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Liberal Hero of the Week #88: The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart

by Stephen Tall on February 13, 2015

Jon Stewart Presenter of US Comedy Central’s satirical The Daily Show Reason: for promoting sane political discourse. Jon Stewart, presenter of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (he really was born to present it), this week announced his retirement after (…)

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The Eurozone crisis explained. OR: How not to get distracted by smurfs doing star-jumps

by Stephen Tall on June 12, 2012

The Eurozone crisis isn’t, by common consent, a sexy topic rich with comic potential. Important, yes. A rib-tickler, no. So kudos, immense kudos, to comedian John Finnemore who performed a pretty acute summary for BBC Radio 4′s The Now Show this week. In just 6 mins and 35 secs. Enjoy… (Available on YouTube here.) And […]

LDVideo: Jon Stewart takes aim at Fox News and media sensationalism

by Stephen Tall on June 26, 2011

To US liberals, he’s something of a hero; to conservatives he’d be a bête noire if they could stomach the use of a foreign label. Jon Stewart’s satirical The Daily Show has become a cultural institution in America (and something of a cult hit here) because of the host’s pin-sharp riffs against politicians and the […]

LDVideo … Nick’s PMQs, ‘Unparliamentary language’ and Jon Stewart’s take on ‘Climategate’

by Stephen Tall on December 12, 2009

Welcome to the latest LDVideo instalment, featuring three of the most memorable video clips doing the rounds on the blogosphere.
I missed covering this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions, so here to make up for it is Nick Clegg’s contribution – taking to task (with some passion) Gordon Brown for Labour’s failures to put fairness at the […]

YouTube 'cos we want to: Bercow, New Labour and Obama

by Stephen Tall on June 26, 2009

Welcome to this Friday edition of our new LDV feature rounding up some of the best/worst/most curious political videos doing the rounds. Guaranteed Wimbledon/Jacko free. First up, let’s enjoy new Speaker John Bercow’s well-publicised spat with ITN reporter Tom Bradby. (…)

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YouTube 'cos we want to: MPs' expenses special

by Stephen Tall on May 23, 2009

Welcome to an occasional new LDV feature, YouTube ‘cos we want to, rounding-up a couple of the most amusing/bad/interesting YouTube videos doing the rounds. This week, our focus is MPs’ expenses (what else?). First up, let’s enjoy Tory MP Anthony (…)

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