Trump watch 9: Trump’s big debate fail and excuses, excuses, excuses (Bee, Noah, Colbert and Maher) (video)


Shortly before the first Presidential debate, Politico analysed a week’s worth of Trump’s speeches and found that the Republican nominee averaged one lie every three minutes and 15 seconds. It was no surprise therefore that Trump lied his way through … Continue reading

Trump watch 8: Skittles, body doubles and debate low bars (Bee, Noah, Colbert and Maher) (video)


Here it is, just ahead of tonight’s first Presidential debate, your weekly selection of racism, misogyny, and homophobia from Donald Trump, his campaign and his supporters – plus this week’s Real Time with Bill Maher panel on profiling Muslims, police … Continue reading

Trump watch: surrogates, extreme vetting, and John Oliver has some advice for Donald Trump (video)


Is there a job worse than being a surrogate for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump? Trevor Noah doesn’t think so. On last Monday’s episode of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show, Noah expressed heartfelt sympathy for the people whose job is … Continue reading

Who are Trump’s voters? (video)


The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has had a good laugh at Donald Trump‘s expense throughout his Presidential nomination campaign, but with him continuing to ride high in the polls, Jordan Klepper decided to see what kind of person would … 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

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

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