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Howard Dean and Keith Olbermann Debate 'Ground Zero' Mosque (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Aug 20th 2010 1:24PM
Recently, Howard Dean broke ranks with most liberal Democrats, and said it would be best if the so-called 'Ground Zero Mosque' was moved to a different location.

Dean went on 'Countdown With Keith Olbermann' (weeknights, 8 PM ET on MSNBC) to explain.

"I find myself in the unusual place of actually being in the middle," the former head of the DNC told Olbermann, who made it clear from the outset he vehemently disagreed with Dean's point of view. "Obviously I don't side with race-baiters on the Republican side, but 65 to 70 percent of the people have a real problem (with the mosque)."

"I think some of my own folks on my end of the spectrum of the party are demonizing some fairly decent people that are opposed to this" Dean continued. "Sixty-five percent of the people in this country are not right-wing bigots."

By the end of the long debate, neither man had made any inroads into the other's position. This seems to mirror the national dialogue on the mosque issue: a lot of screaming, but nobody is changing their mind. What do you think?

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The Daily Show: August 27, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 28th 2008 9:42AM
Jon Stewart"Guess Who's Coming to Denver?": Man, I wish it were the Democratic National Convention all day, every day because it seems like it's providing endless, wondrous material for the show. Not only did they make me spend a good three minutes just laughing at Jon's crazy eyes while reacting to Governor Mark Warner's terrible speech (watch his eyes almost fall off his face when Jon says, "His speech suuucks"), but they've once again reminded me that Dennis Kucinich can do absolutely no jumping around without looking like an over-excited leprechaun. And he has a super-hot wife to make him feel better about any stupid, mean thing that I may say, so it's okay.

Speaking of spouses, that uncomfortably long footage of Bill Clinton looking slack-jawed and slightly baffled also sent me into a spin of uncontrollable laughter. Mouth-breathers are never not funny. In other, more eloquent words: This episode brought the lulz.

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The Daily Show: May 1, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted May 2nd 2008 8:44AM
John Oliver"The Slowdown, Difficult Period, Rough Patch, Difficult Headwind, Tough Time Update": Despite the general air of panic throughout the news media and, like, the nation, President Bush has been working hard to convince everyone that we are not -- NOT -- in a recession. He has a lot of other words for it. On Tuesday, President Bush, wearing his favorite cash-colored tie, addressed Congress on this issue, suggesting they make tax cuts permanent to solve the non-problem. He also seemed to be kind of hung up on some sort of economic magic wand, or rather, the fact that he doesn't have one.

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The Daily Show: November 8, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted Nov 9th 2006 8:30PM
Jon Stewart"Donkey Party" (haha): This has been a week of amazing break-ups. First, Britney and K-Fed (I, a solid Alternative Rock fan, am unusually excited about the return of hot-Britney) and now, Bush and Rumsfeld. Oh, hell yes.

Obviously, the Republicans aren't taking all the Democratic wins that well... As for the blue folks themselves, they don't quite know how to handle the concept of "victory" either. Senior Political Correspondent Rob Riggle briefly checked in, sporting a nasty black eye (due to a "way ward high five"). QUESTION: Is Riggle just, like, completely unable to find a suit jacket that fits? He's almost always either only in shirt and tie or wearing a creepy Ambramoff-ish trenchcoat. Senior Political Correspondent Dan Bakkedahl talked a bit about how Republicans didn't do enough negative campaigning. I stopped paying attention about a sentence in because I just noticed that Bakkedahl no longer has that creepy, bald/curly Frasier Crane hair. Instead, he has an awkward little combover. I uess it's more reporter-ish, in a way.

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The Daily Show: May 15, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted May 16th 2006 1:37PM
The Daily ShowJon Stewart attempted to summarize Bush's speech, despite taping The Daily Show a few hours before the speech even aired. Bush has decided to tap Mexicans' phones. Donning his ever-accurate Bush impression, Jon said, "Jose hasn't been using his phone... I think he might have made the move North."

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