Tag Archives: Jon Stewart

Raising Cain in South Carolina

Since the beginning of the political season, the creative people at Comedy Central’s hit shows, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report have had a great deal of material to work with. Stephen Colbert, in particular, Has … Continue reading

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Hot Fudge Sunday June 19th

Sundays bring us the political talk shows. If you see something interesting on one of them, jump on the comment board and talk about it. According to Politico, here is the lineup for this week’s shows: Meet the Press (NBC) … Continue reading

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The Week of Distraction

A couple of things. Why are we paying attention to Sarah Palin? Jon Stewart and Colbert pretty much nailed it the other night. Sarah Palin is embarking on a family vacation in an RV plastered with a bunch of ‘God … Continue reading

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Do Sunday Talk Shows Have More Conservative Guests?

Talk shows are accustomed to notoriously short lead times to respond to current events with appropriate guests but they had plenty of time to get White House staff or related people on their shows to discuss the ramifications of going … Continue reading

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Happy Tax Day!

Everyone got an extra three days to deal with their taxes this year. Hopefully everyone got to enjoy a little bit of weekend not fretting over their returns. When I was growing up my mother always said there were three … Continue reading

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“We’re Better than This”

I’m struck by the words of Representative Gabrielle Giffords’s Brother-in-law, Commander Scott Kelly, currently aboard the International Space Station. In an address to Mission Control after the shooting of Ms. Giffords, he said: We have a unique vantage point here aboard the … Continue reading

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Should the FCC Silence the Noise?

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) voiced a criticism today of partisan cable TV. “There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: ‘Out. Off. End. Goodbye.’,” he said. “It would … Continue reading

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