Bassem had been a fan of The Daily Show since he first saw it while on a visit to the United States a few years earlier. He longed for an Egyptian version of the show, but that would have been impossible prior to the revolution.
This week kicked off with the Sunday political talk shows obsessing about Anna Wintour's Obama endorsement, then CNN couldn't get enough of England's Diamond Jubilee, but soon the focus shifted to the big recall election in Wisconsin (AKA the "death of unions"). All of the late night shows were back in full force this week (unlike last) to cover these stories and more.
In our interconnected world, all of us, individuals and organizations, public and private, can no longer be fixed on "I." We all have to learn to play well with others and collaborate substantively in the proverbial sandbox.
After two long weeks off the air, "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" returned this week, just as almost every other late night show went on hiatus
It is a real a stretch to see Stewart as a teacher of religion. True, his interviews on religious matters, as on everything else, are always civil. But the fact is that while he avoids anger and bitterness, his jokes and skits on religion have a mocking, dismissive tone.
NPR and Jon Stewart's Daily Show came out on top as the most informative, making the schadenfreude all the more delicious for Fox-haters, and the twisting of the liberal knife-in-the-back all the more painful for Fox fans. But how did it come to that?
Yesterday I came across one particular lie from David Barton that is so incredible that I just have to share it. For anyone who's ever wondered just how far Barton will go, I think this one answers that question.
From the moment Joe Biden opened his mouth on Meet the Press, this week was all about gay marriage. Once President Obama made his big announcement on Wednesday afternoon, it was all anyone in the media could talk about.
Fox is now what McCarthy would have been if he had access to the Internet and 24-hour cable TV. Odd stories like the birther movement only exist because Fox irresponsibly fans the flames, continuing to report on the discredited issue.
This week began with the ultimate collision of comedy and politics: the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
My book will be out pretty fast because of the wonders of on-demand printing, but in the meantime, here is my video debunking most of the lies in Barton's chapter about Jefferson and the University of Virginia.
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