Thursday on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, former DNC chair and ex-CNN analyst Donna Brazile appeared to talk about her time as chair and the scandal that ousted her from her 14-year-run at CNN. While host Trevor Noah asked her why she gave questions to the Clinton campaign before a town hall, he didn’t push back when Brazile defended her actions and downplayed the controversy as media spin.
The front page of Monday’s New York Times documented how liberals are seeking mental comfort food through old-fashioned means -- by binging on left-wing talk and comedy shows in front of the television set -- in “Seeking Communal Solace, Liberals Turn Back to the TV," which began with this unpromising opening line: "There is a new safe space for liberals in the age of President Trump: the television set."
Jim Jefferies will soon bring his liberal humor to the late night scene. It begs the question ... why? Comedy Central is your one-stop shop for Republican-bashing humor. It’s been that way for some time, dating back to Jon Stewart’s tenure at The Daily Show. It blossomed with The Colbert Report, even if that tradition couldn’t keep Larry Wilmore employed via his Nightly Show.
Tuesday night on CBS’s The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert reunited with his former Comedy Central rival Jon Stewart. Stewart, who made a career of delivering news stories from an ultra liberal perspective, took the opportunity to blast President Trump as a propagandist.
With 2017 rapidly approaching, I decided that, as NewsBusters managing editor, it would be worthwhile to take a look back at the top ten most-read blogs from 2016. Once again, tens of millions of people flocked to NewsBusters for the best and worst media bias in newspapers, television news, social media -- and liberal outbursts from celebrities.
Appearing as a guest on Thursday's The Daily Show on Comedy Central, liberal comedian Chelsea Handler slammed women who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton as she declared that "there's something wrong with you," and cracked that women need to "get rid of" their husbands because they are "listening to their husbands too much." She also complained that women should have supported Clinton "whether you f****** like her or not."
Larry Wilmore, the conservative-bashing ex-Comedy Central host, has signed a deal with ABC studios, the Hollywood Reporter explained on Monday. Wilmore’s Nightly Show as cancelled in August due to very low ratings. In the article, Wilmore gushed, “I'm excited beyond words to be back at ABC and look forward to this creative partnership. Disney took a chance on me as a young writer years ago and so I'm thrilled to return to the Mouse House.”
On Tuesday, CBS This Morning went gaga over liberal comedian Jon Stewart's and the 17 years of his Daily Show. Charlie Rose gushed that "it became, for all of us, a, kind of, cultural event — more than a show." He later added, "There was nothing quite like him. A lot of people did it very well....But Jon had a special place." Rose, along with Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell, later marveled over the show's "extraordinary collection" of comedians. The newscast also touted several clips of the Comedy Central program mocking Republicans.
South Park goes full Trump in Wednesday night’s episode “Members Only.” Newly minted Presidential Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon are there to oversee Mr. Garrison completing the “transition” into Donald Trump – he now has Trump’s hair and facial expressions. I'm not even sure whether to refer to him as Mr. Garrison or Trump at this point.
Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah has apparently recovered enough from declaring election night the “end of the world” to lament the “misogyny” Hillary Clinton faced as a candidate. Appearing on CBS This Morning, Monday, the Daily Show host lectured, “And misogyny, people talk about the glass ceiling but what you don't realize you can't see it because it's see-through. And misogyny has very quickly gone out of the conversation.”
If there’s a competition to see who can have the most dramatic media meltdown in response to Donald Trump’s election, then comedian Michelle Wolf is definitely in the running. For his Daily Show Wednesday night, host Trevor Noah invited Wolf on air for her reaction to Trump’s win in the 2016 presidential election. She began her three and a half minute outburst, “As my autocorrect would say, duck this ducking election.”
South Park creators Trey Stone and Matt Parker are known for their quick turnaround of new episodes, but airing a new episode on Wednesday night, less than 24 hours after the election results came in, was particularly impressive.