The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 12 Episode 114

Robert Draper

Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM Sep 12, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Robert Draper
Tonight, author of Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush, Robert Draper. Jon begins tonight's show with some news out of Russia. It seem Vladimir Putin not only dissolved his government by firing his prime minister and his entire cabinet, but also exploded the "father of all bombs", which despite its capability of evaporating all life, is also environmentally friendly. Next, Jon reports on some screaming war protesters at General Petraeus' hearing in a segment called "You're Not Helping". Jon then reports on the Democratic debates on the spanish channel Univision in a segment called "Clusterf@#k a la Casa Blanca". Some of the highlights, candidate Bill Richardson was barred from speaking Spanish so as not to gain an unfair advantage, the major topic for the night was of course immigration, and the Republican version was cancelled because only John McCain signed up. Finally, John Oliver speaks with the Qatari ambassador to the U.N. about a little unknown country called Qatar in a segment called "Oliver's Travels".moreless

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    • QUOTES (3)

      • (Video of a screaming Code Pink protester being forcibly removed during General Petraeus' report)
        Jon Stewart: I'm sure your intent was to present some kind of cogent counterpoint to General Petraeus, but, uh, you're not f***ing helping.

      • Jon Stewart: Russia's military says the bomb is environmentally friendly. What a relief! Finally, a total Apocalypse without all those troublesome mutants running around afterwards.

      • (talking about bills that would punish illegal immigrants)
        Hillary Clinton: (clip translated from Spanish): It would have criminalized Jesus Christ.
        Jon Stewart: "It would have criminalized Jesus Christ." Yes. Imagine the world today if Jesus Christ had been found guilty of some sort of crime. I mean if that had happened, they would have crucified that guy. Right. That's right. And I think you and I both know, nobody likes martyr.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The caption "Oliver's Travels" is a play on Jonathan Swift's book Gulliver's Travels. The picture of John Oliver being tied down as tiny people swarm around him is based on the story of Gulliver's visit to a mysterious kingdom called Lilliput, which is inhabited by 6-inch-tall people.

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