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    Jon Stewart Rips Congress for Sneaky Budget Bill (Review)

Jon Stewart Rips Congress for Sneaky Budget Bill (Review)

Jon Stewart knows that Congress is deadlocked between Democrats and Republicans who seemingly cannot do anything together. He has been making fun of them all year for that very fact, so he should have been happy when that illustrious body passed a $1.1 trillion dollar budget bill that “kept the lights on” in Washington. This bill was so important that not having it would force another government shutdown. Crisis was

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    Jon Stewart Depressed by CIA Torture Report (Review)

Jon Stewart Depressed by CIA Torture Report (Review)

Can’t the nice man just have some happy-go-lucky, completely unrelated to torture news? Last night Jon Stewart was feeling so depressed by the CIA torture report that he was willing to do whatever it took to avoid it, even if it meant a jar of jellybeans. At the start of the show, he had to choose between the soft news of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s visit to New York

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    Jon Stewart Nails FOX News on Ferguson (Review)

Jon Stewart Nails FOX News on Ferguson (Review)

Jon Stewart is known for making fun of other news networks, particularly FOX News, on The Daily Show, but last night he absolutely nailed the conservative news network for its coverage of the Ferguson protests. In a masterful expose of the network’s tactics, he made the point that victim-hood can indeed be a state of mind and it is one that FOX trades in daily. Meanwhile, the network’s commentators and pundits have

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    Jon Stewart Interviews Samantha Power About ISIS (Review)

Jon Stewart Interviews Samantha Power About ISIS (Review)

On Monday, Jon Stewart joked about the 3,000 troops Obama is sending to the Middle East to act as advisors to America’s allies on the ground. Last night he got the chance to ask Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power about all those advisors in a more serious context. Most of the show was taken up by the interview, but while that may have killed some of the jokes

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    October 28 Recap: Slate Night TV

October 28 Recap: Slate Night TV

October 28 means only one thing in America: there are only three more days until Halloween. With that in mind, the October 28 recap on Slate Night TV does not have anything special planned for the holiday, but Stephen Colbert did. On his show, the over-the-top satirist took on the “War on Halloween” going on in the federal government right now. With the spookiness of the season in mind, he

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    October 27, 2014 Recap: Slate Night TV

October 27, 2014 Recap: Slate Night TV

After a week away from people’s televisions, the Comedy Central news teams are back in action as The Colbert Report and The Daily Show aired on Monday. In the October 27, 2014 recap, Slate Night TV looks at how Colbert and Stewart turn Ebola into laughs right at a time when New York needs them most. Colbert also tackled United States representative and “confused piece of gnocchi” Louie Gohmert’s general aura of annoying and

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    A Place for Jon Stewart

A Place for Jon Stewart

Salon has released an excerpt from the new book Newsfail written by comedian Jamie Kilstein and reporter Allison Kilkenny which talks about Jon Stewart’s tenure on The Daily Show and postulates the theory that he is not doing America any favors. That is a surprising claim to level at Stewart who has been a respected name in news and comedy for many years and has been a theoretically balancing force to the partisanship of

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    Thursday Slate Night Review

Thursday Slate Night Review

Thursday sees the end of another week of stellar “news” from the best fake news teams in America. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart both wrapped up their work weeks by talking about the ubiquitous “fangate” complete with as many puns as they could get in to a five minute segment. But there were serious moments too as the real news in the nation was brought to the fore. Colbert discussed

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    Wednesday Slate Night Review

Wednesday Slate Night Review

Wednesday is hump day and by 11 PM everyone is struggling to stay awake. Luckily, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are there to make everything better, not only waking people up just long enough to watch their shows, but waking them up to the serious problems that exist in America and the world today. Or at least the problems of Wednesday. This hump day, Stephen Colbert tackled a spurious attack on

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