Jon Stewart on Monday had more than a little fun with the ricin-tainted letters case in Mississippi, a story complete with an Elvis impersonator being cleared of charges and subsequently singing country on cable news and a karate instructor who is also reportedly a Wayne Newton impersonator.
"The latest developments in the ricin investigation can be summed up with what is possibly my favorite sentence ever uttered in relation to a possible deadly terrorist incident," Stewart said, referring to an ABC story. "Authorities have switched their focus from the Elvis impersonator to a karate instructor," the story reported.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Jon Stewart got into a tizzy on Thursday over the opening of George W. Bush's presidential library in Dallas. With Bill Clinton staying active with his Clinton Global Initiative and Jimmy Carter working to combat disease in Africa, Stewart wondered how Bush has spent his time since exiting the Oval Office.
He has been painting. Still, Stewart said he was excited to hear more about the library and museum, which houses hundreds of artifacts from the former President's time in office.
"So it's basically the Hard Rock Cafe of catastrophic policy decisions," Stewart said.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Jon Stewart on Monday continued to savage CNN in the wake of the network's erroneous reporting on the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.
Last week, CNN reported that an arrest had been made in the case, an apparent scoop that soon proved to be premature. Other news outlets, including the Associated Press and Boston Globe, filed similar reports. After that, CNN transitioned to reporting that it had no idea what was going on, Stewart said.
"It's a much more responsible way of broadcasting than your usual 'say it first and have Anderson Cooper correct it later,'" Stewart said.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Jon Stewart on Tuesday opened his show on a somber note, reflecting on the Boston Marathon blasts that have killed three people and wounded more than 170 others.
"I'm just going to say this to Boston: Thank you," Stewart said. "Thank you for once again, in the face of gross inhumanity, inspiring and solidifying my believe in humanity and the people of this country. So thank you for everything that you've done. An amazing -- it's quite a little city you've got going."PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Jon Stewart on Wednesday took a look at the GOP's minority outreach efforts since the Republican National Committee released a report conceding that the party needs to be more inclusive. So how has it been going? Stewart considered a few recent examples.
Recently, Rep. Don Young (R-AK) referred to migrant farm workers as "wetbacks," rising conservative star Dr. Ben Carson linked gay marriage to bestiality and pedophilia, and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) compared gun magazines limits to gay marriage and bestiality.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Jon Stewart on Monday delivered an impassioned defense of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef, who recently faced police questioning for allegedly insulting Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and Islam.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Color Jon Stewart unimpressed with the Republican National Committee's recent election post-mortem. In a report released last week, the committee announced plans to retool its message, reach out to minority communities and invest heavily in new staff to implement the strategy.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Count Jon Stewart as a supporter of Sen. Rand Paul's talking filibuster of John Brennan's nomination to become the next CIA director.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Jon Stewart on Monday couldn't believe Congress would actually let the severe automatic spending cuts -- known as sequestration -- go into effect.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Jon Stewart on Thursday took a look at the current spat between veteran journalist Bob Woodward and the White House, asking, "Why would you word war with a legendary word warrior like Woodward?"PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Jon Stewart opened his program Tuesday with a bit of local news, taking New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind to task for wearing blackface as part of his basketball player costume during a Purim celebration.
"You know, not that it really matters, but that is some poorly done blackface," Stewart said. "He doesn't even look like a basketball player. He looks like a Jew who went on a cruise without his hair products."PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
It was up to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to introduce the new Republican Party to the American people after the State of the Union this week, but Jon Stewart said Wednesday that the Florida senator's performance was, perhaps, "too caliente."PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Jon Stewart on Tuesday wondered why television broadcasters have wasted their bandwidth on former Vice President Dick Cheney, who has made the rounds this week criticizing President Obama. During a recent interview with CBS News, Cheney said Obama entered office with the intention of diminishing the United States' influence around the world and taking the nation "down a peg."PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Jon Stewart on Monday dedicated "The Daily Show" to Pope Benedict's resignation, in "Holy Quit! How's It Going With That Popey Changey Thing?"
"Popes can do that?" Stewart said of the Pope's resignation. "I assumed the papacy was a lifetime commitment, like being in the mob or a correspondent on '60 Minutes.'"PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)