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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Kurt Boyer

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Dore Hammers “Bee Word” Laura Ingraham On Border Brutality

Do you feel like cussing-out a partisan Fox News editorial anchor in the bluest possible language, but also slightly remiss to do so following the Samantha Bee vs Ivanka Trump c-word controversy? Jimmy Dore has found a loophole. The YouTube-based liberal satirist calls Laura Ingraham of Fox News a “stupid Samantha Bee-word” in today’s clip, […]

June 21, 2018

#EndorseThis: Jordan Klepper Thinks Pro-Family Separation Trumpists Are In Flatland

Comedy Central anchor Jordan Klepper has scaled the heights of political satire with his faux Fox News orthodoxy, a staple of “The Opposition” that will be sorely missed. Klepper is on fire in today’s monologue, a full-scale assault on “don’t trust ’em” Trump conservatives who refuse to acknowledge the tragedy at the U.S.-Mexico border. The […]

June 20, 2018

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Makes Fun Of His Basketball Game With Ted Cruz

The referee tossed a coin to determine first possession. An NBA announcing crew was settled in. A rapt audience found itself laughing, letting go of the tension of our ongoing national debate. The Jimmy Kimmel vs Ted Cruz “Blobfish Basketball Classic” was about to begin, and everyone had an opportunity to forget about politics for […]

June 19, 2018

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Breaks China With Devastating Xi Jinping Takedown

Lost in the criticism of President Trump for chumming with North Korean leadership is America’s cozy relationship with other brutal authoritarians. Our trading partners and confidants include Vladimir Putin, Salman of Saudi Arabia, and President Xi Jinping of China, who is turning himself into an Emperor while turning China into a potential empire. In today’s clip, […]

June 18, 2018

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Kicks Off World Cup By Nuking Russia

The 2018 World Cup has begun. It’s causing a stir around the world and a mere coffee drip in the United States. The USMNT failed to qualify, and Google alerts will spoil results by midday due to the time difference. Worse yet, the tournament is in Russia. Trevor Noah is not pleased. The 34-year-old comic […]

June 15, 2018

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert’s North Korean TV Is The Best Thing In America

The line between George Orwell’s 1984 and broadcasts from North Korea’s state-controlled media is very thin. “War is peace! Ignorance is strength! Chairman Kim Jong-un is tall and thin, no matter what President Trump says!” Stephen Colbert produces a hilarious take on DPRK television in today’s clip, which includes one living anchor and one dead or […]

June 14, 2018

#EndorseThis: Conan Reveals Kim Jong Un’s Romantic Movie For President Trump

Reciprocity is the key to any successful relationship. In today’s clip, Conan O’ Brien reveals Kim Jong-un’s loving short film dedicated to his new pal President Trump. Apparently smitten over Trump’s super-cheese short film that debuted at the Singapore summit, the DPRK dictator promises several goodies. Like throwing 45’s political opponents in a North Korean […]

June 13, 2018

#EndorseThis: Kimmel Crushes Fox News For Epic Trump-Kim Summit Gaffe

There’s a phenomenon in presidential politics that can be called the “dictator dance.” A Democratic commander-in-chief will issue executive orders and make unilateral decisions, followed by Republicans yelling “dictator!” Then when a Republican POTUS takes over, he does the same, followed by Democrats claiming he’s being a dictator. Nobody really gets hurt. Leave it to […]

June 12, 2018

Paulette Jordan’s Bid To Be First Native American Governor Gets Major LGBTQ Endorsement

Forget the blue wave. There’s a “pink wave” on the horizon. An unprecedented number of women will be leading the Democratic ticket in November, with strong progressive voices like Idaho gubernatorial nominee Paulette Jordan at the forefront. A member of the Coeur d’Alene tribe, Jordan hopes to become the first Native American state governor in […]

June 12, 2018
pardons

#EndorseThis: Bill Maher Guest Explains Why Trump Pardons Fail

President Trump is (sort of) trying to reverse the White House narrative on race. He has pardoned or otherwise granted clemency to three people of color in a row, and floated the idea of many more pardons. Trump is even interested in pardoning Muhammad Ali, though experts agree the move would be a pointless publicity […]

June 11, 2018

#EndorseThis: Mike Pence Soaked By Late Show For Trump Water Bottle Clip

There are hands, bands, and brands in both rock & roll and comedy. Stephen Colbert has become a brand. Like a TV show putting out quirky extras for YouTube fans only, the Late Show team has been tearing it up with unique social media. In today’s video, Backbone’s digital crew begins with Anderson Cooper introducing […]

June 8, 2018

#EndorseThis: Samantha Bee Addresses Ivanka Row And Dunks On Ted Cruz

Stop the presses! Samantha Bee agrees with President Trump…in theory. She’s just better at backing it up. In today’s clip, the host of Full Frontal addresses the Ivanka Trump c-word controversy by apologizing to her audience for using a sexist term as an insult. She then points out that comedians, bred in backroom bars and […]

June 7, 2018

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Says Trump Is Messing With The Wrong NFL Fanbase

As cynical as it may be on President Trump’s part, there’s no question that the POTUS helped his popularity with some of America’s less-cultured sports fans when he took sides against NFL players kneeling for the national anthem. “Trump has the high ground. The flag. America,” said Dilbert cartoonist and pro-Trumper Scott Adams in 2017. […]

June 6, 2018

#EndorseThis: Kimmel Slams Trump As Do-Nothing President On 500th Day

It’s a bigly week for President Trump. Monday marked his 500th day in office since taking over for Barack Obama. Jimmy Kimmel notes the occasion in his opening monologue, going through a list of Trump’s “greatest ever” accomplishments. As usual, Jimmy sticks the needle in 45’s hot air, showcasing the President’s vain tweet listing his […]

June 5, 2018

#EndorseThis: CNN Panel Trashes Santorum For Blaming Trumpism On Obama

The presidency of Barack Obama is a historical signpost in the struggle against racism. Policy views may differ, but everyone agrees that Americans voting for Obama not once, but twice, heralded a sweeping change for the better among white voters. Er…make that everyone except Rick Santorum. In today’s clip, Santorum shocks a CNN panel by claiming […]

June 4, 2018

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Pardons Kim Kardashian-West For Meeting Trump

Kim Kardashian-West is the second person from the same famous marriage to take heat for getting chummy with President Trump. Like Hillary Clinton’s argument against speaking to Iran, many liberals feel that meeting with Trump normalizes him. Add Kim’s status as a worldwide mega-superstar and the potential for controversy jumps off the charts. To his […]

June 1, 2018
Samantha Bee

#EndorseThis: Sessions Parody Is A Samantha Bee Classic

The journalist’s instinct is to cover today’s clip with an extremely serious tone. Mute the video and Samantha Bee’s biting monologue becomes an all-too-real show of horrors. The host of Full Frontal is hard-hitting between the lines as usual, touching on human rights and animal rights abuses during a full take-down of the Trump administration’s […]

May 31, 2018

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Sticks It To Roseanne For Getting Kicked Off TV

By now, you’ve probably gotten the play-by-play. Roseanne Barr’s edgy Twitter feed finally went over the top yesterday as the aging sitcom actress tweeted racially-charged insults at former Obama staffer Valerie Jarrett. Retribution is swift in the 21st century. Within a day, the popular show Roseanne has been cancelled by ABC, and its former star […]

May 30, 2018

#EndorseThis: Michelle Wolf Nails NFL For Taking Trump’s Side On Kneelers

To be trite, the NFL has punted. Rather than reach a compromise between stuffy white owners and socially-concerned players hoping to continue making their voices heard, the league recently voted to ban all kneeling for the national anthem. Teams who choose to protest during the anthem, state the new rules, must do so by remaining […]

May 29, 2018

#EndorseThis: CNN Gets Rudy Giuliani To Admit Likely Collusion With Russia

CNN suffered a PR crisis a few months ago after making errors on the air. But slowly but surely, a few hard-nosed and skillful journalists are helping the network regain its street cred among political insiders. In this incredibly-overlooked clip from Memorial Day weekend, CNN’s Dana Bash presses Trump legal henchman Rudy Giuliani about the […]

May 28, 2018

#EndorseThis: Jon Stewart Returns To Troll Colbert

Stephen Colbert takes six minutes to get through a brief monologue teasing the Obamas about their new Netflix deal. It doesn’t help that Jon Stewart is poking, grabbing, and taunting him from under his own desk. In this surreal clip from The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the former king of TV satire has a field […]

May 26, 2018

#EndorseThis: Samantha Bee Has A New Job Offer For Trump’s ICE Henchmen

Bill Clinton was a proponent of border security. But the Comeback Kid could never have imagined the brutal way a future GOP commander-in-chief would direct the effort. Under President Trump, ICE has been responsible for separating parents and children at the border, brutalizing suspects, and deporting Americans whether they are guilty of crimes or not. […]

May 24, 2018

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Says Trump And Sean Hannity Are The Real Animals

Sometimes you gotta feel sorry for President Trump. No, actually…no you don’t. Several days ago, the POTUS referred to Mexican gang members as “animals” in such a context that reporters concluded he meant all undocumented immigrants. Partisans had their say in both directions. But just when we thought it had blown over, here comes comic […]

May 23, 2018

#EndorseThis: Vanessa Bayer Exposes More Of Donald Trump’s Porn Career

There are three noteworthy angles to this video clip of Vanessa Bayer speaking to late-night host Stephen Colbert. The first is Vanessa’s beautiful summer dress. It’s well worth pressing play to see the charming Ms. Bayer wearing it. The third is the discussion of Beyonce’s baby shower (starting about 3:00) at which Bayer was rumored […]

May 22, 2018

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Scolds The Queen Alone In Royal Wedding Rant

Our headline for Monday morning’s #EndorseThis is a bit deceiving. John Oliver does not begin his rant on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding with a snooty impression of Queen Elizabeth II. An obsessed state-side media is Oliver’s first target. The comic plays footage of wedding-broadcast announcer Gayle King croaking out a James Blunt […]

May 21, 2018