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Jon Stewart slams Obama: His problem wasn't body language, but 'mouth language' -- VIDEO

Sorry, Big Bird: Jon Stewart thinks Mitt Romney unquestionably won last night’s first presidential debate. “I’m sure President Obama now realizes, ‘Oh, preseason’s over. I should probably familiarize myself with my presidency, and learn some of the various numbers and things that go along with it,'” the Daily Show host told Good Morning America‘s Lara Spencer today.

And Stewart didn’t stop there. “It wasn’t so much [Obama’s] body language as the mouth language that he was using,” he explained, citing the president’s frequent pauses as a tic that made Obama not seem “present” in the debate. He compared Obama’s strategy to the tactic Muhammad Ali famously used in his 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” match against George Foreman: “It’s the rope-a-dope, but instead of letting your opponent punch himself out, you just get beat up.” READ FULL STORY

Jon Stewart to Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'Couldn't you just go to the future, then come back and kill that Arnold?' -- EXTENDED VIDEO

Who could have guessed that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Daily Show interview would focus much more on his politics — and much less on his personal life — than his recent 60 Minutes interview?

Sure, Jon Stewart didn’t entirely ignore Schwarzenegger’s cheating scandal. After joking that he and the Governator would have to address the elephant in the room — 1996’s “dreadful” Jingle All the Way, naturally — the Daily Show host asked Arnold to explain why he decided to release the scandal-soaked memoir Total Recall now, rather than waiting until his family’s wounds weren’t quite so raw. Stewart also evoked one of the action hero’s most iconic characters, asking his guest if he could “go to the future and then come back and kill that Arnold” — the one who fathered a child out of wedlock.

After that, though, Schwarzenegger and Stewart’s conversation moved away from the scandal. In the portion of the interview that actually aired on The Daily Show, the two discussed Schwarzenegger’s new state and global policy institute at USC and his bipartisan initiatives as governor. And things only got more interesting — provided you’re into politics — in the extended interview posted online. Here’s the interview’s televised first part:

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'Daily Show' correspondents go on strike, and you won't believe who's filling in -- VIDEO

It’s a good thing last night’s Daily Show taped before the NFL and its game officials reached an agreement ending their labor dispute. See, the lockout inspired Jon Stewart’s own underpaid, overworked correspondents to go on strike themselves, opening the gig up to a crew of scabs.

But unlike their NFL counterparts, The Daily Show‘s stand-ins weren’t mind-bogglingly incompetent. Instead, they were a startlingly overqualified crew — led by four-time Emmy nominee Patrick Stewart in a ridiculous John Oliver wig. Missing his Shakespearean take on Daily Show reporting — as well as Jon Stewart’s fawning reaction — would be a major foul. Forsooth, ’tis the video itself:

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EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Sadiesue1828:

“I’ve been on food stamps and welfare. Anybody help me out? No.”

– Craig T. Nelson in video played on The Daily Show

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Wednesday, Sept. 19 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

Read more:
Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly pull their punches during pre-debate showdown — VIDEO
‘Mother Jones’ posts full Romney ‘secret video'; 47 reasons for late-night comedy writers to celebrate — VIDEO
Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly announce online political debate — VIDEO

Larry David narrates Obama film on 'The Daily Show': 'Less bad is better than more bad!'

Look, The Daily Show gets that a lot of Americans feel like they aren’t better off now than they were four years ago. But hey — even if President Obama hasn’t been perfect, he hasn’t made as many mistakes as he could have made. And everyone agrees that less bad is better than more bad… right?

That’s the point driven home by this fake biographical video for Obama. It points out how, as president, he put in place an “economic stimulus package that definitely didn’t ruin the country” and managed to keep the unemployment rating below 12 percent, “or 19! Or 80! There’s no limit to how high numbers can go!” As for Obamacare? “It’s better than cancer!” The whole thing is narrated by Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David, a guy who knows a thing or two about optimistic pessimism.

Check out the devastating and funny — or is that devastatingly funny? — clip below.

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Summer TV Awards: Your nominations wanted!

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Feeling guilty over the amount of time you’ve spent indoors watching TV since May? Here’s your vindication: Our first annual Summer TV Awards. Help us celebrate the good and call out the bad. Copy and paste the list of categories below into a comment and write in your nominations. Come back tomorrow afternoon when the official nominations are announced and the polls open!

UPDATE: The polls are now open! (And thank you for your patience with the comments not always publishing. We’re looking into it.)

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Robert Pattinson's 10 best 'Daily Show' faces

We all know what Robert Pattinson did and didn’t say on The Daily Show. But during the charming interview — adeptly facilitated by Jon Stewart — Pattinson graced audiences with his good looks and sometimes awkwardly excited movements. Here are our favorite R-Patz faces from the interview.

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Robert Pattinson, Jon Stewart talk about Kristen Stewart scandal and eat ice cream on 'Daily Show'

will say about…the Olympics.”

(Not so) shockingly, the duo didn’t talk about the London Games, but the second Pattinson came out, Stewart dove right in to Awkwardville. After a purposely long pause, Stewart asked, “What have you been up to?” and handed Pattinson some ice cream. Stewart then announced, “We’re just a couple of gals talking….tell me everything!”

A nervous-looking Pattinson didn’t really answer the question, but after being asked again if he was alright, dove into a bit where he shared that he didn’t have a publicist, and that was the real issue.  “My biggest problem in my life is that I’m cheap. I didn’t hire a publicist. Every awkward interview, normally actors get these things scripted… I’m going to hire a publicist,” he said with a laugh. Watch the clip below. READ FULL STORY

Chris Rock thinks YouTube has ruined stand-up comedy

Chris Rock hates YouTube. The comedian stopped by The Daily Show last night to promote his film 2 Days in New York and discussed his reluctance to perform stand-up in the era of YouTube. Rock thinks the platform deprives comedians of small-stage practice time and prevents them from ever re-telling jokes. ”It’s hard to go to the clubs cuz’ people [videotape] your sh– all the time, like before it’s ready,” he said.

Jon Stewart compared YouTube’s effect on stand-up to the adverse impact of television on vaudeville, and Rock concurred. Unlike musicians who are encouraged by fans to perform old hits, he said comedians are booed for repeating old material: “[Audience members say] ‘How dare you say the same funny thing you said last year!'”

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Jon Stewart blasts NBC for not airing Olympic tribute to terror victims

Some of the criticisms about NBC’s Olympics coverage aren’t entirely fair. No one likes watching tape-delayed sporting events with commercial breaks every three minutes. But NBC is a corporate entity whose purpose is to soak up advertising dollars — it’s not like another network would be any better. (Unless the Games moved to HBO, in which case all the athletes would be revealed as unlikable morally ambiguous narcissists who despise the world almost as much as they despise themselves, which would be awesome for all two million people watching.) But the network made one decision with their coverage that is indefensible: When Danny Boyle’s opening ceremonies featured an extended tribute to the victims of the 7/7 London bombings, NBC cut away to an interview between Ryan Seacrest and Michael Phelps.

Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart didn’t hold back from taking the network to task for this decision. READ FULL STORY

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