Jeeze, it's kinda hard to keep coming up with new things to say about these debt ceiling talks when the numbers are impenetrable and the negotiations keep going in circles.
Can't wait till I can move on from this and start talking about what kind of beans I managed to scavenge from the smoldering remains of the supermarket. I've got, like, a thousand beans jokes ready to go…
The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11/10c.
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CNN's John King issues an on-air apology for the terrible, terrible language that a guest of his used…
"Before we go to break, I want to make a quick point. We were having a discussion about the Chicago mayoral race. My friend Andy Shaw used the term 'in the crosshairs' in talking about the candidates. We're trying, we're trying to get away from that language. Andy is a good friend, he's covered politics for a long time, but we're trying to get away from that kind of language."
Ugh! Could you possibly come up with a better example of what makes CNN so consistently "Ugh!"-inducing? Way to take an actual thoughtful argument about the way that politics is discussed in our modern media-drenched society and chase it down the deepest, most absurd hole available.
So, what? A pundit can't even say "in the crosshairs" in passing reference without being shamed on air? Can they say that one candidate is "beating' another in the polls? Or refer to candidates' "war" rooms? Or to a politician "smashing his opponent in the face repeatedly with an iron fist with razor blades glued onto it, oh, and there's also poison on the razor blades"? Is that no longer acceptable parlance?
If so, James Carville is gonna lose a lot of work.
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Last night, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert returned to the air for the first time since the horrific shootings in Arizona with the unenviable task of hosting political comedy shows in the wake of the tragedy. While there were a few welcome laughs, both Jon and Stephen primarily eschewed humor and focused instead on urging everyone to rise above the ugliness of placing blame for political gain. And I know asking the pundit class not to exploit tragedy for political points is a little like asking Skynyrd not to play "Free Bird," but here's hoping for some pleasant surprises.
Stephen Colbert's take can be found below.
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Every year, starting about five minutes ago, we at Indecision choose a handful of lucky nominees for a handful of categories to be in the running for the very prestigious Biggest Douchebag Awards.
This year, we are lucky to find ourselves being sponsored by Denis Leary's brand new, soon-to-drop Comedy Central special Douchebags & Donuts, which coincidentally has the word "douchebags" in its title. Synchronicity!
Here are the nominees. You choose the winners!
The Biggest Douchebag in the Republican Party
More nominees after the jump.
Denis Leary's Douchebags & Donuts premiers on Comedy Central Sunday, January 16 at 10pm / 9c.
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The Republicans won a majority in the House just two days ago, and as Stephen Colbert pointed out on last night's Colbert Report, they've already accomplished so much, from making a profit on TARP to saving the auto industry. In fact, some say the party started turning things around months ago. It's all part of the GOP's new philosophy, Trickle Back in Time Economics.
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30pm / 10:30c.
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