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WTF Wednesday – Weird News Wednesday

News regarding Mittens and Co.

1. For counties, the greater the dependence on federal aid, the greater the support for Republican candidates.

2.  “His eyes are just so blue. It’s like looking into a Smurf’s anus.” – Jon Stewart.

The Daily Show 8/13: http://on.cc.com/NgSZDk

3. Mitt Romney campaign rep freaks the fuck out on CNN when questioned about differences between Romney’s and Ryan’s Medicare plans. Tim Pawlenty responds by suggesting the anchor doesn’t speak English.

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5.  Reddit: “My name is Rob Zerban. I am the Democratic Congressional challenger to Rep. Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st District.”

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble, Weird News Wednesday, What The Fuck Wednesday Tags: GOP primary, jon stewart, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, paul ryan shirtless, politics, reddit, republicans

Once again, Jon Stewart, without aiming for that particular end, defends his controversial title as the most the trusted name in news.

I’ve seen his stand-up and he’s not the funniest guy. (During the writer strike, I think Colbert outshined him on comedic wit.) But Stewart’s an expert on pointing out hypocrisy, and, because I can think of no other words, so very very right.

He then goes back to The Daily Show to accuse Fox of airing a heavily edited version:
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-june-20-2011/fox-news-channel—fair—balanced

And he later corrects his mistake that all of Fox News viewers are the most misinformed to most of Fox News viewers are the among the misinformed, with the exception of a couple shows. Politifact readers backlash to the “false” verdict. 

Video of Jon commenting on Politifact: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-june-21-2011/fox-news-false-statements

(If someone can tell me how to embed these Daily Show videos without upgrading my wordpress account, that’d be great. Copy and pasting the site’s given embed code into the html box doesn’t work.)

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: Christ wallace, Daily Show, Fox news, FOX News Sunday, Full interview, jon stewart, Politifact, unedited

In the midst of re-creating the controversial New Yorker cover illustration of Barack and Michelle Obama for the cover photo that graces this week’s print edition of Entertainment Weekly, Jon Stewart stops briefly to pose a taste question. As he stands by the catering table in ”secret Muslim” garb, he ponders, ”Would it be weird to be dressed like this and have a bagel, salmon, and a schmear?” Pseudo-blowhard Stephen Colbert has his own worries. Striking his best Michelle-as-Black-Panther pose, he glances at the original cartoon and realizes that he’s ”hippier” than the potential First Lady. Gesturing at his own waist, he moans, ”I could drop a baby like a peasant.”

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20228603,00.html

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble, things that amuse me Tags: entertainment weekly, jon stewart, stephen colbert