People: Stewart says Trump supporters 'don't own' America
Jon Stewart says Trump supporters 'don't own' America
NEW YORK — Jon Stewart has told Donald Trump's supporters they can't take America back, because they "don't own" the country in a riff that mirrored his signature segments on "The Daily Show."
Stewart was back behind a late night desk Thursday night, joining former Comedy Central colleague Stephen Colbert on a live version of CBS' "Late Show."
Stewart took aim at some of his favorite "Daily Show" targets, Fox News and host Sean Hannity, accusing them of fostering divisiveness. He said Trump supporters feel like they're America's "rightful owners," adding "you don't own patriotism, you don't own Christianity, you sure as hell don't own respect for the bravery and sacrifice of military, police and firefighters."
Stewart left the "The Daily Show" last August. He is an executive producer of Colbert's program.
British stars complain about Trump's use of their music
LONDON — The estate of former Beatle George Harrison is complaining about the use of his music at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Harrison's family tweeted Friday that the use of the song "Here Comes the Sun" during the introduction of candidate Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka was not authorized, and was "offensive and against the wishes of the George Harrison estate."
Rocker Paul Rodgers also complained about the use of his "All Right Now" at the climax of Trump's speech.
Earlier in the convention, Brian May of Queen complained about the use of the band's 1977 hit "We Are the Champions" during a Trump convention appearance.
Snowden gives support to Oliver Stone film after screening
SAN DIEGO — Edward Snowden says that Oliver Stone's dramatization of his story is a "pretty accurate portrayal."
Snowden appeared live from Moscow via Google Hangouts Thursday night at Comic-Con following the first public screening of Stone's film, "Snowden," to answer audience questions and interact with the cast, including star Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Speaking to a small audience comprised mostly of journalists, Snowden said there wasn't a lot of fictionalization in the film, which chronicles his life from 2004 to 2013, when he leaked classified security documents to the press.
"I don't think anybody looks forward to having a movie made about themselves, particularly someone who is a privacy advocate," Snowden laughed, but said that there was a "kind of magic" to the film and its potential ability to reach a large audience through narrative storytelling.
"I'm not an actor. I don't think anyone in politics is really charismatic enough to connect with people on issues that are so abstract," Snowden said. "But (actors) can reach new audiences in new ways and get people talking about things that they don't have time to read (or) to look for in the academic setting. By watching the lived experiences ... and tying it back in that magic Oliver Stone moment, it was something that made me really nervous but I think it worked."
— Associated Press