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2012-06-27 12:59:24 PM  
4 votes:
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."
2012-06-27 02:37:17 PM  
3 votes:

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.
2012-06-27 01:55:04 PM  
3 votes:
Posted in another thread; but Rick Perry pretty much symbolizes the intelligence of the typical Contard:

BOB SCHIEFFER: What exactly are you accusing the President of here, Governor?

GOVERNOR RICK PERRY: I don't know.


Link
2012-06-27 01:45:07 PM  
3 votes:

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?


Wouldn't it be great if you weren't so victimized and didn't have your own Mama's-nipple news network to reassure you of how evil the rest of the world can be?
2012-06-27 01:20:59 PM  
3 votes:
Republicans will learn

Of this I'm skeptical.
2012-06-27 03:58:36 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:53:40 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:51:36 PM  
2 votes:

heinrich66: max_pooper: 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.

That's some long winded "BSABSVR" right there.

Long-winded! A couple of paragraphs, yes! Now get off the internet. Go see how long-winded a book is.


Your ignorance of comedy and satire is eclipsed only by your ignorance of politics.

Do yourself a favor and stop posting. It's much easier to hide your stupidity when you are quite.
2012-06-27 01:52:10 PM  
2 votes:
So what happens when they say "Watergate" 3 times? Does Betelgeuse, Bloody Mary, Biggie Smalls or Zombie Nixion show up?
2012-06-27 01:25:13 PM  
2 votes:
Ahh yes, a failed program with good intentions is certainly the equivalent of an intentional effort to cheat in a Presidential election.
2012-06-27 01:24:57 PM  
2 votes:

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.


True, Nixon would be seen as far too liberal for Republicans these days.
2012-06-27 12:52:01 PM  
2 votes:
No, they won't.
2012-06-27 04:53:46 PM  
1 vote:

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.


You sound... neutral.
2012-06-27 04:51:42 PM  
1 vote:

The Lone Gunman: I wrote a sketch called 'GOP Debate: The Musical'. Newt Gingrich sang 'Rock Me Amadeus' except with the words Ronald Reagan over and over. Santorum sang 'Maria' but it was about Googling his own name. Romney sang a parody of 'It Wasnt Me' about previous statements he'd made. And Ron Paul didn't sing anything because music isn't mentioned in the Constitution.


I lol'd
2012-06-27 04:42:29 PM  
1 vote:

Summoner101: True, Nixon would be seen as far too liberal for Republicans these days.


Not to mention he'd be a high outlier as far as basic competence in office is concerned.

//In all seriousness, Nixon was corrupt as hell but actually pretty good at the job. Which, lets be honest, is a combination a lot of us appreciate a lot more after how the much more morally upstanding and less corruptible administration from 2000-2008 worked out.
2012-06-27 04:35:36 PM  
1 vote:

birchman: Since when are comedians required to give equal time? Did I miss the memo?


sounds like he would like the full reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine.
Ehh
2012-06-27 04:27:12 PM  
1 vote:
JerkStore: If Nixon were around today, he'd be wondering who the hell let this black ultra-conservative president into the White House.

He might also point out that, just like the coyote who gets his ass handed to him again and again by that roadrunner, his lifetime enemies (the well-connected establishment types who were born on third base) handed his ass to him even when he was president. They had their friends Deep Throat and Woodward and Butterfield bring Nixon down, because, well, he wasn't one of them, and they never did like him, even though he worked his way into their clubhouse (and saved their WASP bacon with the Southern strategy).
2012-06-27 04:20:27 PM  
1 vote:

The Lone Gunman: 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.


"Red-Eye w/Greg Gutfeld" lasted a lot longer and was closer to being the conservative "answer" to the Daily Show. The problem is it just wasn't nearly as funny or clever.

I've found attempts at conservative political humor tend to be more along the lines of making fun of obvious misstatements and broadly mocking a person's personality tics. Which frankly holds very little lasting appeal.

The odd thing is, despite Daily Show's liberal slant, they actually pull off making fun of liberals much better than any conservative outlet does. Better writers I suppose...
2012-06-27 04:10:58 PM  
1 vote:

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.


No shiat, what with his universal healthcare ideas and creating the EPA and all that hippie, liberal, socialism nonsense.

If Nixon were around today, he'd be wondering who the hell let this black ultra-conservative president into the White House.
2012-06-27 04:09:01 PM  
1 vote:

incendi: heinrich66: It's better than anything else on TV. That doesn't mean it's not shiat.

You could, you know... go to bed?

heinrich66: Good one. 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.

You've got a strange and narrow definition of comedy.


No kidding. My favorite line is " It's supposed to be about telling people what they don't want to hear."

Next time you go to an open mic, let me know. I'd REALLY like to see how this philosophy works out.

Comedy is about taking the same world that everyone else is privy to, and looking at it from a different angle. It's about introducing a broader audience to your perceptions of the world around you.

I wrote a sketch called 'GOP Debate: The Musical'. Newt Gingrich sang 'Rock Me Amadeus' except with the words Ronald Reagan over and over. Santorum sang 'Maria' but it was about Googling his own name. Romney sang a parody of 'It Wasnt Me' about previous statements he'd made. And Ron Paul didn't sing anything because music isn't mentioned in the Constitution.

The idea that comedy is getting up there and saying things that people don't want to hear is ridiculous.
2012-06-27 04:08:05 PM  
1 vote:

birchman: Since when are comedians required to give equal time? Did I miss the memo?


Yes, somewhere in this whole discussion, it's lost on Republicans that maybe the market should decide who the voices are. Or did I just imagine that as being their central tenet (for everything but religion, sexuality and media bias)?
2012-06-27 04:01:03 PM  
1 vote:

NateGrey: Posted in another thread; but Rick Perry pretty much symbolizes the intelligence of the typical Contard:

BOB SCHIEFFER: What exactly are you accusing the President of here, Governor?

GOVERNOR RICK PERRY: I don't know.


Link


I would typically accuse Conservative voters of being even dumber than Conservative politicians but I think Perry might be the exception.
2012-06-27 03:40:35 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:37:59 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:28:45 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:23:29 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:20:27 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:19:03 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:18:11 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:16:19 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:09:49 PM  
1 vote:

I alone am best: PLAMEGATE PLAMEGATE PLAMEGATE!


Don't forget the rest of his greatest hits:

Torturegate
MedicarePartDGate
Curveballgate
McCainsIllegitimateBlackChildGate
NoChildLeftBehindGate
UnfundedWarsGate
SwiftboatGate
HalliburtonGate
JohnEllisGate
RenditionGate
AbramoffGate
IndianGamingGate
Missing2000000000DollarsGate
WiretappingUNGate
KatrinaGate
TomDelayPACGate
MedicareVideoGate
ScaliaDuckHuntingTripGate
NationalGuardAWOLGate
AbuGhraibGate
2012-06-27 03:08:33 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:06:30 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:06:30 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:06:21 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:03:14 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:01:14 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:55:59 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:55:46 PM  
1 vote:
"So what are you accusing the president of?"
..."I don't know."

That is why Republicans are targeted more than Democrats.
2012-06-27 02:54:42 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:53:11 PM  
1 vote:

heinrich66: qorkfiend: heinrich66:
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.


*Sigh*
Let's review:
Someone says something retarded, we make fun of it.
Someone says something that is NOT retarded, we DON'T make fun of it.

That's why TDS makes fun of Republican statements so much more often than other people's statements.
2012-06-27 02:49:34 PM  
1 vote:

heinrich66: 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.


NO, it's because the Republicans give free material to TDS every time any one of them opens their mouth.

---"They're slanted because they keep making fun of us because we say stupid shiat 24/7!!!---

(Cue the crying baby pic)
2012-06-27 02:49:02 PM  
1 vote:

heinrich66: Both sides are equally deserving of ridicule.


"My intent was not to go after Rush - I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh. I was maybe a little bit inarticulate. There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership."
2012-06-27 02:47:30 PM  
1 vote:

heinrich66: It's better than anything else on TV. That doesn't mean it's not shiat.


You could, you know... go to bed?

heinrich66: Good one. 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.


You've got a strange and narrow definition of comedy.
2012-06-27 02:47:12 PM  
1 vote:

heinrich66: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: 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.

You're clearly above all that sh*t. You should write a book or start a religion or something. We'll all bow down to you. I'll start. What shall I do to become wise, oh great teacher?

YES. Because it takes a revolutionary prophet to say that a shiatty cable show like The Daily Show is actually overrated garbage. Your irony proves the point.


What happened to your larger argument that both of our political parties had bankrupt ideologies, and if only we had clearer minds and saw the world as you did then we would be free of our delusions? Don't abandon me here in the intellectual wilderness with only "the daily show is sh*t" for succor! I need more, oh wise one! Show me the path to enlightenment!
2012-06-27 02:43:27 PM  
1 vote:

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?


Yeah, continually labeling Fast and Furious as "stupid" and "irresponsible"(Just to use 1 example) isn't tearing into the Obama Administration at all, is it?

This is how I know that not only do you not watch The Daily Show, you didn't even watch this video.

See, it's not that TDS is slanted, it's that the Right feeds them with material at such an alarming rate, they miss 90% of what's available, and still don't have room for anything else.
2012-06-27 02:40:54 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2012-06-27 02:40:28 PM  
1 vote:

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: 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.

You're clearly above all that sh*t. You should write a book or start a religion or something. We'll all bow down to you. I'll start. What shall I do to become wise, oh great teacher?


Start thinking like a controlling rich white male who wants to impose his beliefs upon the rest of the country. Then you'll realize.
2012-06-27 02:38:32 PM  
1 vote:
This is Obama's Caddyshack 2.
2012-06-27 02:35:36 PM  
1 vote:

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.


You're clearly above all that sh*t. You should write a book or start a religion or something. We'll all bow down to you. I'll start. What shall I do to become wise, oh great teacher?
2012-06-27 02:32:45 PM  
1 vote:

heinrich66: And when it skewers them it's for being hypocritical and not, say, because left-leaning principles are themselves bullshiat.


You seem to really want TDS to conform to your preconceived notions. Sorry it doesn't work like that.
2012-06-27 02:26:54 PM  
1 vote:
This is Obama's Godfather 3.
2012-06-27 02:25:28 PM  
1 vote:

Snatch Bandergrip: The Daily Show definitely leans left, but if you think they never criticize liberals, you are flat out wrong, and their recent coverage of the Fast and Furious debacle is clear evidence of that.


As was their coverage of Weinner-gate, and just about every legitimate* Democratic scandal.

* Legitimate being the key word, not your run of the mill manufactured Republican butthurt of the day.
2012-06-27 01:50:53 PM  
1 vote:

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?


Wouldn't it be great if you shut the fark up?
2012-06-27 01:50:22 PM  
1 vote:
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!
2012-06-27 01:47:10 PM  
1 vote:

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?


Yeah, like the part where for two years they refused to make jokes about the possibility of the President being from Kenya, despite it being an objectively false conspiracy theory asserted solely by white supremacists.....
2012-06-27 01:44:29 PM  
1 vote:

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.


The Republicans just lend themselves to being mocked easier.
2012-06-27 01:44:00 PM  
1 vote:

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?


Maybe he missed that week of ripping on Bloomberg (D) for his soda ban?
2012-06-27 01:43:57 PM  
1 vote:

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?


No. It'd be nice if the news media would do that, but the Daily Show is trying to be funny, and one side is producing a hell of a lot more laugh-worthy material than the other.

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.
2012-06-27 01:42:31 PM  
1 vote:

Summoner101: 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.

True, Nixon would be seen as far too liberal for Republicans these days.


He would be to liberal for Democrats these days.
2012-06-27 01:40:57 PM  
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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.
2012-06-27 01:39:19 PM  
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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?
2012-06-27 01:31:45 PM  
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Waterloo was Napoleon's Watergate.
2012-06-27 01:26:47 PM  
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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."


Well, they can't very well call it "Obama's Lewinski".

OTOH, she was kind of fast, if you know what I mean, and I bet she was furious about the stained dress, so maybe it does fit.
2012-06-27 01:25:30 PM  
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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.


That's correct; Nixon had significantly more class and a higher order of ethics compared to today's Republicans.
2012-06-27 01:23:56 PM  
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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.

Its pretty much the Fox who cried Watergate.
2012-06-27 01:21:45 PM  
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