanity and professionalism that [...]

Journalism Isn’t Dying, It’s Just Modernizing


Last night on The Daily Show, the editor of Newsweek was the guest where he passionately commented on the importance of this magazine and traditional journalism in general to stopping our democracy from falling into ignorance. You couldn’t help but feel bad watching the interview, but I really don’t think that the rise of the [...]

Is the Media’s Reporting on the Times Square Bombing Teaching the Enemy?


The Daily Show had an interesting point last night about how the media’s explanation of why the car bomb in Times Square failed could actually be teaching the terrorists. It is obvious from the failed crotch-bombing on Christmas Day and this latest incident that the new generation of operatives is not up-to-par with their elders. [...]

Guess What, Arizona? “Reasonable Suspicion” is Already a Reality!


Arizona’s new law to crack down on illegal immigrants is causing quite the stir. San Francisco is thinking about boycotting the state. Lawsuits are forthcoming. Organizations are planning protests. And Jon Stewart is up in arms about how it gives police officers the authority to demand that people show proof of legal residence based on [...]

Revolt at Comedy Central


By now, we all know about how Comedy Central has censored South Park from showing the Prophet Mohammed. For their 200th episode, Trey Parker and Matt Stone reacted by showing Mohammed in a bear suit. This still wasn’t good enough and RevolutionMuslim.com, two of the operators of which I’ve met and have personally seen their [...]

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 [...]

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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, [...]

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