Insurgent presidential candidate Herman Cain took to the Sunday morning yakkfests yesterday to celebrate his total dominance over all things political and, on Fox News Sunday, flesh out his suggestion that 'Hail to the Chief' be tweaked a bit. How would you change it? asks host Chris Wallace. You'd make a HIP HOP version, right? Hmm. That's a "hmm," Chris Wallace.
Dick Cheney, fresh off the publication of his new chapbook of mystic poems inspired by the work of Duccio di Buoninsegna, appeared on Fox News Sunday today. What did he and host Chris Wallace do? Said stupid attention-grabbing things with almost no substance at all, such as, and I'm paraphrasing here, "Hillary Clinton would have been easier to work with than Barack Obama and also I am a horrible war criminal who shot an old man in the face."
If you thought Jon Stewart was done with his most recent war against Fox News, well, think again. After ripping the network for editing his recent Fox News Sunday interview with Chris Wallace and then reading off a laundry list of Fox News lies, Stewart devoted even more time to Fox and Wallace on tonight's Daily Show. Check out the clip above.
Jon Stewart has always been critical of Fox News, but this week, the Daily Show host turned the volume up several notches. After shaming the network for selectively editing his Fox News Sunday interview with Chris Wallace on yesterday's program, Stewart spent several minutes tonight reading off a list of statements by Fox that independent fact-checking organization PolitiFact has proven to be false.
Jon Stewart appeared on Fox News Sunday yesterday for what turned out to be a pretty contentious chat with Chris Wallace. On tonight's Daily Show, Stewart said that Fox News had edited the interview in a way that not only made him appear erratic, but also omitted a statement by Wallace in which Stewart believes he admitted the network's conservative bias. Video of Stewart's rant is above.
Daily Show host Jon Stewart entered the Fox News lion's den for the third time today, appearing on Fox News Sunday opposite Chris Wallace and having the exact same argument about the media that he had with... well, that he tried to have with Tucker Carlson back in 2004. It was infuriating! Not because of Stewart, who is an able if at times frustratingly conciliatory interlocutor, but because of Chris Wallace, who is a huge, silly boob. Above, Stewart tries to make a point, using big words; Wallace responds by showing a clip from Comedy Central's roast of Pamela Anderson. If you have the desire, or the patience, to wach the whole thing, you can find it here.
Hugh Jackman turns 41 today. Architect Richard Meier is turning 75. Jeweler David Yurman is 67. Novelist Richard Price is turning 60. Fox News' Chris Wallace turns 62. Katherine Farley, the new chairwoman of Lincoln Center and the wife of real estate honcho Jerry Speyer, is 60. Model/actress Irina Pantaeva turns 37. Former track and field star Marion Jones turns 34. Agent/producer Bryan Bantry is 53. Marko Jarić, the basketball player better known as Adriana Lima's baby-daddy, is turning 31. And actor-turned-Christian evangelist Kirk Cameron celebrates his 39th birthday today.
Ron Howard, TV's Opie, just directed the film version of Frost/Nixon, because the man knows Oscar-bait when he sees it. And also, sure, because it's politically relevant or something. Howard, the very definition of American Middlebrow, is not a political director, though this year he endorsed Obama because he is a Hollyweird liberal (like his godless pal Andy Griffith). At a recent screening of the film, Howard mentioned how the lessons of Nixon became newly relevant during the Bush administration. Shocking! Good thing Fox News anchor and noted objective journalist Chris Wallace was there to set him straight! Nixon was a crook, see, and Bush is a hero.
After calling Fox News Channel to task for its Barack Obama coverage, the Daily Show's Jon Stewart asked Fox host Chris Wallace if the network might need to change its stripes under the incoming Democratic administration. Actually no, Wallace said, because Obama, like all presidents, will inevitably screw up, and skeptical coverage will be rewarded. "Let me just say," Wallace added, "I worry about you. That William Ayers joke bombed. This crowd is not ready." He had a point.
Lift up your beer and make a toast: Mr. Mario Lopez is 35 today. Others celebrating on this Friday: Jets quarterback Brett Favre is 39. At the New York Times, Stefano Tonchi is 49 and Adam Nagourney is 54. Socialite Celerie Kemble turns 35. Artist Banks Violette turns 35. Cornell's Antonio Gotto Jr. is 73. Paper's Mickey Boardman is 42. And David Lee Roth is 54. Weekend birthdays after the jump.
Fox News Channel had its own "Jane You Ignorant Slut" moment Friday when anchor Chris Wallace jumped onto Fox & Friends and said the hosts were being unfair to Barack Obama. The show had, for two hours, been replaying the Democratic presidential candidate's remarks about how his grandmother was a "typical white person," according to Wallace. The Fox News Sunday host thought that was maybe distracting people from timelier information, like the fact that Obama had just been endorsed by former presidential opponent Bill Richardson. The Fox & Friends people thanked Wallace vociferously for calling them on their shit on national television, since Fox is all about constructive, open conflict. Ha ha, just kidding, they gave him all kinds of nasty snide hell as seen in the scenes pasted together after the jump.