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Dick Cheney has been doing the cable news rounds, making sure everyone knows that President Obama is responsible for the crisis in Iraq and not the Bush administration. This left Jon Stewart asking, “Has America finally tired of Dick Cheney’s disingenuous blame game?”
If Fox News’ Megyn Kelly is any indication, it has. Stewart was practically giddy after rolling the clip of Kelly grilling Cheney over his Iraq talking points. But as “The Daily Show’s” newest correspondent Michael Che points out, there’s a lot more to this story than we’ve heard (or will ever see).
Watch part one of “Mess O’Potamia” above and part two with Che’s possibly completely fabricated report below.
The GOP has been blasting the Obama administration for failing to give veterans timely care in the VA hospital scandal. But as Jon Stewart pointed out on Thursday’s “Daily Show,” the Republicans haven’t been helping, either.
Stewart played video clips of Republicans in the Senate undermining efforts to increase funding for veterans’ benefits, then took a trip down “Terrible Memory Lane” to show how U.S. veterans have gotten the shaft for much of the nation’s history no matter who’s in power.
“On this Memorial Day weekend eve, we can finally admit that America has had for over 200 years a great bipartisan tradition of honoring those who have fought for our freedom by fucking them over once they give their guns back,” Stewart said.
In the clip above, watch Stewart rip into the GOP for calling out the president while refusing to boost funding for veterans. Even Bill O’Reilly gets in on the act.
Then, in the clip below, take that trip down “Terrible Memory Lane.”
On Thursday night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart admitted that he is, in fact, a bit obsessed with Fox News host Sean Hannity, as Hannity had suggested on his show Tuesday night. But obsession isn’t pretty, and Stewart didn’t mean it in a nice way. On The Daily Show, calling someone “the Arby’s of news” isn’t a compliment.
This brewing spat started on Monday night, when Stewart mocked Hannity for supporting Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy in his battle against the federal BLM. Hannity hit back on Tuesday night. On Wednesday’s show, Stewart walked through Hannity’s criticisms and showed why the Fox News star is tossing his verbal stones from a glass house.
Stay with it until the end, though. That’s when Stewart moves from his typical clip juxtaposition and satirical gymnastics to a timely history lesson about the founding fathers and the rule of law. Hannity’s colleague Bill O’Reilly has a long-running, largely friendly, mutually beneficial feud going with Stewart, but Hannity just walked into a trap: Stewart’s simply better at this game, and his writers do their homework. –Peter Weber
This year’s CPAC convention offered plenty of material for Jon Stewart to dig into, and throw some shade upon, from Paul Ryan’s dubious “brown bag” anecdote to Wayne LaPierre’s intro music (Huey Lewis’ “The Power of Love”).
To sum up Ryan’s point about the ills of giving free lunches to school children, Stewart recalled, “As Jesus once said, ‘If you give a man a fish, don’t, period, end of Bible.’”
But “The Daily Show” host simply had to hide from LaPierre’s description of America as a nightmare, GTA 5-esque landscape.
Watch the clip above and click over to “The Daily Show” for more.
Perhaps it’s because I’m old enough to remember the height of the cold war between the “Soviet Union” and Western countries, primarily the United States so I can’t understand conservatives taking Vladimir Putin’s side on the Ukranian crisis.
Putin, an ex-KGB officer is a dangerous man but many conservatives would rather take his side than be aligned with “the Black Guy in the White House”.
It boggles the rational mind…
Last night, Jon Stewart covered Vladimir Putin’s “in another world” press conference, but mostly focused on the right-wing’s unhinged reaction to Putin, as opposed to how they treat Obama.
I’ll tell ya, the weirdest thing about this isn’t Putin invading Ukraine. You expect a crazy guy to act crazy. The weirdest thing is seeing conservatives in our country point at the crazy guy and go, “Yeah, I’ll have what they’re having.”
SARAH PALIN (3/3/2014): People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil. They look at our President as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates. CHARLES PAYNE (3/4/2014): This is a guy that wrestles tigers while the President wears mom pants!
What a great talking point that “mom jeans” thing turned out to be! Here’s the thing you gotta remember. Putin doesn’t actually wrestle bears and tigers. That’s propaganda! He did once shoot a tiger, but only after that tiger had been pre-tranquilized and trapped in a snare for him.
When a bill came up for vote that would have expanded health care and education for veterans, we knew two things would happen next. First, Republicans would block the bill, because that’s kind of their thing. Then, Jon Stewart would deliver a passionate monologue explaining just how disgraceful this is.
Stewart did just that on “The Daily Show” last night, correctly attacking senate Republicans for their shaky argument for voting against the bill — which was somehow made even worse when an unrelated Iran sanctions amendment was attached to it. Of course, at least one senator argued that it was the only way the bill would get noticed.
“How do you justify attaching the Iran sanctions bill to the veterans’ benefits bill?” Stewart responded. “That’s right, you’re the victim here. You’ve been denied something that you need by an impersonal government bureaucracy. How can anyone know the anguish that you must feel?”
Check out the full clip above to watch Stewart wish the same shame on Republicans that has been brought upon John Travolta.
On Monday, The Daily Show host Jon Stewarttook on the controversy surrounding comments made by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who suggested that far-right conservatives running for office are not welcome in the Empire State. Noting that Fox host Sean Hannity pledged to leave the state as a result of those comments, Stewart worked out an innovative way to convince the conservative broadcaster to stay in New York.
The Daily Show talked to gay couples pledging to marry people of the opposite gender, cab drivers pledging to abandon their accents, food vendors promising to stop selling Halal meats, and African-American youths pledging to take off their hoodies if Hannity would stay.
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Even the cast of Jersey Boys got in on the backhanded begging of Hannity to remain a New Yorker.
Watch below, via Comedy Central:
Jon Stewart came out with both barrels blazing on Thursday night’s episode of The Daily Show. He had the right-wing squarely in his crosshairs and he had no qualms firing upon them. The first segment of the show was regarding income inequality and how the right seems to show complete disdain for the poor and find excuses not to help them, all the while constantly making excuses for giving more and more to the rich. It was a beautiful display by Stewart of showing the complete hypocrisy the right shows when it comes to discussing income inequality, as well as basically showing how totally cruel and insensitive they really can be.
The whole segment was essentially a montage of conservatives saying douchey things in regards to poor people, while at the same time making sure to constantly come to the defense of the rich. It started out with clips of pundits and politicians railing on about the takers. Then, it segued into Republicans providing reasons why long-term unemployment benefits shouldn’t be extended. First, he showed them saying this was just supposed to be temporary relif. After that, it went into them saying that this was something that needed to be paid for. However, as Stewart highlighted, things were different when it was suggested that Bush-era tax cuts needed to be paid for.
Stewart really got into a groove after that. He did little to hide his anger and frustration at the clips he was showing of conservative pundits and Republican lawmakers saying idiotic things regarding social programs and poor people. He pinpointed how conservatives think that welfare programs provide too much to poor people, giving them less incentive to work. However, at the same time, they feel that it is fundamentally unfair to raise the minimum wage. Obviously, since there are some people taking advantage of social welfare programs and committing fraud, it is reason to not provide benefits for ANYBODY. Yet, we should not judge Wall Street for the actions of a few bad apples and make the industry adhere to more regulations.
This is when Jon Stewart is at his best. When he is passionate about something and displays true righteous indignation, nobody is better. When he aims his comedic gun at a deserving target, watch out! Stewart truly is a master at highlighting hypocrisy and completely shredding those who practice it.