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(Huffington Post)   Fracking advocate: being interviewed by The Daily Show's Asif Mandvi "felt like three hours of waterboarding"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 29
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2014-03-29 04:07:49 PM  
8 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't think I'll ever understand how people like this sleep at night. They know precisely what are the end-results of their lobbying and sycophantic pandering. You have to be a sociopath to do what they do. I guess it's better than first-degree murder, but not by much.


I assume you're talking about agreeing to write an article for Townhall?
2014-03-29 07:03:39 PM  
5 votes:
Is there any reason that The Daily Show reporters are not in jail?  They will lie and they will say anything to make people look bad, so long as it supports their position.  The fracking industry simply wants to make people happy, and they want to give American families fuel at a price which makes those people happy, rather than what makes the most profit.  Thank you, fracking companies, for being America's first line of defense.
2014-03-29 05:36:45 PM  
4 votes:
I would like to personally waterboard her for three hours so she can see if it's an apt comparison.

Just for fun we'll make the sure the water used for the waterboarding is from a fracked well.
2014-03-29 04:45:31 PM  
4 votes:
FTFA: But she she wasn't aware of how it would come out until after she'd recorded the segment. "On the plane on the way home, I reflected on the experience and deduced what they were up to."

After much reflection, I deduced all the way to potato.
2014-03-29 07:05:35 PM  
3 votes:

Mike_LowELL: Is there any reason that The Daily Show reporters are not in jail?  They will lie and they will say anything to make people look bad, so long as it supports their position.  The fracking industry simply wants to make people happy, and they want to give American families fuel at a price which makes those people happy, rather than what makes the most profit.  Thank you, fracking companies, for being America's first line of defense.


I know what you mean! I actually kind of wish they could frack people to get natural gas.  If a little is good, more must be better!
2014-03-29 06:05:29 PM  
3 votes:
Mandvi talked to Marita Noon, a former Christian speaker

Rape the planet for profit. It's what Jesus would have done.
2014-03-29 04:31:21 PM  
3 votes:
Oh, and you know what else feels like 3 hours of water boarding?  About 5 minutes of actual water boarding.
2014-03-29 04:30:34 PM  
3 votes:
FTFA: "Aasif repeatedly asked me about pizza and whether it was appropriate compensation for a 'fraccident,'" Noon wrote in her op-ed. "I stopped and told them: 'I will not say that word.' Since I was not aware of any fracking accidents, I wasn't going to let them get me on camera saying 'fraccident.'"

Wow, that was pretty savvy of her.  I mean, to not use the word "fraccident" on camera so that they had her saying it.  She wisely just made sure that she was quoted saying it, so that it can only be used in print.  More telling is that she's willfully ignorant of accidents related to tracking.

Future headline, based on this quote:  "Clueless fracking Lobbyest completely unaware of 'fraccidents'"

Oh yeah, much better there lady.  Well done.
2014-03-29 03:14:12 PM  
3 votes:
"On the plane on the way home, I reflected on the experience and deduced what they were up to."

Wow.  It took her that long.  And wow.  She admits as much.
2014-03-29 07:25:57 PM  
2 votes:

sycraft: It always amazes me that these morons don't know how it will go on TDS. You are going to look goofy in the interview, that's their style. You don't have to watch very many of the shows to realize "Hey, this is a comedy show and they like to make people in their interviews look silly because it is a comedy show!"


It would be like going on the Bill O'Reilly show and expecting to have a conversation where he actually listens to your arguments and allows you to finish your thoughts before talking over you.
2014-03-29 07:07:46 PM  
2 votes:
FTA: "Mandvi talked to Marita Noon, a former Christian speaker..."

Oh, a former Christian speaker. I'm sure that qualifies you as a geologist, hydrologist, chemist, and provides whatever other experience and expertise that may be needed to qualify you as a hydraulic fracturing expert.

Also FTA: Noon wrote that she went into it well aware of how the "Daily Show" handles this kind of interview. "When I walked into the offices of the Daily Show, I felt that I was ready," she wrote. "I told them: 'I know your job is to make me look bad, but mine is to be sure I look good.' I wore a favorite red silk blouse with gold jewelry."

STFU, you brainless shill.
2014-03-29 06:47:14 PM  
2 votes:

fusillade762: Mandvi talked to Marita Noon, a former Christian speaker

Rape the planet for profit. It's what Jesus would have done.


former Christian... Satan pays a lot better.
2014-03-29 05:59:05 PM  
2 votes:
They didnt realize until hours after the fact? Wow. These people are professionals???
2014-03-29 03:12:21 PM  
2 votes:

FlashHarry: why do these people even agree to go on?


Because they are self-righteous and dumb. Or at least dumber than they think they are.
2014-03-30 12:25:13 AM  
1 votes:

Silent But Deadly: WI241TH: SilentStrider: Used to be Sixty Minutes was like that.
Shame TDS is the only place that happens now.

Aasif Mandvi especially. He has a remarkable talent for getting people to say incredibly stupid things on camera.

I don't watch that often, but one of the last interviews I saw, Aasif had the interviewee speechless for a long 5 seconds after one of his questions.  You could almost see the gerbil wheel turning in his head before he oddly enough agreed half-heartedly.  Hilarious.


Yes, the tennessee healthcare speech. Gave a horrible healthcare scenario, guy says "that's what is going to happen with Obamacare", then Maandvi points out this scearionis taking place in Tenessee. Holy CRAP, the guy had no place to go from there.
2014-03-29 09:40:05 PM  
1 votes:

Representative of the unwashed masses: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Representative of the unwashed masses: Just watched the interview, she opened badly by going on the defensive and drawing a line against Environmentalists.

Going the other way there's a clip where three news pieces are referenced, one blowout at surface, one contamination story and one plant fire.  only one is relevant to a fracking piece. Minus 1 for TDS,

Those clips were to counter the shill's assertion that oil companies couldn't be safer and don't need any more regulation, not that fracking itself was safe.

with no context in that regard those are still virtually useless.  Of all things a mattress factory burned up this week.  car accidents happen.  You can't disprove safety records and statistics by only emphasizing a few notable incidents.


Let me know when you finally decide where you want to put those goal posts and we can discuss this further.
2014-03-29 08:08:56 PM  
1 votes:

Ambivalence: Mike_LowELL: Is there any reason that The Daily Show reporters are not in jail?  They will lie and they will say anything to make people look bad, so long as it supports their position.  The fracking industry simply wants to make people happy, and they want to give American families fuel at a price which makes those people happy, rather than what makes the most profit.  Thank you, fracking companies, for being America's first line of defense.

I know what you mean! I actually kind of wish they could frack people to get natural gas.  If a little is good, more must be better!


So, a 10,000 psi enema?

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2014-03-29 07:53:14 PM  
1 votes:
poot_rootbeer:

Professional rhetoricists in PR and politics should be embarrassed whenever they don't argue circles around the comedians of The Daily Show. You have one job..

I used to date a girl who was working on a professional journalism degree at a good university. It says a lot that the rhetoric class she had to take as part of her program was cancelled several times because no one else signed up for it.

WTF? That should be the *FIRST* thing they teach journalists! Heck, you could even go back and make it a "founding fathers" thing... What exactly was one of the core topics of a good education for those guys other than Latin?

If you're not trained in rhetoric, you're basically going to get blown around by those who are. You're bringing a nerf lightsaber to a gun fight. This certainly explains a lot of modern voters.
2014-03-29 07:28:56 PM  
1 votes:

Mrs.Sharpier: Has she been waterboarded before?


It's just like bukkake, except with water and protection. So yeah, she's probably been "waterboarded".
2014-03-29 07:19:21 PM  
1 votes:

WI241TH: SilentStrider: Used to be Sixty Minutes was like that.
Shame TDS is the only place that happens now.

Aasif Mandvi especially. He has a remarkable talent for getting people to say incredibly stupid things on camera.


He is really good. I'm surprised he's not been snapped up by a real news agency. Oh wait, there aren't any.
2014-03-29 07:14:32 PM  
1 votes:

sycraft: It always amazes me that these morons don't know how it will go on TDS. You are going to look goofy in the interview, that's their style. You don't have to watch very many of the shows to realize "Hey, this is a comedy show and they like to make people in their interviews look silly because it is a comedy show!"


I feel zero sympathy for anyone who is sees the same behavior repeated over and over and is always amazed by it.  ;^>

Also, Simpsons did it.

i.imgur.com

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2014-03-29 06:54:56 PM  
1 votes:
How stupid do you have to be to go on The Daily Show when you KNOW what their angle will be? I'm constantly amazed that they continue to get people to be interviewed.
2014-03-29 06:53:22 PM  
1 votes:
It always amazes me that these morons don't know how it will go on TDS. You are going to look goofy in the interview, that's their style. You don't have to watch very many of the shows to realize "Hey, this is a comedy show and they like to make people in their interviews look silly because it is a comedy show!"

For that matter any time there is an interview that is like 3 hours long for a normal 30 minute TV show, you know that means they'll be using heavy editing. They are rolling camera for that long so they can find that bits that fit well with what they want to do.

And of course you could always just read up on it, there's information out there. Yes, they interview you for hours. They also do reshoots of the interviewer asking questions in a more outrageous manner to inter-cut with your answers. Also they control all the tapes, you sign releases to that regard, so the final edit is theirs and theirs alone. The end result will be you looking goofy. They won't necessarily be mean to you (though it is probably not that hard to tell) but you are going to look silly because they are a comedy show and laughs are what they are out for.

I feel zero sympathy for anyone who agrees to get interviewed and then is mad that they played the fool. That means either that you did zero research, which makes you an idiot, you ALWAYS check out a show before agreeing to an interview, or you did know, but for some reason thought you'd be the one interview that was different from all the others.

I have plenty of respect for those that go in to it, knowing what it is all about, and are ok with that and figure it'll be fun, or don't mind playing the fool. I have no respect for those that don't like that, but go on anyhow, and then biatch about it.
2014-03-29 06:53:13 PM  
1 votes:

adamatari: The Daily Show people are pretty smart, but what they do is obvious and they've been out-spun and out-talked before. Jon Stewart was embarrassing to watch against John Yoo (the torture lawyer), simply because Yoo was clever and Jon couldn't out-clever a lawyer.


Professional rhetoricists in PR and politics should be embarrassed whenever they don't argue circles around the comedians of The Daily Show. You have one job...
2014-03-29 06:49:24 PM  
1 votes:

Ryker's Peninsula: I actually thought Aasif went really easy on her.
He could have confronted her with facts, in a humorous way, but opened with a bloody nose joke?
Still, another great segment.


Well, JO is just a silly Brit, and Aasif is brown.  Those types of people couldn't possibly outsmart them.
2014-03-29 06:09:48 PM  
1 votes:

SilentStrider: Used to be Sixty Minutes was like that.
Shame TDS is the only place that happens now.


Aasif Mandvi especially. He has a remarkable talent for getting people to say incredibly stupid things on camera.
2014-03-29 04:41:18 PM  
1 votes:
Used to be Sixty Minutes was like that.
Shame TDS is the only place that happens now.
2014-03-29 03:20:10 PM  
1 votes:
I don't think I'll ever understand how people like this sleep at night. They know precisely what are the end-results of their lobbying and sycophantic pandering. You have to be a sociopath to do what they do. I guess it's better than first-degree murder, but not by much.
2014-03-29 02:37:25 PM  
1 votes:
why do these people even agree to go on?
 
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