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(The Daily Show)   Jon Stewart examines if Fox News might have slanted their respective convention coverage of the RNC and DNC a teensy, tinesy bit   (thedailyshow.com) divider line 182
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2012-09-08 12:27:38 PM  
No...Really? No, can't be.
 
2012-09-08 12:42:40 PM  
I monitored Fox News during both conventions. Fox News couldn't stop giving BJs during their RNC coverage. During the DNC, not even a hand job.

/Shut up and watch.
//Love the new Fox News slogan.
 
2012-09-08 12:50:12 PM  
I can only surmise that anyone who watched either convention on Fox, CNN or MSNBC was doing so purely for the comedic factor. If you were actually interested in the conventions themselves, C-SPAN, PBS or gtfo.
 
2012-09-08 12:54:10 PM  
In B4 "Jon Stewart is the real biased one for pointing out FOX's bias".
 
2012-09-08 12:56:26 PM  
Jon Stewart is the real biased one for pointin... oh, dammit, quatchi
 
2012-09-08 12:56:45 PM  
Here is my shocked face =|
 
2012-09-08 01:00:18 PM  
FOX News makes pro wrestling look legitimate.
 
2012-09-08 01:01:39 PM  
The only way you don't understand this about Fox News is if you only get your news from Fox.
 
2012-09-08 01:38:26 PM  

The Bestest: I can only surmise that anyone who watched either convention on Fox, CNN or MSNBC was doing so purely for the comedic factor. If you were actually interested in the conventions themselves, C-SPAN, PBS or gtfo.


I had C-SPAN's online feed going all three days. I didn't want commercials, I didn't want speeches interrupted by inane talking-head commentary. I don't care what you, the pundit, have to say about Pres. Clinton's speech. I want to hear what Pres. Clinton is saying.

I only watched the RNC to see how pissed off they could get me, and in turn, how much money I'd be donating to Obama's campaign.
 
2012-09-08 01:38:46 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: The only way you don't understand this about Fox News is if you only get your news from Fox.


Having spent some time in a Bible Baptist church, I can tell you that Fox News picked up some valuable tricks from evangelical Christianity that makes them impervious to being called out for the farce that they are. They have built in mechanisms to create an insular environment among the faithful

Fox viewers are taught not to trust anything from the "MSM" - a fictionalized entity that was created to mirror Satan. Fundamentalists are taught not to have any source of truth except for the bible, as any other source comes from the father of lies. So for all of the time that The Daily Show spends pointing out the fallacy of Fox News, the Fox faithful aren't hearing it anyway

Fox viewers and fundamentalists are taught not to engage in direct debate with non-believers. They are taught that Fox News is sufficient to justify it's own infallible accuracy in the same way that the Bible must be true because it says so right there in the Bible.

Fox News viewers are taught the same way as fundamentalist church goers - unwavering, single minded reinforcement, reinforcement, reinforcement, reinforcement.

There are numerous other examples of the methods used by Fox, fundamentalist religions, die-hard communists, cult members, etc- but just realize that to those on the inside of these groups all of the logic, reasoning, and evidence contrary to their beliefs is already explained away for them.

The only hope is for the undecided, so these types of exposes are only pertinent to that small group. It's merely infuriating/entertaining to the rest of us.
 
2012-09-08 02:06:02 PM  

Cuchulane: cameroncrazy1984: The only way you don't understand this about Fox News is if you only get your news from Fox.

Having spent some time in a Bible Baptist church, I can tell you that Fox News picked up some valuable tricks from evangelical Christianity that makes them impervious to being called out for the farce that they are. They have built in mechanisms to create an insular environment among the faithful

Fox viewers are taught not to trust anything from the "MSM" - a fictionalized entity that was created to mirror Satan. Fundamentalists are taught not to have any source of truth except for the bible, as any other source comes from the father of lies. So for all of the time that The Daily Show spends pointing out the fallacy of Fox News, the Fox faithful aren't hearing it anyway

Fox viewers and fundamentalists are taught not to engage in direct debate with non-believers. They are taught that Fox News is sufficient to justify it's own infallible accuracy in the same way that the Bible must be true because it says so right there in the Bible.

Fox News viewers are taught the same way as fundamentalist church goers - unwavering, single minded reinforcement, reinforcement, reinforcement, reinforcement.

There are numerous other examples of the methods used by Fox, fundamentalist religions, die-hard communists, cult members, etc- but just realize that to those on the inside of these groups all of the logic, reasoning, and evidence contrary to their beliefs is already explained away for them.

The only hope is for the undecided, so these types of exposes are only pertinent to that small group. It's merely infuriating/entertaining to the rest of us.


... Newsletter... Jib...
 
2012-09-08 02:21:47 PM  
Well of course he did.
 
2012-09-08 02:26:01 PM  
when you see it laid down side by side like that...it really does hit home, don't it? I mean yeah, Jon Stewart is a comedian and he's not a 'serious' news guy but - he really does a good job of pointing out the bullshiat. And then he makes you laugh at it, which is just pure genius.
 
2012-09-08 02:27:11 PM  

AirForceVet: I monitored Fox News during both conventions. Fox News couldn't stop giving BJs during their RNC coverage. During the DNC, not even a hand job.

/Shut up and watch.
//Love the new Fox News slogan.


I'm surprised Chris Wallace wasn't choking during his "people are only looking at these extraordinary families" bit.
 
2012-09-08 02:30:25 PM  

Weaver95: when you see it laid down side by side like that...it really does hit home, don't it? I mean yeah, Jon Stewart is a comedian and he's not a 'serious' news guy but - he really does a good job of pointing out the bullshiat. And then he makes you laugh at it, which is just pure genius.


He's an equal opportunity comedian. The Daily Show is really good about criticizing Republicans AND Democrats. The only thing is that the Republicans tend to give them a LOT more material to work with.
 
2012-09-08 02:32:45 PM  

The Bestest: I can only surmise that anyone who watched either convention on Fox, CNN or MSNBC was doing so purely for the comedic factor. If you were actually interested in the conventions themselves, C-SPAN, PBS or gtfo.


I watch convention coverage so I can hear what amounts to previews of what will be written in the coming days. On Fox News, you'll get previews of what right-wing ideologues will be saying. On MSNBC, you'll get previews of the next few days of Daily Kos. I watch CNN in an attempt to get both.
 
2012-09-08 02:32:46 PM  

Via Infinito: Weaver95: when you see it laid down side by side like that...it really does hit home, don't it? I mean yeah, Jon Stewart is a comedian and he's not a 'serious' news guy but - he really does a good job of pointing out the bullshiat. And then he makes you laugh at it, which is just pure genius.

He's an equal opportunity comedian. The Daily Show is really good about criticizing Republicans AND Democrats. The only thing is that the Republicans tend to give them a LOT more material to work with.


oh I know. it's just sad that a comedian is probably our best source of news in this country right now. CNN and Fox News aren't very reliable when it comes to analysis.
 
2012-09-08 02:34:36 PM  
By the way, Chris Wallace should be ashamed of himself. His father is spinning in his grave.
 
2012-09-08 02:38:52 PM  
Citations from the research of Dr N.S. Sherlock
 
2012-09-08 02:41:52 PM  

Weaver95: Via Infinito: Weaver95: when you see it laid down side by side like that...it really does hit home, don't it? I mean yeah, Jon Stewart is a comedian and he's not a 'serious' news guy but - he really does a good job of pointing out the bullshiat. And then he makes you laugh at it, which is just pure genius.

He's an equal opportunity comedian. The Daily Show is really good about criticizing Republicans AND Democrats. The only thing is that the Republicans tend to give them a LOT more material to work with.

oh I know. it's just sad that a comedian is probably our best source of news in this country right now. CNN and Fox News aren't very reliable when it comes to analysis.


Do you ever wonder what the endgame is for the people behind the curtain controlling the farce that keeps this country polarized? I think about it often, and the implications really worry me.
 
2012-09-08 02:43:50 PM  
When does Jon Stewart plan to examine if MSNBC might have slanted their respective convention coverage of RNC-DNC a teeny tinesy bit?
 
2012-09-08 02:47:44 PM  

Via Infinito: Weaver95: when you see it laid down side by side like that...it really does hit home, don't it? I mean yeah, Jon Stewart is a comedian and he's not a 'serious' news guy but - he really does a good job of pointing out the bullshiat. And then he makes you laugh at it, which is just pure genius.

He's an equal opportunity comedian. The Daily Show is really good about criticizing Republicans AND Democrats. The only thing is that the Republicans tend to give them a LOT more material to work with.


Not entirely correct. He is obviously well-intentioned and respects conservatives, but he's an apologist for the left, and his criticism of the left tends to be more softballs and pats on the head, while the right gets ripped for its basic ideology.

(I'm center-left and fiercely independent, btw.)
 
2012-09-08 02:49:15 PM  

Via Infinito:
Do you ever wonder what the endgame is for the people behind the curtain controlling the farce that keeps this country polarized? I think about it often, and the implications really worry me.


I don't think there's any long term goal at work here. Just two or three factions that want to maintain the status quo, a couple more than want to turn us into a theocracy and one or two factions that just want to end up with all the money in the universe. we don't really matter to any of those factions, not in any real manner anyways. we're just numbers on a spreadsheet.
 
2012-09-08 02:52:39 PM  

FishyFred: By the way, Chris Wallace should be ashamed of himself. His father is spinning in his grave.


I think the Republican balloon drop made him really emotional. The dems just couldn't compete after that. They dropped the ball, but no oons.
 
2012-09-08 02:55:29 PM  

fickle floridian: Via Infinito: Weaver95: when you see it laid down side by side like that...it really does hit home, don't it? I mean yeah, Jon Stewart is a comedian and he's not a 'serious' news guy but - he really does a good job of pointing out the bullshiat. And then he makes you laugh at it, which is just pure genius.

He's an equal opportunity comedian. The Daily Show is really good about criticizing Republicans AND Democrats. The only thing is that the Republicans tend to give them a LOT more material to work with.

Not entirely correct. He is obviously well-intentioned and respects conservatives, but he's an apologist for the left, and his criticism of the left tends to be more softballs and pats on the head, while the right gets ripped for its basic ideology.

(I'm center-left and fiercely independent, btw.)


Why does that comment make me think of Senator "wide stance" Larry Craig?
 
2012-09-08 02:56:48 PM  
lol
 
2012-09-08 03:06:43 PM  

Via Infinito: Weaver95: Via Infinito: Weaver95: when you see it laid down side by side like that...it really does hit home, don't it? I mean yeah, Jon Stewart is a comedian and he's not a 'serious' news guy but - he really does a good job of pointing out the bullshiat. And then he makes you laugh at it, which is just pure genius.

He's an equal opportunity comedian. The Daily Show is really good about criticizing Republicans AND Democrats. The only thing is that the Republicans tend to give them a LOT more material to work with.

oh I know. it's just sad that a comedian is probably our best source of news in this country right now. CNN and Fox News aren't very reliable when it comes to analysis.

Do you ever wonder what the endgame is for the people behind the curtain controlling the farce that keeps this country polarized? I think about it often, and the implications really worry me.


It's money, nothing but money. But then that is a core GOP goal...I mean THE core GOP goal.
 
2012-09-08 03:12:18 PM  

Krymson Tyde:

It's money, nothing but money. But then that is a core GOP goal...I mean THE core GOP goal.


one of their gods is money. or rather the accumulation of weath, which is a bit more broad.
 
2012-09-08 03:13:12 PM  

Krymson Tyde: Via Infinito: Weaver95: Via Infinito: Weaver95: when you see it laid down side by side like that...it really does hit home, don't it? I mean yeah, Jon Stewart is a comedian and he's not a 'serious' news guy but - he really does a good job of pointing out the bullshiat. And then he makes you laugh at it, which is just pure genius.

He's an equal opportunity comedian. The Daily Show is really good about criticizing Republicans AND Democrats. The only thing is that the Republicans tend to give them a LOT more material to work with.

oh I know. it's just sad that a comedian is probably our best source of news in this country right now. CNN and Fox News aren't very reliable when it comes to analysis.

Do you ever wonder what the endgame is for the people behind the curtain controlling the farce that keeps this country polarized? I think about it often, and the implications really worry me.

It's money, nothing but money. But then that is a core GOP goal...I mean THE core GOP goal.


I think it's aliens, a la They Live. "The Earth is just another developing planet...THEIR third world..."

/ I kid.
// or do I?
/// SLASHIES!
 
2012-09-08 03:14:13 PM  

Weaver95: Krymson Tyde:

It's money, nothing but money. But then that is a core GOP goal...I mean THE core GOP goal.

one of their gods is money. or rather the accumulation of weath, which is a bit more broad.


If only God had made his thoughts on that subject known. Sadly, we'll never know!
 
2012-09-08 03:14:59 PM  

Weaver95: Krymson Tyde:

It's money, nothing but money. But then that is a core GOP goal...I mean THE core GOP goal.

one of their gods is money. or rather the accumulation of weath, which is a bit more broad.


Holy crap. Are we BOTH thinking about that movie?
 
2012-09-08 03:18:28 PM  

jayhawk88: Weaver95: Krymson Tyde:

It's money, nothing but money. But then that is a core GOP goal...I mean THE core GOP goal.

one of their gods is money. or rather the accumulation of weath, which is a bit more broad.

If only God had made his thoughts on that subject known. Sadly, we'll never know!


look, I don't doubt that the Republicans believe in god...i'm just saying that the GOP leadership isn't worshiping the Christian god.
 
2012-09-08 03:20:05 PM  

fickle floridian: Via Infinito: Weaver95: when you see it laid down side by side like that...it really does hit home, don't it? I mean yeah, Jon Stewart is a comedian and he's not a 'serious' news guy but - he really does a good job of pointing out the bullshiat. And then he makes you laugh at it, which is just pure genius.

He's an equal opportunity comedian. The Daily Show is really good about criticizing Republicans AND Democrats. The only thing is that the Republicans tend to give them a LOT more material to work with.

Not entirely correct. He is obviously well-intentioned and respects conservatives, but he's an apologist for the left, and his criticism of the left tends to be more softballs and pats on the head, while the right gets ripped for its basic ideology.

(I'm center-left and fiercely independent, btw.)


Not sure what you're seeing then. He blasted them over the platform vote/God/Jerusalem thing. Took Harry Reid to task for the Romney tax thing, before that.

Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm not sure where you're getting the 'apologist' thing from.
 
2012-09-08 03:42:49 PM  

jayhawk88: Weaver95: Krymson Tyde:

It's money, nothing but money. But then that is a core GOP goal...I mean THE core GOP goal.

one of their gods is money. or rather the accumulation of weath, which is a bit more broad.

If only God had made his thoughts on that subject known. Sadly, we'll never know!

more Christians paid attention to the part where Jesus made his thoughts on that subject known.
 
2012-09-08 03:45:16 PM  
Classic. Pot investigating if kettle is the teensiest, tiniest bit black.
 
2012-09-08 03:46:44 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: Classic. Pot investigating if kettle is the teensiest, tiniest bit black.



Derp Thoughts
 
2012-09-08 03:47:59 PM  

intelligent comment below: Debeo Summa Credo: Classic. Pot investigating if kettle is the teensiest, tiniest bit black.


Derp Thoughts


The only way anyone would fail to recognize that Stewart is biased is if they get all their news from Stewart.
 
2012-09-08 03:48:15 PM  

Krymson Tyde: No...Really? No, can't be.


wow. a left leaning comic does political "analysis".

waiting to hear what Snooki thinks next.
 
2012-09-08 03:48:50 PM  

intelligent comment below: Debeo Summa Credo: Classic. Pot investigating if kettle is the teensiest, tiniest bit black.


Derp Thoughts


I'm guessing that some people didn't watch TDS tear into the Dems all week
 
2012-09-08 03:49:02 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: intelligent comment below: Debeo Summa Credo: Classic. Pot investigating if kettle is the teensiest, tiniest bit black.


Derp Thoughts

The only way anyone would fail to recognize that Stewart is biased is if they get all their news from Stewart.


so what did you think of the attached video clip?
 
2012-09-08 03:49:18 PM  

Via Infinito: Do you ever wonder what the endgame is


Depends. Some people just want to win. For them to win, it means others must lose; the joy is in taking, not having.

Others are genuinely trying to bring about the end of the world.

Still others hate the idea of not having other groups to look down on -- and so work continuously to keep these other groups in low-status positions.
 
2012-09-08 03:50:26 PM  

fickle floridian: Via Infinito: Weaver95: when you see it laid down side by side like that...it really does hit home, don't it? I mean yeah, Jon Stewart is a comedian and he's not a 'serious' news guy but - he really does a good job of pointing out the bullshiat. And then he makes you laugh at it, which is just pure genius.

He's an equal opportunity comedian. The Daily Show is really good about criticizing Republicans AND Democrats. The only thing is that the Republicans tend to give them a LOT more material to work with.

Not entirely correct. He is obviously well-intentioned and respects conservatives, but he's an apologist for the left, and his criticism of the left tends to be more softballs and pats on the head, while the right gets ripped for its basic ideology.

(I'm center-left and fiercely independent, btw.)


Is it his fault the republicans have been taken over by the fringe and therefore they provide the biggest fodder? This stupid intellectual dishonesty the right and people like your self proclaim both sides are bad or that both sides should be ridiculed at the same exact way is foolish and has no basis in reality.

These are two different political parties where one is more rabid than the other. There is nothing "equal" in terms of lunacy

.
 
2012-09-08 03:51:34 PM  

Weaver95: jayhawk88: Weaver95: Krymson Tyde:

It's money, nothing but money. But then that is a core GOP goal...I mean THE core GOP goal.

one of their gods is money. or rather the accumulation of weath, which is a bit more broad.

If only God had made his thoughts on that subject known. Sadly, we'll never know!

look, I don't doubt that the Republicans believe in god...i'm just saying that the GOP leadership isn't worshiping the Christian god.


Republican voters believe in God. But I think the Boehners and Roves of the world are just as atheist as any left-winger. Why? Because if they actually believed that there was an omniscient sky man who punished you for doing bad things, they wouldn't act like they do.
 
2012-09-08 03:51:36 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: intelligent comment below: Debeo Summa Credo: Classic. Pot investigating if kettle is the teensiest, tiniest bit black.


Derp Thoughts

The only way anyone would fail to recognize that Stewart is biased is if they get all their news from Stewart.



What kind of idiot gets NEWS from Stewart?

Just crying he's a hypocrite when he is non partisan in his analysis is proof you're here to spread derp and misinformation just like the guy who posted right after you.

Lets face it, the funniest people you American Taliban have are Victoria Jackson, Rush Limbaugh, and Dennis Miller. And they are not even close to "the same" as Stewart. You shills also use this same tactic in your denunciation of Bill Maher. It's old and tired and you should feel bad for your false equivalency.
 
2012-09-08 03:52:13 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Krymson Tyde: No...Really? No, can't be.

wow. a left leaning comic does political "analysis".

waiting to hear what Snooki thinks next.



Was she debating a chair? I bet that would be amusing.
 
2012-09-08 03:52:52 PM  

Cuchulane: cameroncrazy1984: The only way you don't understand this about Fox News is if you only get your news from Fox.

Having spent some time in a Bible Baptist church, I can tell you that Fox News picked up some valuable tricks from evangelical Christianity that makes them impervious to being called out for the farce that they are. They have built in mechanisms to create an insular environment among the faithful

Fox viewers are taught not to trust anything from the "MSM" - a fictionalized entity that was created to mirror Satan. Fundamentalists are taught not to have any source of truth except for the bible, as any other source comes from the father of lies. So for all of the time that The Daily Show spends pointing out the fallacy of Fox News, the Fox faithful aren't hearing it anyway

Fox viewers and fundamentalists are taught not to engage in direct debate with non-believers. They are taught that Fox News is sufficient to justify it's own infallible accuracy in the same way that the Bible must be true because it says so right there in the Bible.

Fox News viewers are taught the same way as fundamentalist church goers - unwavering, single minded reinforcement, reinforcement, reinforcement, reinforcement.

There are numerous other examples of the methods used by Fox, fundamentalist religions, die-hard communists, cult members, etc- but just realize that to those on the inside of these groups all of the logic, reasoning, and evidence contrary to their beliefs is already explained away for them.

The only hope is for the undecided, so these types of exposes are only pertinent to that small group. It's merely infuriating/entertaining to the rest of us.


There are some interesting parallels to the Asch Conformity tests in that.

A. ______
B. _________
C. ____

About a third of the population will say that line A is the longest if they are in a group of three or more and the other two people all say Line A is the longest, with very slight increases for larger and larger groups. The exception is if there is a dissenting voice. Even in a group of 15 people if just one other person says line B is the longest the rate of conformity nosedives.

It looks like Evangelical Churches and Fox News have found a way to counter the dissenting voice - program their followers that dissenters are simply lying and not to listen to them.
 
2012-09-08 03:54:05 PM  

The Bestest: fickle floridian: Via Infinito: Weaver95: when you see it laid down side by side like that...it really does hit home, don't it? I mean yeah, Jon Stewart is a comedian and he's not a 'serious' news guy but - he really does a good job of pointing out the bullshiat. And then he makes you laugh at it, which is just pure genius.

He's an equal opportunity comedian. The Daily Show is really good about criticizing Republicans AND Democrats. The only thing is that the Republicans tend to give them a LOT more material to work with.

Not entirely correct. He is obviously well-intentioned and respects conservatives, but he's an apologist for the left, and his criticism of the left tends to be more softballs and pats on the head, while the right gets ripped for its basic ideology.

(I'm center-left and fiercely independent, btw.)

Not sure what you're seeing then. He blasted them over the platform vote/God/Jerusalem thing. Took Harry Reid to task for the Romney tax thing, before that.

Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm not sure where you're getting the 'apologist' thing from.


Yeah, the Daily Show seems to take pride in ridiculing both sides. The conception of bias comes from the fact that the Republicans give him so much good material to work with, while the Democrats really don't, beyond occasionally being terrible at messaging and coordination.

They did a couple really well-done pieces showing off the hypocrisy and general insanity of the RNC delegates (the "people have the right to choose" bit and the "run the government like a business" bit), and it really seemed like they wanted to do the same at the DNC, but the best they could come up with was a painfully awkward "why aren't you tolerant of intolerance" piece. They did a bit about Tampa being a swamp full of strip clubs, so they needed to poke fun at Charlotte too. They ripped apart the RNC speeches, so they needed to make a highlights reel of bad Democratic speeches, even though the Republicans were keynote speakers and the Democrats were other random people.

Basically, Jon Stewart wants to make the "both sides are bad" argument, but he and his writers have no choice but to acknowledge that one side is worse, since they actually have to work with the material they're given.
 
2012-09-08 03:54:20 PM  

fickle floridian: Not entirely correct. He is obviously well-intentioned and respects conservatives, but he's an apologist for the left, and his criticism of the left tends to be more softballs and pats on the head, while the right gets ripped for its basic ideology.

(I'm center-left and fiercely independent, btw.)


You're a known troll account and fark indy douche bag.
 
2012-09-08 03:55:52 PM  

Rug Doctor: .

Republican voters believe in God. But I think the Boehners and Roves of the world are just as atheist as any left-winger. Why? Because if they actually believed that there was an omniscient sky man who punished you for doing bad things, they wouldn't act like they do.


don't try to match GOP elites actions to Christianity, instead match their actions to which god fits them best. so lets look at the GOP's actions. what is it that they do in the name of their god?

1. they worship wealth.
2. they love military adventures.
3. they despise weakness.
4. they will do anything for power.
5. they will lie in service to their god.

these are not traits Christ demands of his followers. so we can safely say that the GOP elite are not Christians. But are there OTHER gods that value these qualities in their worshipers? that's the question we should be asking.
 
2012-09-08 04:01:06 PM  

Weaver95: don't try to match GOP elites actions to Christianity, instead match their actions to which god fits them best. so lets look at the GOP's actions. what is it that they do in the name of their god?

1. they worship wealth.
2. they love military adventures.
3. they despise weakness.
4. they will do anything for power.
5. they will lie in service to their god.

these are not traits Christ demands of his followers. so we can safely say that the GOP elite are not Christians. But are there OTHER gods that value these qualities in their worshipers? that's the question we should be asking.


Ares.
 
2012-09-08 04:02:07 PM  

Weaver95: Rug Doctor: .

Republican voters believe in God. But I think the Boehners and Roves of the world are just as atheist as any left-winger. Why? Because if they actually believed that there was an omniscient sky man who punished you for doing bad things, they wouldn't act like they do.

don't try to match GOP elites actions to Christianity, instead match their actions to which god fits them best. so lets look at the GOP's actions. what is it that they do in the name of their god?

1. they worship wealth.
2. they love military adventures as long as they or their children remain personally uninvolved.
3. they despise weakness.
4. they will do anything for power.
5. they will lie in service to their god.

these are not traits Christ demands of his followers. so we can safely say that the GOP elite are not Christians. But are there OTHER gods that value these qualities in their worshipers? that's the question we should be asking.


Didn't fix it for you... just gave you a little assist.
 
2012-09-08 04:04:31 PM  

Weaver95: Rug Doctor: .

Republican voters believe in God. But I think the Boehners and Roves of the world are just as atheist as any left-winger. Why? Because if they actually believed that there was an omniscient sky man who punished you for doing bad things, they wouldn't act like they do.

don't try to match GOP elites actions to Christianity, instead match their actions to which god fits them best. so lets look at the GOP's actions. what is it that they do in the name of their god?

1. they worship wealth.
2. they love military adventures.
3. they despise weakness.
4. they will do anything for power.
5. they will lie in service to their god.

these are not traits Christ demands of his followers. so we can safely say that the GOP elite are not Christians. But are there OTHER gods that value these qualities in their worshipers? that's the question we should be asking.


GOP 2012: All Hail Apophis!
 
2012-09-08 04:08:26 PM  
Just shut up and watch.
 
2012-09-08 04:09:31 PM  

Weaver95: these are not traits Christ demands of his followers. so we can safely say that the GOP elite are not Christians. But are there OTHER gods that value these qualities in their worshipers?


Blood for the blood god?
 
2012-09-08 04:10:21 PM  

quatchi: In B4 "Jon Stewart is the real biased one for pointing out FOX's bias".


I'm not surprised, but irritated that most conservatives don't get Stewart's shtick. He slaughters incompetent (or malicious) media. That's it. That FOX is often - but certainly not always - the chief offender these days, he's saddled with the "liberal" moniker. Thing is, when you watch his show the guy never actually endorses anything so much as he points out the petulance or utter asstardedness of what passes for news these days. And yes, CNN (ZOMG LIBERAL MEDIA) is butchered approximately once every 19 seconds, and for damn good reasons.

You will never hear Stewart say, "I personally believe that every shopping mall in Heartland American be contractually obligated to dedicate a pre-determined amount of square footage a high-output mega-abortion clinic." Hell, from all accounts I've ever read the guy is just another moderate who is irritated by politicians in general. Also, the only time I ever saw him directly insult a politician is when he said to Eric Cantor, "Please stop saying you're for small government. You want the same government, but for different things." And that's hardly a scathing Gore Vidal / Buckley b*tchfest cat fight. His treatment of even the most infamous 'conservative' pols and pundits has always been as respectful as the way he treated Obama. And hell, he tried several times to nail Obama's balls to the wall in that interview.

But remember kids, whenever you don't specifically spout right-wing talking points, or if you've even once in your life suggested that Fox News just might be interested in more than giving you the actual facts of the story, you automatically become a raging libtard who wants everyone's gun taken away and that all white daughters must submit to a train performed by the New Black Panthers upon reaching the age of 17.
 
2012-09-08 04:10:29 PM  

Gunther: Weaver95: these are not traits Christ demands of his followers. so we can safely say that the GOP elite are not Christians. But are there OTHER gods that value these qualities in their worshipers?

Blood for the blood god?


well I was thinking more along celtic or greek lines, possibly druid. the Republicans have an 'old skool' vibe to their religion. lots of sacrifice, lots of blood.
 
2012-09-08 04:12:22 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: intelligent comment below: Debeo Summa Credo: Classic. Pot investigating if kettle is the teensiest, tiniest bit black.


Derp Thoughts

The only way anyone would fail to recognize that Stewart is biased is if they get all their news from Stewart.


I thought the whole "biased for pointing out bias" comment wouldn't happen after quatchi's post, but thanks for predictably picking up the slack.
 
2012-09-08 04:13:46 PM  

Weaver95: 1. they worship wealth.
2. they love military adventures.
3. they despise weakness.
4. they will do anything for power.
5. they will lie in service to their god.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-09-08 04:14:49 PM  

Weaver95: don't try to match GOP elites actions to Christianity, instead match their actions to which god fits them best. so lets look at the GOP's actions. what is it that they do in the name of their god?


What their god might look like:

i159.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-08 04:17:04 PM  

Weaver95: these are not traits Christ demands of his followers. so we can safely say that the GOP elite are not Christians. But are there OTHER gods that value these qualities in their worshipers? that's the question we should be asking.


images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-09-08 04:20:40 PM  

neenerist: Weaver95: 1. they worship wealth.
2. they love military adventures.
3. they despise weakness.
4. they will do anything for power.
5. they will lie in service to their god.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 400x600]


www.filmfestivaltoday.com

/ would most definitely approve....
 
2012-09-08 04:21:35 PM  

Via Infinito: Weaver95: Via Infinito: Weaver95: when you see it laid down side by side like that...it really does hit home, don't it? I mean yeah, Jon Stewart is a comedian and he's not a 'serious' news guy but - he really does a good job of pointing out the bullshiat. And then he makes you laugh at it, which is just pure genius.

He's an equal opportunity comedian. The Daily Show is really good about criticizing Republicans AND Democrats. The only thing is that the Republicans tend to give them a LOT more material to work with.

oh I know. it's just sad that a comedian is probably our best source of news in this country right now. CNN and Fox News aren't very reliable when it comes to analysis.

Do you ever wonder what the endgame is for the people behind the curtain controlling the farce that keeps this country polarized? I think about it often, and the implications really worry me.


There's no goddamned conspiracy. There's just people who frighten easily and form tight-knit social groups, and those who are always looking for new experiences and willing to revise their beliefs. Two different media giants decided to try and wring as much money out of them as possible.
 
2012-09-08 04:24:08 PM  

omnibus_necanda_sunt: Via Infinito: Weaver95: Via Infinito: Weaver95: when you see it laid down side by side like that...it really does hit home, don't it? I mean yeah, Jon Stewart is a comedian and he's not a 'serious' news guy but - he really does a good job of pointing out the bullshiat. And then he makes you laugh at it, which is just pure genius.

He's an equal opportunity comedian. The Daily Show is really good about criticizing Republicans AND Democrats. The only thing is that the Republicans tend to give them a LOT more material to work with.

oh I know. it's just sad that a comedian is probably our best source of news in this country right now. CNN and Fox News aren't very reliable when it comes to analysis.

Do you ever wonder what the endgame is for the people behind the curtain controlling the farce that keeps this country polarized? I think about it often, and the implications really worry me.

There's no goddamned conspiracy. There's just people who frighten easily and form tight-knit social groups, and those who are always looking for new experiences and willing to revise their beliefs. Two different media giants decided to try and wring as much money out of them as possible.


Except for aliens.
 
2012-09-08 04:33:40 PM  

Cuchulane: cameroncrazy1984: The only way you don't understand this about Fox News is if you only get your news from Fox.

Having spent some time in a Bible Baptist church, I can tell you that Fox News picked up some valuable tricks from evangelical Christianity that makes them impervious to being called out for the farce that they are. They have built in mechanisms to create an insular environment among the faithful

Fox viewers are taught not to trust anything from the "MSM" - a fictionalized entity that was created to mirror Satan. Fundamentalists are taught not to have any source of truth except for the bible, as any other source comes from the father of lies. So for all of the time that The Daily Show spends pointing out the fallacy of Fox News, the Fox faithful aren't hearing it anyway

Fox viewers and fundamentalists are taught not to engage in direct debate with non-believers. They are taught that Fox News is sufficient to justify it's own infallible accuracy in the same way that the Bible must be true because it says so right there in the Bible.

Fox News viewers are taught the same way as fundamentalist church goers - unwavering, single minded reinforcement, reinforcement, reinforcement, reinforcement.

There are numerous other examples of the methods used by Fox, fundamentalist religions, die-hard communists, cult members, etc- but just realize that to those on the inside of these groups all of the logic, reasoning, and evidence contrary to their beliefs is already explained away for them.

The only hope is for the undecided, so these types of exposes are only pertinent to that small group. It's merely infuriating/entertaining to the rest of us.


And quite literally so. I used to watch Dr. Gene Scott on TV. His lectures fascinated me. He would fill up three white boards tracing the entomology of a word and the implications on the meaning of the notes on the second console of Nicaea. Then I saw Glen Beck doing the same shtick.
 
2012-09-08 04:35:47 PM  

MBrady: AirForceVet: I monitored Fox News during both conventions. Fox News couldn't stop giving BJs during their RNC coverage. During the DNC, not even a hand job.

/Shut up and watch.
//Love the new Fox News slogan.

As opposed to CNN giving BJs to the Democrats and couldn't even get it up for the Republicans.

/cnn is on in the break room at work, so I have to endure it. Unless I'm there alone, and I turn it off.


False equivalency is the new way.
 
2012-09-08 04:36:08 PM  

MBrady: As opposed to CNN giving BJs to the Democrats and couldn't even get it up for the Republicans.

/cnn is on in the break room at work, so I have to endure it. Unless I'm there alone, and I turn it off.



Like when they quickly pointed out there were a lot of factual errors in the Republicans speeches but never actually reported on what those were, rather they wanted to let you know how great they sounded? Yeah that CNN sure is biased.
 
2012-09-08 04:37:20 PM  
when did The Daily Show's online videos have such crappy bitrates.


that said, the Fox coverage was definitely a massive amount of spin. Though watching MSNBC during the DNC it kind of felt like there was a bit too much gushing as well.
 
2012-09-08 04:41:07 PM  

Weaver95: Rug Doctor: .

Republican voters believe in God. But I think the Boehners and Roves of the world are just as atheist as any left-winger. Why? Because if they actually believed that there was an omniscient sky man who punished you for doing bad things, they wouldn't act like they do.

don't try to match GOP elites actions to Christianity, instead match their actions to which god fits them best. so lets look at the GOP's actions. what is it that they do in the name of their god?

1. they worship wealth.
2. they love military adventures.
3. they despise weakness.
4. they will do anything for power.
5. they will lie in service to their god.

these are not traits Christ demands of his followers. so we can safely say that the GOP elite are not Christians. But are there OTHER gods that value these qualities in their worshipers? that's the question we should be asking.


upload.wikimedia.org 

Set definitely fits that description.
 
2012-09-08 04:43:07 PM  

MBrady: As opposed to CNN giving BJs to the Democrats and couldn't even get it up for the Republicans.



When was the last time you actually watched CNN? 1996?
 
2012-09-08 04:44:19 PM  

Cuchulane: cameroncrazy1984: The only way you don't understand this about Fox News is if you only get your news from Fox.

Having spent some time in a Bible Baptist church, I can tell you that Fox News picked up some valuable tricks from evangelical Christianity that makes them impervious to being called out for the farce that they are. They have built in mechanisms to create an insular environment among the faithful

Fox viewers are taught not to trust anything from the "MSM" - a fictionalized entity that was created to mirror Satan. Fundamentalists are taught not to have any source of truth except for the bible, as any other source comes from the father of lies. So for all of the time that The Daily Show spends pointing out the fallacy of Fox News, the Fox faithful aren't hearing it anyway

Fox viewers and fundamentalists are taught not to engage in direct debate with non-believers. They are taught that Fox News is sufficient to justify it's own infallible accuracy in the same way that the Bible must be true because it says so right there in the Bible.

Fox News viewers are taught the same way as fundamentalist church goers - unwavering, single minded reinforcement, reinforcement, reinforcement, reinforcement.

There are numerous other examples of the methods used by Fox, fundamentalist religions, die-hard communists, cult members, etc- but just realize that to those on the inside of these groups all of the logic, reasoning, and evidence contrary to their beliefs is already explained away for them.

The only hope is for the undecided, so these types of exposes are only pertinent to that small group. It's merely infuriating/entertaining to the rest of us.


Your newsletter...how do I subscribe?
 
2012-09-08 04:44:51 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: that said, the Fox coverage was definitely a massive amount of spin. Though watching MSNBC during the DNC it kind of felt like there was a bit too much gushing as well.


MSNBC does really seem to be trying to counter Fox's right-wing shillery with some left-wing shillery (not sure if that's even a word).

That's why I gave up on cable news a long time ago.
 
2012-09-08 04:45:58 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: Classic. Pot investigating if kettle is the teensiest, tiniest bit black.


Try to follow along:

Fox News: 'News Channel' that claims to be unbiased, 'fair and balanced.'
Jon Stewart: Comedian with fake news show that makes no such claims.

Now go be stupid elsewhere.
 
2012-09-08 04:48:35 PM  

Weaver95: Gunther: Weaver95: these are not traits Christ demands of his followers. so we can safely say that the GOP elite are not Christians. But are there OTHER gods that value these qualities in their worshipers?

Blood for the blood god?

well I was thinking more along celtic or greek lines, possibly druid. the Republicans have an 'old skool' vibe to their religion. lots of sacrifice, lots of blood.


Actually in retrospect, Gork and Mork fit better.
 
2012-09-08 04:49:18 PM  
Am I the only one who remembers Stewart slamming MSNBC's Ed Schultz and Keith Olbermann when he was there?
 
2012-09-08 04:50:43 PM  

Weaver95: Via Infinito:
Do you ever wonder what the endgame is for the people behind the curtain controlling the farce that keeps this country polarized? I think about it often, and the implications really worry me.

I don't think there's any long term goal at work here. Just two or three factions that want to maintain the status quo, a couple more than want to turn us into a theocracy and one or two factions that just want to end up with all the money in the universe. we don't really matter to any of those factions, not in any real manner anyways. we're just numbers on a spreadsheet.


ffbsccn.files.wordpress.com

/for one dolla
 
2012-09-08 04:50:49 PM  

Via Infinito: omnibus_necanda_sunt:

Do you ever wonder what the endgame is for the people behind the curtain controlling the farce that keeps this country polarized? I think about it often, and the implications really worry me.

There's no goddamned conspiracy. There's just people who frighten easily and form tight-knit social groups, and those who are always looking for new experiences and willing to revise their beliefs. Two different media giants decided to try and wring as much money out of them as possible.

Except for aliens.


Dammit, I was thinking that book looked just like a cookbook!
 
2012-09-08 04:54:03 PM  

MBrady: AirForceVet: I monitored Fox News during both conventions. Fox News couldn't stop giving BJs during their RNC coverage. During the DNC, not even a hand job.

/Shut up and watch.
//Love the new Fox News slogan.

As opposed to CNN giving BJs to the Democrats and couldn't even get it up for the Republicans.

/cnn is on in the break room at work, so I have to endure it. Unless I'm there alone, and I turn it off.


Both sides are bad, so shut up and watch Fox News. Because those are obviously your only two choices. NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, BBC, CSPAN, NYT, WP, HTTP, just a bunch of random sets of letters I made up.
 
2012-09-08 04:55:11 PM  

MBrady: As opposed to CNN giving BJs to the Democrats and couldn't even get it up for the Republicans.


Sort of a jumbled metaphor there. Who is responsible for the 'getting it up' part of a Beejee ? Pitcher or catcher?
 
2012-09-08 04:57:44 PM  

Cuchulane: cameroncrazy1984: The only way you don't understand this about Fox News is if you only get your news from Fox.

Having spent some time in a Bible Baptist church, I can tell you that Fox News picked up some valuable tricks from evangelical Christianity that makes them impervious to being called out for the farce that they are. They have built in mechanisms to create an insular environment among the faithful

Fox viewers are taught not to trust anything from the "MSM" - a fictionalized entity that was created to mirror Satan. Fundamentalists are taught not to have any source of truth except for the bible, as any other source comes from the father of lies. So for all of the time that The Daily Show spends pointing out the fallacy of Fox News, the Fox faithful aren't hearing it anyway

Fox viewers and fundamentalists are taught not to engage in direct debate with non-believers. They are taught that Fox News is sufficient to justify it's own infallible accuracy in the same way that the Bible must be true because it says so right there in the Bible.

Fox News viewers are taught the same way as fundamentalist church goers - unwavering, single minded reinforcement, reinforcement, reinforcement, reinforcement.

There are numerous other examples of the methods used by Fox, fundamentalist religions, die-hard communists, cult members, etc- but just realize that to those on the inside of these groups all of the logic, reasoning, and evidence contrary to their beliefs is already explained away for them.

The only hope is for the undecided, so these types of exposes are only pertinent to that small group. It's merely infuriating/entertaining to the rest of us.


Reinforced propaganda. They have created a machine that is a mixture of what happened in Rwanda and Germany.
 
2012-09-08 04:59:52 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: when did The Daily Show's online videos have such crappy bitrates.


Usually catch it on the web, but I was shocked to see that the same show on DirectTv was just as blurred and artifacted.

Maybe Viacom is just phoning it in these days. Or DTV is overcompressing CC to make more bandwidth room for HD content.
 
2012-09-08 05:03:09 PM  

Weaver95: Via Infinito:
Do you ever wonder what the endgame is for the people behind the curtain controlling the farce that keeps this country polarized? I think about it often, and the implications really worry me.

I don't think there's any long term goal at work here. Just two or three factions that want to maintain the status quo, a couple more than want to turn us into a theocracy and one or two factions that just want to end up with all the money in the universe. we don't really matter to any of those factions, not in any real manner anyways. we're just numbers on a spreadsheet.


This

The only thing Orwell got wrong.. they don't even need a big brother.. le sigh
 
2012-09-08 05:05:04 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: FeedTheCollapse: when did The Daily Show's online videos have such crappy bitrates.


Usually catch it on the web, but I was shocked to see that the same show on DirectTv was just as blurred and artifacted.

Maybe Viacom is just phoning it in these days. Or DTV is overcompressing CC to make more bandwidth room for HD content.




looks fine on Time-Warner, who is an awful cable company. But I noticed for at least the past 2 weeks it's looked awful.
 
2012-09-08 05:06:33 PM  

CynicalLA: Reinforced propaganda. They have created a machine that is a mixture of what happened in Rwanda and Germany.


that wasn't histrionic enough. Needs more Pol Pot and a pinch of Stalin.
 
2012-09-08 05:11:04 PM  

MBrady: As opposed to CNN giving BJs to the Democrats and couldn't even get it up for the Republicans.


Why do you think CNN is gay?
 
2012-09-08 05:11:40 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: looks fine on Time-Warner, who is an awful cable company. But I noticed for at least the past 2 weeks it's looked awful


I don't think I've met anyone who thought Time Warner was a good cable company. Are they really that bad?

/Used to have Charter and now have AT&T out here
//
 
2012-09-08 05:12:42 PM  

sariq: MBrady: As opposed to CNN giving BJs to the Democrats and couldn't even get it up for the Republicans.

Why do you think CNN is gay?


moonbattery.com
 
2012-09-08 05:13:54 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: Vlad_the_Inaner: FeedTheCollapse: when did The Daily Show's online videos have such crappy bitrates.


Usually catch it on the web, but I was shocked to see that the same show on DirectTv was just as blurred and artifacted.

Maybe Viacom is just phoning it in these days. Or DTV is overcompressing CC to make more bandwidth room for HD content.



looks fine on Time-Warner, who is an awful cable company. But I noticed for at least the past 2 weeks it's looked awful.


They were on the road at the conventions in Tampa and Charlotte. I'd wait and see what it looks like back in the NYC studio before complaining.
 
2012-09-08 05:16:14 PM  

12349876: NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, BBC, CSPAN, NYT, WP, HTTP, just a bunch of random sets of letters I made up.


You left out UFIA.
 
2012-09-08 05:16:22 PM  

Mrtraveler01: FeedTheCollapse: looks fine on Time-Warner, who is an awful cable company. But I noticed for at least the past 2 weeks it's looked awful

I don't think I've met anyone who thought Time Warner was a good cable company. Are they really that bad?

/Used to have Charter and now have AT&T out here
//


They just raised rates again and won't fall for the "I'll take my business elsewhere unless you give me a new discount" ploy anymore. About $200 a month now for cable, phone and internet, 1 R/W DVR/HD box, 1 R only DVR/HD box, HBO and Showtime. My main cable box is a POS.
Lots of that weird pixelization you get on digital TVs sometimes. They suck.
 
2012-09-08 05:17:43 PM  

skullkrusher: sariq: MBrady: As opposed to CNN giving BJs to the Democrats and couldn't even get it up for the Republicans.

Why do you think CNN is gay?

[moonbattery.com image 445x365]


Oooh, I found a double meaning picture for this thread. Gay guy on CNN + Jon Stewart facepalming him.

i188.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-08 05:17:50 PM  

fickle floridian: When does Jon Stewart plan to examine if MSNBC might have slanted their respective convention coverage of RNC-DNC a teeny tinesy bit?


When you stop touching yourself at night.
 
2012-09-08 05:21:47 PM  

Mrtraveler01: FeedTheCollapse: looks fine on Time-Warner, who is an awful cable company. But I noticed for at least the past 2 weeks it's looked awful

I don't think I've met anyone who thought Time Warner was a good cable company. Are they really that bad?

/Used to have Charter and now have AT&T out here
//




They're mostly fine now, but I generally hate them for aesthetic reasons. I mostly just find the interface (which they changed without notice, by the way.) to be very laggy and that they separate their On-Demand into actual individual channels to be an odd decision. I also had to call them everyday for a week for the first week we had service with them.
 
2012-09-08 05:22:51 PM  
Well I just got excited.. there's a daily show UK site now so I thought I could watch on my phone not have to wait and use modify headers on my laptop..

Turns out It's a turd with a farked up stylesheet .. this makes me sad as I imagined comedy central's web developers deliberately left such an easy proxy in to stick it to the man ...

Guess they were just incompetent after all..
 
2012-09-08 05:22:55 PM  

skullkrusher: CynicalLA: Reinforced propaganda. They have created a machine that is a mixture of what happened in Rwanda and Germany.

that wasn't histrionic enough. Needs more Pol Pot and a pinch of Stalin.


You don't think it's pure propaganda? It's pretty obvious they have taken notes on how to manipulate people and have created their own reality. That doesn't scare you at all?
 
2012-09-08 05:23:33 PM  

skullkrusher: Mrtraveler01: FeedTheCollapse: looks fine on Time-Warner, who is an awful cable company. But I noticed for at least the past 2 weeks it's looked awful

I don't think I've met anyone who thought Time Warner was a good cable company. Are they really that bad?

/Used to have Charter and now have AT&T out here
//

They just raised rates again and won't fall for the "I'll take my business elsewhere unless you give me a new discount" ploy anymore. About $200 a month now for cable, phone and internet, 1 R/W DVR/HD box, 1 R only DVR/HD box, HBO and Showtime. My main cable box is a POS.
Lots of that weird pixelization you get on digital TVs sometimes. They suck.


Is FiOS available for you? I have some relatives in PA with FiOS and it's pretty sweet.
 
2012-09-08 05:24:56 PM  

Mrtraveler01: FeedTheCollapse: looks fine on Time-Warner, who is an awful cable company. But I noticed for at least the past 2 weeks it's looked awful

I don't think I've met anyone who thought Time Warner was a good cable company. Are they really that bad?

/Used to have Charter and now have AT&T out here
//


I don't have TV from them, but they're pretty awful for internet. They have frequent outages, and their customer service is just dreadful.
 
2012-09-08 05:25:14 PM  

12349876: skullkrusher: sariq: MBrady: As opposed to CNN giving BJs to the Democrats and couldn't even get it up for the Republicans.

Why do you think CNN is gay?

[moonbattery.com image 445x365]

Oooh, I found a double meaning picture for this thread. Gay guy on CNN + Jon Stewart facepalming him.

[i188.photobucket.com image 546x360]


I didn't know Don Lemon is gay. That's fabulous!
 
2012-09-08 05:27:19 PM  

CynicalLA: skullkrusher: CynicalLA: Reinforced propaganda. They have created a machine that is a mixture of what happened in Rwanda and Germany.

that wasn't histrionic enough. Needs more Pol Pot and a pinch of Stalin.

You don't think it's pure propaganda? It's pretty obvious they have taken notes on how to manipulate people and have created their own reality. That doesn't scare you at all?


of course it's propaganda. So is invoking the genocide of Rwanda and Nazi Germany which is exactly what your intent was in all its hand wringing, theatrical glory
 
2012-09-08 05:27:22 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: 12349876: skullkrusher: sariq: MBrady: As opposed to CNN giving BJs to the Democrats and couldn't even get it up for the Republicans.

Why do you think CNN is gay?

[moonbattery.com image 445x365]

Oooh, I found a double meaning picture for this thread. Gay guy on CNN + Jon Stewart facepalming him.

[i188.photobucket.com image 546x360]

I didn't know Don Lemon is gay. That's fabulous!


http://www.npr.org/2011/05/16/136338277/livelihood-on-the-line-anchor - reveals-hes-gay
 
2012-09-08 05:27:58 PM  

fickle floridian: When does Jon Stewart plan to examine if MSNBC might have slanted their respective convention coverage of RNC-DNC a teeny tinesy bit?


I'm sure the resident scholars here on FARK will point out that it is not his job to examine MSNBC. He's just a completely neutral comedian who puts on an entertaining show which isn't to be taken seriously from a political standpoint.
 
2012-09-08 05:28:07 PM  

intelligent comment below: tenpoundsofcheese: Krymson Tyde: No...Really? No, can't be.

wow. a left leaning comic does political "analysis".

waiting to hear what Snooki thinks next.


Was she debating a chair? I bet that would be amusing.


Now there would be debate. She turn the chair upside down and insert every leg into every orifice she has.
 
2012-09-08 05:28:38 PM  

Mrtraveler01: skullkrusher: Mrtraveler01: FeedTheCollapse: looks fine on Time-Warner, who is an awful cable company. But I noticed for at least the past 2 weeks it's looked awful

I don't think I've met anyone who thought Time Warner was a good cable company. Are they really that bad?

/Used to have Charter and now have AT&T out here
//

They just raised rates again and won't fall for the "I'll take my business elsewhere unless you give me a new discount" ploy anymore. About $200 a month now for cable, phone and internet, 1 R/W DVR/HD box, 1 R only DVR/HD box, HBO and Showtime. My main cable box is a POS.
Lots of that weird pixelization you get on digital TVs sometimes. They suck.

Is FiOS available for you? I have some relatives in PA with FiOS and it's pretty sweet.


nah, unfortunately no FiOS in my part of the city and our landlord won't let us put a dish on the roof so no DTV either. Stuck with shiatassfarkbiatch TWC
 
2012-09-08 05:31:29 PM  

skullkrusher: CynicalLA: skullkrusher: CynicalLA: Reinforced propaganda. They have created a machine that is a mixture of what happened in Rwanda and Germany.

that wasn't histrionic enough. Needs more Pol Pot and a pinch of Stalin.

You don't think it's pure propaganda? It's pretty obvious they have taken notes on how to manipulate people and have created their own reality. That doesn't scare you at all?

of course it's propaganda. So is invoking the genocide of Rwanda and Nazi Germany which is exactly what your intent was in all its hand wringing, theatrical glory


I wonder what it made it possible in those two countries for so many people to let those atrocities happen and even take part. Hmmm.
 
2012-09-08 05:34:39 PM  
I find it odd that I get better, more detailed, more policy based coverage of the US electrion from "Planet America" - a news program in Australian co-hosted by a guy who once got arrested for sneaking into the high security area of the APEC conference dressed as Osama binLaden.
 
2012-09-08 05:40:35 PM  

CynicalLA: skullkrusher: CynicalLA: skullkrusher: CynicalLA: Reinforced propaganda. They have created a machine that is a mixture of what happened in Rwanda and Germany.

that wasn't histrionic enough. Needs more Pol Pot and a pinch of Stalin.

You don't think it's pure propaganda? It's pretty obvious they have taken notes on how to manipulate people and have created their own reality. That doesn't scare you at all?

of course it's propaganda. So is invoking the genocide of Rwanda and Nazi Germany which is exactly what your intent was in all its hand wringing, theatrical glory

I wonder what it made it possible in those two countries for so many people to let those atrocities happen and even take part. Hmmm.


yeah, you're still doing it. That was my point.
 
2012-09-08 05:46:34 PM  

fickle floridian: When does Jon Stewart plan to examine if MSNBC might have slanted their respective convention coverage of RNC-DNC a teeny tinesy bit?



When MSNBC begins showing anywhere near the level of partisan activism that Fox News has shown.

And I'm not talking about the commentators like Chris Mattews and Ed Schultz. I'm talking about guys who are considered 'hard news' like Chris Wallace and Megyn Kelly.
 
2012-09-08 05:47:45 PM  

FishyFred: The Bestest: I can only surmise that anyone who watched either convention on Fox, CNN or MSNBC was doing so purely for the comedic factor. If you were actually interested in the conventions themselves, C-SPAN, PBS or gtfo.

I watch convention coverage so I can hear what amounts to previews of what will be written in the coming days. On Fox News, you'll get previews of what right-wing ideologues will be saying. On MSNBC, you'll get previews of the next few days of Daily Kos. I watch CNN in an attempt to get both. to see what people are saying on Twitter.


FTFY
CNN has become the Myspace of news networks. Trivial. No actual reporting. Aged people trying to use technology to seem relevant, but failing.
 
2012-09-08 05:48:48 PM  

skullkrusher: I wonder what it made it possible in those two countries for so many people to let those atrocities happen and even take part. Hmmm.

yeah, you're still doing it. That was my point.


Yep, false hyperbolic equivalencies can be made, ergo all equivalencies are false and/or hyperbolic.

Examining them more deeply to sort things out is a waste of time.
 
2012-09-08 05:52:20 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: skullkrusher: I wonder what it made it possible in those two countries for so many people to let those atrocities happen and even take part. Hmmm.

yeah, you're still doing it. That was my point.

Yep, false hyperbolic equivalencies can be were made.
Examining them more deeply to sort things out is a waste of time.

 

Anything else you chose to read into that exchange is entirely in your head
 
2012-09-08 05:54:33 PM  

Weaver95: Rug Doctor: .

Republican voters believe in God. But I think the Boehners and Roves of the world are just as atheist as any left-winger. Why? Because if they actually believed that there was an omniscient sky man who punished you for doing bad things, they wouldn't act like they do.

don't try to match GOP elites actions to Christianity, instead match their actions to which god fits them best. so lets look at the GOP's actions. what is it that they do in the name of their god?

1. they worship wealth.
2. they love military adventures.
3. they despise weakness.
4. they will do anything for power.
5. they will lie in service to their god.

these are not traits Christ demands of his followers. so we can safely say that the GOP elite are not Christians. But are there OTHER gods that value these qualities in their worshipers? that's the question we should be asking.


Well, Mormons only believe in 1, 3, 4, and 5. I guess they'll go along with 2 if it gets them votes.
 
2012-09-08 05:56:25 PM  
All politicians should have to wear a shock collar programmed to go off at any indication of crossing religion into any politicking and any policy decision making.
 
2012-09-08 06:09:20 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: intelligent comment below: Debeo Summa Credo: Classic. Pot investigating if kettle is the teensiest, tiniest bit black.


Derp Thoughts

The only way anyone would fail to recognize that Stewart is biased is if they get all their news from Stewart.


No one has any illusions about Jon Stewart's bias. He is a liberal, and doesn't pretend otherwise. This doesn't make him wrong. It just makes him more honest than Fox. The fact that this comparison need even be made is another commentary.

As others have pointed out, he's an equal opportunity satirist. If anything, he's harder on Democrats, because he's disappointed in them.
 
2012-09-08 06:12:28 PM  
To the Left, Jon Stewart is just one more media outlet that feeds their ego by telling them what they want to hear. It doesn't matter how many media/social outlets that slant to feed the liberal's ego. That just isn't enough for them. They have to have more. They can have NBC,ABC,CBS,CNN,YAHOO,REDDIT,TWITTER,FARK...etc, and still be upset. The very idea that even one media outlet or one person disagreeing makes them froth at the mouth.

The Left likes to portray FOX viewers as stupid, knuckle draggers, and anti-science. I remembered Jon Stewart calling Fox News viewers the "most consistently misinformed media viewers" only to apologized and admit he was wrong. I also remembered Neil deGrasse Tyson , saying that Bush and Republicans are more pro-science and did more for science than the Democrats.

Quality vs. Quantity. FOX wins. This very fact makes liberals go apeshiat.
 
2012-09-08 06:24:54 PM  

Cataholic: fickle floridian: When does Jon Stewart plan to examine if MSNBC might have slanted their respective convention coverage of RNC-DNC a teeny tinesy bit?

I'm sure the resident scholars here on FARK will point out that it is not his job to examine MSNBC. He's just a completely neutral comedian who puts on an entertaining show which isn't to be taken seriously from a political standpoint.


When your slogan is "Fair and Balanced" and you in fact aren't, you quite frankly deserve the criticism and shouldn't whine about it like Fox. MSNBC get their rears handed to them by Stewart too, only they seem to be able to take the criticism and not scream persecution, and in some cases, dare I say, learn from it, The fact that MSNBC can do both those things leaves Jon and his writers a smaller target, unlike your bastian of all news.
 
2012-09-08 06:29:02 PM  

phreezen: To the Left, Jon Stewart is just one more media outlet....,REDDIT,TWITTER,FARK...etc,


You must admit, people who can't differentiate between media outlets, a comedian and open social sites supports a knuckle-dragging stereotype.
 
2012-09-08 06:34:45 PM  

neenerist: phreezen: To the Left, Jon Stewart is just one more media outlet....,REDDIT,TWITTER,FARK...etc,

You must admit, people who can't differentiate between media outlets, a comedian and open social sites supports a knuckle-dragging stereotype.


You calling yourself a knuckle dragger. Good one.
 
2012-09-08 06:37:27 PM  
neenerist

Dude, only feed the entertaining trolls. Ignore the ones that just threadshiat for attention.
 
2012-09-08 06:37:41 PM  

phreezen: neenerist: phreezen: To the Left, Jon Stewart is just one more media outlet....,REDDIT,TWITTER,FARK...etc,

You must admit, people who can't differentiate between media outlets, a comedian and open social sites supports a knuckle-dragging stereotype.

You calling yourself a knuckle dragger. Good one.


"OMG Twitter has a liberal bias!"

Do you realize how stupid this sounds?
 
2012-09-08 06:42:44 PM  

Mrtraveler01: phreezen: neenerist: phreezen: To the Left, Jon Stewart is just one more media outlet....,REDDIT,TWITTER,FARK...etc,

You must admit, people who can't differentiate between media outlets, a comedian and open social sites supports a knuckle-dragging stereotype.

You calling yourself a knuckle dragger. Good one.

"OMG Twitter has a liberal bias!"

Do you realize how stupid this sounds?


Sorry, this upsets you.
 
2012-09-08 06:44:45 PM  

phreezen: To the Left, Jon Stewart is just one more media outlet that feeds their ego by telling them what they want to hear. It doesn't matter how many media/social outlets that slant to feed the liberal's ego. That just isn't enough for them. They have to have more. They can have NBC,ABC,CBS,CNN,YAHOO,REDDIT,TWITTER,FARK...etc, and still be upset. The very idea that even one media outlet or one person disagreeing makes them froth at the mouth.


Your whole statement is one big CITATION NEEDED, but I'd love to see you start by explaining how Twitter is a bastion of liberalism.
 
2012-09-08 06:46:20 PM  

Rug Doctor: phreezen: To the Left, Jon Stewart is just one more media outlet that feeds their ego by telling them what they want to hear. It doesn't matter how many media/social outlets that slant to feed the liberal's ego. That just isn't enough for them. They have to have more. They can have NBC,ABC,CBS,CNN,YAHOO,REDDIT,TWITTER,FARK...etc, and still be upset. The very idea that even one media outlet or one person disagreeing makes them froth at the mouth.

Your whole statement is one big CITATION NEEDED, but I'd love to see you start by explaining how Twitter is a bastion of liberalism.


I happy to see it's just twitter you disagree on.
Link
 
2012-09-08 06:48:17 PM  

Cataholic: fickle floridian: When does Jon Stewart plan to examine if MSNBC might have slanted their respective convention coverage of RNC-DNC a teeny tinesy bit?

I'm sure the resident scholars here on FARK will point out that it is not his job to examine MSNBC. He's just a completely neutral comedian who puts on an entertaining show which isn't to be taken seriously from a political standpoint.


Jon Stewart and TDS's primary focus is now and always has been to make fun of the various news outlets that deliver up the political conventional wisdom of the day. Making fun of the politicians and the policies is secondary to that. Anyone who watches the show regularly knows he pokes fun at all the networks, all the parties and all the politicians.

You might have mixed that one up with of the standard excuses righties employ for the likes of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh when they cross the line of truth, sanity and responsible speech and proceed well into the land of outrageous derp and slanderous digs.
 
2012-09-08 06:49:42 PM  

phreezen: Rug Doctor: phreezen: To the Left, Jon Stewart is just one more media outlet that feeds their ego by telling them what they want to hear. It doesn't matter how many media/social outlets that slant to feed the liberal's ego. That just isn't enough for them. They have to have more. They can have NBC,ABC,CBS,CNN,YAHOO,REDDIT,TWITTER,FARK...etc, and still be upset. The very idea that even one media outlet or one person disagreeing makes them froth at the mouth.

Your whole statement is one big CITATION NEEDED, but I'd love to see you start by explaining how Twitter is a bastion of liberalism.

I happy to see it's just twitter you disagree on.
Link


Whoa, whoa, whoa. A liberal biased source that you listed, you now cite for calling out Twitter for liberal bias.

Mind = blown.
 
2012-09-08 06:51:15 PM  

Gunther: Dude.....


Sorry, that low hanging fruit.....
 
2012-09-08 06:52:56 PM  

phreezen: Rug Doctor: phreezen: To the Left, Jon Stewart is just one more media outlet that feeds their ego by telling them what they want to hear. It doesn't matter how many media/social outlets that slant to feed the liberal's ego. That just isn't enough for them. They have to have more. They can have NBC,ABC,CBS,CNN,YAHOO,REDDIT,TWITTER,FARK...etc, and still be upset. The very idea that even one media outlet or one person disagreeing makes them froth at the mouth.

Your whole statement is one big CITATION NEEDED, but I'd love to see you start by explaining how Twitter is a bastion of liberalism.

I happy to see it's just twitter you disagree on.
Link


I can't tell if this is performance art or what. You just cited an NBC article three minutes after proclaiming that they're an untrustworthy source.
 
2012-09-08 06:55:29 PM  
Probably due to the fact FOX ate their lunch so they caved and try more to be fair. Like how the Democrats caved and added GOD and Jerusalem.
 
2012-09-08 06:57:10 PM  
^My top comment was directed at @Glenford
 
2012-09-08 06:59:42 PM  

phreezen: Probably due to the fact FOX ate their lunch so they caved and try more to be fair. Like how the Democrats caved and added GOD and Jerusalem.


lolwut?

You're adorable!
 
2012-09-08 07:11:29 PM  
I am as amused as all of you at that tool saying Twitter has a liberal bias.
 
2012-09-08 07:12:43 PM  

skullkrusher: Vlad_the_Inaner: skullkrusher: I wonder what it made it possible in those two countries for so many people to let those atrocities happen and even take part. Hmmm.

yeah, you're still doing it. That was my point.

Yep, false hyperbolic equivalencies can be were made.
Examining them more deeply to sort things out is a waste of time. 

Anything else you chose to read into that exchange is entirely in your head


Ah, so by the strike over on the 'waste of time part' , you agree it is OK to delve deeper.

proceed.
 
2012-09-08 07:13:42 PM  

Glenford: phreezen: Rug Doctor: phreezen: To the Left, Jon Stewart is just one more media outlet that feeds their ego by telling them what they want to hear. It doesn't matter how many media/social outlets that slant to feed the liberal's ego. That just isn't enough for them. They have to have more. They can have NBC,ABC,CBS,CNN,YAHOO,REDDIT,TWITTER,FARK...etc, and still be upset. The very idea that even one media outlet or one person disagreeing makes them froth at the mouth.

Your whole statement is one big CITATION NEEDED, but I'd love to see you start by explaining how Twitter is a bastion of liberalism.

I happy to see it's just twitter you disagree on.
Link

Whoa, whoa, whoa. A liberal biased source that you listed, you now cite for calling out Twitter for liberal bias.

Mind = blown.


More people followed Obama's Twitter feed than Romney's so therefore Twitter is a tool of the liberal mainstream MSM media.

It makes perfect sense if you don't think too hard about it.
 
2012-09-08 07:19:06 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Glenford: phreezen: Rug Doctor: phreezen: To the Left, Jon Stewart is just one more media outlet that feeds their ego by telling them what they want to hear. It doesn't matter how many media/social outlets that slant to feed the liberal's ego. That just isn't enough for them. They have to have more. They can have NBC,ABC,CBS,CNN,YAHOO,REDDIT,TWITTER,FARK...etc, and still be upset. The very idea that even one media outlet or one person disagreeing makes them froth at the mouth.

Your whole statement is one big CITATION NEEDED, but I'd love to see you start by explaining how Twitter is a bastion of liberalism.

I happy to see it's just twitter you disagree on.
Link

Whoa, whoa, whoa. A liberal biased source that you listed, you now cite for calling out Twitter for liberal bias.

Mind = blown.

More people followed Obama's Twitter feed than Romney's so therefore Twitter is a tool of the liberal mainstream MSM media.

It makes perfect sense if you don't think too hard about it.


Typical you didn't click the link. Just repeat the lies, that's what you good at anyways. It's simpler for you.
 
2012-09-08 07:21:38 PM  
Mrtraveler01:
More people followed Obama's Twitter feed than Romney's so therefore Twitter is a tool of the liberal mainstream MSM media.

It makes perfect sense if you don't think too hard about it.


Yep. According to this article, more people watched the DNC than the RNC. Televisions must be a tool of the liberal media too.
 
2012-09-08 07:22:46 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Glenford: phreezen: Rug Doctor: phreezen: To the Left, Jon Stewart is just one more media outlet that feeds their ego by telling them what they want to hear. It doesn't matter how many media/social outlets that slant to feed the liberal's ego. That just isn't enough for them. They have to have more. They can have NBC,ABC,CBS,CNN,YAHOO,REDDIT,TWITTER,FARK...etc, and still be upset. The very idea that even one media outlet or one person disagreeing makes them froth at the mouth.

Your whole statement is one big CITATION NEEDED, but I'd love to see you start by explaining how Twitter is a bastion of liberalism.

I happy to see it's just twitter you disagree on.
Link

Whoa, whoa, whoa. A liberal biased source that you listed, you now cite for calling out Twitter for liberal bias.

Mind = blown.

More people followed Obama's Twitter feed than Romney's so therefore Twitter is a tool of the liberal mainstream MSM media.

It makes perfect sense if you don't think too hard about it.


But the people who use twitter are generally younger, more intelligent people who are more in touch with the world. The people who don't tend to be old people who are confused by touch-tone phones.
 
2012-09-08 07:24:20 PM  

Weaver95: Rug Doctor: .

Republican voters believe in God. But I think the Boehners and Roves of the world are just as atheist as any left-winger. Why? Because if they actually believed that there was an omniscient sky man who punished you for doing bad things, they wouldn't act like they do.

don't try to match GOP elites actions to Christianity, instead match their actions to which god fits them best. so lets look at the GOP's actions. what is it that they do in the name of their god?

1. they worship wealth.
2. they love military adventures.
3. they despise weakness.
4. they will do anything for power.
5. they will lie in service to their god.

these are not traits Christ demands of his followers. so we can safely say that the GOP elite are not Christians. But are there OTHER gods that value these qualities in their worshipers? that's the question we should be asking.


So have you heard of Pope Alexander VI?
 
2012-09-08 07:24:39 PM  

Via Infinito: Mrtraveler01:
More people followed Obama's Twitter feed than Romney's so therefore Twitter is a tool of the liberal mainstream MSM media.

It makes perfect sense if you don't think too hard about it.

Yep. According to this article, more people watched the DNC than the RNC. Televisions must be a tool of the liberal media too.


His self feed quote is only suitable to people like you. No where did I say such things. FOX NEWS has more viewers for a reason.
 
2012-09-08 07:27:10 PM  

rustypouch: Mrtraveler01: Glenford: phreezen: Rug Doctor: phreezen: To the Left, Jon Stewart is just one more media outlet that feeds their ego by telling them what they want to hear. It doesn't matter how many media/social outlets that slant to feed the liberal's ego. That just isn't enough for them. They have to have more. They can have NBC,ABC,CBS,CNN,YAHOO,REDDIT,TWITTER,FARK...etc, and still be upset. The very idea that even one media outlet or one person disagreeing makes them froth at the mouth.

Your whole statement is one big CITATION NEEDED, but I'd love to see you start by explaining how Twitter is a bastion of liberalism.

I happy to see it's just twitter you disagree on.
Link

Whoa, whoa, whoa. A liberal biased source that you listed, you now cite for calling out Twitter for liberal bias.

Mind = blown.

More people followed Obama's Twitter feed than Romney's so therefore Twitter is a tool of the liberal mainstream MSM media.

It makes perfect sense if you don't think too hard about it.

But the people who use twitter are generally younger, more intelligent people who are more in touch with the world. The people who don't tend to be old people who are confused by touch-tone phones.


The idiocy got better as I read along. The writer of the article was butthurt that Obama popped up on the suggested list of people to follow but not Romney.

Maybe that's because more people follow Obama than Romney. Free market at work biatches!
 
2012-09-08 07:31:29 PM  

phreezen: FOX NEWS has more viewers for a reason


Right-wingers don't like their views to be challenged but rather coddled and only provide information to reinforce what they already believe?

/You make this too easy
 
2012-09-08 07:35:10 PM  

Mrtraveler01: rustypouch: Mrtraveler01: Glenford: phreezen: Rug Doctor: phreezen: To the Left, Jon Stewart is just one more media outlet that feeds their ego by telling them what they want to hear. It doesn't matter how many media/social outlets that slant to feed the liberal's ego. That just isn't enough for them. They have to have more. They can have NBC,ABC,CBS,CNN,YAHOO,REDDIT,TWITTER,FARK...etc, and still be upset. The very idea that even one media outlet or one person disagreeing makes them froth at the mouth.

Your whole statement is one big CITATION NEEDED, but I'd love to see you start by explaining how Twitter is a bastion of liberalism.

I happy to see it's just twitter you disagree on.
Link

Whoa, whoa, whoa. A liberal biased source that you listed, you now cite for calling out Twitter for liberal bias.

Mind = blown.

More people followed Obama's Twitter feed than Romney's so therefore Twitter is a tool of the liberal mainstream MSM media.

It makes perfect sense if you don't think too hard about it.

But the people who use twitter are generally younger, more intelligent people who are more in touch with the world. The people who don't tend to be old people who are confused by touch-tone phones.

The idiocy got better as I read along. The writer of the article was butthurt that Obama popped up on the suggested list of people to follow but not Romney.

Maybe that's because more people follow Obama than Romney. Free market at work biatches!


Try reading the article again before making dumb comments. Noticed, after author's email exchanges with twitter, they began to caved.
 
2012-09-08 07:36:45 PM  

Mrtraveler01: phreezen: FOX NEWS has more viewers for a reason

Right-wingers don't like their views to be challenged but rather coddled and only provide information to reinforce what they already believe?

/You make this too easy


You don't make sense anymore. That was to prove to him, your self feeding quote about more viewers = liberal bias.
 
2012-09-08 07:38:22 PM  

phreezen: Mrtraveler01: phreezen: FOX NEWS has more viewers for a reason

Right-wingers don't like their views to be challenged but rather coddled and only provide information to reinforce what they already believe?

/You make this too easy

You don't make sense anymore. That was to prove to him, your self feeding quote about more viewers = liberal bias.


Who said that more viewers = liberal bias?

I will agree that more viewers = mainstream media. Ergo Fox News is part of the Mainstream Media since they have the most viewers in cable news.
 
2012-09-08 07:39:03 PM  
Which btw:

Winning the cable news wars is like winning gold in the Special Olympics...
 
2012-09-08 07:40:40 PM  

Mrtraveler01: phreezen: Mrtraveler01: phreezen: FOX NEWS has more viewers for a reason

Right-wingers don't like their views to be challenged but rather coddled and only provide information to reinforce what they already believe?

/You make this too easy

You don't make sense anymore. That was to prove to him, your self feeding quote about more viewers = liberal bias.

Who said that more viewers = liberal bias?

I will agree that more viewers = mainstream media. Ergo Fox News is part of the Mainstream Media since they have the most viewers in cable news.


Your friend said that. Also, you quit making sense a long time ago. I need to eat now.
 
2012-09-08 07:42:02 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Which btw:

Winning the cable news wars is like winning gold in the Special Olympics...


Now I KNOW you're trying to make his head explode. lulz
 
2012-09-08 07:47:15 PM  

Via Infinito: Mrtraveler01: Which btw:

Winning the cable news wars is like winning gold in the Special Olympics...

Now I KNOW you're trying to make his head explode. lulz


;)

He has to "go eat now".
 
2012-09-08 08:05:07 PM  

Weaver95: Rug Doctor: .

Republican voters believe in God. But I think the Boehners and Roves of the world are just as atheist as any left-winger. Why? Because if they actually believed that there was an omniscient sky man who punished you for doing bad things, they wouldn't act like they do.

don't try to match GOP elites actions to Christianity, instead match their actions to which god fits them best. so lets look at the GOP's actions. what is it that they do in the name of their god?

1. they worship wealth.
2. they love military adventures.
3. they despise weakness.
4. they will do anything for power.
5. they will lie in service to their god.

these are not traits Christ demands of his followers. so we can safely say that the GOP elite are not Christians. But are there OTHER gods that value these qualities in their worshipers? that's the question we should be asking.


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2012-09-08 08:39:32 PM  

Mrtraveler01: He has to "go eat now".


And Google 'algorithms' and 'demographics'.
 
2012-09-08 08:56:25 PM  

neenerist: Mrtraveler01: He has to "go eat now".

And Google 'algorithms' and 'demographics'.


I really only need 1 of you to prove me right and I got over at least 4 of you guys.
 
2012-09-08 09:08:58 PM  

phreezen: neenerist: Mrtraveler01: He has to "go eat now".

And Google 'algorithms' and 'demographics'.

I really only need 1 of you to prove me right and I got over at least 4 of you guys.


How did you prove yourself right? By not realizing how algorithms work?
 
2012-09-08 09:16:05 PM  

Mrtraveler01: phreezen: neenerist: Mrtraveler01: He has to "go eat now".

And Google 'algorithms' and 'demographics'.

I really only need 1 of you to prove me right and I got over at least 4 of you guys.

How did you prove yourself right? By not realizing how algorithms work?


You need to really read the article. I said it many times before.
 
2012-09-08 09:27:42 PM  

fickle floridian: When does Jon Stewart plan to examine if MSNBC might have slanted their respective convention coverage of RNC-DNC a teeny tinesy bit?



You should do it for us.

We will anxiously await your results.
 
2012-09-08 09:30:23 PM  

phreezen: Mrtraveler01: phreezen: neenerist: Mrtraveler01: He has to "go eat now".

And Google 'algorithms' and 'demographics'.

I really only need 1 of you to prove me right and I got over at least 4 of you guys.

How did you prove yourself right? By not realizing how algorithms work?

You need to really read the article. I said it many times before.


The one full of butthurt because he's too stupid to understand how algorithms work? 

Oh but he did say there was some change after the e-mails and even after all of that biatching, Mitt Romney's Twitter feed still doesn't pop up on whatever list that guy was biatching about

Long story short, it was a guy who had too much time on his hands worrying about something that people can find easily without having a list. If they really wanted to follow Mitt's feed, it's on his website.

Here, I'll even help you because you seem too slow to figure that out:

Link
 
2012-09-08 09:30:37 PM  

phreezen: Mrtraveler01: phreezen: neenerist: Mrtraveler01: He has to "go eat now".

And Google 'algorithms' and 'demographics'.

I really only need 1 of you to prove me right and I got over at least 4 of you guys.

How did you prove yourself right? By not realizing how algorithms work?

You need to really read the article. I said it many times before.


Come on you've only been here for a few months. Take it down a notch.

Or you're getting all your trolling done before the election.
 
2012-09-08 09:30:51 PM  

phreezen: I also remembered Neil deGrasse Tyson , saying that Bush and Republicans are more pro-science and did more for science than the Democrats.



Merely because under Republican Presidents, more money went to science. Which means nothing because for starters, budgets are written by Congress.

phreezen: The Left likes to portray FOX viewers as stupid, knuckle draggers, and anti-science. I remembered Jon Stewart calling Fox News viewers the "most consistently misinformed media viewers" only to apologized and admit he was wrong.



But he wasn't wrong, they are the most uninformed

phreezen: Quality vs. Quantity. FOX wins. This very fact makes liberals go apeshiat.



Yes, Faux isn't quality, it's quantity. Be proud you have more uninformed idiots watching the propaganda and eating it up every day. Slavery was very popular back in the day too.
 
2012-09-08 09:34:17 PM  

intelligent comment below: phreezen: Quality vs. Quantity. FOX wins. This very fact makes liberals go apeshiat.


Yes, Faux isn't quality, it's quantity. Be proud you have more uninformed idiots watching the propaganda and eating it up every day. Slavery was very popular back in the day too.


Yeah, I was wondering if he was going to realize that he just shot his cause in the foot with the whole "quality vs. quantity" thing.
 
2012-09-08 09:41:55 PM  

intelligent comment below: Debeo Summa Credo: intelligent comment below: Debeo Summa Credo: Classic. Pot investigating if kettle is the teensiest, tiniest bit black.


Derp Thoughts

The only way anyone would fail to recognize that Stewart is biased is if they get all their news from Stewart.


What kind of idiot gets NEWS from Stewart?

Just crying he's a hypocrite when he is non partisan in his analysis is proof you're here to spread derp and misinformation just like the guy who posted right after you.

Lets face it, the funniest people you American Taliban have are Victoria Jackson, Rush Limbaugh, and Dennis Miller. And they are not even close to "the same" as Stewart. You shills also use this same tactic in your denunciation of Bill Maher. It's old and tired and you should feel bad for your false equivalency.


So you admit that stewart has a left wing bias, but deny that it isn't an apt comparison because nobody gets their news from stewart but they do from fox.

Ok, I guess that's legitimate. But of course you have to then admit that Stewart, whom you admit has a left wig bias, isn't going to present an objective analysis of fox's bias. So it can be dismissed, just like a wall street journal editorial about left wing media bias has to be viewed with a grain of salt, because of the WSJs conservative bias.

By the way, Stewart's bias doesn't change the fact that fox news is and always has been biased. That's no secret at all to anyone who has ever watched it. But it is ironic for one biased media outlet to accuse another of bias.
 
2012-09-08 09:52:11 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: By the way, Stewart's bias doesn't change the fact that fox news is and always has been biased. That's no secret at all to anyone who has ever watched it. But it is ironic for one biased media outlet to accuse another of bias.


I agree. But Fox News has kept trying to have it both ways in which they're a fair and impartial source but they also provide an outlet for conservative voices.

I mean what else does "We report, you decide." mean if it doesn't mean that they try to present themselves as an impartial news outlet?
 
2012-09-08 10:10:33 PM  
UH Fox news was too busy covering the Hurricane..while CNN was to busy covering the GOP convention. It was weird. I kept flipping past going "do whah"
 
2012-09-08 10:45:05 PM  
And notice that he didn't check to see if the "mainstream" media didn't bias THEIR coverage? Hmmm, seems old Jon has an AGENDA!
 
2012-09-08 10:47:19 PM  
Fuked News doing that?

everyone knows they are fair and balanced.
 
2012-09-08 10:50:54 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Debeo Summa Credo: By the way, Stewart's bias doesn't change the fact that fox news is and always has been biased. That's no secret at all to anyone who has ever watched it. But it is ironic for one biased media outlet to accuse another of bias.

I agree. But Fox News has kept trying to have it both ways in which they're a fair and impartial source but they also provide an outlet for conservative voices.

I mean what else does "We report, you decide." mean if it doesn't mean that they try to present themselves as an impartial news outlet?


Yeah, fox is not only biased but they've deliberately set themselves out as being balanced.

"we report, you decide" is I think a newer slogan. Do they still put themselves out there as "fair and balanced"? Or did they realize that was nonsense and went to the new slogan.

I never thought about it before, but "we report you decide" could be their version of Ripley's "believe it or not". In other words, here's our report/story/cartoon about a guy who lived with a bar through his skull. You can decide whether it's bullshiat or not. We offer no guarantees.
 
2012-09-08 11:24:55 PM  
FOX NEWS! We distort, you deride!
 
2012-09-08 11:32:10 PM  
Anyone shocked by this has had their head in the sand for a decade at least.
 
2012-09-09 12:30:57 AM  

phreezen: FOX NEWS has more viewers for a reason.


Spongebob has more viewers than Fox News.
 
2012-09-09 12:48:20 AM  

Rug Doctor: Republican voters believe in God. But I think the Boehners and Roves of the world are just as atheist as any left-winger. Why? Because if they actually believed that there was an omniscient sky man who punished you for doing bad things, they wouldn't act like they do


I've made similar observations before.. but I wouldn't let the voters off the hook. They VOTE for the obvious sinners, and help spread the lies for them.
 
2012-09-09 12:52:27 AM  

Debeo Summa Credo: So you admit that stewart has a left wing bias,


Jon Stewart is personally a liberal, but absolutely does not do the left any favours in his program's coverage. To say he does is just a lie. He is just as ready to go off at Obama as at Romney, and has many times had a huge dig at MSNBC for biased coverage when it happens. He gives prominent right-wingers completely fair and open interviews. The thing is that the reason the duplicity and bias of Fox is a constant theme is because it is a constant happening, and large numbers of people are completely misled and have their view of reality perverted as a result. It is a farking public service to draw attention to this.
 
2012-09-09 01:02:40 AM  

Coco LaFemme: The Bestest: I can only surmise that anyone who watched either convention on Fox, CNN or MSNBC was doing so purely for the comedic factor. If you were actually interested in the conventions themselves, C-SPAN, PBS or gtfo.

I had C-SPAN's online feed going all three days. I didn't want commercials, I didn't want speeches interrupted by inane talking-head commentary. I don't care what you, the pundit, have to say about Pres. Clinton's speech. I want to hear what Pres. Clinton is saying.

I only watched the RNC to see how pissed off they could get me, and in turn, how much money I'd be donating to Obama's campaign.


I mean, if I were a moderate, the RNC did nothing to make me think "Hey, they've got great ideas to help the country around." It was pure "rally 'round the flag, Democrats are the anti-christ" crap that I've seen from them ever since 2004.
 
2012-09-09 01:12:49 AM  

skullkrusher: CynicalLA: skullkrusher: CynicalLA: skullkrusher: CynicalLA: Reinforced propaganda. They have created a machine that is a mixture of what happened in Rwanda and Germany.

that wasn't histrionic enough. Needs more Pol Pot and a pinch of Stalin.

You don't think it's pure propaganda? It's pretty obvious they have taken notes on how to manipulate people and have created their own reality. That doesn't scare you at all?

of course it's propaganda. So is invoking the genocide of Rwanda and Nazi Germany which is exactly what your intent was in all its hand wringing, theatrical glory

I wonder what it made it possible in those two countries for so many people to let those atrocities happen and even take part. Hmmm.

yeah, you're still doing it. That was my point.


He's being honest. That's NOT propaganda.
 
2012-09-09 01:22:40 AM  

intelligent comment below: tenpoundsofcheese: Krymson Tyde: No...Really? No, can't be.

wow. a left leaning comic does political "analysis".

waiting to hear what Snooki thinks next.


Was she debating a chair? I bet that would be amusing.


not de, but mastur. when will this cruelty to furniture end? if he really cared, he would focus on this!

damned socialist right-wing born-somewheres-else tax-shelter-millionaire government-health-care government-health-care ... awwww, fark it
 
2012-09-09 01:26:21 AM  

Debeo Summa Credo: So you admit that stewart has a left wing bias, but deny that it isn't an apt comparison because nobody gets their news from stewart but they do from fox.



Nobody is denying the bias of a person, rather you made claims about his reporting on one event and not the other. With no facts, of course.

Debeo Summa Credo: Ok, I guess that's legitimate. But of course you have to then admit that Stewart, whom you admit has a left wig bias, isn't going to present an objective analysis of fox's bias. So it can be dismissed, just like a wall street journal editorial about left wing media bias has to be viewed with a grain of salt, because of the WSJs conservative bias.


Find me one person on the planet with no bias

Debeo Summa Credo: By the way, Stewart's bias doesn't change the fact that fox news is and always has been biased. That's no secret at all to anyone who has ever watched it. But it is ironic for one biased media outlet to accuse another of bias.


LOL at calling Comedy Central a media outlet.
 
2012-09-09 02:15:43 AM  
I love TDS too, but why is Fark constantly linking to them these days? Everyone who's interested in what Jon Stewart has to say typically watches the show...right?
 
2012-09-09 03:27:51 AM  

teeny: I love TDS too, but why is Fark constantly linking to them these days? Everyone who's interested in what Jon Stewart has to say typically watches the show...right?


Uh, because it is funny and funny drives clicks?
 
2012-09-09 04:01:04 AM  

teeny: I love TDS too, but why is Fark constantly linking to them these days? Everyone who's interested in what Jon Stewart has to say typically watches the show...right?


Eh, I don't get up in time to watch it before my 3rd shift job. But then I can't watch the videos at work, either. So.. the next morning, it is.
 
2012-09-09 05:14:47 AM  
A lot of people complaining about how MSNBC and CNN gave fellated the DNC. You know what...? I don't see anything wrong with that.

The DNC went down pretty smoothly. They didn't have a theme based off of something their opponent didn't actually say. They backed up their claims with facts and numbers instead of saying they're going to fight all of America's problem with 'freedom'. They didn't have a debt ceiling clock despite the fact that they should have, considering that 3/4ths of that deficit can be attributed to the Republicans anyway. Also, the president was upstaged by one of the most well renown modern presidents and a brilliant speaker to boot, not a last minute replacement talking to an empty chair. The only thing that went wrong with the DNC was that whole 'God in the party platform' debacle... but you know what? At least the DNC didn't devolve into a shouting match in which half of the attendees tried to drown out the other half by shouting U.S.A. over and over again.

The RNC was an embarrassment, and anybody who calls themselves a Republican should feel ashamed of it.
 
2012-09-09 05:52:06 AM  

Via Infinito: Weaver95: when you see it laid down side by side like that...it really does hit home, don't it? I mean yeah, Jon Stewart is a comedian and he's not a 'serious' news guy but - he really does a good job of pointing out the bullshiat. And then he makes you laugh at it, which is just pure genius.

He's an equal opportunity comedian. The Daily Show is really good about criticizing Republicans AND Democrats. The only thing is that the Republicans tend to give them a LOT more material to work with.


I travel a lot. I got home this weekend and watched both weeks side by side. To say TDS are equal opportunity is just not true. They skewered the republicans during the GOP convention and then during the democtratic convention, they...skewered the republicans. I was actually looking forward to hearing the comedic bits about democrats but the only real thing they came up with was a skit about how Dems are intolerant of...people who are intolerant. I'm voting Obama, but frankly, I was disappointed.
 
2012-09-09 06:56:04 AM  

Madbassist1: I travel a lot. I got home this weekend and watched both weeks side by side. To say TDS are equal opportunity is just not true. They skewered the republicans during the GOP convention and then during the democtratic convention, they...skewered the republicans. I was actually looking forward to hearing the comedic bits about democrats but the only real thing they came up with was a skit about how Dems are intolerant of...people who are intolerant. I'm voting Obama, but frankly, I was disappointed.


It's not TDS's fault the republicans give them more material than the democrats. Maybe if the DNC had more senile actors talking to chairs and speakers throwing out comically blatant lies they would have gotten more screen time on comedy shows.
 
2012-09-09 08:17:16 AM  
Really loved the zinger "She usually spends her morning between two empty chairs."

To me, from an outsider point of view, comedy is ultimately disastrous to a channel like FOX News, as their whole platform relies on instilling fear, blaming and chronic complaining while flooding their viewers with half-truths and political spin. In this day and age it's much harder to keep someone from gaining new information with the Internet and al, I can't imagine much youths are faithfully watching FOX. So FOX may be able to hold on to those few, easily impressionable angry white fundies, but it's a lot harder to attract new viewers with a platform that can be so easily be classified as propaganda if you only compare some different views. I always wondered why FOX didn't have a TDS equivalent (IIRC there was an attempt once), and in my opinion you can't do comedy in such a dreary, sad, artificially oppressed atmosphere. Even trying to do comedy with their hyperbolic half-truths is nigh impossible, as zoning in on such subjects risks exposing the half-lie side of those things. Add to that their rigid, fundamentalist attachment to the Bible/Gawd and you get into a place where comedy could be seen as a modern form of sacrilege and offending their viewers rather than entertain them. And I think that's what ultimately will do them in, you can't keep complaining if things are looking up, you can't keep stamping your feet on religious issues when the rest of the moden and civilized world has long agreed that such treatments do have their merits, and you can't keep on slinging Creationism and anti-science rhetoric as legitimate critiques, because sooner than later, a new Todd Akin will open his piehole and embarass every last one of you.
 
2012-09-09 08:17:50 AM  

Mugato: Madbassist1: I travel a lot. I got home this weekend and watched both weeks side by side. To say TDS are equal opportunity is just not true. They skewered the republicans during the GOP convention and then during the democtratic convention, they...skewered the republicans. I was actually looking forward to hearing the comedic bits about democrats but the only real thing they came up with was a skit about how Dems are intolerant of...people who are intolerant. I'm voting Obama, but frankly, I was disappointed.

It's not TDS's fault the republicans give them more material than the democrats. Maybe if the DNC had more senile actors talking to chairs and speakers throwing out comically blatant lies they would have gotten more screen time on comedy shows.



Hate to be repetitive, but THIS.
 
2012-09-09 08:35:10 AM  

belgianguy: I always wondered why FOX didn't have a TDS equivalent (IIRC there was an attempt once),


Ah memories:

cdn.crooksandliars.com
 
2012-09-09 08:53:15 AM  

MBrady: I don't need to watch the endless drivel to know how biased they are.


CNN doesn't have the liberal bias that you're talking about. They're biased towards ratings and money. That's why they have folks on from the left and right (heck some prominent conservative bloggers are contributors now).

If you're whining about the fact that Romney/Ryan got called out on their lies moreso than Obama/Biden, well that's because Romney/Ryan lied more than Obama/Ryan.
 
2012-09-09 10:45:11 AM  

phreezen: Mrtraveler01: Glenford: phreezen: Rug Doctor: phreezen: To the Left, Jon Stewart is just one more media outlet that feeds their ego by telling them what they want to hear. It doesn't matter how many media/social outlets that slant to feed the liberal's ego. That just isn't enough for them. They have to have more. They can have NBC,ABC,CBS,CNN,YAHOO,REDDIT,TWITTER,FARK...etc, and still be upset. The very idea that even one media outlet or one person disagreeing makes them froth at the mouth.

Your whole statement is one big CITATION NEEDED, but I'd love to see you start by explaining how Twitter is a bastion of liberalism.

I happy to see it's just twitter you disagree on.
Link

Whoa, whoa, whoa. A liberal biased source that you listed, you now cite for calling out Twitter for liberal bias.

Mind = blown.

More people followed Obama's Twitter feed than Romney's so therefore Twitter is a tool of the liberal mainstream MSM media.

It makes perfect sense if you don't think too hard about it.

Typical you didn't click the link. Just repeat the lies, that's what you good at anyways. It's simpler for you.


You suck at this. Lurk for a few more months, okay?
 
2012-09-09 11:37:40 AM  

fickle floridian: When does Jon Stewart plan to examine if MSNBC might have slanted their respective convention coverage of RNC-DNC a teeny tinesy bit?


When MSNBC's motto is something along the lines of "Fair and Balanced"
 
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