Republicans hit Cleveland day three: Jon Stewart returns to take down Fox News one last time (video)


Following his surprise appearance on The Late Show earlier this week to help usher The Colbert Report’s “Stephen Colbert” back into our hearts, Stewart showed up once again Thursday night to deliver an old-school Daily Show-style takedown of the Fox … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland: Day two with Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah (video)


To say that the Republican National Convention is comical, would be to massively understate the degree of planned falsehood that is being used to activate the cackles of the base. Just as Vote Leave played on racist fears of immigrants … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland: Day one with Samantha Bee (video)


“Samantha Bee could not have returned from her summer vacation soon enough. On night one of the GOP convention, the Full Frontal host wasn’t in Cleveland yet—you will have to wait for a special episode airing Wednesday—and was still safely … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland: Day one with Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart (video)


“In his first live “Late Show” broadcast since the start of the Republican National Convention, Stephen Colbert promised the return of an old friend from his basic-cable days, but instead, viewers got to see two familiar faces: first, Jon Stewart, … Continue reading

Trump tells world “I’m my own adviser” as he retweets racist tweets (video)


Let me begin by offering you all my sincerest apologies. “Nobody’s perfect”, is a phrase you will almost never hear me say to excuse the behaviour of anyone. Not me, not my friends and certainly not Donald Trump. After nearly a … Continue reading

Trump too busy to take advantage of Hillary’s email farrago (video)


It looks as though Hillary Clinton will escape the State Department email scandal without being indicted, but she did not escape comedian Trevor Noah Tuesday without taking a few shots. In a press conference led by FBI Director James Comey … Continue reading

Brexit: what does the US think of what we have done? (video)


Being British means that, for most of my life, I have been able to share in that certain level of condescension that we have when it comes to our American cousins. You know the one. The one that sneered at … Continue reading

Did a profit hungry media create the Trump phenomenon? (video)


“Just a month after Donald Trump announced his run for president, people were already blaming “the media” for creating his candidacy. That theme has been sounded again and again, by NBC News, which claimed last summer that TV news’ blanket … Continue reading

The United States of Jihad (video)


In the wake of the ISIS-inspired terrorist attack in Brussels, European and US media have predictably gone to town with their fear and speculation machines, delivering a 24/7 diet of fear mongering interspersed with occasional facts. Fear and blood sell … Continue reading

Donald Trump the conspiracy theoretician (video)


“Donald Trump is a narcissistic demagogue who shamelessly exploits long debunked conspiracies to stir up fear and confusion and distract from the emptiness of his policies and ideas“  To watch the clip use the password: imincorrigible Video © Comedy Central / … Continue reading

Corporate inversions: What’s in a name? (video)


If you rely on the BBC for your diet of news, you probably will not have realised how embarrassingly haphazard and poorly produced the once universally praised BBC News’ output has become in recent years. The slow and painful decline … Continue reading

James O’Brien and satire v Donald Trump’s vile and violent voters (video)


Much has been written about Donald Trump‘s incitement of his supporters to undertake acts of violence against protestors at his rallies, and all of it appears to be true. The extensive media coverage of everything Trump says and does and … Continue reading

The “hungry for power games”: From Iowa to New Hampshire (video)


Since my last Democalypse 2016 post, we have had the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire debates and “historic” nominee election results – and they provided plenty of material for America’s most popular satirical shows.   Iowa examined:  To watch … Continue reading

Stephen Colbert skewers Donald Rumsfeld over Iraq and the rise of ISIS (video)


On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert interviewed former George W Bush henchman Donald Rumsfeld who had agreed to visit the Late Night with Stephen Colbert studio primarily to talk about his new “Churchill Solitaire” app. After some initial soft soaping, Colbert … Continue reading

How easy is it to go from ‘gun idiot’ to ‘idiot with a gun’ in America? (video)


The Daily Show railed into U.S. gun culture challenging the frequently espoused talking point that “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is good guys with a gun.” Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper sets out to go “from gun idiot to … Continue reading