Posts tagged ‘political satire’

October 1, 2012

Why We Don’t Elect Republicans

Given the performance of the current Congress, what was observed during the George W. Bush years and the evolution of the 21st century GOP…

How wise is it to tempt the current crop of Republicans with the reigns of power?

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September 22, 2012

Daily Scoop: Chaos on BullS#@T Mountain [video]

While Jon Stewart would be the first to admit what he does on The Daily Show is not news but intelligent satire, no one else has done more to reach down into the depths of which cable “news” media has sunk to hose off the muck and reveal the ridiculousness underneath.

Amidst a deeply partisan presidential campaign and the 4th quarter release of a damaging video showing the challenger degrading half the electorate, Fox “News” performs unfair and biased acrobatics to spin the situation into a defense of their candidate Mitt Romney.

See what happens when panic erupts on the conservative news channel:

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April 28, 2012

President Obama at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

April 28, 2012

MP Bulletin Extra: “Daily Show” guide to my enemies

As a producer, I met people whose political views I detested. The hardest part was admitting they weren’t so bad

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For two years I was a field producer for “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.” The field producer is the person who guides the creation of the pre-taped segments, the ones where the correspondent travels somewhere to interview and heartily agree with some person who holds, uh, fascinating ideas about the world. This meant I spent a lot of time with people whose causes or philosophies I found blecchy — the sort of folks who would fit nicely in the overlap of a Venn diagram whose circles included Bachmann supporters, fans of Rush Limbaugh, and people who wear tricorn hats and exercise their Second Amendment rights at Tea Party rallies.  You know – assholes.

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March 28, 2012

Obama’s Gun Control Conspiracy [video]

While great for a laugh, this excerpt from the Colbert Report illustrates how the political rumor mill stretches and contorts real world actions into messages that create fears in the general public that don’t actually exist. From the Free Speech/Protest Banning HR 347 to Obama’s peacetime martial law implementing executive order to health care reform’s implanted tracking chip requirement, the rumor mill has been quite busy manufacturing an abundance of fear meant to convince voters the sitting president is a shadowy figure intent on implementing a diabolical plan to set asunder the country as we know it.

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March 14, 2012

Conservatives Revel in Obama “Playground Tapes” Release

With the release of what has been dubbed the Playground Tapes, President Obama’s adversaries in the conservative blogosphere have redeemed themselves after the disappointing release of the first video earlier this month. While the college video fell flat, the Playground Tapes are a significant revelation and present questions the Administration will find difficult to leave unanswered.

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