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The Pardu
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Showing posts with label Stephen Colbert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stephen Colbert. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fox News, Tucker Carlson Via Stephen Colbert


Yesterday we published a piece regarding Trump and Fox News vitriol. Linked here.

There was nothing in the piece which should have surprised anyone, nonetheless, Fox News and Trump continue to wash the nation are disgusting rhetoric and dangerous demagoguery.

Trump's weekend comments about the Democrat Party hating Jews lead the ooze of insanity over the past few days. His strong Fox News supporting hosts joined in feeding their viewers dogma which Fox News appears to find acceptable. 

Stephen Colbert recently devoted four minutes of his show to Tucker Carlson comments.



Isn't it amazing that Fox News has such a huge viewer base?  What does that reality say about the inner core values of our nation?

A former employee perspective on Fox News and how it feeds its ravenous viewers.  



Show me a Fox News viewer and you have shown me a US bigot who could be a full-fledged racist.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Quick Hit Video: Stephen Colbert






Stephen Colbert goes frank, entertaining and politically focused.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Comedic Social Commentary At Its Best: Trump's Birtherism (VIDEO)

If you are a liberal (Progressive if you prefer) and watch late night TV, you may have watched the following segments related to Trumps birtherism.  If you haven't watched the segments give them a few minutes of your day.  
Enjoy!
Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse - Conspiracy Theories Thrive at a Donald Trump Rally on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah http://on.cc.com/2d0Oq4H via @ComedyCentral
Seth Meyers recently broadcast a rather long segment highlighting the ridiculousness of Donald Trump's perfunctory comments about President Obama's legitimacy to serve as president.



Stephen Colbert joined the slaughter.

https://youtu.be/byP7XvzFqRc



When comedians and talk show hosts address and mock the insanity and phoniness of Trump, you know here is something wrong in America.  
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Rumsfeld Legacy And The Horror Of Bush's Iraq Invasion

As the nation moved through 2002 and early 2003 Donald Rumsfeld joined other Bush Administration Cabinet Heads in staging their desire to attack Iraq.  After charging into Iraq like a Circa 2000 Crusade, Rumsfeld continued his aloft and condescending interaction with our troops and the US public. Watch a couple of short segments of Rumsfeld as an operative for Bush policy.

Disgruntled soldier questioned Rumsfeld.

Ted Kennedy asked about "No end in sight."


Stephen Colbert recently booked Rumsfeld for a seat on his nightly talk show and pushed Rumsfeld to a point of virtual admission regarding the false reality that led to our invasion of a nation. And, Yes, we are still in Iraq.

Donald Rumsfeld Just Made A Shocking Admission To Stephen Colbert (VIDEO)


Comedian and national treasure, Stephen Colbert interviewed former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, on his Late Show, Monday. Rumsfeld is one of the infamous masterminds of the Neoconservative movement that came into the White House after the Supreme Court gave the presidency to George W. Bush, determined to invade Iraq. The interview is part of a…
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Stephen Colbert Comments On The GOP Debate And A Visit To Fact-Checkers Heaven

     

The Republican National Committee (RNC) lauded the recent Fox New Business GOP Debate. How careless are we to allow Fox News and the GOP/RNC to shape the perception of their candidates to the point of disseminating pure propaganda?

The Hill


GOP lauds Fox Business debate

Excerpt
"And that CNBC is how you run a debate," RNC chairman Reince Priebus tweeted minutes after the debate ended.


He expanded on that in a press release that lauded the Fox moderators for sticking to business-themed questions and not stepping into the spotlight themselves.

"Debates need to focus on the issues, and that goal was accomplished tonight. Our candidates, not the moderators, were at the center of tonight’s debate, and they were all treated with fairness and respect," he said.

"Thanks to a well-run debate, the country was able to see our diverse field of talented and exceptionally qualified candidates exchange ideas for how to reinvigorate the economy and put Americans back to work."
Why do so many Americans allow the GOP to consistent yank their brains and psyches?  The RNC response to the debate was expected; it was their forum. Yet, those who dig deep can find nothing b but "False", "Half-True", and "Pants on Fire" ratings.

Stephen Colbert's comments about the "Softball" debate are classic and point on.

The comedian host focused on candidate stumbles and highlights Trump's use of a despicable chapter in US History as his model for deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants. "Operation Wetback" was yet another example of why this nation can never lay claim to "exceptional."  We do they preach such sermons with no regard for how non-whites have been treated since Columbus stepped foot on North America.



CNN's Carol Costello and Brian Steltar also commented about the debate and its "slow- pitch" softball airing.

Fact Checking the GOP Debate IV:

NBC

PBS

POLITIFACT
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Monday, October 5, 2015

The Comedian As Social Leader


When comedian show hosts speak sensibly, while media and politicians play (money grabbing) indifference you know our world is sick.

If you think we are remiss in not avoiding additional dialogue you really have missed the point.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mental Health (HBO)

https://youtu.be/NGY6DqB1HX8



The Late Show with Stephen Colbert




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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

MSNBC Quick Hit Video..The Opportunist, The Hypocrite And The UnPresidential

The following needs absolutely no introduction.

I will just state, the childish danger of Republicans whining about the recent SCOTUS gay marriage decision is indicative of a party that wants to rule a nation. 

Lawrence O'Donnell on Ted Cruz



I really  wonder why US conservatives do not demand more of their elected officials.


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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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