Tonight, author of the new book Life's a Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success and host of MSNBC's Hardball, Chris Matthews.
Jon begins tonight's show reporting on Senator John McCain's attempt to pander to the religious right by defining his ideal president as being only a Christian in a segment called "Is That Really Necessary?"
Next, Jon dives into the judicial branch of government as the Supreme Court begins another term in session. Justice Clarence Thomas took the occasion to release his new book where he states his loathing for liberals in a segment called "Here Comes the Grudge". Senior Legal Analyst Jason Jones discusses Thomas' partisan rage and how that might effect his impartiality, along with the pubic hair/Coke can/Anita Hill incident (otherwise known as the "furry pop top").
Finally, Jon looks at the media's use of experts to report on news that hasn't happened in a segment called "The Daily Show's Specularium". Jon assembles his group of experts including Aasif Mandvi, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, & Rob Riggle. Tonight's predicitions: 1.) Will John McCain drop out of the presidential race? 2.) A review of past predictions on the Iraq War with mustache-sporting Aasif Mandvi and Rob Riggle in a feature called "Mark My Words", & 3.) The groups predictions on the future in a feature called "I hate to speculate, but..."
Season 12 Episode 124 of The Daily Show resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
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