Jon Stewart went ballistic on Senator John McCain’s lack of a soul (from his point-of-view) last night on The Daily Show. I was going to write a rebuttal to this attack on McCain’s character, but I decided it’d be better to use it to lead into the next part in my George W. Obama series. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]