Play of the Day: A Very Politicized Look at Guns

By Ross Gianfortune

April 19, 2013

With a high-profile gun control amendment failing in the Senate this week, the Comedy Central late-night show hosts jumped on the story with a passion. On The Daily Show, 2/3 of the show was dedicated to the topic, including a passionate first segment with fewer-than-normal gags. On The Colbert Report, the topic was treated with the normal sardonic humor associated with the show. Host Stephen Colbert celebrated the victory and called Barack Obama “Generalissimo Glock-Snatch.”

On ABC, Jimmy Kimmel was named one of Time’s most influential people and he was quick to share the news. The host described getting a call from Obama and listed a group of influential people not on the list, making Kimmel himself more inflential than, for example, Secretary of State John Jerry.

Fast forward to 3:00 to see Stewart's new magazine project.


By Ross Gianfortune

April 19, 2013

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