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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Franken

#EndorseThis: Weekend Update Singes Franken — And Roasts Sessions

You may click to see how Al Franken’s friends at Saturday Night Live deal with the Senator and SNL alum — none too gently, but just right. The Weekend Update duo appears to understand that what the Minnesota Democrat did was obnoxious and sophomoric, yet far from the atrocious alleged assaults on teenage girls by […]

November 20, 2017
Franken

#EndorseThis: Can We Still Laugh About Al Franken And Roy Moore?

Are you feeling sad about Al Franken’s admission that he behaved inappropriately toward Leeann Tweeden on a USO tour in 2006? So are we. But as Trevor Noah notes, the Senator from Minnesota has apologized, taken responsibility, and invited an ethics investigation of his actions. That powerfully distinguishes Franken from Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate […]

November 17, 2017
Trump

#EndorseThis: Trump Sends America Into Rapid Decline — But Being Losers Isn’t All Bad

By now everyone has realized that Donald Trump isn’t “making America great again.” Indeed despite his blustering rhetoric, Trump’s presidency has consistently elevated China, Russia, and other US rivals, while diminishing our country’s prestige and prospects every day. From the Trans Pacific Partnership to the Paris Climate Accords, the botched diplomacy of this buffoonish president […]

November 15, 2017
Wikileaks

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Scorches Trump And Junior Over Wikileaks

Now that we know Donald Trump, Jr., secretly communicated with Wikileaks during the 2016 presidential campaign, it may be slightly harder for the president to distance himself from accusations of collusion in the Russia probe. Nor did Trump senior didn’t help himself by declaring his faith in Vladimir Putin’s denial that the Kremlin interfered in […]

November 14, 2017
John Oliver

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Delivers Scathing Review Of Trump Year One

In his final show for 2017, John Oliver revisits some of the most embarrassing and obnoxious moments of the Trump presidency over the past year. He zeroes in on the many ways that Trump has trashed presidential norms, from hiding his tax returns to keeping assets that create enormous conflicts of interest. Even Trump’s speech […]

November 13, 2017
Russia

#EndorseThis: “From Russia With Love” To Trump’s Perp Walk

Some very naughty person posted this mean, unfair, over-the-top video — featuring a cast of familiar faces, from Michael Flynn to Ivanka Trump — in celebration of the Halloween indictments by special counsel Robert Mueller. In its gloating excess, the “From Russia With Love” fantasy is extremely nasty to the Trump gang and asks viewers […]

October 31, 2017
Corker

#EndorseThis: Are Corker And Flake Heroes? Seth Meyers Thinks Not

Lionized for denouncing the authoritarian, plainly deranged president, Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake are a pair of unlikely heroes. After all, as Seth Meyers recalls, they were all too happy to support Donald Trump for president last year — long after the casino developer’s personality and political defects were obvious. Now Corker complains that […]

October 26, 2017
Trevor Noah

#EndorseThis: Why Trevor Noah Is So Angry At John Kelly

Trevor Noah never says so, but it is easy to imagine why John Kelly’s attack on Rep. Frederica Wilson pisses him off. What Kelly did by lying about Wilson — and presumably imagining he could get away with it — represented a textbook example of white male privilege inflicted on a black woman. A retired […]

October 24, 2017
Hillary

#EndorseThis: Hillary Tells It Like It Was About Trump’s Inauguration (Uncensored)

The new, let-it-all-hang-out Hillary Clinton was over in London last week, promoting her book What Happened – and surprisingly showed up on the fabled “marmalade couch” of BBC’s Graham Norton Show, where she ruefully recounted the tale of her appearance at Trump’s inauguration. You may have heard this story before, but not the way she […]

October 23, 2017
John Oliver

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Exposes The Malignant Stupidity And Rampant Greed Of Equifax

Worrying that your vital information – including your birth date and Social Security number — was pirated from Equifax? Wondering how that could possibly have happened to you and 145 million other blameless Americans? John Oliver has answers, beginning with the observation that the mammoth credit information company “did everything wrong” – like ignoring the […]

October 17, 2017
Kellyanne

#EndorseThis: Kellywise The Clown, Almost As Chilling As Kellyanne

Have you always considered Kellyanne Conway a bit…frightening? She hasn’t been quite so visibly lately, but the Saturday Night Live crew found her last weekend, lurking in the sewers as a clown called “Kellywise” (Kate McKinnon). Her political rap is the same as ever, but with her “alternative facts” taken to a new level of […]

October 16, 2017
Moron

#EndorseThis: Is Trump A F***king Moron? Colbert Has His IQ Score

Donald Trump’s explosive feud with his own Secretary of State — who reportedly called him a fucking moron — is a disaster for diplomacy, but a cornucopia for late-night comedians. Trump responded to Rex Tillerson’s alleged insult with a challenge. “I think it’s fake news,” said the president, “but if he did [call Trump a […]

October 11, 2017
Seth Meyers

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Looks Hard At Trump, Pence, And Corker Too

Of all the unintentionally hilarious moments in Mike Huckabee’s groveling interview with Donald Trump (his daughter Sarah’s boss) Seth Meyers picks up what may be the funniest. Stumbling in his diction as always, the president claims he never heard anyone use the word “fake” before he did — an assertion Seth finds impossible to believe […]

October 10, 2017
John Oliver

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Reveals The Ugly Reality Behind The ‘Lost Cause’ Cult

Understanding why monuments to the Confederacy ought to be removed or changed is easier if you’re aware that the South seceded to preserve slavery. But as John Oliver reveals, most Americans are woefully ignorant of that basic fact and so much more about the Civil War — which allows them to dismiss the pain that […]

October 9, 2017
Seth Meyers

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Tracks ‘Moron’ To Puerto Rico And Beyond

Of all the embarrassing moments during Trump’s trip to Puerto Rico, Seth Meyers thinks the most revealing was his conversation with a woman distributing water purification tablets at a church. Not only did the president sound rudely insensitive to the desperation of those who must drink purified water — but he seemed to suspect that […]

October 6, 2017
Puerto Rico

#EndorseThis: Colbert On Trump’s Puerto Rico Visit — The “Second Disaster”

What happens when an impoverished, storm-wracked island is struck by a black hole of narcissistic ego? The people of Puerto Rico found out during Trump’s presidential visit on Tuesday — described aptly by Stephen Colbert as “a second disaster.” Compassion Donnie-style was on full display, from stupefying condescension (what Colbert calls “Trump-splaining”), inappropriate boasting (“we […]

October 5, 2017

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Mocks Epic Fox News Fail In Vegas Coverage

Trevor Noah and The Daily Show staff watch Fox News Channel so we don’t have to — and even in the wake of a profound tragedy like the Vegas shooting, the antics of Murdoch’s on-air personalities provide a measure of comic relief. At Fox & Friends, the opaque motives of the shooter puzzled hosts. “We […]

October 4, 2017
Puerto Rico

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Lambastes Trump Over Puerto Rico Crisis

Among the primary responsibilities of any American president is to reassure and comfort suffering citizens in time of disaster — a test that Donald Trump fails miserably, as when he tweeted a reminder to Puerto Rico that its government “owes money to Wall Street.” Duly outraged by Trump’s dim response to the humanitarian crisis on […]

September 27, 2017
Colbert

#EndorseThis: Colbert Schools Trump (And Mnuchin) On Why Athletes Are Kneeling

Once more Stephen Colbert steps up to the challenge of educating President Trump about an issue he has clearly misunderstood. As Colbert explains, Trump is all wrong when he tells credulous supporters that football players are kneeling during the national anthem in protest against the flag. “Those players are protesting against racial injustice, they’re not […]

September 26, 2017
John Oliver

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Explains Why Corporate Consolidation Sucks

In a country that depends on small business for jobs and innovation, John Oliver is rightly disturbed by the wave of corporate mergers that has changed our economy, with everything from airlines and beer to the Web dominated by a few gigantic companies. The result is lousy service, higher prices, fewer jobs, and a worsening […]

September 25, 2017
Kimmel

#EndorseThis: With Al Franken, Jimmy Kimmel Again Blasts Graham-Cassidy

Following two nights of intense monologues against the Graham-Cassidy bill, Jimmy Kimmel doubled down again on Thursday with a special guest appearance by Senator Al Franken (R-MN) — whose combination of wit and wonkish wisdom is so reliably effective against right-wing lies. “Usually I don’t like it when comedians get involved in politics,” Franken deadpans, […]

September 22, 2017
Kimmel

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Calls Out Cassidy Over Health Bill “Scam”

Jimmy Kimmel is usually a sunny, funny guy. But at the moment, he’s very, very angry. So angry, in fact, that the comedian and late-night host devoted his Tuesday night monologue to a rant about Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), co-sponsor with Lindsey Graham (R-SC) of the latest Republican attempt to gut the health care system. […]

September 20, 2017
Emmy

#EndorseThis: See Why John Oliver Deserves That Emmy

Dismaying as it was to watch former presidential press secretary Sean Spicer treated like a cute celebrity on the Emmy Awards, the television academy at least recognized many of the brightest stars gracing the tube — including the mighty John Oliver, who won “Writing for a Variety Series” in competition with host Stephen Colbert, Seth […]

September 18, 2017
DACA

#EndorseThis: Trump’s Wingnuts Are Furious Over His ‘Bipartisan’ DACA Flip-Flop

Overnight, there is a shiny new “bipartisan” Donald Trump. In a series of stunning turnabouts, the president has switched positions on some signature issues. His latest tweets indignantly suggest that it would be crazy to expel those wonderful young Dreamers — the same policy he demanded for the past two years. But he isn’t fooling […]

September 15, 2017
Ben Carson

#EndorseThis: In Storms’ Wake, Can America Rely On Ben Carson? Don’t Ask

With thousands of federal workers engaged in ongoing rescue and recovery efforts in Florida, Texas, and across the region battered by recent hurricanes, Americans will soon be looking to Washington for vital assistance in rebuilding – as provided by government after hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. But much of that hope resides in the Department of […]

September 13, 2017