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Jon Stewart speaking of the Brian Williams scandal “I love that now the media pretends that they must guard the crown jewel of their credibility when we’ve already seen it’s Al Capone’s vault.  Not that they weren’t hard on themselves post clusterbleep.”

Reporter “How did you guys do on the issue of weapons of mass destruction?”

Bill Keller (New York Times) “I think we did, uhm, I think we did pretty darned good.”

Wolf Blitzer (CNN) “I think we were pretty strong.”

Reporter “I think the questions were asked”

Reporter “there was a fog of war”

Reporter “I guess we were caught up in the post 9/11 sense of patriotism.”

Reporter “And there’s also the fog of covering the war”

Blitzer “Could we have done a better job?  Sure.  Remember, we are a first draft of history journalism.”

Stewart “But it wasn’t even your draft.  You were just copying off Cheney’s paper.  You were plagiarizing history.”

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/j3ware/guardians-of-the-veracity

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“When people watch Jon Stewart or John Oliver, they at least feel like they’re getting that person’s perspective,” said comedian W. Kamau Bell. “I don’t think people believe with the news—I think they feel you’re getting a corporation’s perspective.”

“You feel like you trust a comedian more than you would trust someone who’s a member of the media who’s being fed information for different reasons, from different political groups,” writer Laura Krafft added.

 

 

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http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/lffyr9/chuck-todd

Chuck Todd (NBC) speaking about the mid-term elections.  “But, we’ll have runoffs in Louisiana, and a runoff in Georgia in January so why should these mid-terms last until January 2015?  They’re very exciting.”

Stephen Colbert “Chuck, If I have to keep talking about the mid-terms after tomorrow night, I’m going to go to Maine and start making out with that nurse.”

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Chris Rock “People are like, don’t joke abut the freedom tower, that has something to do with 9/11.  Hey hey, I’m not joking about 9/11.  I’m not.  But, you’ve got to realize that we are in America.  And, In America there are no sacred days ’cause we commercialize everything.  We’re only 5 years away from 9/11 sales.  That’s right, you’re going to hear it on the radio.  Come on down to Red Lobster.  These shrimp are nine dollars and eleven cents.  That’s right, it doesn’t matter what the holiday is.  Martin Luther King day, it’s going to be the same thing.  You’re going to be watching TV and like these Toyotas are practically free at last, free at last.  This MLK birthday Madea’s got a dream.  It’s America, we commercialize everything.  Look at what we did to Christmas.  Christmas.  Christmas is Jesus’ birthday.  It’s Jesus’ birthday.  Now, I don’t know Jesus but from what I’ve read, Jesus is the least materialistic person to ever roam the earth.  No bling on Jesus.  Jesus kept a low profile and we turned his birthday into the most materialistic day of the year.  Matter of fact, we have the Jesus birthday season.  It’s a whole season of materialism.  Then, at the end of the Jesus birthday season we have the nerve to have an economist come on TV and tell you how horrible the Jesus birthday season was this year.  Oh, we had a horrible Jesus’ birthday this year.  Hopefully, business will pick up by his Crucifixion.”

 

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Jon Stewart “It is hard to overstate what a low point this is in Barack Obama’s Presidency, hard to overstate it, but not impossible.”

Brian Williams (NBC) “President Obama now finds himself compared to President George W Bush, as in the problems with the health care plan have become President Obama’s Katrina.”

CNN host “Is this Obama’s Katrina moment?”

MSNBC host “President Obama’s Katrina moment.”

Stewart “Katrina? Hurricane Katrina? Yes, I believe we’ve all see the damning photos of the Presidential flyover surveying the human suffering, (Shows a picture of a man on a roof surrounded by water and wreakage, holding a sign that says 404 error page not found) of the Healthcare.gov website, from a safe distance. I’m not trying to polish the .turd that is Healthcare.gov, but comparing the government abdication of responsibility during hurricane Katrina, the death of hundreds of people, the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people to a (bad) website is offensive, apparently, to the people who were in charge during hurricane Katrina”

Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card (November 18, 2013) “Katrina was a real disaster, but we also had jurisdictional challenges because you had a Mayor and the White House couldn’t do anything with the Mayor objecting. We had a Governor of Louisiana that was a challenge to work with.”

Stewart “That’s President Bush’s Chief Of Staff Andy Card saying it’s not fair to President Bush to compare the Healthcare.gov roll out to Katrina, because during Katrina Bush didn’t get the cooperation of the Louisiana Governor, you know, the way Obama gets it now”

Gov Bobby Jindal (R-LA) November 8, 2013 “Look, nobody’s going to bully Louisiana into expanding medicaid or joining part of Obamacare.”

Stewart “Bullying? The Feds were going to pay for the medicaid expansion. How is that bullying? Hey four-eyes, if you need to see an ophthalmologist, we can cover that. I mean, how is that bullying? That’s not the only reason, by the way, that the comparison is unfair to George Bush.”

Fox News Anchor “George Bush didn’t invent a hurricane.”

Fox News Anchor “Katrina was one region, though, this is across the country.”

Chris Wallace (Fox News) “Katrina was a terrible event. Lord knows, you were there, you saw how badly our government responded, but it began and ended within a week. This could affect people’s lives for years”

Stewart “Are you out of your bleeping mind? …I mean, hurricane Katrina lasted a week, and the effects of Obamacare, Spike Lee’s documentary about Katrina lasted longer than a week.”

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-november-18-2013/katrina-the-healthcare-glitch

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John Oliver “I guess the one minor bright side is that Detroit might get a little economic boost from all those reporters flocking to it to cover the story, right?

Fox anchor “Mike Tobin live in Chicago with the news.  Mike, a dramatic afternoon in Detroit.”

Brian Williams (NBC) “John Yang on the news from Chicago today, and of course the very bad news out of Detroit.”

CNBC anchor “Whether that’s Chapter 9, how they go through the motions, I don’t know, but Jeff Locke does, and he’s right near Detroit, in Chicago.”

Oliver “Really?  Chicago?  So, you’ll embed reporters and have them take gunfire in war zones all over the world.  You’ve had them tear gassed during protests.  You’ve forced them to take 200 mile an hour winds to the face during storms.  But apparently, having them stand on a corner in downtown Detroit, oh that is just too dangerous an assignment.”

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-july-22-2013/chapter-9-mile

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Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Sunday warned Republicans that fringe elements were causing the party to shrink and it was “just gerrymandering” that allowed the GOP to keep control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2012 elections.

A Republican State Leadership Committee report released earlier this month acknowledged that a “Strategy of Targeting State Legislative Races in 2010 Led to a Republican U.S. House Majority in 2013.”

On Sunday, Scarborough pointed to this as evidence that the Republican Party needed to become more inclusive.

“William F. Buckley in the 1960s at some point had to start defining the boundaries of conservatism,” Scarborough explained to NBC’s David Gregory. “He went after the John Birch Society, Ayn Rand, George Wallace. That has to happen again with this party because it’s getting smaller and smaller.”

“In this debate, we actually have conservative thinkers, talking about Ronald Reagan being a RINO — a Republican in name only — because he supported an assault weapons ban. They keep pushing themselves closer and closer to the cliff.”

“But I just have to say one other really important point, because I made a mistake over the past month talking about how Republicans have also won a majority in the House,” he continued. “We actually got a minority of votes nationwide in House races.”

“It was just gerrymandering from 2010 that gave us the majority.”

A post-election analysis by Think Progress’ Ian Millhiser determined that House Democrats actually received almost 1.4 million more votes than House Republicans in 2012, but thanks to partisan gerrymandering, Democrats would have needed to win by 7.25 percentage points to take back control of Congress.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/20/scarborough-on-republicans-winning-house-majority-it-was-just-gerrymandering/