The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 12 Episode 60

Ted Koppel

Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM May 03, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Ted Koppel
Tonight, journalist Ted Koppel.

Politicians on television programs us common folks watch are prevalent this week as Jon begins the show by looking at President Bush and Laura Bush on American Idol & Hillary Clinton on The Insider. As the 4th anniversary of Bush's mission accomplished on the aircraft carrier fiasco loomed large this week, the Democrats passed the Iraq funding bill only to have it vetoed by Bush in a continuing show segment, "Mess O' Potamac". Finally, snitchin' is not hip in the African-American community. Just ask Cam'ron, a rapper who made it clear that those who snitch to the police about crimes in the community, even a serial killer who lives next door, have no street cred and thus sales of their rap albums suffer. Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore talks with Jon about the ethical implications of this stop snitchin' phenomenon and the rappers code of "effix".moreless

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  • One brief sequence confirms that TDS is game to ridicule Democrats when they deserve it.

    A good episode with a humane interview with Ted Koppel about his new documentary about Living with Cancer.

    But the segment that stands out for me is a brief look at Hillary Clinton's recent appearance on a reality show in which she is engaged in girly bonding with the hostess over her difficulty in choosing what to wear, what will be appropriate and generally to get herself together. Show then cuts to Jon Stewart pointing out the parallel between Hillary and the comic strip character Cathy, the ultimate working woman oppressed by the glamor culture. Aaacckkk! For those who accuse TDS of going easy on Democrats, this is counterexample.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (1)

    • Ted Koppel (about cancer rates in America): I had all the statistics with me this morning and they have gone totally out of my head, but I think its about...
      Jon Stewart: Make something up. For us right now. Say a billion!
      Ted Koppel: A billion, that's a lot of people.
      Jon Stewart: Why not? People don't fact check on this program!

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    • Jon Stewart (about hip-hop's "Stop Snitchin'" slogan): Worst . . . Neighborhood Watch . . . EVER!

      This is a reference to the "Simpsons" character known as Comic Book Guy, who frequently criticizes television shows by saying, "Worst episode ever!" and sometimes wears a T-shirt with the same line. In one scene, Dr. Hibbert tells him he's had a mild cardiac episode and he responds, "Worst episode ever!"

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