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(Breitbart.com)   Blogger claims that Roger Ailes claims that Jon Stewart once admitted to him in a bar that he was a socialist, so that means Sarah Palin is automatically president and Stewart has to dig a hole and sit in it   (breitbart.com) divider line 177
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2012-05-23 02:54:14 PM  
Any country that levies an income tax is a "socialist country" because the government then uses earnings to further the public policy issues it deems important. It can require savings for retirement through SS, provide for elder care through Medicare, tax income progressively (and thus say who gets to keep what portion of their earnings), provide for the national defense, issue licenses for certain types of activities such as banking, insurance, hospitals, etc.

So really, unless you are in Somalia where there is no functioning government other than a dictator stealing from people to attain a lavish lifestyle, you live in a farking "socialist country"......which I'm sure is what Stewart was saying, but which got twisted by some farking idiot who thinks "soshalism" is a dirty word and that only Obama and the French are capable of such heinous activity.
 
2012-05-23 02:55:18 PM  
WTF did I just read? And more disturbingly, people take this shiat seriously?
 
2012-05-23 02:56:59 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: He also heard from the same source that Ferris passed out at 31 Flavors last night. It's pretty serious.


...Oh, you motherfarker.
 
2012-05-23 02:59:01 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: ickory-smoked: tenpoundsofcheese: well, if he is a socialist he isn't a very good one.

The income disparity between him and the other workers on this show (including all those free interns) is completely off the charts.

What specifically qualifies as "off the charts?"

In a new paper the Economic Policy Institute, a think-tank, calculates that chief executives at America's 350 biggest companies were paid 231 times as much as the average private-sector worker in 2011.

He makes about 300 times. That is off the charts.


Well, your first mistake is thinking that Stewart is a chief executive at Viacom who sets the wages for the Daily Show staff.

There are other mistakes too, but since your argument is already invalid, I won't waste any more of our valuable time.
 
2012-05-23 03:01:12 PM  
wow, I'd say the comment here tend to have a 40 percent chance of making me feel like I want to punch someone in the face, but the comments from people on the article site totally makes me want to punch them in the face.

How f'd up is it that Fark is a better behaved, less insane group?
 
2012-05-23 03:05:02 PM  

skullkrusher: rufus-t-firefly: Deucednuisance: All I know is that for a Socialist, he sure seems to have the whole Capitalism thing working out pretty well for him....

Socialism and capitalism are not mutually exclusive terms.

well... if someone says "I am a socialist" you can bet they're not talking about fire departments and public highways.


And if someone says "I am a capitalist," you can bet they still want government handouts (bailouts, subsidies, etc).
 
2012-05-23 03:06:53 PM  
Didn't Obama already turn us into a socialist country? I'm so confused. I have no idea what socialism is, how it works, or why I should be afraid of it.
 
2012-05-23 03:06:57 PM  

voran: wow, I'd say the comment here tend to have a 40 percent chance of making me feel like I want to punch someone in the face, but the comments from people on the article site totally makes me want to punch them in the face.

How f'd up is it that Fark is a better behaved, less insane group?


It's easy, the insane ones turn grey at your command.
 
2012-05-23 03:07:53 PM  

CorporatePerson: Didn't Obama already turn us into a socialist country? I'm so confused. I have no idea what socialism is, how it works, or why I should be afraid of it.


It isn't the pillar of excellence that unrestricted capitalism is, because Reagan Laffer North something something tear of an Eagle blah blah...
 
2012-05-23 03:16:23 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: skullkrusher: rufus-t-firefly: Deucednuisance: All I know is that for a Socialist, he sure seems to have the whole Capitalism thing working out pretty well for him....

Socialism and capitalism are not mutually exclusive terms.

well... if someone says "I am a socialist" you can bet they're not talking about fire departments and public highways.

And if someone says "I am a capitalist," you can bet they still want government handouts (bailouts, subsidies, etc).


no, not necessarily. Point is that if someone refers to himself as a socialist, he doesn't mean he's just in favor of fire departments just as if someone refers to himself as a capitalist, it doesn't mean he opposes them.

We have a mixed economy that is largely skewed towards the private ownership of capital. Just like Europe to varying degrees. We live in capitalist economies - not purely capitalist but capitalist enough to make the meaning make sense.
 
2012-05-23 03:22:05 PM  
FTFA: ...and Stewart is such an establishment toady that he can't even bring himself to see that Fox News is the outsider, the rebel, the upstart taking on the Goliath.

lh4.googleusercontent.com

Now that's comedy right there, I don't care who you are.
 
2012-05-23 03:24:35 PM  
But like all elitist millionaire socialists, he's one who sees himself as or who intends to be The State, should he win the day.

Palinesque word salad detected.

In other words, Stewart would like to be the "benevolent" overlord who tells us what's best for us, especially in areas of speech, an area Stewart is desperate to control.

Awww, is the conservative upset that Jon Stewart calls out right-wingers on their bullshiat and hypocrisy? He's trying to control their speech by making fun of them! And we all know the most important part of Freedom of Speech is Freedom from Ridicule.

What is so appalling about Jon Stewart is that he is a jester for The State and for The Powerful and for The Establishment. Stewart protects Obama -- unless he isn't liberal enough. And Stewart is such an establishment toady that he can't even bring himself to see that Fox News is the outsider, the rebel, the upstart taking on the Goliath.

Yeah, Fox News is the upstart. They didn't have 8 years of giving a forum to a Republican president or anything. They're such rebels - they were just getting the Establishment to let its guard down.

And I like how he says Stewart is protecting the Establishment...unless he's not. But he's still a toady. WTF am I reading?

But what does Stewart do day after day on his low-rated program? He protects Goliath.

The Daily Show averages 2.3 million viewers a night, farkwit. O'Reilly does better - by about 700k. Is O'Reilly also "low-rated," since he only has a third more viewers?

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart averaged 2.3 million viewers per episode in 2011. Unlike Fox News, "The Daily Show" was up in total viewers (+7%) and all key demos: adults 18-49 (+6%); men 18-34 (+2%); men 18-24 (+4%)." The Daily Show was also the top cable late night talk show in terms of total viewers, and was generally dominant. While Fox News was losing 14% in the demo in 2011, Jon Stewart was gaining 6%.

Jon Stewart has become Fox News' #1 media nemesis. To put Stewart's ratings into a head to head context, The O'Reilly Factor tends to hover around the 3 million viewers range. Hannity is at around 2+ million, and On The Record with Greta Van Susteren varies between 1.1 million and 1.5 million as an average. This means that The Daily Show is more popular than both Hannity and On The Record, and trails O'Reilly by about 700,000 viewers.


Since "the Factor" is the only Fox News show that gets more viewers than the "low-rated" Daily Show, why in the fark is the rest of Fox News programming considered important?

History will not be kind to Jon Stewart. He might be famous and even beloved by about about one-half of one-percent of the population, but he is a celebrity with no courage and not a man of distinction.

Hey, he actually DOES know Stewart's ratings - 2.3 million is about 0.6% of 350 million.

I guess O'Reilly is better, since he's "famous and even beloved" by two-thirds of one percent of the population. It's so good that a loudmouthed bully gets the support of so many senior citizens.

Fox News - "Hey, We Have One Program that Gets Better Ratings than a Comedy News Show!"
 
2012-05-23 03:24:36 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: Socialism and capitalism are not mutually exclusive terms.


I know that and you know that, but does the intended audience of the Breitbart piece know that? How else to explain the sought-after, and provision of, GOPoutrage?
 
2012-05-23 03:31:00 PM  
Um, he's sick a socialist. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out heard Jon Stewart admit he was a socialist at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
 
2012-05-23 03:31:11 PM  

baka-san: And Stewart is such an establishment toady that he can't even bring himself to see that Fox News is the outsider, the rebel, the upstart taking on the Goliath.

I feel dumber for reading that.


[whatthefarkamIreading.jpg]
 
2012-05-23 03:31:49 PM  
Everything I read on Breitbart and Prisonplanet I regard as fact! Suck it factards!
 
2012-05-23 03:33:07 PM  
When most people say socialist, they probably mean democratic socialists, which pretty much means they believe that poor people shouldn't starve or die because they can't afford food or medical care.

You know like Jesus probably would of wanted.
 
2012-05-23 03:35:34 PM  

mrshowrules: Most people can agree on which tool should be used for most things (defense, retail, food, manufacturing, environmental protection).


Nixon created the EPA. The only reason its controversial now is that his party flipped its shiat about 30 years ago when the embraced ignorant religious fanatics to try and win elections.
 
2012-05-23 03:37:52 PM  
Ah jeez, now I've got breitbart on me. I need a shower.
 
2012-05-23 03:40:23 PM  
Jon Stewart believes in a social safety net?!?!?
 
2012-05-23 03:41:28 PM  
Ailes: Jon Stewart is a comedian. He wouldn't do well without Fox.

So Ailes KNOWS that the Daily Show lives on the stupidity that drips from the FOX "News" channel and he thinks it's Stewart who should be ashamed?!?!?
 
2012-05-23 03:44:04 PM  
FWIW, you can make an account and start posting immediately - no email verification. All of my comments were immediately posted until the last one, where I referenced Breitbart being "a dead guy who was famous because of an underwear-clad penis that was not his own."

It's awaiting moderation, but I'm sure it'll show up any minute now, right? I mean, Jon Stewart is the one controlling speech, not Breitbart.com!
 
2012-05-23 03:44:29 PM  
ih0.redbubble.net
 
2012-05-23 03:46:53 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: But like all elitist millionaire socialists, he's one who sees himself as or who intends to be The State, should he win the day.

Palinesque word salad detected.

In other words, Stewart would like to be the "benevolent" overlord who tells us what's best for us, especially in areas of speech, an area Stewart is desperate to control.

Awww, is the conservative upset that Jon Stewart calls out right-wingers on their bullshiat and hypocrisy? He's trying to control their speech by making fun of them! And we all know the most important part of Freedom of Speech is Freedom from Ridicule.

What is so appalling about Jon Stewart is that he is a jester for The State and for The Powerful and for The Establishment. Stewart protects Obama -- unless he isn't liberal enough. And Stewart is such an establishment toady that he can't even bring himself to see that Fox News is the outsider, the rebel, the upstart taking on the Goliath.

Yeah, Fox News is the upstart. They didn't have 8 years of giving a forum to a Republican president or anything. They're such rebels - they were just getting the Establishment to let its guard down.

And I like how he says Stewart is protecting the Establishment...unless he's not. But he's still a toady. WTF am I reading?

But what does Stewart do day after day on his low-rated program? He protects Goliath.

The Daily Show averages 2.3 million viewers a night, farkwit. O'Reilly does better - by about 700k. Is O'Reilly also "low-rated," since he only has a third more viewers?

Link

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart averaged 2.3 million viewers per episode in 2011. Unlike Fox News, "The Daily Show" was up in total viewers (+7%) and all key demos: adults 18-49 (+6%); men 18-34 (+2%); men 18-24 (+4%)." The Daily Show was also the top cable late night talk show in terms of total viewers, and was generally dominant. While Fox News was losing 14% in the demo in 2011, Jon Stewart was gaining 6%.

Jon Stewart has become Fox News' #1 media nemesis. To put Stewar ...


Wow! Remember the movie "Barfly"?

Yeah, just stay down, man! You've been beaten...
 
2012-05-23 03:50:12 PM  
Oh hell, I just read some of the comments...could someone come over and just give me a lobotomy?
 
2012-05-23 03:52:45 PM  

Thorazine: Suck it factards!


Consider this stolen.
 
2012-05-23 03:53:37 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Hickory-smoked: tenpoundsofcheese: well, if he is a socialist he isn't a very good one.

The income disparity between him and the other workers on this show (including all those free interns) is completely off the charts.

What specifically qualifies as "off the charts?"

In a new paper the Economic Policy Institute, a think-tank, calculates that chief executives at America's 350 biggest companies were paid 231 times as much as the average private-sector worker in 2011.

He makes about 300 times. That is off the charts.


I wasn't aware that John Stewart was the chief executive of Comedy Central.
 
2012-05-23 03:57:18 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: The Daily Show averages 2.3 million viewers a night, farkwit. O'Reilly does better - by about 700k. Is O'Reilly also "low-rated," since he only has a third more viewers?

Link

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart averaged 2.3 million viewers per episode in 2011. Unlike Fox News, "The Daily Show" was up in total viewers (+7%) and all key demos: adults 18-49 (+6%); men 18-34 (+2%); men 18-24 (+4%)." The Daily Show was also the top cable late night talk show in terms of total viewers, and was generally dominant. While Fox News was losing 14% in the demo in 2011, Jon Stewart was gaining 6%\


I'm not even sure that's the whole of it. I realize "people I know personally" is not really representative of the whole population, but I have many friends who follow the show and I think only one of them actually owns a tv. Stewart and Colbert's shows stream free on their websites, and I can't find anything in that link to suggest those numbers are factored into the 2.3 million.
 
2012-05-23 03:58:20 PM  
I don't know if Stewart is a socialist, but he's definitely a 1%'er.
 
2012-05-23 04:01:49 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: 2wolves: You'd think Fark would be over it's deadmoran.com fixation.

And you'd be dead wrong. :-D


Login: Bathia_Mapes (Admin) (UltraFark) [TotalFark]

Straight from the top folks. Fark admins admittedly can't get enough of deadmoran.com.
 
2012-05-23 04:01:50 PM  
Can't. Tell. If. Satire!

From the comments, I suspect it is not. But, that is the sadder option to believe!

These guys accuse Stewart of being a *secret* socialist in order to fool the masses (which only come out to be one-half of one percent, by the way) into adopting him as a benevolent, but elitist overload.

Isn't it more likely that Stewart is an openly liberal comedian that makes his living by pointing out the ridiculous and often hypocritical bullshiat spewed by organizations that actually claim to be fair and balanced but are obviously partisan hack mouthpieces?

The cycle of self delusion runs deep in derpville!
 
2012-05-23 04:02:03 PM  

baka-san: And Stewart is such an establishment toady that he can't even bring himself to see that Fox News is the outsider, the rebel, the upstart taking on the Goliath.

I feel dumber for reading that.


It's good that you actually posess the ability to feel yourself getting dumber. Some people (won't say who) do not.
 
2012-05-23 04:07:39 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: I don't know if Stewart is a socialist, but he's definitely a 1%'er.


Something he mentions about once a week on his show. But what people like you don't seem to get is: nobody is against people making money. What we (and Jon Stewart) is a culture of greed that values absolutely nothing BUT money.
 
2012-05-23 04:08:31 PM  

baka-san: And Stewart is such an establishment toady that he can't even bring himself to see that Fox News is the outsider, the rebel, the upstart taking on the Goliath.

I feel dumber for reading that.


Please tell me he was being ironic.

Please...
 
2012-05-23 04:31:16 PM  

mrshowrules: You don't use a hammer to cut a piece of wood..


*AHEM*

img.directindustry.com

//I'm a woodworking nut :)
 
2012-05-23 04:31:23 PM  

christianity: rufus-t-firefly: The Daily Show averages 2.3 million viewers a night, farkwit. O'Reilly does better - by about 700k. Is O'Reilly also "low-rated," since he only has a third more viewers?

Link

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart averaged 2.3 million viewers per episode in 2011. Unlike Fox News, "The Daily Show" was up in total viewers (+7%) and all key demos: adults 18-49 (+6%); men 18-34 (+2%); men 18-24 (+4%)." The Daily Show was also the top cable late night talk show in terms of total viewers, and was generally dominant. While Fox News was losing 14% in the demo in 2011, Jon Stewart was gaining 6%\

I'm not even sure that's the whole of it. I realize "people I know personally" is not really representative of the whole population, but I have many friends who follow the show and I think only one of them actually owns a tv. Stewart and Colbert's shows stream free on their websites, and I can't find anything in that link to suggest those numbers are factored into the 2.3 million.


Including streaming numbers would be fair, as the average Fox News viewer still has a landline and answers "Ahoy-hoy!" when he answers the phone. If you gave him a computer, he'd ask where the punchcards go in.
 
2012-05-23 04:32:23 PM  
www.intomobile.com

"Um, Hello?"

"Hello, Texas! I'm Sarah Palin!"


theinsanityreport.com
 
2012-05-23 04:37:59 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Dafuq?


I live and work in the DC area, and trust me this reaction is spot on and almost a daily occurrence. I try not to talk politics at bars, but I do hear it when a couple of derptards come in to one and have a few.
 
2012-05-23 05:14:13 PM  

Cythraul: it's pretty damn obvious he's a bit far left of center


Depends on where you put the center.

These days it seems like privatizing fire departments is "centrist" and and environmental regulation at all is "unthinkably left-wing".
 
2012-05-23 05:15:06 PM  

Renart: He's in good company:

"It's perfectly ordinary to be a socialist. It's perfectly normal to be in favor of fire departments. There was a time when I could vote for economic justice, and I can't anymore. I cast my first vote for a socialist candidate-Norman Thomas, a Christian minister. I had to cast it by absentee ballot. I used to have three socialist parties to choose from-the Socialist Labor Party, Socialist Workers Party, and I forgot what the other one was."--Kurt Vonnegut


There are not words for how much I miss that man.
 
2012-05-23 05:22:09 PM  

voran: wow, I'd say the comment here tend to have a 40 percent chance of making me feel like I want to punch someone in the face, but the comments from people on the article site totally makes me want to punch them in the face.

How f'd up is it that Fark is a better behaved, less insane group?


Most of the time, I find that Fark is the most sane, levelheaded group of people on the Internet, and when you consider that most of what's here are crass comments, that's saying something.
 
2012-05-23 05:23:16 PM  
Beloved by one half of one percent of the population? Does he know how ratings work?
 
2012-05-23 05:27:06 PM  
It shoudn't amuse me that the comments section of that story is full of anti-semitic nonsense, but it does.
 
2012-05-23 05:28:36 PM  

Deucednuisance: All I know is that for a Socialist, he sure seems to have the whole Capitalism thing working out pretty well for him....


Yeah, that's one of the main reasons we small-government capitalist types don't put much stock in (or have much respect for) the Hollywood Left: they have this odd philosophy that capitalism is perfectly okay for them - it's just the rest of us little people who can't be trusted to manage our own affairs. "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others," and so forth.

And yeah, the right has its hypocrites too, but it's still pretty maddening to hear a bunch of bratty rich actors lecturing us about accepting stuff they don't want done to themselves. It's sorta like the Christianists whining about religious freedom, when that's the last thing they want to allow for anyone who doesn't share their beliefs.
 
2012-05-23 05:31:20 PM  

Gaseous Anomaly:

These days it seems like privatizing fire departments is "centrist" and and environmental regulation at all is "unthinkably left-wing".


Yeah, this filthy commie pig gave us cap-and-trade:

upload.wikimedia.org

Didn't he know that socialism was a failure??? He should go to see Rev. "God Damn America" Wright with his Kenyan buddy Barry HUSSEIN O'Bummer!!!!
 
2012-05-23 05:34:49 PM  

Evil Kirk vs Bad Ash: CSB time

I was wearing a Viva Barista t-shirt once. It was military green with a fist held high clutching a tamper. It was all very Che Guevara looking with scary Russian fonts. This drunk guy walks up to me and yells

"WHAT ARE YOU? A farkING SO-CE-LIST!"
"What, no I'm a barista."
"What kind of farking anti-america party is that."
"The kind that makes coffee."
"COFFEE IS AMERICAN!"


That is beautiful. Instant Youtube gold.
 
2012-05-23 05:36:19 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: I'm a socialist. So are many Americans. Most of them just don't know it because the GOP message machine has been turning "socialist" and "liberal" into dirty words for the past 50 years. To people outside the US, the fear of "socialism" is ridiculous.

If you gave the average American a test to see which policies they support, without attaching the word "socialist" to any of them, people would be pretty shocked by how socialist they really are.


See, there's a problem with this. "The rest of the world" doesn't have to pay the full freight of their own defense; the same 'Murica that's routinely villified for being "the world's policeman" is, in fact, allowing all those European countries to spend a ton of cash on cradle-to-grave by doing so.

I can absolutely promise you that when 'Murica finally can't print any more money to cover all the dumbass spending we've been doing, and thus has to stop policing the world, the Eurozone is going to long for the days when all they were worried about was their own countries going broke. They're going to be in a world of hurt.

Capitalism pays the bills. It's really not any more complicated than this.
 
2012-05-23 05:44:40 PM  
theMightyRegeya:

Yeah, this filthy commie pig gave us cap-and-trade:

[Poppy.jpg]

Yes - along with Goldman Sachs and a whole lot of other corporatist criminals. Do the words "Carlyle Group" ring any bells, per chance? Cap and Tax is just the newest way for the top 0.01% to try to transfer wealth from the masses to themselves. Anybody who thinks it's going to clean up the planet is living in FantasyLand.

What we need are sensible environmental regulations, that don't include arbitrary jack-booted power for the EPA, and which aren't crafted with loopholes to let the biggest players get a pass on farking up Nature.
 
2012-05-23 05:49:36 PM  

SouthernFriedYankee: What we need are sensible environmental regulations, that don't include arbitrary jack-booted power for the EPA, and which aren't crafted with loopholes to let the biggest players get a pass on farking up Nature.


To some on the right, letting the big players get a pass on farking up nature is a "sensible environmental regulation".

/Learned to never trust the term "common-sense" or "sensible" when talking about politics and policies
 
2012-05-23 05:54:31 PM  

srtpointman: Beloved by one half of one percent of the population? Does he know how ratings work?


There was a guy the other day who thought a good sample size for a poll would 1%.
Of the population of the United States.
 
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