Category Archive: Humor

Apr 06 2014

The corrupting influence of money on elections

It was clear that Jon Stewart was livid at what he saw as the implications of the US Supreme decision in the case McCutcheon v. FEC and he devoted three segments to the topic.

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Apr 05 2014

Colbert on McCutcheon

Stephen Colbert had two segments that explained clearly how the US Supreme Court decision last week in McCutcheon v. FEC has pushed the US further along the road to where just a handful of people will be able to purchase the government. This ruling said that while a contributor was still limited to donating $5,200 …

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Apr 03 2014

How the stock market is rigged

Michael Lewis talks to Jon Stewart about his latest book where he explains how the stock market is rigged in favor of high-frequency traders and that since wall street banks, financial media, and government regulators are all locked into the current system and benefit from it, they resist any changes that might make it fairer.

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Apr 02 2014

Colbert’s response to call for his show’s cancellation

As one might have expected, when his show returned on Monday, Stephen Colbert had plenty to say about the flap that ensued after his show last Wednesday and the later tweet sent out by somebody at Comedy Central about his parody. In two clips, he walks us through what happened over the weekend when his …

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Apr 01 2014

Christie and the Adelson audition

The Daily Show has some commentary on Chris Christie, starting with the investigation that he commissioned that (surprise!) cleared him of any involvement with the closing of the lanes on the George Washington Bridge and then moving on to join the parade of Republican presidential hopefuls who groveled before Sheldon Adelson in what has been …

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Mar 30 2014

TV news is even worse than I thought

Since I don’t have cable, I do not watch the 24/7 cable news networks and from the clips that I do see on the internet, I know I am not missing much. While I do own a TV and can get the broadcast channels, I stopped watching those news shows a long time ago. The …

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Mar 29 2014

The Daily Show on the contraceptive case

The Daily Show weighed in on the big court case of the week, that of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, with a couple of good segments.

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Mar 28 2014

Uproar over Stephen Colbert parody

Stephen Colbert did a bit where he satirized Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Washington football team, for his ham-handed efforts to sanitize his use of an offensive name for the team. Colbert did this the way he usually does, by taking what the target of his humor did and carrying it to the extreme. …

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Mar 28 2014

An unusual campaign credential

Stephen Colbert is willing to endorse Joni Ernst’s candidacy for US Senate in Iowa as long as she keeps far away from him. In this clip, he explains why. (Since Comedy Central revamped their website, embedded clips are glitchy. If the one below does not work properly, follow this link.)

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Mar 27 2014

Knowledge is power

In a speech given to the SXSW meeting, Julian Assange makes the point of how information is used to accrue wealth. Assange also described what he sees as an “unprecedented theft of wealth from the majority of the population to those people who already have a lot of power … doing that in part by …

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