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2012-06-29 04:40:15 PM  

j__z: I do like Stewart, but I get tired of hearing about Foxnews on his show.


He gave credit to Fox News for immediately retracting the incorrect statement. CNN, on the other hand, just kept going.
 
2012-06-29 04:41:10 PM  

boozehat: i pay taxes that go to local public schools that my children don't attend.


Proposition 13
 
2012-06-29 04:44:06 PM  

kliq: j__z: I do like Stewart, but I get tired of hearing about Foxnews on his show.

He gave credit to Fox News for immediately retracting the incorrect statement. CNN, on the other hand, just kept going.


For certain values of immediate.

/Two minutes is still pretty bad.
 
2012-06-29 04:55:19 PM  

Paul Baumer: Regrettably, the CNN/Fox bit was the only good part of the show. The team coverage really beat the joke into the ground and 3 Tenacious D songs is about 4 too many at this point. Really thought he would have done better with this one.


This. Tenacious D started as a joke let's leave it there Fer Fark's Sake.
 
2012-06-29 04:55:42 PM  

j__z: I do like Stewart, but I get tired of hearing about Foxnews on his show.


Same here. I get tired hearing about how biased and misinformed they are. I get tired of hearing their delusions and claims that the country is suffering now more than ever. I get tired of the implied racism and overt hatred exhibited by their anchors especially knowing that they are educated enough to know better. I get tired of socialism and hearing the same phrases parroted by them and their ilk. Stupid Stewart showing us their flaws.
 
2012-06-29 04:57:02 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Dammit to hell, how did I fark that up? I'm going to assume I suffered a minor stroke earlier today.


It's subliminal, dude. I see it all the time especially on fark, people mistake 'think' for 'thing,' it happens when you know how to touchtype and your fingers are just trying to keep up with your mind.

/which is unpossible
 
2012-06-29 04:57:32 PM  

Mateorocks: Honestly, who would opt to pay the tax and not get coverage? I'm guessing the tax is probably as expensive as the insurance itself.


If the tax is less than the cheapest plan available, I imagine a lot of people will.
 
2012-06-29 05:03:05 PM  
Kind of easy for an asshat to make his comments after the fact though...isn't it? I mean...Fox and CNN probably had WAY more knowledge....but hey, John Stewart "just knew" when to voice....right.

Fuggin morons...I tell ya
 
2012-06-29 05:05:43 PM  
IT WAS A PARROT YOU ASSHOLE.

gold.
 
2012-06-29 05:06:32 PM  

Mr. Tweedy: I had checked CNN when I got up that morning and they said the mandate was struck down. So I got ready for worked all ticked off. Then I checked it again before I left for work and it said the mandate was held up! Good day at work!


I came straight to Fark when it was time for the announcement. Glad Fark linked to SCOTUSblog or there may have been a road rage incident on my commute that morning.
 
2012-06-29 05:15:35 PM  

Eapoe6: Old rich man pretending to relate.

They should run him for president.


Or we could, ya know, get rid of private campaign finance completely so money has zero say in our elections.

But republicans could never do that because Capitalist Jesus
 
2012-06-29 05:17:05 PM  

boozehat: i pay taxes that go to local public schools that my children don't attend.

just sayin'


Article 1 of the Constitution enumerates the powers of Congress, which do not in any way list the power to force someone to purchase any good or service - regardless what that good or service happens to be. The powers not enumberated are expressly stated to be granted to the states. The states then say what they will do, and grant the rest to counties/towns/etc.

just respondin'
 
2012-06-29 05:24:11 PM  

Launch Code: At what income level do the new obamacare taxes start. I make 75k a year, the wife makes 40k. I can tailor my truck driving job to get the free medical but not pay the new tax, but by how much?More time at home but less money, whatever. I thought he said he wasn't going to raise our taxes.


That's some weapon grade stupid there, sparky. You really should stop watching fox news.
 
2012-06-29 05:24:31 PM  

bdub77: I don't know why anyone bothers to watch CNN anymore. They have been really going downhill especially since Turner sold his stake in the company. Wolf Blitzer is a full on retard.


THANK YOU

I've said before, Blitzer has got to be the dumbest man on TV. Speaking as someone who absolutely hates Fox News, I think CNN is the sh*t that's shat out when a larger sh*t sandwich has another sh*t sandwich for breakfast.
 
2012-06-29 05:31:49 PM  
Hilarious! Definitely watch the second clip too.
 
2012-06-29 05:35:34 PM  

swingbozo: Launch Code: At what income level do the new obamacare taxes start. I make 75k a year, the wife makes 40k. I can tailor my truck driving job to get the free medical but not pay the new tax, but by how much?More time at home but less money, whatever. I thought he said he wasn't going to raise our taxes.

That's some weapon grade stupid there, sparky. You really should stop watching fox news.


He's a truck driver so he's probably listening to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck all day.
 
2012-06-29 05:35:37 PM  
But republicans could never do that because Capitalist Jesus

The Democrats could never to that because of Union Jesus.

You wanna take both corporate AND union dollars out of the election process? I'm all ears.
 
2012-06-29 05:36:21 PM  

relaxitsjustme: Hilarious! Definitely watch the second clip too.


Senator Ackbar is right though.
 
2012-06-29 05:40:03 PM  

Pegasus_CAG: But republicans could never do that because Capitalist Jesus

The Democrats could never to that because of Union Jesus.

You wanna take both corporate AND union dollars out of the election process? I'm all ears.


Hmmm ... I thought I wrote that:

Or we could, ya know, get rid of private campaign finance completely so money has zero say in our elections.

When I say "private campaign finance" I mean all money except for standard government allotments. I.E. if you get enough signatures to be on the ballot you and your opponent both get a small (compared to today) stack of money to go out and campaign.

Yes, I mean corporate and union. I apologize if I wasn't clear on that, but I guess I see unions and corporations as two sides of the same evil, private coin.
 
2012-06-29 05:40:55 PM  

DeltaPunch: bdub77: I don't know why anyone bothers to watch CNN anymore. They have been really going downhill especially since Turner sold his stake in the company. Wolf Blitzer is a full on retard.

THANK YOU

I've said before, Blitzer has got to be the dumbest man on TV. Speaking as someone who absolutely hates Fox News, I think CNN is the sh*t that's shat out when a larger sh*t sandwich has another sh*t sandwich for breakfast.


Obligatory:

3.bp.blogspot.com

/Of course the comedian's kicking ass.
 
2012-06-29 05:42:04 PM  
I had opened a tab with SCOTUSBlog at least an hour beforehand, so was oblivious to the fun-n-games. Drat!
 
2012-06-29 05:42:42 PM  

zarberg: Pegasus_CAG: But republicans could never do that because Capitalist Jesus

The Democrats could never to that because of Union Jesus.

You wanna take both corporate AND union dollars out of the election process? I'm all ears.

Hmmm ... I thought I wrote that:

Or we could, ya know, get rid of private campaign finance completely so money has zero say in our elections.

When I say "private campaign finance" I mean all money except for standard government allotments. I.E. if you get enough signatures to be on the ballot you and your opponent both get a small (compared to today) stack of money to go out and campaign.

Yes, I mean corporate and union. I apologize if I wasn't clear on that, but I guess I see unions and corporations as two sides of the same evil, private coin.


I'm all for publicly financed (and only publicly financed) campaigns, but union and corporation contributions aren't equal. Also, the issue right now isn't corporate contributions so much as it is one billionaire throwing millions upon millions of dollars into a race. At least a union is (presumably) a lot of people, and none of those people are billionaires.
 
2012-06-29 05:44:49 PM  

Dafatone: I'm all for publicly financed (and only publicly financed) campaigns, but union and corporation contributions aren't equal. Also, the issue right now isn't corporate contributions so much as it is one billionaire throwing millions upon millions of dollars into a race. At least a union is (presumably) a lot of people, and none of those people are billionaires.


I agree with you fully, so let's sum up how both of us feel:

Fark you, Citizens United.
 
2012-06-29 05:46:08 PM  

Launch Code: I make 75k a year, the wife makes 40k. I can tailor my truck driving job


You make $75k driving a truck?
 
2012-06-29 05:48:06 PM  

StoneColdAtheist: I had opened a tab with SCOTUSBlog at least an hour beforehand, so was oblivious to the fun-n-games. Drat!


Hipster.
 
2012-06-29 05:49:05 PM  

DeltaPunch: I think CNN is the sh*t that's shat out when a larger sh*t sandwich has another sh*t sandwich for breakfast.


I clicked the "Funny" button for this, though I don't even what it does.

/yes, that was intentional
 
2012-06-29 05:49:33 PM  

zarberg: Dafatone: I'm all for publicly financed (and only publicly financed) campaigns, but union and corporation contributions aren't equal. Also, the issue right now isn't corporate contributions so much as it is one billionaire throwing millions upon millions of dollars into a race. At least a union is (presumably) a lot of people, and none of those people are billionaires.

I agree with you fully, so let's sum up how both of us feel:

Fark you, Citizens United.


I like private campaign finance. It's helpful to counterbalance free media coverage, which can lean.
 
2012-06-29 05:51:12 PM  

Launch Code: At what income level do the new obamacare taxes start. I make 75k a year, the wife makes 40k. I can tailor my truck driving job to get the free medical but not pay the new tax, but by how much?More time at home but less money, whatever. I thought he said he wasn't going to raise our taxes.


Just wait until you have back problems from driving that truck day in and day out. You know that being a truck driver is listed as one of the top ten most dangerous jobs in America? It's not because of accidents; it's largely because of cumulative back problems. Worried about a tax? How about the $120 you're going to have to pay every time you go to the chiropractor, and then don't even get started on how much the surgery is going to cost. Yeah, back surgeries don't get done by orthopedic surgeons, they get done by neurosurgeons. Neurosurgeons don't come cheap. Lumbar fusion could set you back about $90,000.

You're gonna be happy for that insurance in the long run.
 
2012-06-29 05:52:23 PM  

zarberg: Dafatone: I'm all for publicly financed (and only publicly financed) campaigns, but union and corporation contributions aren't equal. Also, the issue right now isn't corporate contributions so much as it is one billionaire throwing millions upon millions of dollars into a race. At least a union is (presumably) a lot of people, and none of those people are billionaires.

I agree with you fully, so let's sum up how both of us feel:

Fark you, Citizens United.


Amen.
 
2012-06-29 05:52:23 PM  

Wangiss: I like private campaign finance. It's helpful to counterbalance free media coverage, which can lean.


So you're saying we need billionaires to give massive chunks of money to make up for the ultra-liberal media that has no conservative voice whatsoever?
 
2012-06-29 05:53:04 PM  

zarberg: Wangiss: I like private campaign finance. It's helpful to counterbalance free media coverage, which can lean.

So you're saying we need billionaires to give massive chunks of money to make up for the ultra-liberal media that has no conservative voice whatsoever?


We need the super rich to balance out themselves. Since it's not like the media's run by poor folks.
 
2012-06-29 05:54:14 PM  

Dafatone: zarberg: Wangiss: I like private campaign finance. It's helpful to counterbalance free media coverage, which can lean.

So you're saying we need billionaires to give massive chunks of money to make up for the ultra-liberal media that has no conservative voice whatsoever?

We need the super rich to balance out themselves. Since it's not like the media's run by poor folks.


Oh, sure, I try leading him to a logical point and you just snap the leash on and drag him along.

Wait ... you're into leashes? How YOU doin'?
 
2012-06-29 05:54:35 PM  

Wangiss: StoneColdAtheist: I had opened a tab with SCOTUSBlog at least an hour beforehand, so was oblivious to the fun-n-games. Drat!

Hipster.


LOL...more like "old and careful". I haven't been hip since well well before John Revolting made Grease.

/red double-knit leisure suit ftw
 
2012-06-29 05:55:50 PM  

zarberg: Wangiss: I like private campaign finance. It's helpful to counterbalance free media coverage, which can lean.

So you're saying we need billionaires to give massive chunks of money to make up for the ultra-liberal media that has no conservative voice whatsoever?


"So you're saying"

Classic.
 
2012-06-29 05:57:23 PM  

Wangiss: zarberg: Wangiss: I like private campaign finance. It's helpful to counterbalance free media coverage, which can lean.

So you're saying we need billionaires to give massive chunks of money to make up for the ultra-liberal media that has no conservative voice whatsoever?

"So you're saying"

Classic.


Ahh, you have no rebuttal then.

Classic Conservative.
 
2012-06-29 05:57:45 PM  

StoneColdAtheist: Wangiss: StoneColdAtheist: I had opened a tab with SCOTUSBlog at least an hour beforehand, so was oblivious to the fun-n-games. Drat!

Hipster.

LOL...more like "old and careful". I haven't been hip since well well before John Revolting made Grease.

/red double-knit leisure suit ftw


Double-knit lombs werre the only ones capable of producing what is now "Microfiber." Some poor fark in Alabama had a stack of them and is now incredibly rich.

No, I don't have a link. That was a case study in BUS101 back in the day.
 
2012-06-29 05:58:18 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Why Fareed Zakaria has a show on there (granted one buried at a horrible timeslot one day a week) is beyond me.


Seconded, that's easily the best show on any cable news channel. Hiding it in the middle of a Sunday is pants on head retarded and I imagine Mr Zakaria pushes pretty hard to get moved to a better time slot.
 
2012-06-29 06:00:18 PM  

zarberg: So you're saying we need billionaires to give massive chunks of money to make up for the ultra-liberal media that has no conservative voice whatsoever?


Would someone finally explain how the media is liberal? Has the trope of the "liberal media" just been repeated so many times that people just accept it?
 
2012-06-29 06:03:29 PM  

zarberg: Wangiss: zarberg: Wangiss: I like private campaign finance. It's helpful to counterbalance free media coverage, which can lean.

So you're saying we need billionaires to give massive chunks of money to make up for the ultra-liberal media that has no conservative voice whatsoever?

"So you're saying"

Classic.

Ahh, you have no rebuttal then.

Classic Conservative.


You want me to rebut your misinterpretation of my opinion? I don't understand why a person would do that.

Also, I'm not a conservative; I'm a progressive minarchist. Antanas Mockus is a good example.
 
2012-06-29 06:06:01 PM  

Mugato: zarberg: So you're saying we need billionaires to give massive chunks of money to make up for the ultra-liberal media that has no conservative voice whatsoever?

Would someone finally explain how the media is liberal? Has the trope of the "liberal media" just been repeated so many times that people just accept it?


The trope goes that since almost all students of journalism are leftists, the reporters in the media are mostly liberal. My opinion is that they are capitalists who want to make money and some are more successful than others. What you'll find is that those media outlets that cater to niche audiences adhere to those niches' ideologies because that's more profitable.
 
2012-06-29 06:13:04 PM  

sdd2000: Launch Code: At what income level do the new obamacare taxes start. I make 75k a year, the wife makes 40k. I can tailor my truck driving job to get the free medical but not pay the new tax, but by how much?More time at home but less money, whatever. I thought he said he wasn't going to raise our taxes.

You do know if you do get health insurance there is no tax and in fact depending on income you may get a tax credit. If your employer has health insurance available why would you not get it in this day and age?


Because they don't want to HAVE to do anything. If they want to get sick and die or suffer crippling illness it's THEIR RIGHT and you can't make them want to get better!!
 
2012-06-29 06:15:22 PM  

Wangiss: Mugato: zarberg: So you're saying we need billionaires to give massive chunks of money to make up for the ultra-liberal media that has no conservative voice whatsoever?

Would someone finally explain how the media is liberal? Has the trope of the "liberal media" just been repeated so many times that people just accept it?

The trope goes that since almost all students of journalism are leftists, the reporters in the media are mostly liberal. My opinion is that they are capitalists who want to make money and some are more successful than others. What you'll find is that those media outlets that cater to niche audiences adhere to those niches' ideologies because that's more profitable.



Okay, except that the #1 news organization in the country is Fox News, which is cartoonishly right wing, like Starship Troopers level. And I think the concept started when the media started reporting on everything Dubya and Cheney did that was so over the top stupid/evil. So it's the whole balme the messenger thing.
 
2012-06-29 06:15:47 PM  

Gyrfalcon: sdd2000: Launch Code: At what income level do the new obamacare taxes start. I make 75k a year, the wife makes 40k. I can tailor my truck driving job to get the free medical but not pay the new tax, but by how much?More time at home but less money, whatever. I thought he said he wasn't going to raise our taxes.

You do know if you do get health insurance there is no tax and in fact depending on income you may get a tax credit. If your employer has health insurance available why would you not get it in this day and age?

Because they don't want to HAVE to do anything. If they want to get sick and die or suffer crippling illness it's THEIR RIGHT and you can't make them want to get better!!


I heard an Englishman interviewing an American on the BBC last night (or the night before?) regarding healthcare and he expressed his confusion with a question like, "Why wouldn't Americans like this concept that most of the developed world enjoys? Is it just because Americans don't like being told what to do?" The American's response began with, "Well, I'm not going to go back through history, but..."

It was pretty funny stuff.
 
2012-06-29 06:20:59 PM  

Mugato: Wangiss: Mugato: zarberg: So you're saying we need billionaires to give massive chunks of money to make up for the ultra-liberal media that has no conservative voice whatsoever?

Would someone finally explain how the media is liberal? Has the trope of the "liberal media" just been repeated so many times that people just accept it?

The trope goes that since almost all students of journalism are leftists, the reporters in the media are mostly liberal. My opinion is that they are capitalists who want to make money and some are more successful than others. What you'll find is that those media outlets that cater to niche audiences adhere to those niches' ideologies because that's more profitable.


Okay, except that the #1 news organization in the country is Fox News, which is cartoonishly right wing, like Starship Troopers level. And I think the concept started when the media started reporting on everything Dubya and Cheney did that was so over the top stupid/evil. So it's the whole balme the messenger thing.


If you look at it through the capitalist lens, Fox actually sort of reinforces the trope by taking a larger portion of the market than any individual competitor can fetch. If liberals have more left-leaning options for news (i.e. if the liberal media trope is true), Fox will rake it in by taking the right wing approach. So Fox is the exception that proves the rule, if that makes sense.
 
2012-06-29 06:33:19 PM  
If you watch the next part...there is a special appearance by a Fark favorite. Dont miss it.
 
2012-06-29 06:33:41 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: If you watch the next part...there is a special appearance by a Fark favorite. Dont miss it.


Lootie!?
 
2012-06-29 06:37:38 PM  

Wangiss: Mugato: Wangiss: Mugato: zarberg: So you're saying we need billionaires to give massive chunks of money to make up for the ultra-liberal media that has no conservative voice whatsoever?

Would someone finally explain how the media is liberal? Has the trope of the "liberal media" just been repeated so many times that people just accept it?

The trope goes that since almost all students of journalism are leftists, the reporters in the media are mostly liberal. My opinion is that they are capitalists who want to make money and some are more successful than others. What you'll find is that those media outlets that cater to niche audiences adhere to those niches' ideologies because that's more profitable.


Okay, except that the #1 news organization in the country is Fox News, which is cartoonishly right wing, like Starship Troopers level. And I think the concept started when the media started reporting on everything Dubya and Cheney did that was so over the top stupid/evil. So it's the whole balme the messenger thing.

If you look at it through the capitalist lens, Fox actually sort of reinforces the trope by taking a larger portion of the market than any individual competitor can fetch. If liberals have more left-leaning options for news (i.e. if the liberal media trope is true), Fox will rake it in by taking the right wing approach. So Fox is the exception that proves the rule, if that makes sense.


It doesn't need to be that complicated (not that that is complicated.)

The media is there to make money. That's why every issue is a tightly-contested 50-50 debate with two equal sides. Fox News is crazy right-wing because it rakes in tons of cash that way.

Why wouldn't a left-wing network make tons of money? Because liberals have more varied and scattershot opinions than conservatives (saying "let's change things!" opens up more avenues than "let's not change things!") and so it's harder to have an overarching "liberal" station that boils down all of "liberalism" to two-second talking points.
 
2012-06-29 06:40:12 PM  
Dafatone, caricatures side, you put it perfectly.
 
2012-06-29 06:42:04 PM  

hunches: CNN: First!
Fox: Second!
TDS: Wrong!


NPR got it right off the gate, actually...

/I love TDS, but if you need breaking news, Fark or NPR are the best sources.
 
2012-06-29 06:43:22 PM  
This is supposed to be Fark! Where the hell are all the video links to locations that actually work outside of capitalizt USA??

This is the internet, people. What ever happened to "information wants to be free"?
 
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