Left Over: There’s Somethin’ Happening Here…

I’ve been holding back on commenting….reality has been so overwhelming and I feel as if, for the first time since possibly the War of  1812, that  the West is  slowly, inexorably being pulled into  another war, this time on home turf..perhaps  even  CW2..(Civil War)… If we look at what is  happening around the world, it ...

Cowichan Conversations: Jon Stewart Speaks Out About the Murder of Nine People At The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina

With Jon Stewart set to leave The Daily Show in a matter of months, the show has already started paying tribute to its longtime host. And while funny montages are nice, last night Stewart Read more…

Politics and its Discontents: Truer Words…..

Can’t disagree with this: H/t The Knowledge Movement Recommend this Post

Dead Wild Roses: I Just Don’t Know What To Say – Opposition to Climate Change – #Burn Noticed

People are so terribly ignorant when it comes to climate change, in the face of this seemingly unconquerable monolith of stupidity Jon Stewart finds a way to get his point across. We’re in trouble if the people in charge of Science and Technology are this ignorant.  (wilfully or otherwise) Filed under: Humour, Politics, Science Tagged: ...

Dead Wild Roses: Racism – Jon Stewart

  Racism is not going away.  Discrimination is not going away.  Ignoring this problem does not make it better.  If you see racism in your friends or family, call them on it if it is safe to do so, the change must start with you.   Filed under: Racism Tagged: ferguson, Jon Stewart, Racism

The Canadian Progressive: Jon Stewart repudiates accusations of being a “self-hating Jew”

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart says criticizing Israel doesn’t make him anti-Israel or a “self-hating Jew.” The post Jon Stewart repudiates accusations of being a “self-hating Jew” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Dead Wild Roses: Fox News in One Screen Capture.

Funny and scary all at the same time. Filed under: Humour Tagged: Fox News, Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

Dead Wild Roses: Breaking News – The NSA is Spying on Americans!!1!!

I’m glad we can trust the people we elect, to do the things they say and not deceive us, even in interests of the greater good. Filed under: Humour Tagged: greater good, Humour, Jon Stewart, NSA, Spying

Dead Wild Roses: Stewart vs. O’Reilly – The Great Debate

Great from the opening statement forward. Filed under: Politics Tagged: Bill O’Reilly, Debate, Jon Stewart

Cowichan Conversations: 16-Year-Old Malala Yousafzai Leaves Jon Stewart Speechless With Comment About Pacifism

The Canadian Progressive: Daily Show’s Jon Stewart rips Rob Ford like Toronto Mayor rips crack!? [VIDEO]

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart’s take on embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford‘s alleged use of crack cocaine: The Canadian Progressive recommends: Conservative Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in ‘crack cocaine’ video scandal Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s Official White Supremacist Portrait: PHOTO We recommend:Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Fired From Beloved Football Coaching JobConservative Toronto Mayor Rob Ford ...

Politics and its Discontents: This Is What Happens To Canada When Our Politicians Betray Us

We become a nation to be sported with: On a slightly more serious note, Heather Mallick offers her thoughts: Rob Ford: Quandary incarnate. A desperate futile we’re-done-here. A Mt. Edith Cavell of disappointment. A mind so thick that it makes light rays go bendy. The people you pay to bury the bad news about you ...

Death By Trolley: Whose death would stun the Western World?

A month ago I asked readers What is the most misunderstood idea of all time? My next big (slightly morbid) question is Whose death would stun the Western World? A few years ago when Michael Jackson unexpectedly died, it felt like the world sort of skipped a few beats. I was in South Korea at ...

Cowichan Conversations: No Accountabilty For Pundits-Jon Stewart

Nate Silver nailed it but these guys give the Daily Show Host Jon Stewart plenty of ammunition. (See Nate Silver story On the Left Side.)

Cowichan Conversations: Chaos On Bullshit Mountain

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes-Political Blogger   In the upside down world of politics today it is the comedians, musicians and film makers that are often making the difference. As the US Networks ratings fall it is the creative genius of comedians like Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert who are gaining viewers and making an impact. Jon ...

Dead Wild Roses: The BBC almost makes me want to watch Television again – On Satire

What are the inner workings of The Daily Show or Real Time with Bill Maher?    The interviews give a small slice of insight into what the leading satirists in America believe they are doing and why they do what they do.   Also, Rory Bremner, from the UK is also mentioned.  I’ve never heard of ...

The ironing is delicious: Jon Stewart vs. Boston Bruins.

I just love this mash up video that pits the Boston Bruins whining (and dirty play) against the Vancouver Canucks (and every other team). Puts it all into perspective. Bring out the wahmbulance, the Bruins are in town.

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Colbert v. Citizens United

More fun with SuperPacs from the team of Stephen Colbert and his friend/business partner Jon Stewart (with whom he’s definitely not co-ordinating!). Because he’s not on the ballot in South Carolina and that state’s GOP doesn’t allow write-ins, the latest TV ad from the Americans for a Better America Tomorrow, Tomorrow SuperPac, Republican primary voters ...

Study: people who watch Fox News less informed than if they had not watched the network

Remember when Politifact knocked back Jon Stewart for claiming Fox News viewers were “the most consistently misinformed media viewers”? As Steve Benen points out, Stewart was right. As it turns out, this new report coincides with another study published in the International Journal of Press/Politics that found Fox News viewers are far more misinformed about climate change than those ...

DeSmogBlog: Fox News Viewers are the Most Misinformed: A Seventh Study Arrives to Prove It (and to Vindicate Jon Stewart!)

cavuto-20070117-global-2.jpg Two of my most popular posts here at DeSmogBlog were a pair of items documenting 1) just how many surveys have found Fox News viewers to be more misinformed about factual reality and 2) taking PolitiFact to task for giving Jon Stewart a “false” rating when he pointed this out. Stewart wasn’t wrong, PolitiFact was. In ...

Politics and Entertainment: Much on the Progressive’s Wishlist but much for which we should be grateful

We should be grateful to the occupy wall street folks who may just have started the non-violent socio-economic revolution for which we’ve all been waiting. The democratic character of this movement, the rapidity with which it is spreading, and its breadth give us great hope.(See OWS  statement in the above blog entry.) We who happen ...

Halifax the new Palestinian homeland?

From the Daily Show yesterday. Halifax NS by sjmorris123

djkelly.ca: Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Every day has a story. But not every day has a story that changes so much in your life. For ten years I haven’t told my story because it’s not special or unique compared to anyone else’s, especially on that day. But I now realize that it’s an important story not compared to anyone else’s ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: When Facts Don’t Matter: Proving The Problem With Fox News

ff-20110127-globalwarming.jpg My two posts about Fox News and misinformation are probably the most popular items I’ve contributed here. They’ve been widely linked, Tweeted and Facebooked hundreds of times, and viewed well over ten thousand times. That’s because they perform a simple task that, at least as far as I had seen when I wrote the first one, hadn’t ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Jon Stewart 1, Politfact 0: Fox News Viewers Are The Most Misinformed

ff-20110127-globalwarming.jpg I have a lot of respect for political fact checking sites. I think they play a critical role, especially in our misinformation-saturated political and media environment. However, sometimes these sites fall for the allure of phony bipartisanship. In other words, in an environment in which conservatives are more inaccurate and more misinformed about science ...