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How Jon Stewart turned lies into comedy and brainwashed a generation

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    So Brian Williams goes out (for six months) humiliated and derided. Jon Stewart goes out (permanently, one hopes) the same day, but on a giant Comedy Homecoming King float, with a 21-gun salute from the media, his path strewn with roses and teardrops.
    Why?
    Brian Williams lied about his personal exploits a few times. Jon Stewart was unabashedly and habitually dishonest.
    Though Stewart has often claimed he does a “fake news show,” “The Daily Show” isn’t that. It’s a real news show punctuated with puns, jokes, asides and the occasional moment of staged sanctimony.
    It contains real, unstaged sound bites about the day’s events and interviews about important policy matters.
    Stewart is a journalist: an irresponsible and unprofessional one.
    He is especially beloved by others in the journo game. (For every 100 viewers, he generated about 10 fawning profiles in the slicks, all of them saying the same thing: The jester tells the truth!)
    Any standard liberal publication was as likely to contain an unflattering thought about Stewart as L’Osservatore Romano is to run a hit piece on the pope.
    The hacks have a special love for Stewart because he’s their id. They don’t just think he’s funny, they thrill to his every sarcastic quip. They wish they could get away with being so one-sided, snarky and dismissive.

    http://nypost.com/2015/02/15/how-jon-stewart-turned-lies-into-comedy-and-brainwashed-a-generation/
     
  2. Use of Time

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    His coverage of the ebola scare was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
     
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    He also chewed Obama out pretty good for the broken Obamacare promises. I think when it was safe for him to do so, he did criticize democrats.
     
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    Yes, no one was safe from his barbs. He wasn't prejudice, he made fun of everyone.
     
  5. Use of Time

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    Yeah. I even remember him making fun of those militant athiest groups back around 2005. The people that write articles like the one Rev posted were probably people that got roasted by Stewart over the years. I know he is left leaning but that never protected liberal figures from ridicule. He is what he says he is and has always been. A comedian. Tucker Carlson tried his absolute best to try and bait him into being more and Stewart stood his ground.

    Will be interesting to see what he puts his energy towards next.
     
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