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 [...]
Famous British actor Michael Caine (A.K.A. Batman’s butler, Alfred) was on The Daily Show last night, when the conversation turned towards Britain’s upcoming election. He and Stewart criticized America’s never-ending election season style of campaigning. As soon as someone is elected (or even shortly before), everyone focuses on the next congressional and presidential elections.
This is [...]
I’m really getting tired of shows where guests discuss their grand goals that are just impractical and impossible to achieve. I’m more of a “details” type of dude. One such goal is eliminating nuclear weapons. Sorry, until some magic weapon or defense mechanism makes them obsolete, in which case we’ll be worrying about a new [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Since NewsReal Blog is a media analysis blog, bear with me as I point out (again) what the media got wrong about Ann Coulter’s history-making trip to Canada. (And yes, I mean that. As I’ve said from the start, her visit has cast into high relief a debate that until now has mostly existed on [...]
“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 [...]
Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart took aim at the corporations whose deceit helped cause the financial crisis (I suggest everyone take a look at the “Jude Law” segment at TheDailyShow.com) and the latest scandals at the Vatican.
For those not following the story, the Pope is accused of having covered up the abuse [...]
Ex-CIA Case Officer Exposes CIA’s Epic Fail on Colbert Report; Patrick Kennedy’s Rant an Easy Target on the Daily Show
Stephen Colbert had an interview with former CIA case officer Robert Baer on his program tonight, discussing the December 30 suicide bombing in Afghanistan by a Jordanian double-agent for Al-Qaeda. He was discussing his piece (click here) in GQ Magazine, essential reading for all metrosexuals, about how the attack could have been prevented.
Baer pointed out [...]