The fallout over Mitt Romney’s presidential debate promise to cut federal funds to PBS continues with Jon Stewart turning the argument against Sesame Street on its fuzzy head. Then it’s a visit to This Week With George Snuffleupagus. Watch the video:
Girls‘ Lena Dunham was a junior in high school when The Daily Show With Jon Stewart won its first Emmy for best variety series! Tonight, Comedy Central’s fake newsmagazine won its 10th in a row in the category. Stewart felt almost embarrassed accepting the trophy. “We were told we get a free sandwich after 10,” he said onstage. “Years from now, when the Earth is just a burning husk, aliens visit, they will find a box of these and they will know just how predictable these fucking things can be.” The Daily Show crew were the only Emmy winners not to make themselves available to reporters backstage.
CNN is made up of witches and Fox News is untrustworthy because an Australian runs it. That’s what Comedy Central is skewering the cable news networks with in new ads. Coming out of two weeks of Republican and Democratic convention coverage, the network put out two new spots today promoting its The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report‘s “Indecision 2012” coverage of the presidential election. It could work out for them: Last week, Comedy Central beat out Fox News, MSNBC and CNN’s coverage of the Republican Convention in key demographics. Check out the new spots here:
NEW YORK, April 13, 2012 – COMEDY CENTRAL has announced today the launch of “‘The Daily Show’ Headlines,” a new mobile and tablet app available beginning today as a free download for iOS and Android devices. After listening to viewer and fan feedback, the free app provides users with easier access to the best moments of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” as well as digital exclusives and much more.
“What the hell happened to CNN?” the comic asked on last night’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. He skewered the network for its branded news segments such as Political Pop, No Talking Points, Political Gut Check, End Point, R&R, Street Level, Today’s Rock Star, and Your 15 Minutes Are Up. ”I’m not against news …
NEW YORK, April 2, 2012 — “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” is heading to Charlotte with 125+ stalwart staffers to cover its fourth Democratic National Convention and broadcast a week of shows. “The Daily Show’s” coverage of the 2012 DNC will be taped at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center™ and air nightly at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT from Tuesday, September 4 through Friday, September 7.
Brad Pitt was on the Daily Show With Jon Stewart last night talking about his movie Moneyball, which landed him two Oscar nominations: for best picture as a producer and best actor for playing the lead, Billy Beane. The conversation turned to Oscar campaigning when the host suggested, “Why don’t …
CNN’s Anderson Cooper absolutely saw it coming. When his colleague Wolf Blitzer unveiled the latest silly technical wizardry during the network’s coverage of the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday night — CGI blobs representing Iowa voters — Cooper was not impressed. He called the CGI people “Weebles” because of their resemblance to the children’s toys, and told Blitzer at the end of the segment, “If you miss any of this you can see it later on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart when he ruthlessly mocks you.” And that’s exactly what Stewart did last night, calling the CGI models “cybernetic, multi-colored, featureless dildo people.” Here is The Daily Show video as well as the CNN CGI segment:
The network is giving the former regular on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart a title that’s usually reserved for journalists. But the release tries to make it clear that CBS hasn’t forgotten the distinction between fake news and the real thing:
Mo Rocca has been named Correspondent, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS News announced today. Known for his satirical news reports and commentary, Rocca has been serving as a contributor for the broadcast since 2006, and in his new capacity will continue reporting for SUNDAY MORNING, as well as other CBS News broadcasts.
“His title is Correspondent, but we see Mo, as we see all our SUNDAY MORNING contributors, as a ‘columnist,’ bringing his own unique – and it is unique – perspective to everything he does,” commented SUNDAY MORNING Executive Producer Rand Morrison.
In the wall-to-wall coverage of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi yesterday, which was dominated by gruesome images of his lifeless body that I felt the networks went overboard with, two moments stood out. The oddest was when Regis Philbin read live the news of Gaddafi’s death on Live With Regis And Kelly to cheers and applause from the audience so big that even the veteran host was taken aback. The most intriguing was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s reaction to reading the news on her BlackBerry, accidentally caught on tape: you rarely see state officials in such unguarded moments. As for TV personas who stood out, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart did his thing with an amusing look at Gaddafi with all his weirdness as well as the news coverage of his death. And then there was the unlikely hero of that news coverage yesterday, former Friends star Matthew Perry, thanks to a scene from his first series, the long-forgotten 1987 sitcom Second Chance, which has a scene indicating that Gaddafi dies on July 29, 2011. Here is that scene as well as The Daily Show‘s segment on Gaddafi.