From Egypt to New York, via Greece and Washington, another week of worldly woes (including Sarah Jessica Parker's Obama fundraiser) was explored by Jon Stewart of The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report.
Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jibe
It's only June, and the quadrennial heckling of the presidential candidates has already reached the decibel levels of October -- loud enough to attract the attention of both Stewart and Colbert. TDS analyzed heckling in all its irritating varieties -- the organized group heckle, the solitary drive-by heckle, and this year's new interrupt-the-President-of-the-United-States-while-he-is-making-an-official-statement-and-become-an-instant-wingnut-hero heckle. Stewart also demonstrated how to best respond to heckling by turning to the man NO ONE would dare to annoy.
|The Daily Show with Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
Colbert focused on the groundbreaking heckling of alleged newsman Neil Munro, who stopped President Obama in mid-statement -- ostensibly to ask a question that sounded less like something you'd hear from a journalist and more like something you'd hear from a bar patron nursing his ninth beer ("Why do you favor foreigners over American workers?" -- delivered in a heavy Irish accent for added irony points). As a counterfeit conservative, Colbert not only defended Munro's boorishness (as did Munro's real-life right-wing bosses at The Daily Caller website), he used the miracle of special effects to join right in.
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Press Interruption at Barack Obama's Immigration Address|