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MSNBC to Survive on Other Outlets Making Fun of It

newVideoPlayer("Stewart_Mathews_Snapper.flv", 475, 376,""); The best thing about having Jon Stewart back, for now, is that he can bring the Chris Matthews Makefun–athon to the teevee. It’s a tough thing, making fun of Chris Matthews, but every now and then, the MSNBC host gets a wee bit slappy. Read more on MSNBC to Survive on Other Outlets Making Fun of It…
 

Rumors On The Internets: Born For Porn

* Jim Webb faces a dilemma — will his new book have as many father/son blowjob scenes as the last one, or does he want to be vice president? [Political Wire] * Yes. Americans unequivocally have a right to as much porn as they can possibly consume. [Blogs for Bush] * Voters are already sick of all the actual presidential candidates. [Hit & Run] * Diplomats in Tehran think the U.S. is just crazy enough to do it. [Jerusalem Post] * Jon Stewart vs. John Bolton ends in a hit, a palpable hit. [C&L] * Ohio Governor Ted Strickland loves the sexing. [ Pandagon] * Norah O’Donnell: so perty yet so braindead. [Think Progress] * Riding in cars with presidents. [Rude Pundit] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: Born For Porn…
 

Remainders: When Your Ass Can Cash All The Checks Your Mouth Writes

Republican congressman keeps day job after trying hand at blogging, comedy. [The Hill Blog] Two-and-a-half years in office and Schwarzenegger is still shocked by how redneck California actually is. [AP] If Kos is getting paid to hate Lieberman then his credibility will be, well, about the same as ours. [The Nation] Read more on Remainders: When Your Ass Can Cash All The Checks Your Mouth Writes…
 

Ted Stevens, Internet Expert, Goes National

Senator Ted “Series of Tubes” Stevens got the Daily Show treatment last night — the stock illustrations may be the highlight of the clip, as despite Jon Stewart’s best efforts, it is hard to improve on the nonsensical ramblings of a crazy, grizzled old prospector. Read more on Ted Stevens, Internet Expert, Goes National…
 

Go Suck on a Chalupa

Okay, this really doesn’t have much to do with politics or current affairs. Immigration, maybe? But it’s pretty damn funny, so we hope you’ll forgive us for sharing it with you. Read more on Go Suck on a Chalupa…
 

Dick Cheney’s Likes and Dislikes

If you’re like us, you’re annoyed that the Daily Show’s list of what Dick Cheney finds offensive and inoffensive, shown on last night’s show, flashed on the screen for about two seconds. Fortunately, we have a screen cap. Here it is: Read more on Dick Cheney’s Likes and Dislikes…
 

Grand Theft Auto: Okay in Chevy Chase, But Not in Southeast

As our friends at The Daily Show recently noted, Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA) has some interesting views on video game violence and America’s youth. Check it out: Rep. Joe Pitts on Violent Video Games [YouTube via Hot Potato Mash] Read more on Grand Theft Auto: Okay in Chevy Chase, But Not in Southeast…
 

Samantha Bee Is Watching You

What can we say? We have a terrible weakness for The Daily Show around here. And even though it’s your civic and comedic duty to watch it, we tune in too — so you don’t have to. Read more on Samantha Bee Is Watching You…
 

Jon Stewart’s Take on the Presidential Faux Pas

Our story about President Bush’s unfortunate exchange with L.A. Times reporter Peter Wallsten got picked up by many news outlets — both real and fake: It’s all in the delivery, isn’t it? Read more on Jon Stewart’s Take on the Presidential Faux Pas…
 

No Greater Indignity: The “Bad Day” Video Montage

Sucks to be you, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. First you get killed by a pair of 500-pound bombs.* Then you wind up on the front page of the New York Post, with a cartoon-style speech bubble emanating from your face. Read more on No Greater Indignity: The “Bad Day” Video Montage…
 

Dennis Hastert: Person With Feelings

Here’s an amusing clip from last night’s Daily Show. The best stuff is the bit at the end about House Speaker Dennis Hastert. The search of Hastert’s office at first seems like it’s going to be one big “Denny Hastert is fat” joke — a “simple pleasure,” in the words of the Comics Curmudgeon (second item). But then the sketch takes a funny and unexpected turn. Read more on Dennis Hastert: Person With Feelings…
 

Hey Democrats…You Got Served!

Good morning Senators Clinton, Schumer. What’s up Mr. Biden? How’re my dawgs at the DLC holdin’ it down this morning? Say, guys, if you are wondering where those dark stains you found in your britches this morning came from, we’re here to help. At about five past eleven last night, The Daily Show’s Ed Helms tore out a new hole in your asses. Read more on Hey Democrats…You Got Served!…
 

Leak Speak: J.M. in Sag Harbor

• “A nasty man recently threw me in jail, and several of my least favorite co-workers just ganged up on me in the pages of my own paper. Needless to say, these critics are a bunch of pansy assholes.” J.M. in Sag Harbor asks the Ethicist. [Panopticist] • “Relentless and totally out of control,” “eager to let you know that she travelled in a world of international intrigue and important people,” who could they possibly be talking about? [Gawker] • Arianna reads between the telephone lines regarding Libby’s call to Tim Russert. [HuffPo] • “If only lies left semen stains.” [The Daily Show] • Jason Zengerle zings Joe Wilson: “Wilson’s op-ed was entitled, ‘Our 27 months of hell.’ A better title might have been, ‘How to turn your 15 minutes into 27 months.'” [TNR’s The Plank] • The WP bundles all the scandal buzzwords into one incoherent mess. (Hey, that’s what blogs are for!) [WP] Read more on Leak Speak: J.M. in Sag Harbor…
 

The Colbert Report: Oui, Oui

The Colbert Report tests the boundaries of just how long one can stand arch irony. Or maybe I mean satire and “arch” is just what Stephen Colbert’s eyebrow does the entire show. In any case, the Colbert Report’s shtick will be familiar to any Daily Show viewer — Colbert’s fatuous, arrogant character deadpans nonsense and near nonsense in the exact low tones of our most trusted (or, uhm, at least highest-rated) news anchors. His showy “gravitas” (as Colbert congratulates himself) targets loofah-lover Bill O’Reilly most explicitly, right down to the bullet-pointed commentary on his opening spiel against “the word police.” (On the screen: “Head bad, heart good.”) This first show was probably long-planned so we won’t hold its relative lack of currency against it, especially since rants against elitism are pretty much evergreen. Just plug in the President’s latest decision: “If you THINK about Harriet Miers, of course her nomination is absurd. But the president didn’t think about her nomination — ‘I know her heart’ — notice how he didn’t mention her brain.” Read more on The Colbert Report: Oui, Oui…
 

Blowing George Out of Proportion

Belatedly, we learn that today Tom Brokaw is moderating a forum commemorating the 10th anniversary of “George.” We didn’t notice the magazine itself when it happened, either, but apparently it had a wide-ranging, permeating influence on popular culture — without the culture knowing it. According to Richard Bradley (who was an editor at the magazine under the decidedly more appealing moniker “Rich Blow”), “George” is the Kevin Bacon of today’s pop-politics nexus and its celebrity-fucking DNA is present in everything from “The West Wing” to “Air America” to Ann Coulter to (gulp) Wonkette. Of course. We wondered where we got the idea to dress up like George Washington. Most meaningfully, Bradley/Blow credits “George” with helping pave the way for “The Daily Show,” saying the program “owes a creative debt” to the magazine. Hey, what’s the interest for also being in English? — WONKETTE Read more on Blowing George Out of Proportion…
 

Remainders: Goodbye Cruel Blogosphere

• Daily Kos poster, LGF commenters form suicide call help line. How-to line, maybe. [Mr. Snitch] • m4m, must be over 18, willing to travel, kill people. [NYPost] • We are pleased to report that Benton M Wilmoth IV still makes the shittiest money in the White House. [Froomkin] • Roy Moore hoping to make Alabama safe for 5000 pound religious sculpture. [WP, The Atlantic] • The Iraq war is not going so well, according to both Jon Stewart and, uhm, Andy Rooney. [C&L, CBS] Read more on Remainders: Goodbye Cruel Blogosphere…