Thursday, July 19, 2012
Jon Stewart wades into the witch hunt against Huma Abedin by creating a new conspiracy theory about Michele Bachmann.
Parks and Recreation didn't get a Best Comedy Emmy nomination, but Ms. Knope is going to Washington, and she'll be meeting some real life politicians when she gets there. ᔥ ArtsBeat Morgan Freeman joins Bill Maher in the celebrities who have donated $1 million to Obama's super PAC club. ᔥ Slate Robin Williams playing Dwight D. Eisenhower is almost as ridiculous as Bill Murray playing Franklin D. Roosevelt. ᔥ AV Club If you live in Washington State, you can now register to vote on Facebook. ᔥ Reuters Nancy Pelosi will totally release her tax returns when she hypothetically runs for president. ᔥ Mediaite
Here are ten things Ann Romney could possibly have meant by "you people."
1. Democrats 2. Poor people 3. Black people 4. Tall, black, semi-androgynous morning news anchors 5. The media elite 6. Congress 7. The IRS 8. Waiters and waitresses 9. People who don't have dancing horses. 10. Concerned American citizens who want to elect a president who's open and honest about his personal and professional past
Editor David Remnick joins comedian Andy Borowitz on CBS This Morning to talk about his new role as rapid-response humorist for The New Yorker.
Whenever a politician takes a three-second, out-of-context soundbite from their opponent and puts it on a loop, you should always be suspicious. That's what happened earlier this week when President Obama tried to make a point about government helping build small businesses and all the Mitt Romney campaign heard was: "If you've got a business, you didn't build that." When Mitt Romney responded to the comments himself on the campaign trail, he made a big show of asking people who built their own businesses to stand up. But Romney also conceded that businesses do need help from "the people who provide roads, the fire, the police." This seems a bit odd since those are some of the very programs Romney has said he wants to cut back on, but he did give Obama some credit, even if it didn't end up in his official campaign videos. ᔥ ThinkProgress Over the last few days, Fox News has dedicated no less than 42 segments to Obama's "you didn't build that" (according to Media Matters). Talking Points Memo put together this helpful montage, which shows that Fox wasn't exactly being "fair and balanced" in their coverage. ᔥ TPM This episode teaches us that it doesn't really matter what the candidates say on the stump. The campaign staffers who pull out soundbites and the cable news networks that spin those soundbites into controversies often speak much louder, and to a lot more people, than the candidates themselves.
Jimmy Kimmel takes on the Mitt Romney as Bane from The Dark Knight Rises motif with a pair of sketches: Rush Limbaugh as The Penguin from the old Batman cartoon and a commercial for Bain Capital that ends with the slogan "We're Gotham's Reckoning."
Stephen Colbert takes a cue from Mitt Romney and publicly pities his intern.