The Daily Show: June 25, 2008 - VIDEOS
by Annie Wu, posted Jun 26th 2008 11:45AM
"Be Patient, This Gets Amazing": What this segment lacked in punniness, it made up jaw-dropping, cherry-picking amazingness. Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that the EPA must regulate greenhouse gases. The EPA proposed some changes in an e-mail they sent to the White House. The administration then refused to open the e-mail, leaving the EPA to re-write the policy into something more Bush-friendly. Jon Stewart said (shouted?) it best with that expletive.
"Baracknophobia": There's that punniness! Focus on the Family's president, James Dobson, is super-concerned about Barack Obama's secret-Muslimy ways of interpreting the Bible. Dobson's pissed because Obama's clearly distorting the traditional interpretation of the Bible to fit his own views. How dare he! Too bad Dobson and just about every other Bible-referencing politician absolutely adores doing the very same cherry-picking Dobson claims to despise. Pot, kettle, black.
"Hot XXIX Action": China continues to prepare for company, as the Olympics draw nearer and nearer. Unfortunately, the incredible smog situation has already put off many athletes, who have decided to fly in at the last minute or refuse to participate in certain events. China's solution? Control the weather with big guns. That's totally super-villain behavior.
We were supposed to see Wyatt Cenac's first field report this night. I wonder what happened. Did he get bumped by Coldplay? Chris Martin doesn't care about Wyatt people?
For the third time in the show's history, there was a musical guest. The Election Center was moved aside for Coldplay to perform "42" and "Lost!" off their album "Viva la Vida", which was quite cool. I don't really understand why they were on the show, but I guess if you've got something to promote, you can go anywhere to promote it. Plus, I remember Jon mentioning he's a fan of the band, so maybe he made this happen. Actually, now that I think about it, TDS went a really long time without Hollywood-y interviews, and then in the past two weeks, we've had Steve Carell, Mike Myers, James McAvoy, Coldplay, etc. Just a blip or a return to lighter interviews? I guess we'll see. Two complaints about this particular night: Too many dizzying quick cuts and not enough Guy Berryman. The ending interview was a little awkward, but both Chris Martin and Jon Stewart are kind of awkward fellows anyway. It's what ladies like Gwyneth Paltrow find endearing.
Hey! Neil deGrasse Tyson was on The Colbert Report! I heart that guy, so I'm going to post his interview.