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(Talking Points Memo)   Fox's Gretchen Carlson confused by Daily Show punchline, reality   ( talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line
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2013-10-02 06:23:27 PM  
Subby, you could lose the last half of the headline and it would be just as accurate.
 
2013-10-02 06:25:45 PM  
Now SHE would make a good wife for Rick Perry.
 
2013-10-02 06:25:47 PM  
Great submission.  I can't wait to share this with everyone I know.  It's that damn good.


Not.

/ya, I did a 'not'.
 
2013-10-02 06:26:48 PM  
i don't get it
 
2013-10-02 06:29:11 PM  
maybe if i was more familiar with the Twitter format.
 
2013-10-02 06:33:00 PM  

sybilkitty: i don't get it


Me too. Does that make us Seekrit Fox News Plants???
 
2013-10-02 06:33:02 PM  
The thing is, she isn't confused. As The Daily Show has proven, she is a smart, accomplished intellectual person.

The confusion is just an act.
 
2013-10-02 06:34:55 PM  
In related news it appears Gretchen Carlson doesn't know what the word "purgatory" means.
 
2013-10-02 06:35:55 PM  
I suppose this would be funny if you ever watched her show.
 
2013-10-02 06:37:24 PM  
I'm guessing, at least. I dunno, I'm not paid to watch that crap for silly moments.
 
2013-10-02 06:38:18 PM  
I remember seeing her in the middle of a three-way with two mongloids...

www.loonwatch.com
 
2013-10-02 06:41:19 PM  
I believe the preferred term is 'mongoloids'. LOL

engineer, can't spell it or something like that
 
2013-10-02 06:44:56 PM  
Damn, that right there is a no-sell.  Up there with Hogan and classic 80s Undertaker.
 
2013-10-02 06:45:53 PM  
The Daily Show taking jabs at Gretchen Carlson just adds to her credibility among her viewers.
 
2013-10-02 06:46:43 PM  
Sounds to me like she just had a terrible comeback.
 
2013-10-02 06:50:54 PM  
It's nice to see that Fox has finally broken down and just given blonde a time slot.
 
2013-10-02 06:51:16 PM  

sybilkitty: i don't get it


Gretchen: I need a name for the new chair on our set
Daily Show: Purgatory
 
2013-10-02 06:52:13 PM  
They should call it "Satan's asshole".
 
2013-10-02 06:56:31 PM  
What kind of weirdo names her chair?
 
2013-10-02 06:57:59 PM  
Benefit of the doubt:

I think she was just looking at a monitor and reading the tweet live, and initially missed that the answer was the first word of the tweet, and was thrown when she realized it.

Also, I think her producer didn't tell her about this ahead of time, and she didn't react to "purgatory" because she was suppressing her true opinion of that suggestion.
 
2013-10-02 06:59:23 PM  

Krymson Tyde: sybilkitty: i don't get it

Gretchen: I need a name for the new chair on our set
Daily Show: Purgatory



Gretchen: I think he said we should name it Purgatory.

I'm not getting the joke here. Is it somewhere in the video?
 
2013-10-02 07:02:27 PM  
I just like the idea that a bunch of Daily Show writers are sitting around in a room thinking of things to tweet at Gretchen Carlson.

That sounds like the greatest job on earth.
 
2013-10-02 07:05:08 PM  

LiberalWeenie: Krymson Tyde: sybilkitty: i don't get it

Gretchen: I need a name for the new chair on our set
Daily Show: Purgatory


Gretchen: I think he said we should name it Purgatory.

I'm not getting the joke here. Is it somewhere in the video?


I didn't watch the video, only saw the tweet.
 
2013-10-02 07:05:22 PM  

Grimlock2099: Now SHE would make a good wife for Rick Perry.


Can you imagine the derp that their spawn would unleash on us?
 
2013-10-02 07:08:15 PM  

Krymson Tyde: sybilkitty: i don't get it

Gretchen: I need a name for the new chair on our set
Daily Show: Purgatory


i.huffpost.com
 
2013-10-02 07:08:40 PM  

BSABSVR: The thing is, she isn't confused. As The Daily Show has proven, she is a smart, accomplished intellectual person.

The confusion is just an act.


She hides it well.

If her brain ever escapes that job, I can't wait to see what kind of memoirs it writes about the experience. If memory serves correctly, though, the rest of her is unfortunately kind of a coont.
 
2013-10-02 07:15:32 PM  
I live on Purgatory Creek so I'm getting a kick out of this.

/seriously
//my aunt the former nun was a little weirded out about staying here a few days
 
2013-10-02 07:16:41 PM  

Krymson Tyde: LiberalWeenie: Krymson Tyde: sybilkitty: i don't get it

Gretchen: I need a name for the new chair on our set
Daily Show: Purgatory


Gretchen: I think he said we should name it Purgatory.

I'm not getting the joke here. Is it somewhere in the video?

I didn't watch the video, only saw the tweet.


It looks like she skipped the "Purgatory RT @GretchenCarlson," read the part that was retweeted, "What should we call the cozy chair area of our new set on #TheRealStory? #getrealwithgretchen " then mentally went back and said ""Well, I think he said he should call it purgatory."

So what wxboy said.

Hilarious. Clearly, she's some kind of bimbo.
 
2013-10-02 07:21:33 PM  
Did she try Googling it?
 
2013-10-02 07:22:33 PM  
1) the tweet was a quick joke, but not a particularly funny one at that

2) the confusion was because of the idiocy that is twitter, re-tweeting, hash-tagging, and all that crap

3) can't believe this was even a thing, or that it was green-lit on Fark. slow news day?
 
2013-10-02 07:24:18 PM  

BSABSVR: The thing is, she isn't confused. As The Daily Show has proven, she is a smart, accomplished intellectual person.

The confusion is just an act.


Assuming such, how has she not lost her mind yet. I couldn't imagine going to work every day pretending to be a dumb blond while pushing a radical agenda that I probably don't believe. Maybe shes a robot?
 
2013-10-02 07:27:15 PM  

BSABSVR: The thing is, she isn't confused. As The Daily Show has proven, she is a smart, accomplished intellectual person.

The confusion is just an act.


As Batman once said, "it isn't who you are, but what you do that defines you."

/She's an idiot.
 
2013-10-02 07:28:49 PM  

MindStalker: BSABSVR: The thing is, she isn't confused. As The Daily Show has proven, she is a smart, accomplished intellectual person.

The confusion is just an act.

Assuming such, how has she not lost her mind yet. I couldn't imagine going to work every day pretending to be a dumb blond while pushing a radical agenda that I probably don't believe. Maybe shes a robot?




Oh she believes the agenda. I have no doubt about that.
 
2013-10-02 07:30:48 PM  

TheLopper:As Batman once said, "it isn't who you are, but what you do that defines you."

/She's an idiot.



qft
 
2013-10-02 07:36:15 PM  
come on guys.. its not nice making fun of the short bus kids.
 
2013-10-02 07:38:46 PM  

Girl From The North Country: I live on Purgatory Creek so I'm getting a kick out of this.

/seriously
//my aunt the former nun was a little weirded out about staying here a few days


Why?  Being in Purgatory is a good thing.  If you are in Purgatory, you are going to get into Heaven, just after a long wait - and considering the infinite length of Eternity, any wait is effectively zero.  Your ticket is punched, you are just standing in line for the train.   Not being in Purgatory would be the problem.
 
2013-10-02 07:40:26 PM  
Gretchen graduated from Stanford University.

Will they ever live this down?
 
2013-10-02 07:54:46 PM  

phalamir: Girl From The North Country: I live on Purgatory Creek so I'm getting a kick out of this.

/seriously
//my aunt the former nun was a little weirded out about staying here a few days

Why?  Being in Purgatory is a good thing.  If you are in Purgatory, you are going to get into Heaven, just after a long wait - and considering the infinite length of Eternity, any wait is effectively zero.  Your ticket is punched, you are just standing in line for the train.   Not being in Purgatory would be the problem.




I think she was afraid she'd get stuck at my house for 20 years and frankly that's a little frightening
 
2013-10-02 09:35:21 PM  

Hella Fark: 3) can't believe this was even a thing, or that it was green-lit on Fark. slow news day?


All we have to talk aboot is the gubmint shutdown or slimdown. Whatever term you prefer.
 
2013-10-02 10:12:35 PM  

Apik0r0s: I'm not a violent man, but I would happily blowtorch the face off that biatch.


Sergeant Jackrum?
 
2013-10-02 11:04:55 PM  
Count me in the "I don't get it" crowd.

Carlson - What should we call a new set on our show, the one with the comfy chairs?
Stewart - Purgatory
Carlson fans - WTF?
Carlson - I think he said we should call it Purgatory. Whatever.
Internet - Holy shiat what an idiot she is!

So... Did I just miss a punch line or something?
 
2013-10-02 11:07:59 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Count me in the "I don't get it" crowd.

Carlson - What should we call a new set on our show, the one with the comfy chairs?
Stewart - Purgatory
Carlson fans - WTF?
Carlson - I think he said we should call it Purgatory. Whatever.
Internet - Holy shiat what an idiot she is!

So... Did I just miss a punch line or something?


yeah, went right over your head

want me to explain it to you?
 
2013-10-02 11:13:47 PM  

Hobodeluxe: want me to explain it to you?


You can explain it to me. I guess being interviewed by Gretchen Carlson is akin to being in purgatory, but that doesn't really make me laugh, since purgatory is the place you go to hang out for a while in penance for your sins until you can enter heaven. Carlson is probably just going to lob softball handjobs to her interviewees, so the joke probably should've been that she should call it the Best Thai Happy Ending Massage Parlor.
 
2013-10-02 11:20:30 PM  

Hobodeluxe: Benevolent Misanthrope: Count me in the "I don't get it" crowd.

Carlson - What should we call a new set on our show, the one with the comfy chairs?
Stewart - Purgatory
Carlson fans - WTF?
Carlson - I think he said we should call it Purgatory. Whatever.
Internet - Holy shiat what an idiot she is!

So... Did I just miss a punch line or something?

yeah, went right over your head

want me to explain it to you?


Perhaps you should. Yeah, I get it, going on Carlson is almost as bad as hell, hardee-har-har. But why is everyone calling her an idiot for saying, basically, "Yeah, whatever"?
 
2013-10-02 11:40:23 PM  
I don't get it either. How is Gretchen Carlson's show like purgatory?
 
2013-10-03 12:02:57 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Hobodeluxe: Benevolent Misanthrope: Count me in the "I don't get it" crowd.

Carlson - What should we call a new set on our show, the one with the comfy chairs?
Stewart - Purgatory
Carlson fans - WTF?
Carlson - I think he said we should call it Purgatory. Whatever.
Internet - Holy shiat what an idiot she is!

So... Did I just miss a punch line or something?

yeah, went right over your head

want me to explain it to you?

Perhaps you should. Yeah, I get it, going on Carlson is almost as bad as hell, hardee-har-har. But why is everyone calling her an idiot for saying, basically, "Yeah, whatever"?


People were calling her an idiot way before this.

Because she's an idiot.
 
2013-10-03 12:23:39 AM  
Fox News's Gretchen Carlson is confused by analog clock faces and shapes with more than four sides.
 
2013-10-03 12:39:05 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: Benevolent Misanthrope: Hobodeluxe: Benevolent Misanthrope: Count me in the "I don't get it" crowd.

Carlson - What should we call a new set on our show, the one with the comfy chairs?
Stewart - Purgatory
Carlson fans - WTF?
Carlson - I think he said we should call it Purgatory. Whatever.
Internet - Holy shiat what an idiot she is!

So... Did I just miss a punch line or something?

yeah, went right over your head

want me to explain it to you?

Perhaps you should. Yeah, I get it, going on Carlson is almost as bad as hell, hardee-har-har. But why is everyone calling her an idiot for saying, basically, "Yeah, whatever"?

People were calling her an idiot way before this.

Because she's an idiot.


Well, yeah. Of course. But why is this suddenly a thing?
 
2013-10-03 01:15:48 AM  

Clutch2013: Subby, you could lose the last half of the headline and it would be just as accurate.


"Fox's Gretchen Carlson con"


Yeah. I guess that works
 
2013-10-03 01:17:35 AM  

magores: Clutch2013: Subby, you could lose the last half of the headline and it would be just as accurate.

"Fox's Gretchen Carlson con"


Yeah. I guess that works


Hell. I can't count.

/I flew 9000 miles today. Brain not working
 
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