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2010-03-09 09:13:19 AM
This calls for federal regulation of the health insurance industry. I mean look how well they handled finance.
 
2010-03-09 09:23:36 AM
MugzyBrown: This calls for federal regulation of the health insurance industry. I mean look how well they handled finance.

I think when we reach the point we're at now we the people must realize just who controls and regulates who.
 
2010-03-09 09:23:40 AM
"Who can fix this, Congress?"
"No it's up to the american people, you can't trust either party."

So, according to most posters here, didn't Jon Stewart just interview a Fark IndependentTM?
 
2010-03-09 09:26:29 AM
I wish Jon Stewart would take on math instead of politics. I've been dying for someone to prove that if a=b and b=c that a=c.

I mean, I have my suspicions, but proof would be nice.
 
2010-03-09 09:27:48 AM
Shouldn't this be on the Sports tab? And when is he going to take on the BCS too?
 
2010-03-09 09:32:33 AM
"Madoff woul've had me killed if he knew we had a team of financial trackers across several continents. He'd already destroyed thousands of lives, what difference would mine have been."

Balls. This Guy has Balls. I applaud you, smart man *bows*
 
2010-03-09 09:32:45 AM
Marko
 
2010-03-09 09:32:55 AM
FrancoFile: Shouldn't this be on the Sports tab? And when is he going to take on the BCS too?

No, we need a separate "Daily Show" tab for all the John Stewart links here.

/the daily Daily Show link
 
2010-03-09 09:33:32 AM
benlonghair: "Who can fix this, Congress?"
"No it's up to the american people, you can't trust either party."

So, according to most posters here, didn't Jon Stewart just interview a Fark IndependentTM?


No, because Markopolos didn't do the "so vote Republican" dismount.
 
2010-03-09 09:34:22 AM
www.usaplayers.comwww.waltercamp.orggraphics8.nytimes.com
 
2010-03-09 09:34:52 AM
Thank god for Jon Stewart!
I wouldn't know anything was wrong with our government without his stunning revelations!
I can't wait for tonight's show
 
2010-03-09 09:34:55 AM
FTV: "I don't think they [the SEC] could read it. Reading takes intelligence."

I'm sorry, but I lost interest in this guy and his book right there. You can't make objective, helpful criticisms of people and also resort to 4th grade playground name-calling at the same time.

{yawn}
 
2010-03-09 09:36:30 AM
staplermofo: I wish Jon Stewart would take on math instead of politics. I've been dying for someone to prove that if a=b and b=c that a=c.

I mean, I have my suspicions, but proof would be nice.


I don't think that can be proven.
 
2010-03-09 09:37:39 AM
Polos
 
2010-03-09 09:38:58 AM
Maybe I missed it -- but why isn't this guy on the "real" news. This was fascinating and needs to be covered. (Then again, maybe he was and I missed it).


Americans representatives in the Government need to ask themselves two things:

-What went wrong?
-How can we avoid it in the the future?
 
2010-03-09 09:39:38 AM
phreakmonkey: FTV: "I don't think they [the SEC] could read it. Reading takes intelligence."

I'm sorry, but I lost interest in this guy and his book right there. You can't make objective, helpful criticisms of people and also resort to 4th grade playground name-calling at the same time.

{yawn}


I think that's an "either or" fallacy. It's completely possible to give constructive criticism and still be an ass, you smelly jerk.
 
2010-03-09 09:40:57 AM
ne2d: staplermofo: I wish Jon Stewart would take on math instead of politics. I've been dying for someone to prove that if a=b and b=c that a=c.

I mean, I have my suspicions, but proof would be nice.

I don't think that can be proven.


"So long as facts aren't important, anything can be proven"
- Fox News internal letterhead banner.
 
2010-03-09 09:42:53 AM
phreakmonkey: FTV: "I don't think they [the SEC] could read it. Reading takes intelligence."

I'm sorry, but I lost interest in this guy and his book right there. You can't make objective, helpful criticisms of people and also resort to 4th grade playground name-calling at the same time.

{yawn}


I think if you had to "blow the whistle" for 8 freakin years, you would think the people who couldn't hear you were idiots too.

/just saying
//we need more people like this man in our government
 
2010-03-09 09:43:50 AM
Saw that interview on my DVR this morning. I had seen that guy before and he was a good guest, but that was a horrible interview. Madoff would have had him killed? Really? REALLY?

/yeesh
 
2010-03-09 09:44:10 AM
They're either hopelessly clueless or they've been corrupted. Which is nice work, if you can get it.
 
2010-03-09 09:45:44 AM
You the old saying those who dont' know history are bound to repeat it and this dumbasses just seem like they can't get it together. But also it makes me think is this just another plot to destroy what is left of the middle class hmmm makes ya think
 
2010-03-09 09:46:33 AM
Jon Stewart should quit the Daily Show. Just give it up.

Instead, every cable news channel should give him 5 minutes at the end of every show that has a group of talking heads debating politics. If he destroyed the credibility of the propagandists featured on these shows - on both sides of the aisle - maybe we would hear more truth. Unfortunately, by the time Jon Stewart gets around to correcting the record with wicked funny commentary, most people who have heard the lies during the day have gone to bed.
 
2010-03-09 09:46:53 AM
Yakk: Saw that interview on my DVR this morning. I had seen that guy before and he was a good guest, but that was a horrible interview. Madoff would have had him killed? Really? REALLY?

/yeesh


Are you expressing skepticism that Madoff would have this specific person killed, or that rich people have people killed?
 
2010-03-09 09:48:20 AM
HellRaisingHoosier: Maybe I missed it -- but why isn't this guy on the "real" news

Um.... have you watched "real" news recently? I'm thinking no, because if you had, you'd realize that "real" news is nothing more than opinions masquerading as news. This goes for Fox, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN and really all media outlets controlled by the networks.

It's sad that the last good investigative journalism piece I read was from Rolling Stone and the last one I watched was on Comedy Central.
 
2010-03-09 09:49:21 AM
Yakk: Saw that interview on my DVR this morning. I had seen that guy before and he was a good guest, but that was a horrible interview. Madoff would have had him killed? Really? REALLY?

/yeesh


Because criminals have never ever had a whistle-blower, snitch or investigator killed?
 
2010-03-09 09:49:33 AM
After watching the whole video...I say we hand-cuff the SEC Chair and Bernie Maddoff together and drop 'em off in the middle of Russia with a Card that says:

"Make it slow and painful.

With Love,

-People of the United States"
 
2010-03-09 09:49:42 AM
benlonghair: HellRaisingHoosier: Maybe I missed it -- but why isn't this guy on the "real" news

Um.... have you watched "real" news recently? I'm thinking no, because if you had, you'd realize that "real" news is nothing more than opinions masquerading as news. This goes for Fox, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN and really all media outlets controlled by the networks.

It's sad that the last good investigative journalism piece I read was from Rolling Stone and the last one I watched was on Comedy Central.


60 Minutes is still generally good. Generally.
 
2010-03-09 09:51:51 AM
Yakk: Saw that interview on my DVR this morning. I had seen that guy before and he was a good guest, but that was a horrible interview. Madoff would have had him killed? Really? REALLY?

/yeesh



with 19 bn at stake you think it's improbable? really?
 
2010-03-09 09:52:22 AM
The guy was entertaining but a bit too childish to take seriously.

/Not suggesting that the SEC isn't corrupt/incompetent.
 
2010-03-09 09:52:40 AM
This just in, people still think Jon is unbiased
 
2010-03-09 09:53:30 AM
Make fun of me all you want for saying this, but that is just a god-awful suit, shirt, tie combination.
 
2010-03-09 09:54:54 AM
phreakmonkey: I'm sorry, but I lost interest in this guy and his book right there. You can't make objective, helpful criticisms of people and also resort to 4th grade playground name-calling at the same time.

I think it stems from frustration more than anything else. This guy yelled at the top of his lungs for the entirety of the Bush Administration that the perilous house-of-cards it built was disastrously unstable, and no one would listen to him (hence the title of his book). And now watching it all come crashing it down, billions of dollars wiped out and millions of people losing their livelihoods -- yeah, I'd be pretty pissed too.

So I can understand his plight. He's like the scientist in those 50s monster movies warning the townspeople, but they just brush them off.

Only worse, because in that scenario the people just misunderstand him. The SEC in this case were deliberately and consciously negligence of his whistle-blowing. In other words, it's irrelevant as to whether they may or may not have known; they simply did not care. In fact, they fostered the ponzi gravy train, and made everything worse, because their own greed got in the way of sound economics.
 
2010-03-09 09:55:36 AM
I_Am_Weasel: ne2d: staplermofo: I wish Jon Stewart would take on math instead of politics. I've been dying for someone to prove that if a=b and b=c that a=c.

I mean, I have my suspicions, but proof would be nice.

I don't think that can be proven.

"So long as facts aren't important, anything can be proven"
- Fox News internal letterhead banner.


Citation needed, because that is nearly believable.
 
2010-03-09 09:55:58 AM
HellRaisingHoosier: Maybe I missed it -- but why isn't this guy on the "real" news. This was fascinating and needs to be covered. (Then again, maybe he was and I missed it).


Americans representatives in the Government need to ask themselves two things:

-What went wrong?
-How can we avoid it in the the future?


He testified in front of Congress.
 
2010-03-09 09:58:49 AM
DCSteve: He testified in front of Congress.

TWICE!
 
2010-03-09 09:59:07 AM
zamboni: Polos

Polo Marcos?

Yes, it's a real high school.
 
2010-03-09 09:59:11 AM
tbernot: 60 Minutes is still generally good. Generally.

Ya, I enjoyed their piece about matadors this past week.
 
2010-03-09 10:00:41 AM
megalynn44: Yakk: Saw that interview on my DVR this morning. I had seen that guy before and he was a good guest, but that was a horrible interview. Madoff would have had him killed? Really? REALLY?

/yeesh

Are you expressing skepticism that Madoff would have this specific person killed, or that rich people have people killed?


I am saying that it sounds like hyperbole to hump book sales. The guy was reasoned and methodical in earlier interviews I had seen, now all of a sudden he was taking on Blowfelt and Specter.
 
2010-03-09 10:05:16 AM
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WE DIDN'T LISTEN!

phreakmonkey: FTV: "I don't think they [the SEC] could read it. Reading takes intelligence."

I'm sorry, but I lost interest in this guy and his book right there. You can't make objective, helpful criticisms of people and also resort to 4th grade playground name-calling at the same time.

{yawn}


Sure ya can, if it's succinct and apt.

Some people can not read certain material if it is beyond them. These people weren't trained for financial technicalities. They are lawyers.

You expect me to read a book on advanced theoretical physics and understand it? Sure, I may know some of the words, but I wouldn't be able to understand most of the sentences, much less the content of the topic.
 
2010-03-09 10:10:51 AM
Stewart and Colbert for President and VP in 2012!!!
 
2010-03-09 10:11:46 AM
I can't wait to read the book. He does come off as a little paranoid and very embittered in the Daily Show interview. I can't imagine how anyone in his position could avoid it.

I think Obama should seriously consider making him head of the SEC.
 
2010-03-09 10:13:13 AM
Marko...

Polo.
 
2010-03-09 10:14:01 AM
danose: Stewart and Colbert for President and VP in 2012!!!

They do more good where they are.


I can not blame this man for his disdain for the system and the people running it. Their collusion with industry is fairly blatant.

Also on Maddof having someone killed, how is it far fetched that a man willing to destroy so many people would be willing to take it just a little further to protect his wealth power position and public appearance?
 
2010-03-09 10:14:44 AM
danose 2010-03-09 10:10:51 AM

Stewart and Colbert for President and VP in 2012!!!



Please.
Colbert for president.
Stewart can be VP, as he would still have time to do his show.
 
2010-03-09 10:15:05 AM
If it not one thing, it's another.

In this case, either incompetence or sabotage.
 
2010-03-09 10:16:14 AM
HellRaisingHoosier:
Americans representatives in the Government need to ask themselves two things:

-What went wrong?
-How can we avoid it in the the future?


Should be four things. I'd add:

What is the next logical progression if we prohibit/regulate the previous behavior?
Is that better or worse for the people?
 
2010-03-09 10:21:29 AM
MugzyBrown: This calls for federal regulation of the health insurance industry. I mean look how well they handled finance.

Right, because the financial industry is in ruins because of an overabundance of regulation.
 
2010-03-09 10:22:35 AM
someonelse: Yakk: Saw that interview on my DVR this morning. I had seen that guy before and he was a good guest, but that was a horrible interview. Madoff would have had him killed? Really? REALLY?

/yeesh

Why not?


- Hundreds of millions of dollars involved? Check.
- Said whistle-blower isn't Oprah or Dr. Phil? Check.
- Easy to pay-off government officials to cover other bases? Check.

The world we live in: Welcome to it.
 
2010-03-09 10:23:46 AM
I love Jon Stewart, he's great. This is one of the few guests who I think was sharper and more on top of it than JS.
 
2010-03-09 10:24:48 AM
phreakmonkey: FTV: "I don't think they [the SEC] could read it. Reading takes intelligence."

I'm sorry, but I lost interest in this guy and his book right there. You can't make objective, helpful criticisms of people and also resort to 4th grade playground name-calling at the same time.

{yawn}


I'm willing to give this guy a pass for that. He's been banging his head against the wall for EITHER YEARS to no avail. He's earned the right to be biatchy, IMO.
 
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