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We have a double dose of Happy links for you this afternoon because we got drunk and forgot were called away to an urgent meeting yesterday, so you get a two-for today. We told you about how Jon Stewart mocked the ever-living fuck out of Sean Hannity’s spring break “expose.” SPOILER ALERT: college kids party! […]

The other night, Bill O’Reilly got mad at hippies and the “grievance industry” — America’s supposed cultural/political movement that encourages everyone who isn’t Bill O’Reilly to think they’re a victim of racism or sexism. O’Reilly also had some grievances of his own, especially after being victimized by this Stephen Colbert fellow, whose ratings are nowhere […]

It looks like almost everyone on Twitter is congratulating Stephen Colbert on his being chosen to take over David Letterman’s Late Show, except for a few people who are surprised-not-surprised that the job went to a middle-aged white guy, and a few conservatives who are now going to boycott The Late Show because they had […]

Here’s Jon Stewart with the only reasonable response to the full week of coverage that Fox News’s Sean Hannity gave to the alleged horrors of Spring Break: “You will believe what they found, because you know” — drinking, sex, drinking, and sex. Still, you have to admit it takes some guts for Hannity to pretend […]

Here’s Jon Stewart with a discussion of the Senate’s report on the CIA’s “super-aggressive terrorist suspect spa treatments.” Hope he doesn’t get too emotional! Best line (we love spoilers), in response to Dianne Feinstein’s “This is not what Americans do”: “Yes! This is not what Americans… except we did … But like with your internment […]

Jon Stewart is pretty good at distilling the absurdity of certain political events into a just few words. Granted, a lot of them need to be bleeped, but with this week’s Supreme Court decision tossing out aggregate limits on campaign donations, there’s plenty to curse about. Now that wealthy donors can write checks for the […]

Jon Stewart is in Full Media Critic Mode again; that’s always a beautiful thing to behold. Tuesday’s Daily Show brought another look at CNN’s increasingly content-free coverage of the missing Malaysian airliner. Sure, CNN got a ratings bump by becoming the Flight 370 Network, but Stewart has to ask: Is It Good For the News? […]

March is Women’s History Month, so Jon Stewart celebrates (and tapes an episode in advance without referencing today’s news) with this special feature on women’s equality, and why there’s too much of it, as articulated by Susan Patton, the lady who advised college women to snare a man while they’re still dewy-eyed, fresh, and adorable. […]

Jon Stewart and the Daily Show returned from vacation last night, and not a moment too soon, because we really needed Stewart to mock the unrelenting wall of nonsense that is CNN’s coverage of the missing plane. And oh, mock he did. He reminded us that things started out in a relatively sober non-ridiculous fashion, […]

Mitch McConnell’s Senate campaign released a weird new video this week, a wordless two minutes of ol’ Yertle with everyday Kentuckians. But the folks at The Daily Show discovered that the three opening shots — with the old reptile turning his head and smiling like some stygian swamp beast — make for some pretty awesome […]

Don’t make Jon Stewart angry. Fox News accused him of mocking the network for “exposing fraud” in food stamps, so Stewart bites back with this look at how Fox presents poor people as cheats and freeloaders, caricaturing SNAP users based on a few ridiculous examples, like the surfer dude featured on six different Fox shows. […]

This needs some set-up: In February, Fox’s Andrew Napolitano claimed the Civil War was unnecessary since slavery was “dying a natural death” and Lincoln could have just bought the slaves and freed them for far less than the cost of the war. Tuesday’s Daily Show debunks these claims through a game show: “The Weakest Lincoln.” […]

If you follow Yr Wonket closely, you probably already know that Yr Editrix helped debunk Paul Ryan’s moving, mostly untrue CPAC story about how liberals are terrible people who want to feed hungry children food instead of brown paper, which truly loves them. True parts: there was a kid and a paper bag. The story […]

The Daily Show squeezes amazing comedy mileage from this ridiculously simple premise: Take a rightwing cliché at face value and then go into the world to check the fit. And so Aasif Mandvi went to Knoxville, Tennesee with a charity doctor to test the premise that America has “the greatest healthcare system in the world.” […]

The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams takes Fox News at its word when it says racism isn’t a problem anymore, but that does leave her wondering why 100% of people bitten by police dogs in LA County were black or Latino. So she asks a dog trainer the obvious question: “Is that because we taste better?” […]