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Jon Stewart marvels at former vice president Dick Cheney's recent interview on CNN, and his "willful obliviousness to the impact of his policies, both economically and in the realm of foreign policy."

He offers some possible titles for Cheney's upcoming book. Among them: "The Bush Administration: If We Did It, Here's How It Happened," "A Heartclogging Work of Staggering Evil," and "I Know How to Make the Caged Bird Sing."

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 19, 2009; 9:41 AM ET
Categories:  Late Night Humor  
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Political satire is a growth industry. I wonder how Thomas Nast might have done in a modern media rich environment ?

Posted by: PatD1 | March 19, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Obama's Media Vs. Jim Cramer

Why the heck did Jon Stewart take time out on his comedy show to run a serious sucker punch interview with Jim Cramer only about a week after Cramer strongly criticized the Obama Administrations economic plan? Jim has not historically been a conservative darling but he has been attacked savagely & smugly for daring to question the Obama administrations handling of the economic crisis.
His comments include pointing out "the incredible decline in the stock market, in all indices, since the inauguration of the president, with the drop accelerating when the budget plan came to light because of the massive fear and indecision the document sowed: Raising taxes on the eve of what could be a second Great Depression, destroying the profits in health care companies, tinkering with the mortgage deduction at a time when U.S. house price depreciation is behind much of the world's morass and certainly the devastation affecting our banks, and pushing an aggressive cap and trade program that could raise the price of energy for millions of people. The market's the effect; much of what the president is fighting for is the cause. The market's signal can't be ignored. It's too palpable, too predictive to be ignored, despite the prattle that the markets predicted far more recessions than we have." The sad truth is that Jim is right on this one, despite his own poor past market prognastications and someone needs to give the Administration a wake up call.

As for the media, they aren't in Obama's back pocket are they? They didn't have anything to do with putting him in power did they? They didn't handicap his opponent during the election did they? They wouldn't stoop to turn a mildly entertaining comedy show into a serious attack piece for protecting their candidate, er, President would they?


Posted by: smokedsalmoned | March 21, 2009 11:19 PM | Report abuse

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