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March 26, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's wordless campaign ad has given Jon Stewart and the writers of "The Daily Show" endless pleasure. So much pleasure, in fact, that before their spring break, they bequeathed #McConnelling on the world. The phenomenon, already hashtagged for maximum social media ease, invited viewers to provide their own soundtrack to the McConnell campaign ad. And submit they did. On Tuesday's show, Stewart unveiled his favorites, which included selections from Simon and Garfunkel and the '80s Swiss electronic band, Yello.
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September 25, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
"The Colbert Report" finally put an end to "The Daily Show's" 10-year winning streak at the Emmys on Sunday night, claiming the title of outstanding variety series for the first time. While the real Stephen Colbert was gracious and modest in his acceptance speech at the Nokia Theatre, Stephen Colbert the character seized the opportunity to gloat in his first night back on the air Tuesday. Using his Emmy to dial the number, Colbert phoned up his vanquished opponent, Jon Stewart, to "wish him a sincere 'bite me.' "   But Stewart wasn't willing to take the bait.
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November 13, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
In the hours after David Petraeus' cheating scandal broke on Friday afternoon, a Jan. 25th appearance made by his biographer and alleged mistress Paula Broadwell on “The Daily Show” quickly began making the rounds online. Viewed with the benefit of hindsight, Broadwell's gushing interview is full of inneuendo: She praises the retired general's energy, talks about his speedy recovery after a pelvis injury and even suggests that he can “turn water into bottled water.” But no, in case you were wondering, Jon Stewart had no idea anything was up. In fact, he was mostly just distracted by Broadwell's toned physique.
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September 5, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
In his second night back on the air at "The Daily Show" on Wednesday, Jon Stewart continued to rail against the Obama administration's efforts at military intervention in Syria, taking particular aim at the president's unlikely ally, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). The former presidential candidate took flak earlier this week for playing video poker on his smartphone during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the possible use of force in Syria.  Like many other observers, Stewart was not impressed by McCain's apparent need to amuse himself during the tense discussions.
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May 1, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
On Monday, Jason Collins secured his role in the history books as the first openly gay player in the NBA. Despite the perception of widespread homophobia in the world of professional sports, Collins' coming out, via an essay in Sports Illustrated, has been met with a chorus of support, including Kobe Bryant to President Obama. But on Tuesday's “Daily Show,” Jon Stewart was more reluctant to describe the news as a victory for the LGBT community. It's not that he has anything against gay people -- on the contrary --only that he saw some irony in the fact that many of Collins' fellow athletes are guilty of doing things far worse than being attracted to other men. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times “All in all it's a pretty great day for major league sports.
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November 1, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Jon Stewart has a message for Fox News Channel: I tell jokes for a living, so stop using me to help prove your talking points. On Thursday's "Daily Show," Stewart ridiculed news outlets -- mainly Fox News -- for using his jokes about the tech-plagued Obamacare rollout as evidence that the country has turned against the Affordable Care Act. "If you've lost Jon Stewart you're in trouble," a Fox News host said in footage that Stewart played. "Don't use our joke as evidence that the thing you hate must be stopped because I'm sure when we joke about [something]
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September 18, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly will go head-to-head in a debate to be held in Washington next month, the pair announced Monday. In what will no doubt be the greatest exchange of ideas since the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, the hosts will face off Oct. 6 in a 90-minute event, dubbed the “The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium.” The conversation will be moderated by television journalist E.D. Hill, and Stewart and O'Reilly will also...
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May 4, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
Seeking to capitalize on the success of its late-night franchise "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central said Tuesday that it had commissioned three late-night series starring comics D.L. Hughley, Adam Carolla and "Daily Show" regular Stephen Colbert. First out of the gates will be Hughley's "Weekends at the DL," a talk show that will air Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11 p.m., beginning July 29.
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March 19, 2004 | From Associated Press
Whoever runs for president in 2008 will be covered by Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show." The star of the Comedy Central mock newscast has re-upped for four more years, the cable channel announced Thursday. "A lot of people like to get out when their show's still going well," Stewart said. "This gives me the opportunity to beat this thing into the ground." Besides hosting "The Daily Show," Stewart serves as an executive producer and writer.
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January 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
“The Daily Show” returned Monday after an unusually newsy holiday hiatus that included the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary and the manufactured drama of the fiscal cliff negotiations. In his first broadcast of 2013, Jon Stewart chose to direct his attention at another big story that took place over the break: the failure of the outgoing House of Representatives to approve (or even vote on) a relief package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Regular “Daily Show” watchers may recall a couple of years ago when Stewart launched a crusade against conservative lawmakers who were reluctant to provide health benefits for 9/11 first responders . Thanks in part to the public shaming, the bill eventually passed.
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