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Thursday, July 19, 2018
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#EndorseThis: Lewis Black Calls Trump A Thief Of Time Itself

Considering the circumstances and the subject matter, comedian Lewis Black might seem just a little too chipper in today’s clip. Black is upbeat, cracking wise, delivering one laugh-line after another. But then again, the “miserable Jew” thrives on human misfortune. Black tells Stephen Colbert that he favors a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution aimed […]

July 19, 2018

#EndorseThis: Putin Erases Chris Wallace In Kimmel’s Beatdown Of Fox News

Don’t let today’s headline leave the wrong impression. Though Vladimir Putin and Chris Wallace undoubtedly star in our #EndorseThis clip, late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel isn’t exactly playing third banana. In fact, Kimmel’s short monologue is memorable for its take-down of modern media hypocrisy. Not only does Jimmy expose Fox for having a double standard in […]

July 18, 2018

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Takes American Exception To Trump-Putin Summit

If Democrats have been disappointed at the ballot box lately, the party has also succeeded in clearing up a time-honored conservative myth – that liberal Americans are not patriotic and do not think of America as exceptional. Comedians who are called “un-American” by Fox News have actually become the most stringent defenders of the Stars […]

July 17, 2018

#EndorseThis: Sacha Baron Cohen Makes GOP Leaders Admit Unspeakable Goal

There’s already a lot to like about Sacha Baron Cohen’s new cinéma vérité show Who Is America, beginning with Cohen’s new look, a Fox News talking head with the volume turned up to 11. The satirist creates an image so ghastly, so oozing with toxic machismo, that it looks like a CGI image superimposed onto […]

July 16, 2018

#EndorseThis: Moronic GOP Candidate Builds Trump’s Wall…In Tennessee

What are we gonna do, folks? “Build a wall!” Who’s gonna pay for it? “The voters of Tennessee!” Jason Emert, a GOP candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, stars in a ridiculous campaign ad in which he “builds a wall” and promises to help President Trump do the same. Except Emert lives pretty far […]

July 13, 2018

#EndorseThis: Sadiq Khan Battles Piers Morgan Over London Trump Balloon

Network producer Terry O’ Neill once called TV anchors “800 pound gorillas.” The anchor is the one element of a hit show that is not replaceable, giving him or her almost unlimited power over executives and fellow employees. Sometimes, anchors will rant at their underlings (see Lawrence O’ Donnell or Bill O’ Reilly) or demand […]

July 12, 2018

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Clowns ICE For Sending Babies To Court

Let it not be said that Late Night With Stephen Colbert‘s opening monologues are only about bad news from Washington D.C. Colbert begins his latest by hailing the rescue of 12 trapped soccer youths in Thailand, who are safe and recovering after a long, miraculous operation involving many thousands of workers. But soon the topic […]

July 11, 2018

#EndorseThis: Kimmel Strikes Back At Trump With Outrageous Fried Chicken Tale

Late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel has been on vacation, a trip designed to provide the network TV star a little peace of mind. But after he found out what President Trump said about him at a rally in South Carolina, Kimmel wound up spitting mad. The POTUS spun a yarn about having met an adoring Kimmel […]

July 10, 2018

#EndorseThis: Borat Returns To Troll Dick Cheney And Pro-Torture Republicans

American film audiences often fail to get the joke but laugh anyway. That’s why Spinal Tap and the Blues Brothers each became popular touring bands, why The Great White Hype is treated like a loving ode to the boxing industry, and why Borat is viewed as a slapstick comedy instead of the amazing political satire that […]

July 9, 2018

#EndorseThis: London Calling Anti-Trumpers With Gigantic Baby Blimp

Opinions are mixed on how liberals should protest the presidency of Donald Trump. Massing in the streets is a double-edged sword, since one yahoo can smash a window and ruin everyone else’s message. Boycotting companies and products has proven effective, but Trump supporters can make up the difference in profit for a right-leaning enterprise. How […]

July 6, 2018

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Mocks July 4th Celebrations In Trumpland

Many American citizens feel unable to celebrate Independence Day due to the election of President Trump. Of course, that probably hasn’t kept your neighborhood from sounding like the Battle of Bunker Hill. #EndorseThis won’t let the distracting snap, crackle and pop prevent us from bringing you the best in political satire. In today’s sketch, an […]

July 5, 2018

#EndorseThis: If Trump Won’t Pardon Himself Why Threaten To Do It?

We can do a lot of things here at National Memo, but one thing we can’t always control are the titles of YouTube vids. Today’s featured #EndorseThis clip has a silly “clickbait” title, “Stephen Colbert Ends Trump’s Presidency.” Regretfully, Backbone doesn’t have that kind of power over the White House. But that doesn’t mean he […]

July 4, 2018

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Nails Mike Pence For Ice Cold Immigration Talk

Trumpers may have a point that decorum isn’t everything for an administration. But we’d like to think that our elected leaders could at least temper their partisan stances with some knowledge of geography and civics. Unlike (apparently) Mike Pence, who recently traveled south to give a message to Central American immigrants…in Brazil? Trevor Noah seems more […]

July 3, 2018

#EndorseThis: Michelle Wolf Bites Ivanka Trump Right In The Soul

Comparing people to inanimate objects is tricky business. You might make the wrong metaphor and unintentionally say something that sounds dirty. You might even stumble into a worn-out cliche and call somebody a doorknob. Cliche? Fat chance. Newly-signed Netflix star Michelle Wolf is one of the freshest voices in satire. And all her dirty jokes […]

July 2, 2018

#EndorseThis: Ocasio-Cortez Hits Trump With Counterpunch In Fiery Clip

Surprise Democratic nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will face high expectations if she makes it to the U.S. House of Representatives. But few expected her to spend one of her first interviews since winning the primary on defending her defeated opponent, Joe Crowley, from a mean-spirited attack by President Trump. In this CNN clip, Ocasio-Cortez is asked […]

June 29, 2018

#EndorseThis: Conan Learns Donald Trump Was Elected President

Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick had a saying, “Tell a man in his office an H-bomb has been launched and it’s a thriller, tell him at home and it’s a drama, tell him in the bathroom and it’s a comedy.” It appears that comedian par excellence Conan O’ Brien has not been at all aware of the […]

June 28, 2018

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Goes Heisenberg On President Trump

Backbone might be breaking bad. In response to footage from a Trump rally in which the POTUS refused to mention Stephen Colbert’s name while calling him “no talent,” the CBS comic stops just short giving 45 the full Heisenberg treatment. Colbert cleverly dances around the “say my name” trope while keeping the audience in suspense […]

June 27, 2018

#EndorseThis: Trevor Thinks WH Staff Lying About Their Sex Appeal

Trevor Noah is admittedly making ET a lot these days. It’s not as if he’s the only TV talk show host who’s been stellar over the past few weeks, John Oliver is killing it (in case there’s a living soul out there who hasn’t seen “Chlamydia in Norway,” here’s your chance)  and we’re looking forward […]

June 26, 2018

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Gives Jeff Sessions The Full Monty

Those concerned about mass incarceration breathed a sigh of relief recently when President Trump pledged to sign a bill decriminalizing pot at the Federal level. But instead of making Trump look like a hero, it mostly made his AG look weak. Last week, Jeff Sessions meekly submitted to 45 on the issue after decades of […]

June 25, 2018

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah On Trump Blowing Up Our Money In Outer Space

Trevor Noah is nothing if not culturally tuned-in. He knows that as angry and upset as his audience might be about the Trump administration, the words “Beyonce” and “Jay-Z” have been mega-trending since the pair released a surprise album. Maybe the Daily Show audience would like to hear the comic’s take on that. So he […]

June 22, 2018

#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