Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn: Parallel lines (full length video)


Political discourse in the US & the UK has often been closely aligned, especially since the Reagan- Thatcher era set what we now know as the ‘neo-liberal’ consensus.  But it is the failure of so-called trickle down economics and the … Continue reading

Jon Stewart’s moments of Zen from his final farewell to the Daily Show (video)


“The eulogies have been delivered, the set disassembled and the echo of Jon Stewart’s parting “bullshit-is-everywhere” monologue is fading. What now? After 16 years as America’s leading comedy/political TV satirist, Stewart leaves no clear successor even as America enters a … Continue reading

Jon Stewart to Fox News: Your hypocrisy isn’t a bug in the Fox model, it’s the feature! (video)


Jon Stewart has a long-standing feud with Fox News, and the host of The Daily Show made sure to use his last week to go out in style.  The comic and media critic was lambasted by Fox after it was … Continue reading

Donald Trump attacks GOP presidential candidates for suckling at the Koch brothers’ money teat (video)


“For nearly all of Jon Stewart’s opening segment on his final Monday night Daily Show it seemed as if Donald Trump would be left entirely unmentioned. That’s because this time the target of the host’s scorn was this past weekend’s … Continue reading

Christian conservative parents and the virulent question of sex education in school (video)


Given the confusion surrounding the value of providing a fully rounded sex education to children and the embarrassment that many adults feel about even discussing the subject with each other, let alone a group of giggling teenagers, it is hardly … Continue reading

“This is a terrorist attack” Jon Stewart’s powerful monologue on the Charleston race murders (video)


The Daily Show began with its boisterous crowd shouting and cheering as it has done for 17 years or so and then, with a quiet rage Jon Stewart began his monologue. “I have one job, and it’s a pretty simple … Continue reading

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart unpacks the UK general election Part 2 (video)


In the second part of Jordan Klepper’s examination of the UK general election for The Daily Show, he considers the differences between the UK and the US approach to issues and accidentally discovers  (and nails) UKIP‘s Tea Party style irrationality. Warning: Contains … Continue reading

Jon Stewart unpacks the UK general election Part 1 (video)


Jon Stewart explains the UK’s general election to America. From our news media’s “devastating case of CNN-itis” and the Conservative party’s popular message of “a heady mix of grinding austerity and the killing of small furry animals” Stewart points out … Continue reading

Jon Stewart: Hillary Clinton’s donations and diarrhoea (video)


“The Comedy Central host hammered Hillary Clinton’s family foundation for failing to disclose years of foreign donations, even though she promised that she would.  Team Clinton is caught up in several scandals over allegations of favoritism for donations at Hillary’s … Continue reading

Megyn Kelly: We don’t care what you think, Fox News’ reporters are heroes (video)


Fox News pretends to be a news organization and revels in its use of the most Orwellian of  straplines in global journalism – “Fair and Balanced”.  As if that was not outlandish enough, Megyn Kelly now wants to know when … Continue reading

How Citigroup wrote the US budget and effectively repealed the Dodd-Frank bank reforms (video)


On 5 December 2014 the US congress approved an “omnibudget” that included provisions drafted by the banking behemoth Citigroup that repealed a key part of the Dodd-Frank Act banking reforms requiring banks to place their high risk derivatives businesses into … Continue reading

Are you kidding me? “Pure political calculation” is why Republicans refused a congressional debate about war with ISIS (video)


The Republican party in congress has turned rejecting any policy proposed by the Obama administration into an art form and made partisan political calculation their raison d’être.  That is why the current congressional term has been the least effective in … Continue reading

UN Climate Summit 2014: Catalyzing inaction? (video)


“Climate change was a hot topic once again this week on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, as Monday’s episode lambasted world leaders for the apparent lack of progress made during the United Nations Climate Summit on Sept. 23.” Due … Continue reading

Only one low level banker sent to jail (for stupidity) – US Att Gen Eric Holder’s justice for none (video)


The telling sentence in NPR’s report that US attorney general Eric Holder plans to step down once a successor is confirmed came near the end of the story. “Friends and former colleagues say Holder has made no decisions about his … Continue reading

What is it with the Republican party’s refusal to accept the scientific consensus on man made climate change? (video)


Earlier this year Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown of California told ABC’s This Week  “It is true that there’s virtually no Republican who accepts the [climate change] science that virtually is unanimous. I mean there is no scientific question. There’s just political denial … Continue reading