Posts tagged: videos
Plenty of folks are dissecting Andrea Tantaros comments on Fox that the Senate shouldn't have released its report on torture because America is “awesome”. Stephen Colbert does one of the best sendups of that and some other media comments.
If you are tired of hearing about how control of the U.S. Senate is in the balance on Tuesday when Washington has no Senate race and Idaho's seems to be a foregone conclusion, John Oliver on Last Week Tonight explains in pithy detail why Legislative races are important.
Good news: He details a long list of legislative low-lifes, but none of them are from Washington or Idaho.
Jon Stewart on The Daily Show makes fun of Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden talking about how poor they are as they appeal to blue collar voters.
The Daily Show points out that it's not just conservatives who fight science. Liberals can be virulently anti-science, too, just not on the same topics.
And the host of the Daily Show hits it dead on, in this comparison with other people “in the news”:
Jon Stewart takes on the people who take on global warming because of this weekend's cold snap in the Midwest and East.
Not to say “told ya so,” but check out Prediction 1 in Sunday's column…
Not the best Obama spoof in the world. But it's got a good beat, and he can dance to it.
Saturday Night Live recommends doses of second-term strength anti-depressants for Barack Obama.
(It's from the NBC website, so it starts with a real commercial. Sorry about that.)
The Daily Show plays the Racist or Not Racist game.
Jon Stewart skewers Fox News and Nancy Pelosi over comments on Syria.
If you ever worked at a fast-food restaurant, you may get an even bigger laugh than normal out of The Daily Show's take on the back and forth over proposals to raise the minimum wage for workers in that industry.
John Oliver's bit goes so long that it is broken into three parts on the web site, and this is the middle part that takes on the talking head TV gasbags talking about how minimum wage worker doesn't need raises because if he or she has any gumption, he or she will get better wages at better jobs, just like they did.
To see the whole thing, click here.
Ricin is big news in New York.
Could this be one time where Spokane was ahead of the curve?
If you're tired of hearing about the sequester from the Sunday morning talk shows, consider the explanation from Saturday Night Live.
Although television is full of 30-second campaign commercials, the Internet is awash in longer videos from diferent groups that have so much to say and show that it won't fit in that restricted time frame.
With a little extra time, they can go above and beyond… sometimes way beyond … what the campaigns are .doing. Here are a couple.
The first is from an independent SuperPAC, Winning our Future, which predicts the first sign of the Apocalypse will be an Obama re-election.
The second is from an anti-Romney group that collects the comments of the Republican presidential candidates from primary season.
Both are entertaining from a purely political standpoint. Which one you like better will probably be based on how you plan to vote for president.
Tuesday night's debate, if the questioners, moderator and candidates could sing.
A website known as “Bad Lip Reading” has taken clips from the first presidential debate and substituted new words. Worth a watch, and one can only wonder what they'll do with tonight's debate.
Jon Stewart skewers the over-use of polls by the national media.
A new theory on why Obama tanked in last week's debate…
When the U.S. government passed the Equal Pay law in the 1960s, they chose Batgirl to make the point that same work means same pay.
One wonders, though, how hard Batman and Robin worked at getting out of those ropes, that look like they were tied by a five-year-old.
The Colbert Report take on last week's report that the level of discourse in Congress has gone down a grade.