I decided to catch up on the Daily Show since Jon Stewart’s return from vacation. His monologue on the Ferguson issue was flawless. This aired Tuesday night.
“You took a position, you should stand by it!” Stewart exclaimed
If Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is to become the GOP’s presidential candidate in 2016, he’s going to have to stick to his opinions, said Jon Stewart on Thursday night. While Paul has sought to end funding to Israel, he has since backtracked on his unpopular opinion. Stewart criticized Paul for flip-flopping on his foreign aid stance, exclaiming, “You took a position, you should stand by it!” Now Paul is off to the Iowa, where he’ll probably say many more unpopular things.
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.
After members of Open Carry Texas cut up their NRA membership cards in response — as Stewart pointed out, if open carry advocates were “sitting on a bunker full of assault rifles,” why did they choose to make their point with scissors? — the NRA quickly reversed course and apologized.
“Wow. Everyone’s scared of gun nuts — even other gun nuts,” he said.
While the open carry advocates and NRA members live by the mantra of being a “good guy with a gun,” Stewart continued, the “members of the National Everybody Else Association” have no idea whether the person standing behind them in line at Chili’s carrying a rifle is indeed a good guy.
“We are at the intersection of Open Carry Road and ‘Stand Your Ground’ Place,” he observed. “Here’s where we are. So what the f*ck are we supposed to do now? According to the NRA’s basic principles, you have a right to carry a weapon that may cause a reasonable person to believe they are in danger of great bodily injury. And they have a right, if they feel that way, to respond with deadly force. It’s a perpetual violence machine. It’s ‘Gunfight at the Golden Corral.’”
Daily Show host Jon Stewart tore into Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade on Tuesday over his criticizing the father of recently-released American POW Bowe Bergdahl for his beard, considering the Fox lovefest over the hirsute Duck Dynasty clan. “First of all…
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.