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Harry Shearer on The Colbert Report Tonight

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

My favorite humorist and media critic guests on The Colbert Report this evening. I imagine he’ll talk about the new Christopher guest film and his latest book, CD and DVD. Not to mention his weekly radio show and voiceover work.

Musharraf On The Daily Show: Twinkies, Tea and Softballs

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Jon Stewart’s interview with Pakistan’s president was cute and funny. It would have been more substantive, however, if Stewart had set aside some of the easier questions and actually put Musharraf into a real “Seat of Heat.” Musharraf is a military dictator who staged a coup in 1999 and changed the Pakistani constitution to stay [...]

If Air America Fails, It Will Be Because (whispers) it’s not funny

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

Why did it take someone so long to articulate this? It needs some editing (content, spelling, grammar, etc) but the point is there, and it’s a good one. And no, Al Franken doesn’t count.

CNN, Anderson Cooper and “Celebralism”

Friday, July 7th, 2006

AC360 and its downward swirl into fawning nothingness, courtesy Harry Shearer’s Eat The Press.

Harry Shearer Interview

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Seattle Times gab.

Harry Shearer Advertises Himself

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Here. On last week’s Le Show– recorded live at South By Southwest– he actually slipped into Mr. Burns’ voice for a half second, a raritiy outside Simpsons dubbing sessions.

A Grace Period For Journalistic Standards

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Harry Shearer celebrates Nancy Grace’s first year at CNN. Be sure to click on the link to the Observer piece.

Image Newsiness: Janet Jackson Nipple = Yes; Caricature Of Mohammed With Bomb On Head = No

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Truthiness, Newsiness, Cartooniness. When asked why he’d chosen to discontinue recording and live performance, Tom Lehrer joked that the awarding of the prize to Henry Kissinger in 1973 made political satire obsolete. The increasingly cartoony and self-parodic nature of media and pop culture over the past few years makes me appreciate Lehrer’s absence more. As [...]

Anderson Cooper: More Geraldo Rivera Than Ted Koppel

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

Harry Shearer reports on Anderson Cooper reporting on New Orleans. Make sure to scroll down and read the comments and Shearer’s replies.

Ned Flanders Is A Sagittarius?

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

Harry Shearer is 62 today.