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Showing posts with label The Daily Show. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Daily Show. Show all posts

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Quick Hit: Trump's Wall (1958 Video UPDATE)

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Campaign Trump

Today with an insertion of the word "check."

Trump: 'I never meant' Mexico would 'write a check' for the wall

On Wednesday The Daily Show broadcast  2004 commencement speech at which Donald Trump was the guest speaker. The speech ran much longer than the 16 seconds we have chosen to make a point concerning Trump, a border wall, and phoniness some would call hypocrisy. As to the length of the posted segment: We don't do Trump oratory.

Watch and listen.

Now a bit of information that some readers would prefer to find in two to three paragraphs. We prefer the value of a visual with a cogent message.
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Since we eventually received confirmation Mexico was not going to pay for Trump's campaign promise, you and I are being forced to pay for a structure which is totally unnecessary.

If you want to see how mystical a world we share check out something from an old 1958 TV show called Trackdown.  The 2-minute segment is part of a twitter post which identified sufficiently. 
Herewith is a Talking Points Memo link to the full article which includes a 22-minute segment via Snopes.  

Was that the actor Robert Culp?


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Daily Show's Trevor Noah Does Michelle Wolf

Michelle Wolf's visit to the White House Correspondents Dinner has sparked much discord. If you are liberal, progressive or be to humor you loved it. If you are a thin-skinned conservative or Independent who didn't show one sign of angst about Trumps slandering all who he cared to disparage, you hated Wolf's performance. The performance lasted full 19 plus minutes, I have posted a 3:32-second encapsulated version via the Washington Post.

A Google search yielded far more positive remarks about her performance than negative reactions, but who knows maybe my data trail yielded liberal Google links. The following Comedy Central The Daily Show video is classic: Intelligent, unemotional and poignant...


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Trumpet And His Business Killing Wall (The Daily Show Video)

Comedy Central, The Daily Show, and an unabashed Trumpet who deserves and impact on his business from Trump's wall.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Video Quick Hit: Trump The Chameleon, Fox News The Coverup, And Reaction From A Former Insider

It is late in the day on Friday, you are about to close off your workstation or office, turn off the PC, and head out to your weekend. WHy not take a peep at a couple of Trumpisms to end the week.

Let's move away from political humor to the reality of a party and a social /political base which has metastasized into a cauldron of deceit, lies, and nation killing "..isms."

Of course, you know Michael Steel is a life long conservative who is a contributor for MSNBC.

Our last post capture noted White House official (past Democrat and Republican administrations) commenting on the Trump Russian Meeting scandal and cover-up.

You know the Trump cabal is crumbling under the weight of its own lies when two Fox News hosts take great exception of Trump unraveling the nation.

Yes, it is ugly. 

I am increasingly hearing this: "The cover-up is often worse than the crime."  As we watch the Trump meeting scandal develops we must consider this: "The crime is likely worse than the cover up."


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.  
Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse - Conspiracy Theories Thrive at a Donald Trump Rally on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah 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.

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

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Donald Trump's Met Putin? The Daily Show Encore

Why does Donald Trump have such total disregard for humankind?  How can anyone stand before cameras and ,or, audiences and outright lie without any regard for archived records and videotape.  During Tuesday night debate, Trump went braggadocious about having met with Russia's Putin. He implied he and Putin had consorted in a green room setting while a guest on 60 Minutes.  

MSNBC's Chris Hayes
Trump's new positive adjective for a debate that was clearly focused on advancing certain GO candidate's agenda and campaigns. 


How out an excerpt from The Daily Show:  "Wrong but Adorable"

Correspondent Desi Lydic called out Ben Carsonon the minimum wage and found it a little sad thatDonald Trump thinks he knows Vladimir Putinwell because they both appeared on 60 Minutes. She rated that “wrong but adorable.” 
She brought up Carly Fiorina contradicting herself on meeting Putin in a green room, which was “such a weird thing to lie about” that Lydic gave her a “Rachel Dolezal.”
Lydic ended by circling back to Carson again for neglecting to point out that part of the reason the U.S. was the #1 economic power 100 years after 1776 was slavery.



Saturday, October 10, 2015

Ben Carson At Popeyes: The Daily Show Touch

Crooks & Liars with The Daily Show's take on Ben Carson's fantasy regarding mass shootings, his over-the-top comments about robbery at Popeyes and Ruppert Murdoch's "real black guy."

The Daily Show Obtains Surveillance Footage Of Ben Carson At Popeyes

As we already discussed here, GOP presidential contender Ben Carson made an appearance on Fox this week, and basically laid out a little fantasy describing how he would react if he were ever confronted by a gunman. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah did a nice job of making a mockery of Carson for his victim blaming…

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jon Stewart Interviews President Obama "One Last Time"

Yesterday July 21, 2015, President Obama sat with The Daily Show's Jon Stewart on "One Last Time."  Stewart is leaving The Daily Show next month and Obama leaves the White Office just over a year later. The interview is not typical Stewart fare, but it offers bits of humor just enough to entertain his humor seeking audience viewers. The segment, however, is more important a historic set of minutes with a president who has broken the mold of past US presidents.

If you are looking for words to accompany the segments, look no farther, there are no words from the TPI. Stewart and President Obama "did it well."

Comedy Central Video segments Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

Barack Obama Pt. 1 Barack Obama


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Quick Hit: Jon Stewart Does A Job On GOP "False Patriotism"

Jon Stewart....

Forward Progressives StumbleUpon

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Rand Paul Chameleon

Rand Paul is a Chameleon. He will say whatever it takes to garner the attention of an audience and he frequently spews inane drivel that is disingenuous and frankly with motive. 

I run this piece on The Progressive Influence at least once per week. I refuse to accept that viewing the video segment is a waste. When an elected US Senator visits a university campus (Louisville University in Kentucky) and speaks about the utility of misinformation, the senator can't say anything that should be considered credible, in my mind. 

  • Letter to the editor, Bowling Green Daily News, 2002-05-30
    "Rand Paul in '02: I may not like it, but 'a free society' will allow 'hate-filled groups to exclude people based on the color of their skin'",
  • I would introduce and support legislation to send Roe v. Wade back to the states.
  • We have people coming in by the millions...Am I absolutely opposed to immigration? No...We have to find a way to believe in the rule of law, believe in border control and at the same time, not villify the issue.
  • I never, ever cheated [in medical school]. I don't condone cheating. But I would sometimes spread misinformation. This is a great tactic. Misinformation can be very important. We spread the rumor that we knew what was on the test and it was definitely going to be all about the liver. We tried to trick all of our competing students into over-studying for the liver. "So, that's my advice," he concluded. "Misinformation works."
Video added via The PARDUPaul at University of Louisville
  • Rachel Maddow:  Do you think that a private business has the right to say we don't serve black people?
  • Rand Paul: I'm not in favor of any discrimination of any form; I would never belong to any club that excluded anybody for race. We still do have private clubs in America that can discriminate based on race. But I think what's important about this debate is not written into any specific "gotcha" on this, but asking the question: what about freedom of speech? Should we limit speech from people we find abhorrent? Should we limit racists from speaking? I don't want to be associated with those people, but I also don't want to limit their speech in any way in the sense that we tolerate boorish and uncivilized behavior because that's one of the things freedom requires is that we allow people to be boorish and uncivilized, but that doesn't mean we approve of it. I think the problem with this debate is by getting muddled down into it, the implication is somehow that I would approve of any racism or discrimination, and I don't in any form or fashion. 
  • I do defend and believe that the government should not be involved with institutional racism or discrimination or segregation in schools, busing, all those things. But had I been there, there would have been some discussion over one of the titles of the civil rights. And I think that's a valid point, and still a valid discussion, because the thing is, is if we want to harbor in on private businesses and their policies, then you have to have the discussion about: do you want to abridge the First Amendment as well. Do you want to say that because people say abhorrent things — you know, we still have this. We're having all this debate over hate speech and this and that. Can you have a newspaper and say abhorrent things? Can you march in a parade and believe in abhorrent things, you know?

That last statement is indicative of a Chameleon who could not change her/his colors in time to completely obliterate unwanted disclosure.

Paul recently sat with The Daily Show's Jon Stewart. If he could be believed, he could be an interesting person. Well, correction, he could be an interesting person if he wasn't the son of one Ron Paul and if he possessed a modicum of cogent thought and accompanying oral wherewithal.

Jon Stewart and the inimitable Rand Paul

If you want another and much more loquacious view of Paul "The Younger",   the National Journal published a must read piece.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Rand Paul's Proclamation Via Jon Stewart And His Stumbling Campaign Staff

Our next installment of Rand "The Younger" Paul's proclamation for the GOP nomination via Jon Stewart and The Daily Show.

As is often the case when Stewart and his team tear into a routine, it lightens our keyboarding load.

Next, we find Paul and his team remiss in digging deep for material.

Huff PO

Rand Paul Mixes Up New Hampshire History In Invoking State's Motto

Paul opened his first New Hampshire speech as a declared Republican presidential candidate in Milford, telling a crowd that "when the founders of New Hampshire came up with the motto 'Live Free or Die', they didn't leave a lot of wiggle room." 
But that phrase didn't become the state motto until 1945, and it wasn't a state founder who came up with it. 
Gen. John Stark included the phrase in a letter to fellow Revolutionary War veterans who had invited him to a reunion in 1809 — 130 years after New Hampshire became a separate British colony. Declining the invitation due to poor health, his letter included a toast: "Live Free Or Die; Death Is Not The Worst Of Evils."
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Yes, I do recall a moment in the 2008 campaign when then candidate obama made an almost common mistake regarding the auto Industry. The comment related to US ingenuity and his comment that Henry Ford developed mass production of the automobile. Not true! Henry Ford developed one the very earliest models of the automobile, but founders of Daimler Mercedes developed the first mass auto assembly line. Mistakes based on faulty research and historic assumption are possible and do manifest.

However, when delivering the initial campaign announcement (proclamation), a "dumb" mistake indicates a lack of wherewithal in developing speech material. But, we know Paul's folks have a problem with developing speech material.

Comeback for the next episode of Rand "The Younger" Paul and his quest for the GOP nomination.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Jon Stewart On Memoires Pizza's $800,000 Plus In Donations

Jon Stewart has come out in defense of Trevor Noah's past (failed) twits that some deemed in poor taste. Trevor Noah will never successfully replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. The best strategy for comedy central is to reposition the show such that there was a clear departure from the days of the irreplaceable Stewart. Trevor Noah, South African comedian, will flop on the Daily Show.
Stewart address Noah and delves into the pathetic state of religious dogma with over a quarter million dollars donated to a bigoted pizzeria owner. 

The sad, sad state of America.


Friday, March 27, 2015

Quick Hit: Jon Stewart Does Fox News AGAIN! (VIDEO)

What are we going to do when Jon Stewart leaves The Daily Show?


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ted Cruz via Jon Stewart (Kissing Rehearsal)

After Ted Cruz's announcement speech, Jon Stewart took to the airwaves with his (and his staff's) take. As is always the case the The Daily Show team point out a few items mainstream news would never touch. One item was the Cruz (and wife) kissing rehearsal. Damn, does the GOP do anything impromptu?

Stewart and all media beyond Fox News are reporting the Liberty University audience was not all seats filled based on interest in Ted Cruz. The school has mandatory monthly attendance at Convocation with a fine assessed if the student doesn't comply.
“Students at Liberty University were required to attend a partisan political speech where a small-government conservative who had just promised he would respect privacy rights told them if they cared about freedom, text your information to a mysterious address that collects your cellphone number for undisclosed purposes,” he said.
A quick review of the "Campus Guide" book offers validation of one reason Cruz sought to make his announcement at the University.

 Linked excerpt from Campus guide (Page 2 ad 3)
 • Convocation is an assembly of the University community and its purpose is to develop campus unity, disseminate information, and challenge students spiritually, socially, morally and intellectually. Convocation provides forums for the social and political issues of the day, as well as educational topics of diverse interest for the benefit of students, faculty, and staff. Guest speakers from the world of business, politics, education, religion, and the sciences also help to make Convocation a refreshing and challenging time. 
All students are required to attend Convocation on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This includes all resident students, commuters, undergraduates, graduate and seminary students. Failure to attend Convocation without proper approval will result in the issuance of four points. Resident must check in with their Resident Assistants upon arrival and sit in their as sit in their assigned section in order to be counted as present. Failure to attend will result in the issuance of four points.
Stewart's segment:

No one does  it like Stewart and his team  and he won't be replaced seamlessly . StumbleUpon

Friday, March 13, 2015

Jon Stewar: Media Coverage Of The SAE Racist Chant

Earlier today, we posted a piece regarding the SAE video and another example of American conservatism traipsing a path called "Stupid Trail that ends at Dumbsville."  There was one kink in the positing, that took us outside our much more common exposure from Fox News, and at times CNN. MSNBC's Morning Joe show reached to appeal to show viewers with the most asinine example of media gone mad one could ever expect to see. After, booking Bill Kristol to sit with Mika and Joe, the show was scripted so poorly, Mika appeared later the same day on MSNBC's The Cycle. 

The earlier piece is linked here: "MSNBC Caught "Playing To Conservatives."

You should have know what's to come......The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and his take on media and the SAE chant event.

If You Only News
SAE video, the media reaction to it, and the state of American racism in general, from the March 11 The Daily Show with Jon Stewart:

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Jon Stewart Does 'The 47"

Jon Stewarts joins others in addressing "The 47."

Part I


Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Daily Shows "50 Lies" From Fox News; Politificat Validates

You may have seen The Daily Show six second video of Fox New lies. The six second video did not attract my interest until Politificat took the project and handed it to their researchers. After, reading the Politifact piece, The Daily Show video is a strong indictment of a cable news network some consider real news.

Fox News is an entertainment network no more, no less with a dedicated focus to advancing conservative ideology and GOPism regardless of the proven deleterious affect of the GOP on the nation.

50 Fox News 'lies' in 6 seconds, from 'The Daily Show'

The Daily Show posted a Vine Wednesday titled, "50 Fox News lies in 6 seconds."
The Daily Show posted a Vine Wednesday titled, "50 Fox News lies in 6 seconds."

The Daily Show posted a Vine Wednesday titled, "50 Fox News lies in 6 seconds."
We’ve fact-checked almost all of the statements they cited. For the record, we originally counted 49 claims, not 50. The Daily Show said No. 50 was left off due to a technical error. They've updated their Vine, which we've included here. 

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1. "In July 2010 the government said small businesses -- 60 percent -- will lose their health care, 45 percent of big business and a large percentage of individual health."
Sean Hannity, Nov. 11, 2013
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2. "And President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture out of his own pocket, yet it's the Republican National Committee who's paying for this."
Anna Kooiman, Oct. 5, 2013
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3. Labor union president Andy Stern is "the most frequent visitor" at the White House.
Glenn Beck, Dec. 3, 2009
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4. "Far more children died last year drowning in their bathtubs than were killed accidentally by guns."
Tucker Carlson, Aug. 9, 2014
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5. White House Political Director Patrick Gaspard once served as the "right-hand man" for Bertha Lewis, who heads up ACORN.
Steve Doocy, Sept. 29, 2009
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6. "Look at the debt that has been accumulated in the last two years. It's more debt under this president than all those other presidents combined."
Sarah Palin, May 31, 2011
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7. "There is no good data showing secondhand smoke kills people."
John Stossel, Dec. 4, 2014
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8. "Democrats are poised now to cause this largest tax increase in U.S. history."
Sarah Palin, Aug. 1, 2010
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9. "The insurance industry is actually run by mostly Democrats."
Dana Perino, Oct. 31, 2013
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10. The Obama administration "manipulated deportation data to make it appear that the Border Patrol was deporting more illegal immigrants than the Bush administration."
Lou Dobbs, July 1, 2014
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11. Some doctors say Ebola can be transmitted through the air by "a sneeze or some cough."
George Will, Oct. 19, 2014
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12. Says the Texas State Board of Education is considering eliminating references to Christmas and the Constitution in textbooks.
Gretchen Carlson, March 10, 2010

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