Harrison Ford appeared on The Daily Show to promote his new film, Morning Glory, and he was surprisingly hilarious. In most of the interviews I’ve seen with Ford he comes off as super serious, as if he detests the obligatory press rounds. His appearance on Stewart’s show was quite the exception. Watch below.
Keith Olbermann was suspended for making political donations to the democratic party, and many consider it laughable that anyone doubted Olbermann’s democratic standing. I have mixed feelings about this. First, it would be nice to assume that talking heads form their opinions on an issue-by-issue basis, instead of blindly supporting their party. But as Jon Stewart pointed out in his infamous Crossfire interview, that assumption is incorrect. The truth is that talking heads support their party, and they will champion any issue based on their party line. Apparently, MSNBC would like to present Mr. Olbermann as non-partisan, as a way to uphold their brand. I obviously think Olbermann does a better job of hiding any bias than someone like Bill O’Reilly or the certifiable Glenn Beck. But with or without the donation — it’s clear where he stands. That being said, there were still people out there that doubted Clay Aiken’s sexual orientation up until the day he came out of the closet. Translation? — Without Olbermann’s donation, perhaps some people still thought he was “straight” — or Republican. Forgive me — I’m terrible with analogies.
May I start this post by saying that I’ve always hated Rick Sanchez, and this provides the perfect opportunity for me to vent my outrage? Oh yeah — and I’m a Jew. In an interview with Pete Dominick, Rick Sanchez unloaded on Jon Stewart. The fight started because Stewart often picks on CNN’s Sanchez, and Sanchez accused Stewart of bigotry for doing so. Why? Because Sanchez is latino, and Stewart “grew up in a suburban middle class New Jersey home with everything you could ever imagine.” When Dominick pointed out that Stewart is himself a minority, and therefore subject to prejudice, Sanchez sarcastically said, “everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, and to imply that somehow they — the people in this country who are Jewish — are an oppressed minority? Yeah.” First of all, I grew up watching Rick Sanchez on my local Miami news station, and I found him to be a prick then, as I do now. Second, it’s disgusting to suggest that Jews are not minorities, and that “he can’t see somebody not getting a job somewhere because they’re Jewish.” Perhaps we should trade looks for a day and compare bigotry — just for shits and giggles. Lastly, Rick Sanchez is a prick. Did I mention that?
UPDATE: Rick Sanchez was fired. It must be because of all those Jews at CNN, right Sanchez? Listen below to hear his original comments.
Olivia Munn tried out for a spot as a guest correspondent on ‘The Daily Show.’ I have to admit that I don’t know if she’s nutty enough to pull this off. To be fair though, she’s obviously extremely nervous in the clip so I will withhold my full judgment for now. I’d encourage you to watch the video below, because many of Jon Stewart’s regulars appear in her bit, and they quickly turn it into something very funny. Samantha Bee will always be my favorite.
In a preview of things to come, future cable competitors Conan O’Brien, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart engaged in a very funny dance-off on stage at O’Brien’s ‘Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television’ tour. It’s worth watching the video below if for no other reason than to see Jon Stewart in spandex.