So, we've all heard the news that The Daily Show will be traveling down to merry old Washington DC in October to cover the midterm elections. But did you know that this isn't the first time Jon Stewart et al have done that?
Fun fact: The Daily Show previously covered midterm elections from "The City of Supernumerous 7th Streets," as it is affectionately called, back in October of 2002. Need proof? Here's a highlight from that very trip…
Half Way to the White House
Need more proof? (Man, you are unhealthily skeptical.) You can find a whole collection of similar highlights from The Daily's Indecision 2002 coverage from Washington DC after the jump.
The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11pm / 10c.
Tags: Ed Helms, John Edwards, Jon Stewart, Midterms, Mo Rocca, Pat Buchanan, Rob Corddry, Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show, Video, Washington DC
You'll be happy to know that the right-wing pundosphere totally has Joe Barton's back.
Thank God! I was really worried about that guy's feelings.
Tags: BP, Brian Kilmeade, Energy & Oil, Environment, Fox, House of Representatives, Joe Barton, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Money, Newt Gingrich, Pat Buchanan, Steve Doocy, Tony Hayward
MSNBC pundit Pat Buchanan on Rep. Joe Barton's stirring and heartfelt apology to Tony Hayward and BP during congressional hearings this morning and why he is probably America's greatest American hero for what he has done…
"I will say this. Barton made a very courageous statement in my judgment, when you consider that BP is probably universally loathed and even hated for what has happened, that horrendous tragedy down on the Gulf."
I guess, when you put it that way, it is kind of courageous. In the same way that it's courageous for Pat Buchanan to go on TV and defend Barton's apology.
Wait a sec. "Courageous" is a synonym for "obsequious," isn't it? (My thesaurus is currently in the shop.)
Tags: BP, Corporations, Energy & Oil, Environment, House of Representatives, Joe Barton, Pat Buchanan, Texas, Tony Hayward
How disgusted are you by the past several weeks' not-at-all moronic argument about exactly how racist and suppressive-of-white-people that Hispanic woman who's the first-ever Hispanic women to be nominated for the Supreme Court is? Very? Very very? I'm sorry.
In case you have just a tiny little bit of tolerance for idiotic delusional talking points in there, this'll squeeze the last bit out…
Totally, totally, totally unfair of Rachel Maddow to use facts against Pat Buchanan's arguments! She should know how much he hates those!
If you're interested, you can find the original Maddow/Buchanan cage battle after the jump…
Tags: House of Representatives, MSNBC, Pat Buchanan, Rachel Maddow, Senate, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court
She's half his age. He's twice her size. She's (much to her chagrin) Asian-American. He's as American as it gets (without actually being Native American and discounting his Irish immigrant ancestry.) Yet, in some ways, this femme fatale blogger and alpha male TV talker are very much alike. See if you can tell the difference between Michelle Malkin and Pat Buchanan.
No cheating! All cheaters will be deported.
1. is related to Marilyn Manson
2. is Married to a Jew and posed with a swastika
3. is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans
4. outed an intifada-supporting Food Network star
5. prefers old fashioned bigotry to affirmative action
6. got dressed in salad
7. would be flattered to be compared to Ann Coulter
8. has been on MSNBC, Fox News Channel, C-SPAN Both!
9. advised a serving U.S. President to burn evidence
10. is a self-described "cat-fan," and winner of PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) "Strongest Backbone" award while described by an FBI agent as "sneaky," "dishonest," and "criminal
Which one wrote…
1. Churchill, Hitler, and "the Unnecessary War": how Britain lost its empire
2. The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Iigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization
3. Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild
4. In Defense of Internment: The Case for "Racial Profiling" in World War II and the War On Terror
5. Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces
6. State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America
Which one said…
1. "I'm a contra too."
2. "Bean-counting government bureaucrats are free to take race, ethnicity and gender into account when doling out public funds to non-white-male contractors. But God help law enforcement officers, air marshals and border agents who try to use those same factors to combat terrorism and protect American lives."
3. "We knew Chris Matthews had no shame. Now we also know the king of TV ghouls has no souls."
4. "'Darwinism' contains dogmas men may believe, but cannot stand the burden of proof, the acid of attack or the demands of science."
5. "The agenda Clinton & Clinton would impose on America — abortion on demand, a litmus test for the Supreme Court, homosexual rights."
6. "I'm American, for goodness' sake."
Answers after the jump.
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Tags: Michelle Malkin, Pat Buchanan