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By Luke Broadwater | June 22, 2011
Three days after TV funnyman Jon Stewart and Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace sat down and discussed bias in political coverage, the debate is still raging.  Last night on his program, Stewart apologized for making a false statement to Wallace in which he claimed that Fox News watchers are "the most consistently misinformed viewers. " "As it turns out, I was misinformed," Stewart said Tuesday, before joking: "Which should not be surprising because I do watch a lot of Fox News.
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By Jake Nevins and The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
Hillary Clinton's quasi-presidential-campaign-but-actually-book-tour hit "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart Tuesday night and, as always with the scathing, satirical talk-show heavyweight, the interview did not disappoint. Jon spent a fair amount of time attempting to weasel his way into landing the much-coveted Clinton presidential announcement, and while the former secretary of state remained painstakingly coy on the matter, the host got pretty creative in his interrogative methods.
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By Luke Broadwater | April 7, 2011
Tonight, Jon Stewart dedicated his program to an epic Glenn Beck-style parody that might be his best work this year.  Some of his best lines:  • "The only real difference between Glenn and Paul Revere is that when Paul Revere told you the British were coming, they were, in fact, coming. "  • "I don't think I want to live in an America where Charles Manson tells our children what [they] can watch on television. "  • "What I'm about to say to you is the kind of thing that will make you wonder how I even dress myself in the morning.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
John Oliver, who was so impressive as guest host of "The Daily Show," is leaving Comedy Central for HBO where he will have his own weekly comedy series, the premium channel announced Thursday. The show, which is scheduled to debut in 2014, will offer a satirical look at the week's events and air on Sunday nights -- the biggest night for HBO. "We weren't otherwise searching for another weekly talk show, but when we saw John Oliver handling host duties on 'The Daily Show,' we knew that his singular perspective and distinct voice belonged on HBO," Michael Lombardo, president of programming at HBO, said in a statement.
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June 3, 2011
After several nights of struggling with how to cover the so-called "Weinergate" scandal surrounding his friend U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), Jon Stewart finally broke down and did the bit properly.  Stewart and Weiner are old friends and even shared a beach house together in Delaware during Stewart's younger years.  The friendship made for a couple of awkward nights of television earlier this week as Stewart gave the embarrassing incident only timid treatment. That all changed last night.  Stewart broke out an R&B singer to mock Weiner in the "full politicial sex scandal soul singer blowout" treatment.
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By Luke Broadwater | June 28, 2011
Jon Stewart's war with Chris Wallace and Fox News is still raging on. Stewart returned to his favorite target last night, insisting that Fox apologize for its 21 false statements as documented by PolitiFact.  He also alleged Fox engages in a double standard, in which commentary that favors Democrats is considered part of a vast left-wing conspiracy, while analysis that favors Republicans is seen as evidence of fairness.  In the end, Stewart...
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By Luke Broadwater | June 15, 2011
Last night on his show, comedian Jon Stewart picked up on an important part of Monday night's debate: The "baby-off. "  He played clips of candidates Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney all pleasantly informing the audience of their number of children and grandchildren.  Stewart then cut to Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. "I've given birth to five babies and I've taken 23 foster children into my home," Bachmann said, introducing herself to the New Hampshire crowd.  "We have a winner!"
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2013
Don't let it be said that Baltimore isn't at the forefront of the environmental protection movement.  According to "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Charm City is almost single-handedly helping to save a certain species from extinction.  Unfortunately, it isn't the polar bear. It's the, ahem, crab. And, no, not that crab.         Thanks to Brazilian waxes and similar trends, the ecosystem of pubic lice is endangered, the show's Jessica Williams reports.
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By Luke Broadwater | May 18, 2011
Fans of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" are used to comedian Jon Stewart cracking jokes and generally, well, not being very serious.  Last night, on "The O'Reilly Factor," however, the comedian showed off his serious side -- talking about the Republican presidential candidates and President Barack Obama.  Some interesting topics were discussed:  • Stewart's pick for the best Republican candidate? Either Tim Pawlenty or Mitt Romney.  • Has Obama met the comedian's expectations?
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2012
Jon Stewart was having some fun Tuesday with the seemingly tepid endorsement some leading Republicans have bestowed upon Mitt Romney. He pointed to the one where John McCain called him the wrong name. Another from former New York Gov. George Pataki who added a string of qualifiers including: "Mitt is not a perfect candidate. He has a number of problems.... " With such flat praise, Stewart joked, "It's like, 'I like Ike' would have been 'Ike's fine.' Or Reagan's 'optimistic morning in America' would have been 'yeah, it's time to get up.'" "Can anybody out there offer a strong unequivicobale endorsement of Mitt Romney," the"Daily Show"host asked, leading to the reason why this is worth noting in Baltimore.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2013
Don't let it be said that Baltimore isn't at the forefront of the environmental protection movement.  According to "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Charm City is almost single-handedly helping to save a certain species from extinction.  Unfortunately, it isn't the polar bear. It's the, ahem, crab. And, no, not that crab.         Thanks to Brazilian waxes and similar trends, the ecosystem of pubic lice is endangered, the show's Jessica Williams reports.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2012
I have been writing for the last two weeks about President Barack Obama's TV-Lite strategy of only doing interviews with the likes Jay Leno, MTV's Sway, US Weekly and Jon Stewart. In other words, only safe and friendly interviewers. And, indeed, as I have reported with Leno's "Tonight Show" interview , all the comedian did was lob one softball after another. Stewart and Sway asked actual questions about such matters as the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, but they didn't follow up when the president failed to answer the question they asked -- and instead hit his campaign talking points.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2012
Media companies routinely play chicken in negotiations over such issues as retransmission fees and bundling, terms that mean next to nothing to their customers until one of the companies they subscribe to lets things get out of hand. Usually, that never happens. But it did at midnight Tuesday with DirecTV and Viacom, which resulted in the satellite TV provider's 20 million customers being without such Viacom-owned channels as Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, BET and VH1. In all, 17 channels were lost at midnight with shows that feature such performers as Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, SpongeBob SquarePants and Snooki.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2012
Jon Stewart was having some fun Tuesday with the seemingly tepid endorsement some leading Republicans have bestowed upon Mitt Romney. He pointed to the one where John McCain called him the wrong name. Another from former New York Gov. George Pataki who added a string of qualifiers including: "Mitt is not a perfect candidate. He has a number of problems.... " With such flat praise, Stewart joked, "It's like, 'I like Ike' would have been 'Ike's fine.' Or Reagan's 'optimistic morning in America' would have been 'yeah, it's time to get up.'" "Can anybody out there offer a strong unequivicobale endorsement of Mitt Romney," the"Daily Show"host asked, leading to the reason why this is worth noting in Baltimore.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2011
I am not going to spoil this video from Thursday's night's "Daily Show" by giving you my views on it before you have seen it. It's vintage Jon Stewart with the comedian in this case ridiculing the Fox News host for what he presents as her flip-flop views of maternity leave before and after she was a beneficiary of it. Lots of talk of entitlements and suggestions of hypocrisy. What do you think? I'll join the discussion later. The Daily Show - Lactate Intolerance Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes , Political Humor & Satire Blog , The Daily Show on Facebook
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By Luke Broadwater | August 10, 2011
Newsweek's crazy-eyes Michele Bachmann cover has been getting a lot of attention this week, especially from conservatives who are blasting the magazine for the unflattering image of the GOP frontrunner. (You've got to hand it to Newsweek editor Tina Brown. She knows how to stir up a controversy.)  Last night, liberal-leaning comedian Jon Stewart joined the Newsweek criticism, though not exactly for the same reasons that are making Republicans so upset.  "Newsweek, that's a s---y picture of Michele Bachmann," Stewart said.
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By Luke Broadwater | April 12, 2011
Last night on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart and Wyatt Cenac had some fun with Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, who falsely claimed that more than 90 percent of Planned Parenthood's business is providing abortions.   While Planned Parenthood does provide abortions (statistics show as many as a quarter of all abortions in the United States are performed through Planned Parenthood) the procedures make up about 3 percent of the organization's total business.  Confronted with the facts, Kyl's office claimed his remarks were not meant as a "factual statement.
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By Luke Broadwater | July 14, 2011
In a special guest appearance on "The Daily Show," legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld had some help for Jon Stewart.  Stewart, you see, was trying to overcome his more juvenile self -- which wanted to accuse GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's husband, Marcus, of hypocritically being gay as he tried to "pray the gay" out of people.  As evidence, Stewart played a clip of Marcus Bachmann swing-dancing with Michele and also a...
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By Luke Broadwater | July 14, 2011
In a special guest appearance on "The Daily Show," legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld had some help for Jon Stewart.  Stewart, you see, was trying to overcome his more juvenile self -- which wanted to accuse GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's husband, Marcus, of hypocritically being gay as he tried to "pray the gay" out of people.  As evidence, Stewart played a clip of Marcus Bachmann swing-dancing with Michele and also a...
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By Luke Broadwater | June 28, 2011
Jon Stewart's war with Chris Wallace and Fox News is still raging on. Stewart returned to his favorite target last night, insisting that Fox apologize for its 21 false statements as documented by PolitiFact.  He also alleged Fox engages in a double standard, in which commentary that favors Democrats is considered part of a vast left-wing conspiracy, while analysis that favors Republicans is seen as evidence of fairness.  In the end, Stewart...
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