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Comedy Central fans would take a bullet for their network

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 27th 2009 12:05PM
Stephen Colbert in IraqWe often hear the phrase "die hard fan," but who is actually willing to "die hard" for the thing they care most about?

If you believe in statistics, that honor would go to fans of Comedy Central.

A recent study conducted by a research group found that fans of the long-running cable network have the most dedicated fan base. Plus, those polled think people who watch The Colbert Report and The Daily Show are "cool." Are the kids these days still saying "cool"? My, where has all the time gone?

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Bill O'Reilly answers Jon Stewart

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 21st 2009 6:00PM
Yesterday, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show had a little fun with FOX News, saying the way that they're covering the town hall protests makes them sound like liberals. Well, last night, Bill O'Reilly turned the tables on Stewart and gave him a little bit of his own medicine. You decide who's being more fair and balanced.

[via TV Newser]

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Why does cable news have to be so stupid?

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 20th 2009 3:38PM
Earlier today I posted a video from last night's Daily Show where Jon Stewart took FOX News to task for flip-flopping on their coverage of protestors. But let's be fair. Here's Stewart from the night before, dumping on CNN for their ridiculous new segments.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
CNN's Just Sayin'
www.thedailyshow.com

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What You Missed Last Night: FOX News hosts are the new liberals

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 20th 2009 1:29PM
While I don't agree that most people get their news from The Daily Show or that it's more important than the news, I think it is must see TV because it's usually going to show you something in a way you've never seen before, and it will change the way that you watch news (whether it's FOX News or MSNBC, it doesn't matter). That's a good thing.

Like last night's summary of how one network is presenting news of town hall confrontations and how they compare to what has happened in the past.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Fox News: The New Liberals
www.thedailyshow.com

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94% of people polled aren't sure what they think of polls

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 18th 2009 1:27PM
If I was to make a list of ten things I hate on television, I think polls would be one of them. The news channels (cable and local news) are always asking us to text or call in with our opinion on some poll question. But you can't believe the numbers, as Jon Stewart showed last night on The Daily Show. (Video also here.)

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What You Missed Last Night: Glenn Beck debates Glenn Beck on healthcare

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 14th 2009 2:25PM
The Daily Show is not a news organization, though I think we can all agree that it does some of the things that news organizations should be doing, such as going back into the video archives and seeing if there are contradictions in what a politician or TV news person says. Last night Jon Stewart talked about healthcare and how it affected Glenn Beck last year.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Glenn Beck's Operation
www.thedailyshow.com

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What You Missed Last Night: Jon Stewart on Miss Crankypants Suit

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 12th 2009 12:36PM
You've probably seen video of Hillary Clinton's response to a question at a press conference in the Congo. Someone asked her what President Clinton thought about something. She, well, didn't like that question at all.

I don't quite understand the end though, when the audience "oooos" about the CNN anchors saying the person who asked the question might have been talking about President Obama and made a mistake.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Hillary in the Congo
www.thedailyshow.com

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Brian Williams and Jon Stewart: Oh, it's on

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 27th 2009 12:27PM
This is from last week but I think it's worth showing today, because when Brian Williams went on The Daily Show they didn't just talk about politics, they got into a sometimes good-natured, sometimes prickly trade of insults (some of Stewart's digs are clearly serious, but Williams can give as good as he gets). They also mention Walter Cronkite and Billy Mays.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Brian Williams
www.thedailyshow.com

[via TV Newser]

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Blame Jon Stewart's trustiness on the news media clusterf#*$

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jul 26th 2009 11:03AM
Jon StewartWalter Cronkite is a tougher act to follow than letting Metallica open for William Hung.

But now that the news legend and former most trusted man in America has passed on to that big newsroom in the great beyond, America needs someone else to trust. They need someone they can depend on to get the hard, cold facts about the important stories that truly affect their lives. They need someone to cut through the political haze of misdirection and mediocrity that cloud almost every major news story like a lingering beer fart.

That man is ... Jon Stewart. Don't like it? Blame the rest of the news media for not doing a better job.

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The Daily Show investigates iFarting and the iPulling of fingers

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 23rd 2009 10:33AM
Please note that this is the last time you'll ever read the above phrase on TV Squad. At least I hope so.

Are you aware that there's a battle going on over iPhone apps? There are two companies fighting over who gets the right to have an application that reproduces sounds made via a certain bodily function. You can pretty much guess what it is. Wyatt Cenac at The Daily Show talked to the two CEOs on Tuesday's show. It always amazes me that people will agree to do these interviews and then say something so inane, like this guy's comment about Jackie Robinson. (Video also here.)

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The Daily Show correspondents battle over health plans

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 20th 2009 12:34PM
There's a battle right now over President Obama's plans for healthcare, but the battle isn't going to be as funny as this one between Daily Show correspondents Samantha Bee, John Oliver, and Wyatt Cenac (well, it might be as funny, but in a sad, shake-your-head sort of way). I never want to see back-testicles ever again. (Video also here.)

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The Daily Show tackles the Sotomayor confirmation hearing

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 15th 2009 5:36PM
I'm not sure if you've been watching the Sonia Sotomayor hearings this week, but if you haven't been near a TV during the day or would just rather see a summary of what's been going on than watch hours of judicial talk, you have The Daily Show.

This is funny whether you support Sotomayor or not. Jon Stewart dumps on both sides of the aisle (did Chuck Schumer actually start to cry yesterday?), and it also includes some bonus Al Franken footage!

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
White Men Can't Judge
www.thedailyshow.com

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Emmy Wish List: Outstanding Comedy Series

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 15th 2009 12:27PM
Zachary Levi in ChuckThe Outstanding Comedy Series category is one of the toughest of the big Emmy categories to predict. Why? Well, if you look at the list of nominees the last few years, you'll see why: What's considered a comedy? In 2005, Desperate Housewives was nominated; with what's gone on during the show this year, you'd be hard pressed to nominate it as a comedy this year. Same could be said of Ugly Betty, which got a nod in 2007.

In addition, the Emmy committee has a tendency to nominate the same shows repeatedly despite signs of decline -- Two and a Half Men is still funny, but does it deserve a nod every year? -- leaving less slots open for new blood.

So, between Men, 30 Rock, and The Office, all of which should get nominated, that leaves two (or three?) slots open. Who should go in there? Well, I can think of two right off the bat... and they're both on CBS.

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Daily Show upset over TV coverage of a legend's death

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 14th 2009 5:27PM
It's always odd when The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are on vacation. So many news stories to make fun of that they miss. The clip below has Jon Stewart talking about how the news framed President Obama's walk down some stairs on his recent trip overseas and also the overdone media coverage on the death of a legend.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Obama Checks Out a Girl & Oscar Mayer III's Funeral
www.thedailyshow.com


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Remember the good times we had with (at) Michael Jackson('s expense)?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jul 9th 2009 5:04PM
South Park poking fun of Michael Jackson
A lot of memories have surfaced of the good times that pop icon and musical genius Michael Jackson provided the world in the wake of his untimely and unfortunate death. However, an elephant in the room has wedged its wide butt in between the happy memories that range from "Billy Jean" to "Rockin' Robin," other than the eye-bleedingly bad Moonwalker movie.

Jackson's life outside of the recording studio and in the blood-soaked pages of the supermarket tabloids provided a lot of fodder for comedies and comedians that turned the man into a punchline just as fast as the radio waves turned him into a legend.

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