Last night on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart was freaking hilarious in his coverage of last week’s anti-birth control sausagefest in Congress, in which a panel of all dudes tried to argue against President Obama’s health care reform compromise. Did you know these men mentioned “spiritual rape,” whatever that is, and Josef Stalin? When you have to invoke Stalin (or Hitler, or Mussolini, although let’s be honest, no one invokes Mussolini) into an argument to get people on board, you know you’re reaching. [The Daily Show]
Sean Hannity from Fox News had a whole bunch of dudes — white dudes, black dudes, all dudes — stop by for a big ol’ sausage-fest discussion of the birth control debate. Comparisons between health care reform to getting taken over by the Nazis? Oh, yeah, somebody went there.
Jon Stewart’s response is on point, as usual: “You’ve confused the ‘war on your religion’ with not getting everything you want.” (Geez, this is almost painful to watch.) [The Daily Show]
Jon Stewart ripped into Mitt Romney’s tax return last night, and Elizabeth Warren showed up later to hammer home the point. “How can you justify making more in one day than the median American family makes in a year, while paying an effective tax rate of the guy who has to scan your shoes at the airport?” Stewart asked incredulously. Sure, as Romney pointed out, we might not want a candidate “who pays more taxes than he owes,” Stewart agreed. “No, but we might want one who thinks that’s wrong.” Added Warren later in the show, “Washington now works for those who can hire an army of lobbyists.” She pointed, to a booing audience, to a recent study showing the US’ top 30 corporations spend more on lobbying than their tax bill. “That is the investment, and that is what they see as the future.” Read more…
Everyone in the media has been scratching their heads on how to write about Rep. Michele Bachmann‘s bigotry towards gays and her husband Marcus Bachmann’s work “treating” gays in so-called “ex-gay therapy.” He apparently said gay people are “barbarians” that need to be “educated” and “disciplined.” Do we report this as straight news? Blow a gasket over how cruel and dehumanizing they are? Even Jon Stewart struggled with how to report on Marcus Bachmann on last night’s episode of “The Daily Show.” That’s when Jerry Seinfeld came to the rescue and prescribed a spoonful of “ex-comic therapy.”
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Last night, Jake Gyllenhaal stopped by “The Daily Show,” and while last week, Jake tried to pimp his mom, this time Jon Stewart tried to pimp him to a member of the audience—and Jake said he’d think about marrying her. But then things came back to Jake’s mom in an awkward way. Jon asks, “I don’t know if you’re single, if you’re dating, if you’re looking for love … Have you ever met a girl and just fallen in love at first sight—like just boom!—and then you knew you were gonna go out with her?”
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