Now read in more than countries! He has also been promoting himself as a leader of the Tea Party movement. The interview as broadcast was about 7 minutes long, but the full, unedited interview is available from The Daily Show website. The embedded video clips in 3 parts and the full transcript appear below the fold. Majority Leader [Majority Leader of the U. Please welcome to the program Dick Armey.
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Among the hacks who staff our factories of conventional wisdom, evidence abounds that we are living in a golden age of political comedy. The Onion , once a satirical broadsheet published by starving college students, is now a mini-empire with its own news channel. Stewart and Colbert, in particular, have assumed the role of secular saints whose nightly shtick restores sanity to a world gone mad. Over the past decade, political humor has proliferated not as a daring form of social commentary, but a reliable profit source. Our high-tech jesters serve as smirking adjuncts to the dysfunctional institutions of modern media and politics, from which all their routines derive. Their net effect is almost entirely therapeutic: they congratulate viewers for their fine habits of thought and feeling while remaining careful never to question the corrupt precepts of the status quo too vigorously.
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In the next step for broadening Tea Partiers' cause, one of the leading faces of the movement stepped onto the set with Jon Stewart. The book, which outlines the history of the movement to its present form, gives readers an inside view of the political phenomenon. The book's motto is "lower taxes plus less government equals more freedom.