The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 12 Episode 65

Jeremy Paxman

Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM May 14, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Jeremy Paxman
Tonight, BBC news reporter and author of the new book, On Royalty: A Very Polite Inquiry into Some Strangely Related Families, Jeremy Paxman.

The show begins with a clip of Bush "The Decider" taking matters into his own hands and conducting an orchestra during the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.

The fired U.S. attorney's scandal continues as Alberto Gonzalez testifies about what he doesn't remember before the House Judiciary Committee in a segment called "House A.G.". Senior Legal Correspondent Rob Riggle talks with Jon about how White House officials can never comment before, during, and after investigations into wrongdoing in a segment called "Speak No Evil".

Finally, Samantha Bee in "This Week In God" talks about the history of Mormons as it relates to current presidential candidate Mitt Romney & about a hispanic man in Florida who founded a church based on the claim that he is the Antichrist.moreless

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  • A hilarious take on Alberto Gonzales and his "I don't know" defense.

    I started watching the Daily Show fairly recently; I'm definitely hooked. It's funny and smart and that's a combination we don't see often enough these days. Today Jon Stewart was talking about the scandal involving Alberto Gonzales and the firing of several US Attorneys. He showed a video of Gonzales replying to a question by saying, "I don't know," and then showed him at a government hearing giving a long non-answer type of answer. Stewart stared at him with a very confused look, then said, "Mr. Chairman? Little help?" The next video was the chairman saying, "In other words, you don't know." Stewart exclaimed, "He speaks fluent Alberto!" I loved this segment. With the Bush administration the way it is, comic relief is sorely needed.moreless
Jeremy Paxman

Jeremy Paxman


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Rob Riggle

Rob Riggle


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Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee


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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Jon Stewart (regarding Alberto Gonzales' testimony): Alright. We cannot ask this administration questions before, during, or after an investigation is over.
      Rob Riggle: It's like Yogi Berra said, "It ain't over."

    • Alberto Gonzales (clip): Mr. Chairman, it is my understanding that what Mr. Sampson engaged in was a process of consulting with the senior leadership in the department about the performance of specific individuals, and that toward the end of that process, in the fall of 2006, what was presented to me was a recommendation that I understood to be the consensus recommendation of the senior leadership of the department.
      Jon Stewart: Mr. Chairman, little help.
      Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D)-MI (clip): In other words you don't know.
      Jon Stewart: Wow, he speaks fluent Alberto.

    • Jon Stewart (about the Queen): When she had dinner with the President, she was wearing a diamond hat.
      Jeremy Paxman: Yes. You were jealous?

    • Samantha Bee: Mormons, according to what PBS recently told me, Mormonism was founded way back in 1830 by Joseph Smith who tried to make Christianity more relevant to Americans by claiming Zion is in the United States, the Garden of Eden is in Missouri, and after His resurrection Jesus visited America. And lo He did feed the multitudes from a Ding Dong and a single bag of Funyuns, and yea, they were obese.

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