On The Daily Show last night host Jon Stewart offered his take on Sen. Jim Bunning's (R-KY) filibuster of the proposed 30 day extension of unemployment benefits. Stewart said, "You hear that unemployed people in the middle of one of the worst recession in history, no 30 day extension of benefits until we balance the entire federal budget to Jim Bunning's liking."
On Tuesday's The Daily Show, John Oliver followed Republicans to the RNC winter meeting in Hawaii, where Republicans continued to talk about fiscal responsibility while enjoying an expensive Hawaiian getaway. The point was that when Obama goes to Hawaii, to the GOP he is an elitist, but the RNC sees no irony in their own behavior.
Last night on The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lowered the boom on Toyota US President James Lentz's attempt in front of Congress to blame the consumer for Toyota's acceleration problems. Stewart said, "So, it's our fault? Well I don't understand why people insist on trying to drive the world's largest novelty paperweights." Check out the video:
On The Daily Show last night host Jon Stewart took CNBC's Jim Cramer to task again for predicting Scott Brown's Massachusetts Senate victory would rally the stock market, only to see the Dow post massive drops in the last two days.
Right wingers are always complaining about how that mean liberal Jon Stewart is always picking on them and their network Fox News, well on Monday night's The Daily Show, Stewart unloaded on the gaffe riddled campaign of Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley. Check out the video.
Tonight, Chris Matthews opened up his MSNBC program Hardball with an apology for his comment that Obama went into the enemy camp when he spoke at West Point last night. Matthews said, "I used the wrong words and worse than that, I said something that was just not right, for that I deeply apologize."
Whether you love him or hate him, MSNBC's Chris Matthews has a habit of planting his foot firmly in his mouth, which he did again tonight during MSNBC's coverage of President Obama's speech on Afghanistan when he claimed that by giving a speech at West Point, Obama had ventured into an enemy camp.
Last night on The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart explained what net neutrality was, and also mocked the Republican opposition to it. He singled out John McCain for criticism, "McCain is proposing that AT&T and Verizon be given freedom to control what information passes through the Internet." Check out the video.
Former president Bill Clinton returned to Comedy Central's The Daily Show last night, and he had some interesting comments and insights about the current healthcare reform debate. Clinton expressed optimism that a healthcare reform would be passed this year. He said, "I have always believed from the night of the election, he would pass healthcare."
Right wing talk show host G. Gordon Liddy was on Hardball today claiming that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. Liddy said that Obama's parents intentionally posted a false birth announcement in the Hawaii newspaper, and that Obama is an illegal alien. Host Chris Matthews smashed through this crack pot theory. Check out the video.
Hardball host Chris Matthews was on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports where he brought up an interesting point about the GOP's motivation behind their pushing of the conspiracy theory that Obama isn't a citizen. Matthews said that the GOP is using an old nasty trick to de-Americanize a guy with a different name.
On MSNBC's Hardball tonight, host Chris Matthews faced off with GOP Rep. John Campbell (R-CA) that would require future presidential candidates to submit a birth certificate. Matthews asked Campbell "Was he born in this country?" Campbell answered, "Yes, I believe so." Even a birther believes that Obama is really a citizen.
Comedian Bill Maher was on MSNBC's Hardball tonight, where he offered his unique take on the Sonia Sotomayor hearings, "All these white people, especially white men who are so incensed about reverse racism and Sotomayor because the problem for too long is Puerto Rican women have had their boot on the neck of white men." Check out the video.
MSNBC's slogan is "The Place for Politics," but since the death of Michael Jackson it has become the place for mundane, endless coverage of Michael Jackson. If you don't believe me, check out the video of the lead stories last night for Hardball, The Ed Show, and Countdown. MSNBC can't cover Iran, but they are all over Michael Jackson.