Monday, May 21, 2007

Wrap-Up of Political Humor

Think Progress and Crooks and Liars bring together some of the best moments of political humor of last week from The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, the Daily Show, and Real Time.


In its highly-publicized 400th episode last night, The Simpsons skewered Fox News and modern journalism. At one point, outraged news anchor Kent Brockman confesses to the world:

Friends, the press and the government are in bed together in an embrace so intimate and wrong, they could spoon on a twin mattress and still have room for Ted Koppel. Journalists used to questions the reasons for war and expose abuse of power. Now, like toothless babies, they suckle on the sugary teat of misinformation and poop it into the diaper we call the 6:00 News. Demand more of your government. Demand more of your press.

LINK: The Simpsons v. the media.


LINK: Homer Simpson for President

The 2008 presidential candidates air their dirty laundry.
LINK: SNL: Presidential Candidates Come Clean to Oprah

Samantha Bee takes a look at the "attractiveness" of cable news. Lara Logan will always be my personal favorite.
LINK: Daily Show: News I’d Like to F@#k

Followed by...
From Friday's "Real Time." Bill Maher captures the essence of last week's Republican debate in 45 seconds.
LINK: The FOX News GOP Debate in 45 Seconds

And of course, from About Political Humor...
A roundup of the latest political insanity:

• The 2008 presidential candidates appear on Oprah to air their dirty laundry in a hilarious new SNL TV funhouse cartoon.

• Michael Moore's new film, Sicko, received a warm reception in Cannes. FOX News called the film "brilliant and uplifting," and the Wall Street Journal said, "After the screening, several hard-nosed U.S. critics and journalists admitted to crying during the film."

Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones serves up "blooper reels" from South Carolina's Republican presidential debate. (Comedy Central video)

Stephen Colbert debates himself on the future of Iraq. (Comedy Central video)

• From The Borowitz Report: GOP Hopefuls Clash Over Who Is the Whitest

David Letterman presents the Top 10 Little-Known Facts About Mitt Romney. #4: "Is the model on packages of Jockey underpants."

• Watch a funny political satire bit from FOX's Family Guy, in which Lois Griffin resorts to fear-mongering and meaningless catch phrases to dupe undecided voters. (video via Crooks & Liars)

Read more insanity...
LINK: This Just In...


LINK: The Week in Political Cartoons

-Mr. Joseph

Check out all the goodness at as well! (I'm partial to Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Robot Chicken, and Saul of the Molemen.)

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