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2014-03-07 01:27:18 PM
This one was uncomfortable to watch, as if the guy had been thrown into a tank of arctic water and he just shut down.  Crushing.

Gotta be prepared when TDS comes calling, though.  They don't let interviewees talk their way around questions.
 
2014-03-07 01:28:04 PM
I don't think I've ever seen someone whose job it is to go on TV regularly rendered quite so speechless.

Plus, Tennessee was one of the states that declined the Medicare expansion to show Fartbama what for.
 
2014-03-07 01:29:05 PM
I've been trying to understand since last night why that guy would have willingly come onto the Daily Show when this was the only possible way his interview could have ended. What the fark did he think was going to happen?
 
2014-03-07 01:44:29 PM
But Ofartcare will kill us.
 
2014-03-07 01:46:50 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've been trying to understand since last night why that guy would have willingly come onto the Daily Show when this was the only possible way his interview could have ended. What the fark did he think was going to happen?


I'm not able to watch the interview right now, but if we're talking about a right winger, I'm betting that the answer is that he thinks he is A: Right, and B: Smarter than Aasif Mandvi.

I'm guessing he was wrong on both counts. Smells like hubris.
 
2014-03-07 01:48:15 PM

Calmamity: I'm not able to watch the interview right now, but if we're talking about a right winger, I'm betting that the answer is that he thinks he is A: Right, and B: Smarter than Aasif Mandvi.


This guys solution to people who can't afford health care was "if you're poor, stop being poor". He wasnt' joking, that was his actual recommendation.

So, you decide what he is.
 
2014-03-07 01:51:45 PM

jake_lex: Plus, Tennessee was one of the states that declined the Medicare expansion to show Fartbama what for.


i1.ytimg.com

/toss-up between referencing this or Gypsy saying, "This is your dishwashing liquid..."
 
2014-03-07 01:55:53 PM
photos.imageevent.com
 
2014-03-07 01:58:24 PM
Once again, the liberally biased Daily Show practices their underhanded tactic of researching the claims made by an interviewee, and also of quoting the interviewee in full context.
 
2014-03-07 01:58:29 PM
I'm a regular watcher of TDS.
Last night was one of those moments when I'm thinking that... this can't be true.  There has to be some overdubbing or a stunt double of Mandvi when they show the back of his head, and the reaction shot is Mandvi actually asking a question like: "Tell me the best qualities of Hitler..." and then the just splice in the stupified response.
But then when that dolt actually said, "Stop being poor."

I mean.  Really?
His job is a tv pundit?
 
2014-03-07 01:58:59 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've been trying to understand since last night why that guy would have willingly come onto the Daily Show when this was the only possible way his interview could have ended. What the fark did he think was going to happen?


Because they actually believe that liberals are dumb. Thats why we get these wonderful shots of the moment of realization that they've just been caught in a logical trap, with no way out but to lie or remain silent. Beautiful to behold.
 
2014-03-07 01:59:26 PM

DamnYankees: Calmamity: I'm not able to watch the interview right now, but if we're talking about a right winger, I'm betting that the answer is that he thinks he is A: Right, and B: Smarter than Aasif Mandvi.

This guys solution to people who can't afford health care was "if you're poor, stop being poor". He wasnt' joking, that was his actual recommendation.

So, you decide what he is.


A.
B. and
C. Dumber than a wet beach towel.
 
2014-03-07 01:59:47 PM

DamnYankees: This guys solution to people who can't afford health care was "if you're poor, stop being poor". He wasnt' joking, that was his actual recommendation.

So, you decide what he is.


To be clear: he literally said what DY quoted, not a paraphrase, not an implied statement, but a quote.  O.O
 
2014-03-07 02:01:10 PM
This was one of those TDS that I couldn't even laugh at. It just made me sad. Conservatives always think they have a logical, intelligent position on alleviating poverty. But when they actually have to articulate it, it comes out stupid and evil and awful. Because it is.

I need that website that is all pictures of cute animals.
 
2014-03-07 02:02:06 PM

jake_lex: I don't think I've ever seen someone whose job it is to go on TV regularly rendered quite so speechless.



Most of the time the people on TV are either scripted or have been very well briefed on talking points and thus don't have to think too much.  So I am not surprised at all that a TV personality, especially a Fox News personality, is a complete moron.
 
2014-03-07 02:03:23 PM

jlawn001: I'm a regular watcher of TDS.
Last night was one of those moments when I'm thinking that... this can't be true.  There has to be some overdubbing or a stunt double of Mandvi when they show the back of his head, and the reaction shot is Mandvi actually asking a question like: "Tell me the best qualities of Hitler..." and then the just splice in the stupified response.
But then when that dolt actually said, "Stop being poor."

I mean.  Really?
His job is a tv pundit?


All Daily Show interviews are real this way. I remember reading a piece about how they operate - basically, the Daily Show will never splice up a question and answer because its too easy to sue them. When they interview people, they ALWAYS have to say the question and capture the answer in the same take, and then play them together on the air, otherwise they'll be sued for defamation (or whatever). Apparently it can lead to annoying interviews when Samantha Bee or whoever has to repeat a question 10 times, because they refuse to let guests answer a question unless it has been asked immediately prior to the answer.
 
2014-03-07 02:03:38 PM
Yayyy my first politics green light! But sad that this is the highlight of my day.

So I guess the Republican argument is that yes we have the best healthcare in the world but only if you can afford it, but if you can't there is a nice pine box with your name on it. Oh and dont be poor, Slacker. There are people working 40 plus hours a week that cant afford healthcare. They are hardly slackers but the GOP considers them moochers. Free Market must be code for i'm an uncaring A-hole now.

Im also shocked that a 3rd world medical unit has to be called on here in america is not considered news and that I had to learn it on the Daily Show. Way to go Tennessee for sticking it to Obama at the expense of your people
 
2014-03-07 02:03:41 PM
I can't believe the Republican talking point that America has the best healthcare is completely false. Who would think a system that's been price gouging its poorest citizens to stay alive wouldn't be considered the best system?
 
2014-03-07 02:05:09 PM

Dimensio: Once again, the liberally biased Daily Show practices their underhanded tactic of researching the claims made by an interviewee, and also of quoting the interviewee in full context.


Liberal MSM and their gotcha questions. How dare they ask questions about what we really said?
 
2014-03-07 02:05:20 PM

ItchyMcDoogle: Free Market must be code for i'm an uncaring A-hole now.


"Free market" has been code for "I'm an uncaring asshole" for quite some time.
 
2014-03-07 02:06:18 PM
HOLY CRAP. Not only the tragedy of healthcare in the United States today... but seeing that bastard apologist's brain completely lock up like that?

What a jerk.
 
2014-03-07 02:06:25 PM

ItchyMcDoogle: Free Market must be code for i'm an uncaring A-hole now.


Now?
 
2014-03-07 02:07:08 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've been trying to understand since last night why that guy would have willingly come onto the Daily Show when this was the only possible way his interview could have ended. What the fark did he think was going to happen?


Because they know from going on the 24/7 cable channels that if you keep repeating "America (except for it's government) is the best at everything, and disputing that comment makes you a bad American" makes them look strong and their opponents look weak trying to cite egg-headed statistics that were obviously made by anti-American groups jealous of how great America is.
 
2014-03-07 02:10:58 PM
Watching that guy's brain break was a joy to behold.
 
2014-03-07 02:12:29 PM

Calmamity: Pocket Ninja: I've been trying to understand since last night why that guy would have willingly come onto the Daily Show when this was the only possible way his interview could have ended. What the fark did he think was going to happen?

I'm not able to watch the interview right now, but if we're talking about a right winger, I'm betting that the answer is that he thinks he is A: Right, and B: Smarter than Aasif Mandvi.

I'm guessing he was wrong on both counts. Smells like hubris.


Hubris? From a right-winger?
 
2014-03-07 02:13:35 PM

ItchyMcDoogle: Yayyy my first politics green light! But sad that this is the highlight of my day.

So I guess the Republican argument is that yes we have the best healthcare in the world but only if you can afford it, but if you can't there is a nice pine box with your name on it. Oh and dont be poor, Slacker. There are people working 40 plus hours a week that cant afford healthcare. They are hardly slackers but the GOP considers them moochers. Free Market must be code for i'm an uncaring A-hole now.

Im also shocked that a 3rd world medical unit has to be called on here in america is not considered news and that I had to learn it on the Daily Show. Way to go Tennessee for sticking it to Obama at the expense of your people


The problem with "Free Market" types is they forget that part of a free market is all sides possessing the same information. The "Free Market" as it is today tries to ensure at the very least consumers are as dis/misinformed as much as legally possible.
 
2014-03-07 02:13:40 PM

purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: Liberal MSM and their gotcha questions. How dare they ask questions about what we really said?


Sarah Palin accused Katie Couric of "gotcha journalism" for asking what type of newspapers/magazines she reads.  I can't imagine how hard she would have vapor-locked if she'd walked into this Q&A with Mandvi.  I doubt Mandvi even anticipated that flop'n'twitch reaction.

I mean, that was sort of a "gotcha" but they were there to talk about the US healthcare system, so I guess it only became a "gotcha" when the guy BSOD'd.
 
2014-03-07 02:13:55 PM

factoryconnection: DamnYankees: This guys solution to people who can't afford health care was "if you're poor, stop being poor". He wasnt' joking, that was his actual recommendation.

So, you decide what he is.

To be clear: he literally said what DY quoted, not a paraphrase, not an implied statement, but a quote.  O.O


Look, 90% of those people have refrigerators.  They need to get a GED and hold down a job for more than a year, they'll be fine. And if you can survive that year until you get healthcare, you didn't need healthcare that badly anyway, you whiny baby.

I think I'm going to quit my job today.  I'll tell my boss I've been there for over a year, and I've decided to stop being poor.  It's time, boss.
 
2014-03-07 02:14:35 PM
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Sorry, first thing I thought of.
 
2014-03-07 02:14:35 PM
Is that Stan Brock's real hair?
 
2014-03-07 02:15:03 PM

MayoSlather: I can't believe the Republican talking point that America has the best healthcare is completely false. Who would think a system that's been price gouging its poorest citizens to stay alive wouldn't be considered the best system?


Um, Republicans?

This isn't a talking point for them. They actually believe that.
 
2014-03-07 02:15:10 PM
Sometimes I just wish the interviewer would just punch the idiot in the face when the interviewee demonstrates they are such a colossal retard.

However, the schadenfreude was priceless.
 
2014-03-07 02:15:53 PM
Republican Outreach 2014:  STOP BEING POOR

Truly they have the bestest ideas.  They just need to communicate them better.
 
2014-03-07 02:20:16 PM
Opinion question for anyone interested in answering:

You won't generally see hardline conservatives admitting that the laissez-faire nation they envision will be very very bad for some people. That many people will be reduced to homelessness and hunger; that many kids will go without education; that many people will lose access even to rudimentary health care, etc.

Normally they paper all that over with bs like "if we just pass large enough tax cuts for the rich, poor people will be able to afford to send their own kids to private school!" They often claim that private charity will pick up all the slack in other deficient areas.

So what percentage of conservatives do you think actually believe their own bullsh*t? Surely some percentage of them have been hooked by the rhetoric. But some other percentage well know the predictable consequences of of shutting down public assistance programs. They just parrot the bullsh*t because they know voters don't want the society they envision.

And who are they, demographically? Is there any way to identify them? What else do we know about them? Etc.

I normally assume it is most of them. I doubt the sincerity of any rightist who claims shutting down public assistance programs will be really good for the poor, or at least won't really hurt them. It's just too implausible a belief to think millions and millions of conservatives actually believe.
 
2014-03-07 02:20:25 PM
Aasif's interviews are really damn good, it's sad that he will likely be the next to leave TDS.
 
2014-03-07 02:24:49 PM
When I was in college (mid 80's) I did not have health insurance yet when I had to go to the doctor or dentist the bills did not kill me. Flash forward to today when a trip to the doctor to check my blood runs several hundred dollars. Over time what has happened is that even though insurance pays for most of that cost, it seems that the insurance industry has built a system wherein providers can charge what they want to because they know they'll be reimbursed and the patient will not go broke (since insurance pays the bills). These days a simple kidney-stone removal procedure might easily run $25K (mine did) whereas 20 years ago it was a fraction of that. In other words, these days if you either cannot afford insurance or if work does not provide it for you...you are simply screwed.
 
2014-03-07 02:25:21 PM
What's horrifying to me is not that there are people this amoral in the world, but APPARENTLY THE POPULATION OF TENNESSEE IS OK WITH THE STATUS QUO, SINCE THEY KEEP RE-ELECTING THESE GUYS.

Christ on a cracker, it's almost hard to feel sorry for people this goddamned dumb.
 
2014-03-07 02:26:50 PM
I can't believe he said "just stop being poor" - is it that easy?
 
2014-03-07 02:26:54 PM

ItchyMcDoogle: yes we have the best healthcare in the world but only if you can afford it, but if you can't there is a nice pine box with your name on it.


Please. As if someone who can't afford health insurance can afford a coffin.  If their next of kin are  lucky, they might be able to get government assistance for a cremation.
 
2014-03-07 02:27:09 PM

Superjew: Republican Outreach 2014:  STOP BEING POOR

Truly they have the bestest ideas.  They just need to communicate them better.


Right up there with let them eat cake. Let's hope there are commensurate beheadings.
 
2014-03-07 02:29:57 PM

Paul Baumer: What's horrifying to me is not that there are people this amoral in the world, but APPARENTLY THE POPULATION OF TENNESSEE IS OK WITH THE STATUS QUO, SINCE THEY KEEP RE-ELECTING THESE GUYS.

Christ on a cracker, it's almost hard to feel sorry for people this goddamned dumb.


They blame it all on the federal government while the state government bends them over deliverance style.
 
2014-03-07 02:30:28 PM

DamnYankees: Calmamity: I'm not able to watch the interview right now, but if we're talking about a right winger, I'm betting that the answer is that he thinks he is A: Right, and B: Smarter than Aasif Mandvi.

This guys solution to people who can't afford health care was "if you're poor, stop being poor". He wasnt' joking, that was his actual recommendation.

So, you decide what he is.


I actually gasped when he said that.  My husband was in the other room and came rushing in because he thought something was wrong.  "Just stop being poor."  Un-friggin'-believable.

And then he tried to defend it by saying they should get a GED (because the only thing stopping you from being poor is a HS diploma, apparently).
 
2014-03-07 02:30:39 PM

DamnYankees: jlawn001: I'm a regular watcher of TDS.
Last night was one of those moments when I'm thinking that... this can't be true.  There has to be some overdubbing or a stunt double of Mandvi when they show the back of his head, and the reaction shot is Mandvi actually asking a question like: "Tell me the best qualities of Hitler..." and then the just splice in the stupified response.
But then when that dolt actually said, "Stop being poor."

I mean.  Really?
His job is a tv pundit?

All Daily Show interviews are real this way. I remember reading a piece about how they operate - basically, the Daily Show will never splice up a question and answer because its too easy to sue them. When they interview people, they ALWAYS have to say the question and capture the answer in the same take, and then play them together on the air, otherwise they'll be sued for defamation (or whatever). Apparently it can lead to annoying interviews when Samantha Bee or whoever has to repeat a question 10 times, because they refuse to let guests answer a question unless it has been asked immediately prior to the answer.


Yeah, I got a little insight into the interview process years ago when TDS came to Alabama and interviewed the guy (who I knew slightly) leading an effort to legalize higher alcohol "gourmet" beer.  He said they really prodded him to use a hokey phrase he never would have used otherwise.  Not explicitly dishonest, but definitely aimed at the comedy angle.

/beerlicious!
 
2014-03-07 02:34:02 PM
Superjew: Republican Outreach 2014:  STOP BEING POOR

Truly they have the bestest ideas.  They just need to communicate them better.

I have a feeling my mother-in-law would buy that if it was in bumper sticker form and she would think it's speaking the truth. Aasif is a damn good reporter for a fake news show.
 
2014-03-07 02:34:08 PM

fruitloop: Aasif's interviews are really damn good, it's sad that he will likely be the next to leave TDS.


Was thinking the same thing, he really does the best remotes and interviews. So did Carrel and Colbert as well. I was thinking he might be the next to leave but Bee And Jones have been there a long time too. TDS might be very screwed if those three leave soon
 
2014-03-07 02:37:27 PM
Semi-related: What the fark is wrong with the Hulu player?
 
2014-03-07 02:37:31 PM

Paul Baumer: What's horrifying to me is not that there are people this amoral in the world, but APPARENTLY THE POPULATION OF TENNESSEE IS OK WITH THE STATUS QUO, SINCE THEY KEEP RE-ELECTING THESE GUYS.

Christ on a cracker, it's almost hard to feel sorry for people this goddamned dumb.


Those OTHER people are moochers and takers. I'M just currently experiencing a rough patch and will soon have a Scrooge McDuck sized money bin, if I just say my prayers to Republican Jesus and a few Hail Reagans.

Just listen to Coach:

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2014-03-07 02:39:19 PM

ItchyMcDoogle: Yayyy my first politics green light! But sad that this is the highlight of my day.

So I guess the Republican argument is that yes we have the best healthcare in the world but only if you can afford it, but if you can't there is a nice pine box with your name on it. Oh and dont be poor, Slacker. There are people working 40 plus hours a week that cant afford healthcare. They are hardly slackers but the GOP considers them moochers. Free Market must be code for i'm an uncaring A-hole now.

Im also shocked that a 3rd world medical unit has to be called on here in america is not considered news and that I had to learn it on the Daily Show. Way to go Tennessee for sticking it to Obama at the expense of your people

 
2014-03-07 02:40:23 PM

Pocket Ninja: I've been trying to understand since last night why that guy would have willingly come onto the Daily Show when this was the only possible way his interview could have ended. What the fark did he think was going to happen?


They think they're smarter than a silly Libby Jew like Stewart... It's what they get for doing their own thinking.
 
2014-03-07 02:42:04 PM

brigid_fitch: ItchyMcDoogle: Yayyy my first politics green light! But sad that this is the highlight of my day.

So I guess the Republican argument is that yes we have the best healthcare in the world but only if you can afford it, but if you can't there is a nice pine box with your name on it. Oh and dont be poor, Slacker. There are people working 40 plus hours a week that cant afford healthcare. They are hardly slackers but the GOP considers them moochers. Free Market must be code for i'm an uncaring A-hole now.

Im also shocked that a 3rd world medical unit has to be called on here in america is not considered news and that I had to learn it on the Daily Show. Way to go Tennessee for sticking it to Obama at the expense of your people


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