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2012-06-27 02:53:29 PM  
See: An American Carol or The 1/2 Hour News Hour.
 
2012-06-27 02:53:40 PM  

thurstonxhowell: incendi: heinrich66: Yeah, like I said: I've watched it for years
...
heinrich66: That's because it's not high comedy. It's sophomoric.

So why do keep watching it?

He doesn't use remote controls, they're sophomoric.


Not to mention shallow and pedantic
 
2012-06-27 02:54:42 PM  

Headso: heinrich66: They both offer equally limited and self-contradictory worldviews to certain demographic groups.

I picture emo kids having this political view, typing out both sides are bad between slicing themselves with safety scissors.


Hey, at least his lawn cuts itself.
 
2012-06-27 02:55:05 PM  

heinrich66: Even your emphasis on the "Right" shows that the bullshiat left/right paradigm is in play


heinrich66: But more to the point: it has a left-leaning ideological view


whatisthepyramid.com
 
2012-06-27 02:55:42 PM  

Lunchlady: thurstonxhowell: incendi: heinrich66: Yeah, like I said: I've watched it for years
...
heinrich66: That's because it's not high comedy. It's sophomoric.

So why do keep watching it?

He doesn't use remote controls, they're sophomoric.

Not to mention shallow and pedantic


"Lois, this casserole is shallow and pedantic"
 
2012-06-27 02:55:46 PM  
"So what are you accusing the president of?"
..."I don't know."

That is why Republicans are targeted more than Democrats.
 
2012-06-27 02:55:59 PM  

heinrich66: What an utter, abject boatload of garbage.

So telling a lot of left-leaning people jokes based on a left-leaning perspective matches your point of view? Is taking risks? Challenges the status quo?

RECAP: I said comedy was about telling people what they didn't want to hear. You disagreed, saying comedy was about skewering the status quo. Then you used that amazingly to defend a show that feeds it audience (half the population) exactly what it wants to hear.


WRONG! Who are the ones currently pushing power around in a public display? What happens when that power is projected? Comedians latch onto it and skewer it (Boener's crap, F&F stonewalling, etc.). Naturally, this means that there will be one side that will be offended, and one side that will be catered to. THAT IS THE CRUX OF COMEDY. You play to the audience, you don't continually try to insult them. Saying that comedy should skewer both sides equally is the height of ignorance and naivete. Go educate yourself some more on the subject, then realize that comedy derives its value from dichotomy of ideas and playing one side against the other, not the destruction of all sides.
 
2012-06-27 02:57:04 PM  

Lunchlady: thurstonxhowell: incendi: heinrich66: Yeah, like I said: I've watched it for years
...
heinrich66: That's because it's not high comedy. It's sophomoric.

So why do keep watching it?

He doesn't use remote controls, they're sophomoric.

Not to mention shallow and pedantic


Like my breakfast!
 
2012-06-27 02:57:09 PM  

lennavan: Think of it this way - the GOP does 100 stupid things for every 10 stupid things Democrats do.


10:1 ratios are unacceptable to republicans, remember?
 
2012-06-27 02:59:20 PM  
some of you might want to read this Fortune article about fast and furious.
 
2012-06-27 03:01:14 PM  

heinrich66: valar_morghulis: heinrich66: Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?

Know how I know you don't watch the Daily Show?

Know how I know you're a sucker?

I've watched The Daily Show for years. Nothing could be more obvious than that's it's basically intended for a 30-40 year old quasi-hipster audience.

But more to the point: it has a left-leaning ideological view (urbanite, tolerant) that skewers Republicans easily -- and justifiably -- but when it skewers Democrats there's always a feeling that it's doing something "bold". And when it skewers them it's for being hypocritical and not, say, because left-leaning principles are themselves bullshiat.


Go cry somewhere else. Do you want some sort of affirmative action program to compensate for the fact that conservatives tend to be humorless drones? You don't like TDS because it efficiently and hilariously showcases political BS and most of that BS is stinking up your side of the ideological aisle. If the Left is so chock-full of its own bull flavored shiat it should be easy to mock, so get your own shows and stop biatching.
 
2012-06-27 03:01:32 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: CruiserTwelve: The original Watergate involved a Republican president. I guess what the Republicans are saying when they refer to something being "Obama's Watergate" is that "Obama is becoming as bad as us Nixon."

FTFY.

Nixon ≠ Republicans.


img32.imageshack.us
Back to remedial History 101 for you, bucko.
 
2012-06-27 03:01:51 PM  
If you feed "Nixon You Dolt" into Google, that thread pops up. I once did that to find the source of the meme. Haven't read the whole thread, but it does kind of speak truth to the Palin-Republican mentality.

It's an interesting thing to look at, because there are two possibilities behind it. One is that the poster is full of lard. The other is that the poster listened to the words of the Authority he admired, and those words actually temporarily erased the memory of Nixon's resignation from his mind.

I read that "You are not so smart" book about how memories are formed and recalled, This is an "authority" thing. The poster obviously admires Michael Savage, or at least the side that he purports to be on, enough so that when Savage, as an authority, makes a statement like that, the poster's mind stifles the recall of the fact that the statement was false. Combine that with tribalism - "my side is never wrong ever" - and there's his insane attempt to walk it back. "Well, he didn't really resign, he was hounded out of office."

GaryPDX wasn't stupid, but what he did in that thread was prove that he had, essentially, reached a point where he was letting other people do all his thinking for him. He was no longer processing simple information on his own. Don't you kind of wish you had that power over someone? That you could just say any stupid thing and have it be believed? The Republican have that power over a wide swath of the country, and they will exercise it.

"Yes, master...no President ever resigned...Obama is a socialist foreign invader...Paul Revere's ride was to warn the British...Michelle Obama said 'All this for a damn flag...' the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the government...vote Republican...I obey..."

For relevance's sake, you also have Rick Perry above, stating one of the golden truths of modern conservatism: "I don't know why I'm mad, but boy am I mad. This is an outrage, for some reason I haven't adequately figured out yet."

In the movie version of "Game Change," Rick Davis pointed out that they couldn't even mention Obama's name without the crowd getting all whipped up. Conservatives learned a long time ago that people surrender their critical thinking when they're riled up - we all give in to emotion first, before the intellect kicks in and brings us back to Earth, so conservatives have decided that the way to keep and maintain power was to get people angry and keep them angry, for as long as possible, for as many different reasons as possible, and against the wrong people.
 
2012-06-27 03:03:14 PM  

Jake Havechek: Orange Rhyming Dictionary: Speaking of Nixon, whatever happened to Gary? Was he parmabanned or just using a new alt that I have yet to pick up on.

He's never going to live that down. The backpedaling he did was even funnier.


there were worse examples, just not as funny. he's the same guy who had to ask 'if there is a prominent 3rd party, would that mean states need to send 3 senators to washington?'

brain. damaged.
 
2012-06-27 03:03:15 PM  

heinrich66: incendi: heinrich66:
Yeah, like I said: I've watched it for years. Anybody who thinks it's non-partisan is a moran, and is likely to think PBS and NPR are objective and non-partisan.


PBS and NPR skew liberal to the extent that you believe it is the role of the media to reinforce your beliefs, rather than presenting objective reality.
 
2012-06-27 03:03:53 PM  
H2 channel has been running a really good 2 hour documentary on Nixon, lately.
 
2012-06-27 03:05:15 PM  

peasandcarrots: wasn't stupid


no, really. he is stupid. unless he's stumbled into a woodchipper, he's still being stupid today.
 
2012-06-27 03:06:21 PM  

heinrich66: What an utter, abject boatload of garbage.

So telling a lot of left-leaning people jokes based on a left-leaning perspective matches your point of view? Is taking risks? Challenges the status quo?

RECAP: I said comedy was about telling people what they didn't want to hear. You disagreed, saying comedy was about skewering the status quo. Then you used that amazingly to defend a show that feeds it audience (half the population) exactly what it wants to hear.


There needs to be some kind of international trolling championship so you can really take this to the next level. I think you've got potential
 
2012-06-27 03:06:30 PM  

udhq: heinrich66: incendi: heinrich66:
Yeah, like I said: I've watched it for years. Anybody who thinks it's non-partisan is a moran, and is likely to think PBS and NPR are objective and non-partisan.

PBS and NPR skew liberal to the extent that you believe it is the role of the media to reinforce your beliefs, rather than presenting objective reality.


Foxnews laughs, continues making shiat up.
 
2012-06-27 03:06:30 PM  

heap: heinrich66: Even your emphasis on the "Right" shows that the bullshiat left/right paradigm is in play

heinrich66: But more to the point: it has a left-leaning ideological view

heinrich66
So many layers to this delusion. Even your emphasis on the "Right" shows that the bullshiat left/right paradigm is in play -- and that you think TDS is on the left.


This farkin guy is great!
 
2012-06-27 03:07:38 PM  

brainiac-dumdum: heinrich66: valar_morghulis: heinrich66: Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?

Know how I know you don't watch the Daily Show?

Know how I know you're a sucker?

I've watched The Daily Show for years. Nothing could be more obvious than that's it's basically intended for a 30-40 year old quasi-hipster audience.

But more to the point: it has a left-leaning ideological view (urbanite, tolerant) that skewers Republicans easily -- and justifiably -- but when it skewers Democrats there's always a feeling that it's doing something "bold". And when it skewers them it's for being hypocritical and not, say, because left-leaning principles are themselves bullshiat.

Go cry somewhere else. Do you want some sort of affirmative action program to compensate for the fact that conservatives tend to be humorless drones? You don't like TDS because it efficiently and hilariously showcases political BS and most of that BS is stinking up your side of the ideological aisle. If the Left is so chock-full of its own bull flavored shiat it should be easy to mock, so get your own shows and stop biatching.


Listen up, slave. Here's the skinny: I'm not a Republican. I'm also not a Democrat. I don't buy into worthless worldviews. I don't believe that as an individual I am entitled to rape and pillage and screw everybody else (Republican). I also don't believe that I have an identity only insofar as I belong to a some category within identity politics (African American, LGBT, Inuit) and that social progress is and can only be the progress of groups, not individuals.

If anything I am entirely opposed to an imperialism that most Americans don't even know exists, that results in countless deaths and terrible injustice on a global scale -- and is far worse than some "Republican" hypocrisy when it comes to INSERT SOCIAL ISSUE HERE.

The Daily Show routinely avoids the hard issues, takes no real risks, and just tells its audience what it wants to hear. This is not the approach of a George Carlin or a Bill Hicks who said whatever the fark they thought was the truth, fark the audience.
 
2012-06-27 03:08:33 PM  

thurstonxhowell: anfrind: Jake Havechek: Orange Rhyming Dictionary: Speaking of Nixon, whatever happened to Gary? Was he parmabanned or just using a new alt that I have yet to pick up on.

He's never going to live that down. The backpedaling he did was even funnier.

I must have missed that. What happened?

Link


You know, I somehow missed that thread. So, I started reading and couldn't help but thinking that it couldn't be real because nobody could possibly be that completely stupid. But then someone in that thread put up a screenshot of Gary suggesting that if we had 3 political parties that each state would get 3 senators...and I just lost it. BWA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Thank you for posting this. It truly brightened my day.
 
2012-06-27 03:09:49 PM  

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Don't forget the rest of his greatest hits:

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2012-06-27 03:13:13 PM  

heinrich66: brainiac-dumdum: heinrich66: valar_morghulis: heinrich66: Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?

Know how I know you don't watch the Daily Show?

Know how I know you're a sucker?

I've watched The Daily Show for years. Nothing could be more obvious than that's it's basically intended for a 30-40 year old quasi-hipster audience.

But more to the point: it has a left-leaning ideological view (urbanite, tolerant) that skewers Republicans easily -- and justifiably -- but when it skewers Democrats there's always a feeling that it's doing something "bold". And when it skewers them it's for being hypocritical and not, say, because left-leaning principles are themselves bullshiat.

Go cry somewhere else. Do you want some sort of affirmative action program to compensate for the fact that conservatives tend to be humorless drones? You don't like TDS because it efficiently and hilariously showcases political BS and most of that BS is stinking up your side of the ideological aisle. If the Left is so chock-full of its own bull flavored shiat it should be easy to mock, so get your own shows and stop biatching.

Listen up, slave. Here's the skinny: I'm not a Republican. I'm also not a Democrat. I don't buy into worthless worldviews. I don't believe that as an individual I am entitled to rape and pillage and screw everybody else (Republican). I also don't believe that I have an identity only insofar as I belong to a some category within identity politics (African American, LGBT, Inuit) and that social progress is and can only be the progress of groups, not individuals.

If anything I am entirely opposed to an imperialism that most Americans don't even know exists, that results in countless deaths and terrible injustice on a global scale -- and is far worse than some "Republican" hypocrisy when it comes to INSERT SOCIAL ISSUE HERE.

The Daily Show routinely avoids the hard issues, takes ...


You sure like complaining. It's a basic cable television show, you really shouldn't get all pissy about.
 
2012-06-27 03:16:19 PM  
kvetching about a comedy show being liberal makes as much sense as kvetching that AM talk radio is all right wing.

right wing comedy has been tried. it sucked.
left wing angry radio has been tried. it sucked.

that isn't to say that there are no angry lefties. or that there are no funny righties. just that there isn't enough of an audience in either segment that suits the mold to justify giving a shiat, or to further producing it.
 
2012-06-27 03:16:44 PM  
I recently stayed at a Marriott and it was WAY WORSE THAN WATERGATE! The Watergate had much nicer rooms.
 
2012-06-27 03:17:04 PM  

heinrich66: Listen up, slave.


I have no respect for anyone who kept reading after this.
 
2012-06-27 03:18:11 PM  

heinrich66: Listen up, slave. Here's the skinny: I'm not a Republican. I'm also not a Democrat. I don't buy into worthless worldviews.


A Fark Independent. Adorable! * tussles hair* You little scamp! Go run along now.

heinrich66: If anything I am entirely opposed to an imperialism that most Americans don't even know exists, that results in countless deaths and terrible injustice on a global scale


You need to run that through the sense filter and take out the Alex Jones tinge. It's not a secret imperialism - Americans know about it just fine - some applaud it. It's just we're too mired in our own selves to do anything about it because the idol is on. Swamp People, et al.

heinrich66: and that social progress is and can only be the progress of groups, not individuals.


Groups are made up of individuals. If you have enough individuals doing one thing, it becomes a group doing one thing. Therefore, incorrect.

An individual doing something progressive is nice - but it does nothing on the whole. You become "that one guy". A group of people doing something progressive gets noticed.



So. We've learned that A) "The Man" is to blame and you are totally against him, B) You have no real convictions other than those that allow you to stay "totally on the edge, not weighed down by the things that control the others, man", and C) you think we're inferior to you for having views different from those of a fourteen-year-old latchkey kid.

Time to grow up, Francis.

/bets you own and wear both a vest and fedora
 
2012-06-27 03:19:03 PM  
The NRA sockpuppets are certainly doing their job deflecting attention away from their lobbying to keep gun control laws relaxed. I mean we wouldn't want the public or press asking "just how many guns pass over the border and what can we do to stop it?" now would we?

deflectors on full Mr Sulu!
 
2012-06-27 03:20:27 PM  

Jake Havechek: H2 channel has been running a really good 2 hour documentary on Nixon, lately.


Is it about his expansion of the alien research lab in Area 51? Because I find it hard to believe you saw anything historical on H or H2.
 
2012-06-27 03:22:04 PM  

doyner: Jake Havechek: H2 channel has been running a really good 2 hour documentary on Nixon, lately.

Is it about his expansion of the alien research lab in Area 51? Because I find it hard to believe you saw anything historical on H or H2.


Well you see, I check the listings.
 
2012-06-27 03:22:07 PM  

Thrag: I recently stayed at a Marriott and it was WAY WORSE THAN WATERGATE! The Watergate had much nicer rooms.


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>

www.simplyrecipes.com
 
2012-06-27 03:23:24 PM  

heinrich66: valar_morghulis: heinrich66: Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?

Know how I know you don't watch the Daily Show?

Know how I know you're a sucker?

I've watched The Daily Show for years. Nothing could be more obvious than that's it's basically intended for a 30-40 year old quasi-hipster audience.

But more to the point: it has a left-leaning ideological view (urbanite, tolerant) that skewers Republicans easily -- and justifiably -- but when it skewers Democrats there's always a feeling that it's doing something "bold". And when it skewers them it's for being hypocritical and not, say, because left-leaning principles are themselves bullshiat.


True, but you have to give them credit for at least being WILLING to go after both sides' unlike FOX.
 
2012-06-27 03:23:29 PM  

thurstonxhowell: heinrich66: Listen up, slave.

I have no respect for anyone who kept reading after this.


I stopped before that. Wow. Off to the killfile with Heinrich.
 
2012-06-27 03:28:45 PM  
I enjoy TDS when i watch it, which isn't frequently.

One thing that does upset me is that it makes light of serious business, I mean we should be clawing at the doors of the Capitol bldg. not laughing at the ridiculousness of our gov't.
maybe that's the purpose of TDS, to keep us laughing and prevent us form ... snapping.

most people say Republicans are obstructionists, scoundrels, corporatist whores and an easy target for comedic ridicule and it's true.
 
2012-06-27 03:31:11 PM  

CruiserTwelve: The original Watergate involved a Republican president. I guess what the Republicans are saying when they refer to something being "Obama's Watergate" is that "Obama is becoming as bad as us."


That would explain why they're always complaining about how Obama is continuing Bush's policies.
 
2012-06-27 03:33:42 PM  

Mrtraveler01: liam76: Can't watch video here, and didn't watch daily last night.

Is this about F&F, or the "leaked" info?

Either way the next person who adds a -gate to a contraversy needs a kick in the nuts.

It was more or less making fun of the fact that the GOP tries to make everything Obama or his administration does wrong, sound like its worse than Watergate any controversy involving a Republican.


FTFY
 
2012-06-27 03:34:07 PM  

heinrich66: The Daily Show routinely avoids the hard issues, takes no real risks, and just tells its audience what it wants to hear. This is not the approach of a George Carlin or a Bill Hicks who said whatever the fark they thought was the truth, fark the audience.


TDS serves a valid purpose by inculcating a young demographic with cynicism and informing them of hypocrisies in the media and politics through satire. Jon Stewart is no Lenny Bruce, but he is highly effective and, for many, educational. If you doubt Stewart's importance as a comedian or as a commentator you should glance over this list[link] of guests that he has had on his show, which includes many heads of state, high ranking government officials, etc. His guests recognize the importance of Stewart's show or they wouldn't take the time to make an appearance.
 
2012-06-27 03:37:59 PM  

heinrich66: Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?


Political comedy never used to tear into both sides equally.

Comics tear into the side that gives them the most material.

I've written jokes about Obama's '57 states' gaffe and a sketch about his fundraisers with celebrities, but the GOP gives me the most material. Their perpetual victimhood makes it especially easy.
 
2012-06-27 03:39:04 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: CruiserTwelve: The original Watergate involved a Republican president. I guess what the Republicans are saying when they refer to something being "Obama's Watergate" is that "Obama is becoming as bad as us Nixon."

FTFY.

Nixon ≠ Republicans.


Kinda like how Republicans suddenly thought Bush wasn't really a conservative in 2008?
 
2012-06-27 03:40:35 PM  

Isitoveryet: I enjoy TDS when i watch it, which isn't frequently.

One thing that does upset me is that it makes light of serious business, I mean we should be clawing at the doors of the Capitol bldg. not laughing at the ridiculousness of our gov't.
maybe that's the purpose of TDS, to keep us laughing and prevent us form ... snapping.



Sadly, most "real" news programs play a sound byte from a politician and take it at face value.

The Daily Show seems to be the only "news" program that actually will go back and check old tapes and come up with clips of a that same candidate contradicting themselves, and then calling them out on their bullshiat. They've done it routinely for Obama and Romney (and many others) just in the past few weeks.

It's a sad state of affairs when the best investigative journalists seem to be employed by a show that once had lead ins of robots fighting and puppets making crank phone calls.
 
2012-06-27 03:41:26 PM  

heinrich66: Develop some standards. Learn about real comedy. Comedy is supposed to be about taking risks. It's supposed to be about telling people what they don't want to hear. Not reaffirming their prejudices. TDS is an exercise in affirming the prejudices of a left-leaning hipster-type crowd.


So why do you continue to watch such an unfunny, terrible show?
 
2012-06-27 03:44:15 PM  

Dog Welder: It's a sad state of affairs when the best investigative journalists seem to be employed by a show that once had lead ins of robots fighting and puppets making crank phone calls.


is that it, or is it that TDS is the only place we expect investigation of that sort?

sorta chicken or the egg, but i can't really ignore that people tune into news provided by transcriptionists instead of reporters....and go back for more.
 
2012-06-27 03:49:52 PM  

heap: Dog Welder: It's a sad state of affairs when the best investigative journalists seem to be employed by a show that once had lead ins of robots fighting and puppets making crank phone calls.

is that it, or is it that TDS is the only place we expect investigation of that sort?

sorta chicken or the egg, but i can't really ignore that people tune into news provided by transcriptionists instead of reporters....and go back for more.


In terms of cable news, The Daily Show has been the most reliable source. In regular news, most of the newspapers, local and national, are up on their game, and only the bigger, "Gate"-worthy stuff of those investigative pieces get grabbed by the news networks.
 
2012-06-27 03:50:41 PM  
Don't you have to have their true name to have a power over someone

can we get a practitioner of magic type stuff to comment, is there a pagan in the house?
 
2012-06-27 03:54:19 PM  

heinrich66: qorkfiend: heinrich66: Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?

If both sides were equally deserving of ridicule, sure. They're not, so no, I don't think TDS should exhibit a false sense of balance.

This, of course, is where you're wrong. Both sides are equally deserving of ridicule. They both offer equally limited and self-contradictory worldviews to certain demographic groups. Naturally since you've chosen one side over the other you wouldn't see that.


Then why did 'The Half Hour News Hour' fail so badly? It was on Fox News and had a core audience, but no one watched it.

I get that both sides deserve ridicule, but equal?

Seriously, you need to stop this.
 
2012-06-27 03:56:39 PM  

thurstonxhowell: anfrind: Jake Havechek: Orange Rhyming Dictionary: Speaking of Nixon, whatever happened to Gary? Was he parmabanned or just using a new alt that I have yet to pick up on.

He's never going to live that down. The backpedaling he did was even funnier.

I must have missed that. What happened?

Link


thank you for that. i had missed it too.
 
2012-06-27 03:58:36 PM  

peasandcarrots: G_____X wasn't stupid, but what he did in that thread was prove that he had, essentially, reached a point where he was letting other people do all his thinking for him. He was no longer processing simple information on his own.


As opposed to a certain avid viewer of the Daily Show who does the opposite.

"I reject everyone's political views. That means I'm superior. I also care about things that most people don't know about - like my girlfriend in Canada (you wouldn't know her)."

He even used "slave" rather than "sheeple." THAT is how independent he truly is.
 
2012-06-27 03:58:45 PM  

Dog Welder: But then someone in that thread put up a screenshot of Gary suggesting that if we had 3 political parties that each state would get 3 senators...and I just lost it. BWA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.


that did add to the enjoyment for sure.
 
2012-06-27 03:59:00 PM  

heinrich66: incendi: heinrich66: Wouldn't it be great if The Daily Show were politically independent, tearing into both sides equally, you know, like comedy used to do?

Stewart's taken plenty of digs at the Democrats in the past few weeks though. Maybe you should actually watch it every now and then instead of just being mildly disgusted at what you think it is.

Yeah, like I said: I've watched it for years. Anybody who thinks it's non-partisan is a moran, and is likely to think PBS and NPR are objective and non-partisan.

The political left and right are both bankrupt ideologies. TDS favors the left, skewers Republicans 75% of the time and Democrats 25% of the time. If it were real comedy, and truly subversive, it would make a real show of skewering both equally for the empty, worthless ideologies that they are. But it doesn't. That's because it's not high comedy. It's sophomoric.


Yeah, it hard to believe that so many conservatives have so much respect for him that they go on his show to be interviewed by him.

BTW, 'partisan' implies that Jon Stewart is actively promoting the Democratic Party in the same way Tucker Carlson promotes the Republican Party (despite referring to himself as 'the least partisan person I know'). If Stewart were truly partisan, there's no way he could get the high-powered Republicans on his show that he does and SURE as hell would've have gotten major Bush administration players like Condoleeza Rice (twice), Donald Rumsfeld (who posted on Twitter that it was the best interview on his book tour), and John Yoo.
 
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