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Colbert Suggests Waterboarding Dick Cheney to Get to the Truth (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 20th 2011 3:15AM
'The Colbert Report'Argued as the one man who might have been able to prevent the 9/11 attacks had the CIA been willing to share information, Ali Soufan resigned from the FBI in 2005 over this issue. Now he's written his memoir, 'The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda.' He talked on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central) about his successes as an interrogator, and which techniques do and don't work.

Accordin to Soufan, who gathered a lot of information through his methods, waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques simply don't work as effectively as outsmarting terrorists with intelligence manipulation.

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Bill Maher Chides Barack Obama for Not Supporting Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Apr 4th 2011 1:40PM
On the "New Rules" segment of 'Real Time With Bill Maher,' (weeknights, 10PM ET on HBO) Maher made the argument that since members of prominent Republican families have come out in favor of gay marriage, it's about time that President Barack Obama should also lend his support to the cause, which he has yet to do.

"New rule: Now that a Cheney, a McCain and a Bush have come out to support gay marriage, it's your turn, Obama," Maher said, as a picture of gay marriage proponents Dick Cheney, Meghan McCain and Barbara Bush was shown in the background.

"Who are you waiting for, the state of Alabama?" Maher continued. "The Reverend Fred Phelps?"

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Tommy Lee Gets Syfy Series, HBO Readies Dick Cheney Miniseries and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 21st 2011 5:35PM
Tommy LeeTommy Lee is getting a series on Syfy. Yes, you read that right: Tommy Lee. Syfy.

The rock star will headline 'Culture Shock With Tommy Lee,' a travel series. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lee will travel the country and attempt to uncover mysteries of secret societies.

Yep.

'Culture Shock' sounds like a perfect companion series to Billy Ray Cyrus's 'UFO: Unbelievably Freakin' Obvious.' In 'UFO' Cyrus and his son Trace will travel around the country to debunk urban legends.

In other TV news ...

Zombies + Stephen King = 'The Walking Dead' season 2? Maybe! The acclaimed horror author has confirmed he's in talks to pen an episode of the hit AMC series with his son. [Entertainment Weekly]

HBO is at work on a new miniseries about former Vice President Dick Cheney. The series, based on the book 'Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency' is in early stages of development. [Hollywood Reporter]

You know what we think of Adrianne Palicki's Wonder Woman costume, so now it's time for Lynda Carter to have her say. "I think she looks fabulous. It's a new look and, jeez, her body looks fantastic." [E! Online]

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Jon Stewart: Obama Is Like Frodo From 'Lord of the Rings' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 16th 2010 4:30AM
Jon Stewart: Obama Is Like Frodo From 'Lord of the Rings'Comedian Jon Stewart usually has pretty good things to say about Barack Obama. But he opened up tonight's 'Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) with a long, withering critique of the president's actions.

Stewart called out Obama for making promises that he has failed to keep as president. He said that Barack has been corrupted by his exposure to power -- much like Frodo in 'The Lord of the Rings.' (Quick explanation for those of you who aren't fantasy nerds: the good hobbit Frodo is overcome by the One Ring of Power, which briefly turns him evil. Got it? Good.)

Hmm. That's a pretty good metaphor, Mr. Stewart! Barack Obama has been damaged by his proximity to power. Sounds convincing-ish.

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Bush and Cheney Take Power on 'The Special Relationship' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 31st 2010 9:15PM
Bush and Cheney Take Power on 'The Special Relationship''The Special Relationship' (Sat., 9PM ET on HBO) covers the so-called "golden years" of the Clinton administration. The film focuses on the president's friendship with British Prime Minister Tony Blair (played by Michael Sheen). We get to see Blair's rise to power, the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and the war in Kosovo. At the end, we are given a glimpse of the years to come, as George W. Bush and Dick Cheney take power in the U.S.

[Spoiler alert.]

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White House officially afraid of The Daily Show

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jun 28th 2009 3:11PM
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All of you right-wingers who thought that The Daily Show was going to become just another tool in a liberal executive branch's belt should take note of the following story.

And if having to read a newspaper other than The Washington Times, The New York Post or The Daily American Patriot Commie Basher makes your eyes bleed, grab your Visine and suck it up. You need to read this.

An attorney for the state said the Obama administration did not want to release detail of an interview with former VP Dick Cheney regarding the Valerie Plame leak because of fears that "it's going to end up on The Daily Show."

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Six other politicians who have had their ways paved by TV actors

by Jay Black, posted Jul 2nd 2008 11:38AM
Hey, you want to get together tomorrow afternoon and pose dramatically?Dennis Haysbert recently claimed that his role as President Palmer on 24 may have helped pave the way for a viable African American presidential candidate. He went on to claim that his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in the movie Goodbye Bafana ended apartheid and that his role as Jonas Blane in The Unit cured polio. Haysbert was then wrestled to the ground by his handlers and is now "recuperating" at the Clay Aiken Home for Delusional Celebrities.

My first thought upon hearing this news was that Dennis Haysbert is obviously insane. Since I've been criticized in this space for not having an open mind about insane things, I decided to take Mr. Haysbert at his word. I then went even further and went to work putting together a list of other politicians who exist mainly due to the hard work done for them by TV actors. After researching Wikipedia for almost a full fifteen minutes, this is the list I've managed to put together...

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The Daily Show: October 10, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted Oct 11th 2007 7:45AM
Lynne Cheney"Clusterf@#k to the White House": Actor and former senator Fred Thompson made his debate debut and we all learned that he is not so good with the talky-talk, especially when it comes to chatting about the economy. Also, I'm a big fan of the comedian Jim Gaffigan and everything said about "Manatee Pokers" was so very Gaffigan-y. In other news: Any reference to the Upright Citizens Brigade ("Uptight Citizens Brigade") is automatic gold, as is anything about Wilford Brimley. Bonus points if an impression of the way he says "diabeetus" is included.

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The Daily Show: August 15, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 16th 2007 12:21AM
Cheney"Franco-American": Bush and French president Nicolas Sarkozy tried to be better BFFs by doing a casual lunch. Fun Fact: The only thing sexier than Laura Bush in a cone bra is Barbara Bush in whatever the hell she was wearing in that clip. Work it, Barbara, work it.

And why does Franco-American make canned Italian food?

"Lone Star Estate": Senior Western White House Correspondent Samantha Bee talked about Bush's continued success in taking the most presidential vacation days. It's been 423 days of dedication, folks! It feels like we haven't seen Bee in a while, no? Actually, we haven't been seeing much of her at all.

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The Daily Show: August 1, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 2nd 2007 9:42AM
Jon Stewart"The Rummy Returns" (lawlz): Old Donald Rumsfeld was called in for questioning about the Pat Tillman case. It was strange... I had a fleeting thought of, "I thought Rummy was dead" when he popped up on screen. I have no idea why that happened. Maybe I subconsciously put Rumsfeld on my mental Colbert Report-inspired "Dead to Me" list when he left. Anyway, the old man is still on his game, beautifully denying things left and right. He's got it down to a science, all right. By the way, I wonder how he feels about Comedy Central's Lil' Bush, in which Iggy Pop voices Lil' Rummy. I'd be pretty excited if someone like Iggy Pop played a cartoon take on me, even if it was for satirical purposes.

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The Daily Show: June 25, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 26th 2007 2:38AM
Jon Stewart"Dick Move": Ah, bringing up the ol' "Remember when Cheney shot an old guy in the face?" stuff never fails to garner laughs. Well, apparently, Cheney's got more stuff to hide. He's been trying to abolish the oversight agency, which sounds extremely fishy. And then he went on to say that the Vice President is not part of the Executive branch. That's when I realized that everything I learned in Senior year Government class was a total and complete lie. I proceeded to weep for my wasted youth.

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Family Guy: Meet The Quagmires

by Brett Love, posted May 21st 2007 11:00AM
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(S05E18) And so ends a short, inconsistent, Family Guy season. I don't know if we should chalk it up to Seth MacFarlane being spread too thin with American Dad and The Winner to watch over, or just the show coming up on 100 episodes. Something just wasn't quite right at Family Guy HQ this season though.

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The Daily Show: May 9, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted May 10th 2007 12:36AM
Jon Stewart"Mess O'Potamia": Islamic radicals attempted to start trouble at Fort Dix. Too bad Fort Dix has weapons... and people that know how to use those weapons. Also, Dick Cheney paid a visit to Iraq. Before Jon even said anything, I already thought that Cheney looked absolutely evil, sitting with his hands folded in that black, leather chair. Something even more terrifying was that Palestinian children's show, teaching Jihad. I actually felt my eyes widen. Even "Dr. Bagelman's Hour of Hate" couldn't soothe me.

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Family Guy: The Tan Aquatic With Steve Zissou

by Brett Love, posted Feb 19th 2007 7:30AM
Chris Griffin - Family Guy(S05E11) The title of this episode led me to expect something much different than what we ended up seeing. The reference to The Life Aquatic made me think that this episode would find the Griffin's on some sort of adventure. No such luck there, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. I think that idea could have made for a funny episode, but this one worked out ok.

It was something of the opposite of "Peter's Two Dads." Where that one excelled with the structure of the story, this one wasn't as strong. But the collection of cutaways presented with this episode was far superior. Of course, given that I only liked one of them last week, that's a pretty low bar. We'll save those for last though, and get to the meat of the episode. As is often the case, we had a Peter story balanced with a Stewie story.

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The Daily Show: January 25, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted Jan 26th 2007 10:02PM
Jon StewartJohn Kerry made an important announcement about his decision to not run in 2008... Well, actually, it wasn't a real announcement, it was just Kerry completing his concession speech.

Wolf Blitzer interviewed Vice President Cheney... Of course, Blitzer wanted answers and Cheney wanted to avoid giving answers, especially when it came to his pregnant daughter, Mary, who is in a gay relationship. I don't think Jon even needs to do Cheney jokes anymore... All he needs to do is show a clip and then quack for, like, five minutes.

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