The Pardu

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Colbert and Stewart: Fox News and Eric Bolling

If you are a regular over on the Daily Kos, you've seen the following. If you are not a regular, you should consider spending a few minutes with "pure' unadulterated political humor!

Last night, Stephen Colbert had a short but still great segment mocking Fox News's Eric Bolling for making up shit in relation to Benghazi just in order to try and smear Obama, before he was caught by his own Fox News colleague.

5/5/2014:

ERIC BOLLING: There's one more piece to this. Don't forget that this was prior — prior — to Osama bin Laden being taken down, and the thought was, and the discussion was, is President Obama going into the re-election soft on terror or not? A lot of people were saying....  It was after?

DANA PERINO: Yeah, yeah, yeah. A year.

ERIC BOLLING: My bad, I take it back.

DANA PERINO: But a great point if it were true.
hysterical audience laughter and applause)

Yes. That's undeniable. Yes, a great point and a fantastic new motto: Fox News, Fair & Balanced. A Great Point If It Were True.
Video and full transcript below the fold.
Folks, if you follow the news, you know that Benghazi has been blowing up again because of a scandalous new memo linking the Obama administration directly to things said by members of the Obama administration.  And Fox News's The Five's the Eric Bolling has an ironclad explanation for why they did whatever it is we're accusing them of having done after the Benghazi attack.
5/5/2014:
ERIC BOLLING: There's one more piece to this.  Don't forget that this was prior — prior — to Osama bin Laden being taken down, and the thought was, and the discussion was, is President Obama going into the re-election soft on terror or not?  A lot of people were saying....  It was after?
DANA PERINO: Much after.
ERIC BOLLING: Was it after?
DANA PERINO: Yeah, yeah, yeah.  A year.
ERIC BOLLING: My bad, I take it back.
GREG GUTFIELD: Next on The Five....
DANA PERINO: But a great point if it were true.
 (hysterical audience laughter and applause)

Yes. That's undeniable.  Yes, a great point and a fantastic new motto: Fox News, Fair & Balanced.  A Great Point If It Were True.
(wild audience cheering and applause)
Still, I gotta give a wag of my finger to Dana Perino.  Why did you correct him?  Bolling was pulling a passionate heartfelt conspiracy theory straight out of his ass!  You don't interrupt a man in mid-yank, that's rude!  (audience laughter)  Just say, "Great point."  Because Bolling was right, up to a point.  Obama not having caught bin Laden at the time of the Benghazi attack would have made him look soft on terror, if time happened in that order.  (picture of clock winding backwards)
So Dana, come on, give your colleagues a break.  They've been talking about Benghazi non-stop for 20 months.  You can't expect them to remember the exact date that it happened.  I mean, when was it anyway?
Oh, September 11th.  Well, how on Earth are you supposed to never forget that?  We'll be right back.
Stephen started off the show with a segment about a vibrating pill to relieve constipation... and T-Mobile.
He then looked at the right-wing attacks on Obama over the issue of Russia and Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Jon looked at the media already talking about the 2016 elections.
Jordan Klepper then went to West Virginia to note how some attitudes have changed about regulating certain kinds of pollution after the chemical spill in their drinking water.
Stephen talked with The New Yorker editor David Remnick, and Jon talked with actor Seth Rogen.


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