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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Fallon

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Fallon Sings Out About Trump — With A Lethal Edge

Late on Martin Luther King Day, Jimmy Fallon offered a brilliant satirical version of “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor (dubbed “Fire and Fury,” after a certain bestselling book). Gently poking fun at the President, in a pretty darn good Americana tenor, the comedian touches on the Bannon-Trump feud and reminds the audience just how […]

January 16, 2018
Oprah

#EndorseThis: Will Oprah Run? She Has One Great Reason To Do It

Worried by the prospect that Oprah Winfrey might run for president? Or does a possible Oprah candidacy thrill you? Would she inflict the ultimate revenge on Trump? Or would she inflict herself on a country that is already suffering from a “celebrity” presidency? These are vexing questions. But answering all of them and more is […]

January 15, 2018
Bill Murray

SNL Cold Open: Bill Murray IS Steve Bannon On ‘Morning Joe’

It’s morning on Saturday Night Live, and that means Morning Joe, hosted by those cooing lovebirds Joe Scarborough (Alex Moffat) and Mika Brzezinski (Kate McKinnon), along with their revolted sidekick Willie Geist (Mikey Day). The guest is of course author Michael Wolff (Fred Armisen), played with appropriate asperity as he reveals the White House secrets […]

January 14, 2018
shithole

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah On Trump Sneering At ‘Shithole’ Countries

If that presidential “shithole” gaffe annoyed anyone on television, Trevor Noah might be first in line. He’s a talented immigrant from South Africa, after all. In the face of this insane provocation, he’s still keeping it together. “Personally, as someone from South Shithole, I’m offended, Mr. President. I’m offended,” said the Daily Show host. And […]

January 12, 2018
anthem

EndorseThis: If Trump Loves The National Anthem, He Could Learn The Words

“Donna’s a sugar packet…Banaaana Whi-iff…” That probably isn’t what Trump sang last Sunday when he pretended to know The Star-Spangled Banner at the NCAA football championship game in Atlanta. But to the pranksters at Bad Lip Reading, his mouth appeared to be forming those nonsense phrases and many more, instead of the actual lyrics. It’s one […]

January 11, 2018
Wolff

#EndorseThis: Colbert And Wolff Find The Laughs In ‘Fire And Fury’

“You know he’s watching,” Michael Wolff warns Stephen Colbert at the beginning of his latest “exclusive” interview. “He may have done nothing today but watch me on television.” As the Fire and Fury author points out, there is little in his raging bestseller that we didn’t already know about the cheeseburger-inhaling infant in the White […]

January 9, 2018
tapper

#EndorseThis: Donald Trump Loved Stephen Miller’s Throw-Down With Jake Tapper. So Will You!

There is something touching about Stephen Miller’s maniacal attempt to sell CNN anchor Jake Tapper on the genius of Donald Trump in this trending clip about Fire and Fury, the new devastating new expose of the Trump White House. But his strange, dead eyes and shifty habit of glancing down from Tapper’s steady gaze don’t […]

January 8, 2018
DeGeneres

#EndorseThis: Ellen DeGeneres Trolls Paranoid Loony Eric Trump

“If you know me at all, you know I don’t pay attention to politics,” says Ellen DeGeneres. “But unfortunately, politics pays attention to me.” What does she mean? On Tuesday night, the chat-show phenomenon, out lesbian, and wholly harmless liberal celebrity became the target of a wacky tweet by Eric Trump. Evidently “Fredo” suspects that […]

January 5, 2018
Bannon

#EndorseThis: The Daily Show Highlights Bannon Versus Trump

To understand the furor over Steve Bannon’s devastating description of “treasonous” conduct by Donald Trump Jr. — and all the other harsh things said by the former chief strategist in Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury — the full context is helpful. And in this segment, Trevor Noah places the Bannon quotes within the latest revelations […]

January 4, 2018
Kimmel

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Fact-Checks Trump’s New Year Tweets

With the possible exception of Colbert, nobody trolls Trump with the wit and gusto of Kimmel. In this clip Jimmy opens with a stinging review of the low ratio between Trump’s working and golfing, moves on to his size-obsessed nuclear Twitter throw-down with Kim Jong Un, and then fact-checks the most delusional Trump tweet of […]

January 3, 2018
tax

#EndorseThis: Funny Or Die Reveals Author Of That Terrible Tax Bill

Does anyone really know who wr the Republican tax “reform” bill? When we finally saw a version of that monstrosity — just days before the Senate GOP caucus rammed it through without hearings — it looked like something scrawled on toilet paper with a crayon. But the writers at Funny Or Die have their own […]

January 2, 2018
Bitcoin

#EndorseThis: Late Night Explores The Mystery Behind Bitcoin

The first signs that the Bitcoin bubble will implode have appeared on the financial horizon, with sudden deep drops and spikes in value that do not augur well. Catastrophic losses, when they occur, should be no surprise — because the crypto-currency is essentially a scam that attracts right-wing rubes into handing over real dollars for […]

December 29, 2017
cable news

#EndorseThis: Hasan Minhaj’s Critical Review Of Cable News Idiocy, 2017 Edition

In this year-end special, reviewing the daily stupid brought to us by cable news, Hasan Minhaj is merciless. The sharpshooting Daily Show correspondent fires away at Fox News — “favorite after-school hangout of accused sex offenders” — including a brilliant takedown of Sean Hannity’s insane Clinton conspiracy chart. But he doesn’t spare Rachel Maddow’s most […]

December 28, 2017
Moore

Citing ‘Irregularities,’ Roy Moore Sues To Stop Certification of Doug Jones’ Victory

With only hours to spare, Roy Moore filed a lawsuit to prevent Alabama officials from certifying Doug Jones as the winner of the U.S. Senate race, according to the Associated Press. The Republican nominee’s court action was aimed at a state canvassing board, set to declare on Thursday that Jones officially won the Dec. 12 […]

December 28, 2017
Pai

#EndorseThis: Colbert Trolls Ajit Pai, Killer Of Net Neutrality

Bereft of legislative achievements so far, Trump cut a symbolic red tape to celebrate his administration’s abolition of federal regulations. While observing this idiotic ceremony (attended by smiling Ivanka), a disturbing thought occurred to Stephen Colbert: The most important regulation undone by Trump’s government is net neutrality. As Colbert notes, the promises by big telecom […]

December 15, 2017
Sassy

#EndorseThis: Samantha Bee Says Sassy Deserves Thanks For ‘Bama Victory

While Roy Moore talks to himself about recounts, Samantha Bee is performing his electoral autopsy. Yes, he more or less endorsed slavery and there was that teenage molestation problem — all of which alienated the kinds of voters who rallied behind Moore’s victorious Democratic opponent Doug Jones. Sam is determined to make sure that Moore’s […]

December 14, 2017
tweets

#EndorseThis: Colbert Lampoons Trump’s Most Shameless Tweets Of 2017

There are moments when you have to watch Stephen Colbert to understand the news—especially those hideous Trump tweets. Once again, the dozen or so women who accused Trump of sexual harassment or assault last year are making headlines, and Trump is once again issuing his blanket denials of their credible, highly detailed charges. While many […]

December 13, 2017
Kimmel

#EndorseThis: Kimmel Tells Off GOP Scrooges On CHIP And Taxes

Toting his super-cute baby boy Billy, fresh from heart surgery last week, Jimmy Kimmel is back with a sharp message for Congress: Fully fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program known as CHIP – and do it right now instead of prioritizing the Trump tax plan. “I don’t know what could be more disgusting than putting […]

December 12, 2017
SNL

#EndorseThis: On SNL, Santa’s Tricky Moment With Savvy Kids

When the great Kenan Thompson put on his Santa Claus suit to hear Christmas wishes from children, he didn’t expect the unseasonal and uneasy questions they’d pose about the most troubling recent news events. These kids want to know about Franken, Moore, and Trump — and even Matt Lauer’s “toys.” And they’ve drawn an unwholesome […]

December 11, 2017
Trump Junior

#EndorseThis: Dark Russian Comedy With Donald Trump Junior

Evenhanded in his political scorn, Seth Meyers cracks wise about Al Franken, whose forced resignation from the Senate in the wake of sexual harassment allegations clearly disappointed his old friend. But then Meyers moves on briskly to a target who must inspire far less ambivalent feelings: Donald Trump Jr. During eight hours of closed testimony […]

December 8, 2017
slur

#EndorseThis: Colbert Can’t Stop Watching Trump Speech Slur

Watching Stephen Colbert troll Trump’s disastrous decision on Jerusalem relieves the sense of dread a little. But then at 1:56, the president of the United States unmistakably blunders into a speaking slur that will make you laugh and shudder at the same time. Colbert says he could watch that moment over and over. And in […]

December 7, 2017
Mueller

#EndorseThis: Yes, ‘Robert Mueller Is Comin’ To Town!’

“You’d better watch out You’d better not cry You’d better not lie to the FBI Robert Mueller’s comin’ to town!” Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon — who once ruffled whatever that is on top of Trump’s head — made a valiant bid last night to catch up politically with woke competitors like Kimmel and Colbert. […]

December 6, 2017
Dowd

#EndorseThis: Trump Lawyer John Dowd Is Now Channeling Nixon

Sometimes the parallels between the present national crisis and the Watergate scandal are almost eerie. Consider the latest argument from Trump attorney John Dowd (the same sly mouthpiece who implausibly claimed to have authored a highly incriminating presidential tweet). Last Sunday, Dowd claimed that the “President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law […]

December 4, 2017
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live: Flynn In Clanking Chains Haunt Ebenezer Trump

His greedy tax “reform” would delight Scrooge. His former associates, indicted or facing prosecution by the special counsel, haunt his dreams. His character is a Charles Dickens villain in the Oval Office. Yes, he’s Ebenezer Trump, starring in the Saturday Night Live version of A Christmas Carol. This week’s cold open brings back Alec Baldwin, […]

December 3, 2017
Kimmel

#EndorseThis: After Twitter War, Jimmy Kimmel Flattens Roy Moore

Jimmy Kimmel is the most dangerous comedian in America today, as Roy Moore just learned to his everlasting embarrassment. Their brief Twitter beef — which began with the Alabama Republican challenging Kimmel to meet him “man to man” — concluded with a devastating monologue on ABC last night. Suffice to say that Kimmel didn’t appreciate […]

December 1, 2017