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The ongoing sports scandal involving “deflated balls” was obviously prime material for the late night comedians.

Conan O’Brien had plenty of fun with it in his monologue.

Conan also looked at all the other ways that the New England Patriots have cheated over the years.

Jimmy Kimmel had a discussion on “Deflate-Gate,” trading puns with Boston native Edward Norton.

But then Kimmel also had legendary sportscaster Al Michaels as a guest, with Michaels himself saying that there are more important events in the world to talk about.

And on a more serious note, The Daily Show did look at an important story: Bringing on South African comedian Trevor Noah to discuss how the media has largely overlooked the atrocities still being committed by the terrorist militia Boko Haram — and moreover, the way that Americans don’t seem to know very much about foreign events at all.

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From left Reps. Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and Louis Gohmert

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and three other “Sedition Caucus” Republicans held a press conference Tuesday allegedly to decry the conditions at the D.C. jail, which is housing accused suspects awaiting trial for actions during the January 6 Capitol riot. But Greene and her three co-members used the event primarily to further false far-right claims about the insurrection, while wrongly claiming they are being “persecuted” by the government – a talking point Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly used.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir.

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