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Matt Wilstein

The Daily Beast

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  • Cashay
  • Mediaite

Recent articles by Matt:

Lindsey Graham Responds to GOP’s Abortion Ban Pushback, Says This Is ‘Who We Are’

The Republican senator defended his push for a national abortion ban on Fox News, calling his conservative critics “naive.” → Read More

John Oliver Gleefully Mocks U.K.’s ‘Forced Mourning’ of Queen Elizabeth II

The unofficial “royal correspondent” of “Late Night” went off on his home country for what he clearly sees as an over-the-top reaction to the death of its monarch. → Read More

‘Daily Show’s’ Trevor Noah Destroys Racist ‘Little Mermaid‘ Haters

“Once again, a bunch of internet racists are upset that a fictional character is being played by a Black person,” Trevor Noah said, ripping the latest “ridiculous” culture war. → Read More

Fox News’ Bret Baier Shuts Down Trump: ‘Obama Documents Were Handled Properly’

“It’s not like you wave a wand and say all these boxes are declassified,” the Fox News anchor said. → Read More

‘Daily Show’s’ Trevor Noah: Laura Ingraham a ‘Super Karen’ for ‘Freak Out’ Over FBI’s Trump Raid

“Is that the country we want to live in when anyone can be investigated just for the crime of doing crimes?!” the ‘Daily Show’ host said, mocking the right’s go-to talking point. → Read More

Trevor Noah Appalled by Trump’s Ivana Golf Course Burial Tax ‘Scam’

“A lot of people say, ‘I’ll pay taxes over my dead body!’” the ‘Daily Show’ host joked. “Trump means it.” → Read More

Jon Stewart Hits Back at ‘Pseudo Senator’ Pat Toomey

The Republican senator called out a “pseudo celebrity” for criticizing him without mentioning Stewart by name on CNN Sunday. → Read More

Jon Stewart Fires Back at Ted Cruz’s ‘Bullshit’ Excuses

The comedian and activist went off on Cruz, calling his reason for opposing a bill that would provide healthcare to veterans “inaccurate, not true, bullshit.” → Read More

‘Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Warns Joe Manchin Could Still Screw Over Democrats

“Remember, this is the Democratic Party,” the “Daily Show” host said. “So there are still plenty of ways for this to fall apart.” → Read More

Jan. 6 Committee Embarrasses Josh Hawley With Fleeing Video

The video of Hawley running away from the rioters he helped incite was reportedly met with “loud laughter” inside the hearing room. → Read More

Comedian Jon Gabrus Gets Wasted on TV Because We’re All Gonna Die

Jon Gabrus opens up about having a “slow-motion midlife crisis” alongside his best friend Adam Pally on their new travel show, “101 Places to Party Before You Die.” → Read More

Desus and Mero Ending Showtime Series Following Break-Up Rumors

Showtime confirmed the co-hosts will be “pursuing separate creative endeavors moving forward” after rumors swirled that the longtime pair had a falling out. → Read More

Seth Meyers Finally Broke Into the Emmys’ Late-Night Club

For the first time ever, Seth Meyers was included in the list of nominees for Variety Talk Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards. Could he be the host to unseat John Oliver? → Read More

Tim Heidecker Has No Time for Dave Chappelle, a ‘Leader in the Anti-Trans Movement’

As he heads out on his “No More Bullshit” tour, Tim Heidecker joins The Last Laugh podcast to look back on his career and share unfiltered thoughts on the state of comedy. → Read More

Jon Stewart: This Is the Moment GOP Ditches Trump for DeSantis

“The danger to Donald Trump is simply, they’ve got a better option now,” the former ‘Daily Show’ host said. “He’s no longer the only game in town.” → Read More

Seth Meyers Rips Fox News and GOP ‘Gaslighting’ on Abortion Bans

The “‘Late Night”’ host accused Republicans of “trying to have it both ways” by “celebrating” while also “gaslighting everyone into thinking nothing has actually been banned.” → Read More

Jordan Klepper Confronts Clueless Trumpers With Jan. 6 Hearing Clips

This is what happened when “The Daily Show” correspondent showed Trump supporters what they don’t want to see. → Read More

‘Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Exposes Uvalde Police Lies

“This story keeps on getting worse and worse,” the “Daily Show” host said of the latest shocking revelations about the Uvalde massacre. → Read More

Colbert Reacts Live to Jan. 6 Hearing: Ivanka ‘Finally Screwed’ Trump

In a live monologue, the “Late Show” host concluded that after one night of hearings, we learned that Jan. 6 was “exactly what you thought, but worse than you could have imagined.” → Read More

Fox News Will Not Air Primetime Jan. 6 Hearing

The most watched cable news network is planning to ignore the hearings in favor of Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity. → Read More