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2014-06-18 07:04:51 PM  
5 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Are we all here to laugh at walktoanarcade for thinking political satire is somehow a thing only The Daily Show does or has ever done?


I do find the fist-clenched hatred for Stewart that inevitably shows itself in the spittle-flecked rants that get posted in every thread about TDS to be amusing.
2014-06-18 07:03:21 PM  
5 votes:
Are we all here to laugh at walktoanarcade for thinking political satire is somehow a thing only The Daily Show does or has ever done?
2014-06-18 06:57:39 PM  
5 votes:

walktoanarcade: Mithiwithi: walktoanarcade: *are


It is not even that I disagree so much as cannot stand his fake laughter, oh and the fact that he hides behind being a comedian when he clearly wants to direct political discourse.


Al Franken has now said he's above reproach..lol

The Daily Show is a satire of news mediatainment. If "news media" weren't nakedly trying to direct the political discourse, he'd have nothing to push back against.

I know what it is, but it transcended that 5 years ago and has become the starting point for many people's news. I know this because it's obvious. The Daily Show is part of politics now.

It's propaganda disguised as comedy. And no, I don't care how that sounds since I am correct.

I want my comedy divorced from politics, I mean, they at least can't share the same beach house, except on holidays.


I LOLed.

Aristophanes in "Clouds" also had an ax to grind with the targets of his satire.  That doesn't make it anything other than the 2427 year-old farking poster-child for what farking political satire is.

Just because you don't understand what political satire is, or that its level of influence is irrelevant to its status as satire, doesn't make it less so.
2014-06-18 06:45:21 PM  
5 votes:

walktoanarcade: *are


It is not even that I disagree so much as cannot stand his fake laughter, oh and the fact that he hides behind being a comedian when he clearly wants to direct political discourse.


Al Franken has now said he's above reproach..lol


The Daily Show is a satire of news mediatainment. If "news media" weren't nakedly trying to direct the political discourse, he'd have nothing to push back against.
2014-06-18 07:31:15 PM  
4 votes:

walktoanarcade: Abox: walktoanarcade: I know what it is, but it transcended that 5 years ago and has become the starting point for many people's news. I know this because it's obvious. The Daily Show is part of politics now.

It's propaganda disguised as comedy. And no, I don't care how that sounds since I am correct.

I want my comedy divorced from politics, I mean, they at least can't share the same beach house, except on holidays.

It's cathartic.  Not much different from what hard right conservatives get out of Rush Limbaugh when they're sick to death of hard left liberalism.  That said, if I need political catharsis I'd much rather laugh with Jon Stewart than bust a rage vein with Limbaugh.

The lefties are better at comedy, that's for sure. And I appreciate the catharsis of it all, I guess it's worn thin.


"The lefties" - oh, go fark yourself Donald.

Stewart is funny AND smart. Sorry that chafes you because he doesn't suck Sean Hannity's dick while being so funny and smart. Maybe if you got smarter yourself you wouldn't want to be associated with "the righties" anymore.
2014-06-18 06:56:19 PM  
4 votes:

walktoanarcade: I know what it is, but it transcended that 5 years ago and has become the starting point for many people's news. I know this because it's obvious. The Daily Show is part of politics now.

It's propaganda disguised as comedy. And no, I don't care how that sounds since I am correct.

I want my comedy divorced from politics, I mean, they at least can't share the same beach house, except on holidays.


It's cathartic.  Not much different from what hard right conservatives get out of Rush Limbaugh when they're sick to death of hard left liberalism.  That said, if I need political catharsis I'd much rather laugh with Jon Stewart than bust a rage vein with Limbaugh.
2014-06-18 07:58:09 PM  
3 votes:

walktoanarcade: If I get the feeling someone dislikes me for one thing, I assume they dislike the whole package.


I think what everyone dislikes about you is that when you are wrong (which is almost all the time), you refuse to admit that you are wrong, and instead of letting things go or leaving the thread, you dig deep with the mighty Shovel Of Arrogance, plant your Boots of Ignorance and refuse to budge off your Opinion of Worthlessness, even going so far as to insist that everyone accept that you are right when you haven't the inclination to ever back up your assertions with evidence or citations (hell, you've already done it in this thread).

That makes you a thoroughly unlikable person. Who would even want to have a conversation with someone like that?
2014-06-18 07:30:06 PM  
3 votes:

walktoanarcade: XveryYpettyZ: The Daily Show doesn't masquerade as "fair and balanced."

OH yes they do in their own way. True, no misleading slogan like Fox News, but the dishonest spirit is the same.

(I have not listened to Rush-seriously-since the early 90s, can't stand him)


I get a kick out of pointing out blatant hypocrisy and lies, all caught on tape. He skewers the Ds when they do it, the R's and Fox News just give him a hell of a lot more material.
2014-06-18 07:29:08 PM  
3 votes:

walktoanarcade: Mithiwithi: walktoanarcade: *are


It is not even that I disagree so much as cannot stand his fake laughter, oh and the fact that he hides behind being a comedian when he clearly wants to direct political discourse.


Al Franken has now said he's above reproach..lol

The Daily Show is a satire of news mediatainment. If "news media" weren't nakedly trying to direct the political discourse, he'd have nothing to push back against.

I know what it is, but it transcended that 5 years ago and has become the starting point for many people's news. I know this because it's obvious. The Daily Show is part of politics now.

It's propaganda disguised as comedy. And no, I don't care how that sounds since I am correct.

I want my comedy divorced from politics, I mean, they at least can't share the same beach house, except on holidays.


I'm pretty sure that if anybody laughs, it IS comedy. If comedy/"propaganda disguised as" gets more people paying attention to politics than otherwise would, I think that's a good thing.

Is there some new definition of the word "comedy" you're using?

Also, I am pretty sure I would hate your idea of a comedy show.
2014-06-18 07:07:52 PM  
3 votes:
I find John Stewart and Bill Maher more credible then cnn,fox & msnbc combined..
2014-06-18 06:45:53 PM  
3 votes:
I still don't think anything tops Seth Meyers saying, "Donald Trump has said he's running for president as a Republican, which is surprising because I thought he was running as a joke."
2014-06-18 06:38:05 PM  
3 votes:
Jon Stewart's fake laugh and giggle is insufferable.

/had to be said
2014-06-19 12:57:26 AM  
2 votes:

walktoanarcade: Abox: walktoanarcade: I know what it is, but it transcended that 5 years ago and has become the starting point for many people's news. I know this because it's obvious. The Daily Show is part of politics now.

It's propaganda disguised as comedy. And no, I don't care how that sounds since I am correct.

I want my comedy divorced from politics, I mean, they at least can't share the same beach house, except on holidays.

It's cathartic.  Not much different from what hard right conservatives get out of Rush Limbaugh when they're sick to death of hard left liberalism.  That said, if I need political catharsis I'd much rather laugh with Jon Stewart than bust a rage vein with Limbaugh.

The lefties are better at comedy, that's for sure. And I appreciate the catharsis of it all, I guess it's worn thin.


The "lefties," most notably Jon Stewart, chose humor as a foil to the "righties'" choice of vitriolic hate. Right-wing strategists Ailes & company engineered the Politics of Fear that's currently polarizing and destroying the country. Some on the left (e.g. Bill Maher) tried to combat it with equally-vitriolic talk radio/tv from the other side, but it failed to gain traction because fear and hate don't actually play well to middle/left America. Say what you will about the left, you cannot broadly accuse them of hating/fearing other people. The right's complaint has always been that the left doesn't fear other people *enough.* "Bleeding hearts," right?

Then along come Stewart, Colbert, and Jon Oliver. Completely different approach. Call it the Politics of Laughter. It tries to defuse the fear, to draw out the venom. It's hard to hate when you're laughing. And it's effective, and it's expanding.

Now, Stewart's real genius is embracing people (as people) like O'Reilly while making fun of their illogic/gaffes. In other words, reject their politics but dialogue with the person. What I've seen of Oliver misses this; Oliver is too tempted, by the dark side as it were, and criticizes without compassion. It's just the left version of the politics of fear and hate, closer to Stewart in format but Maher in spirit. Stewart knows that presenting the left p.o.v. isn't enough. He's trying to redress the balance of views on the airwaves, yes, but he's also trying to draw some of the venom out of modern politics. He's trying to get people to listen to each other even when-- *especially* when-- they disagree.

Compromise politics is the only thing that ever made this country work. Congress' current historic lows in compromise, do more than "coincide" with an historically low rate of accomplishment *and* historically low public opinion ratings. It's not a coincidence at all.

Me, I've always been a centrist. Like most Anericans, I like some planks from the right and some from the left. But in the last two decades, the right has been trying to force everyone to take a hard-right position or be left out. And it's pushing me increasingly towards the left, since the left is largely still willing to let me be in control.

Sadly, there is a movement on the left to mirror the right's extremism. If it succeeds, I don't know where that'll leave folks like me who don't believe in "pick a side, we're at war" politics. If you agree that blind obedience is a poor substitute for good citizenship, you'll root for Stewart's approach even while hating his views. Oddly enough, he's doing more to protect your right to free thought than any of the mouthpieces I can think of on the side of red-right-and-blue.
2014-06-18 07:47:56 PM  
2 votes:

walktoanarcade: it's thinly-disguised satire that ALWAYS paints the democrats in a slightly, if not dramatic, better light.  The Daily Show may as well be run by the democratic party.


Most Republicans are intellectually dishonest shiatbags, as evidenced time and time again by their words and deeds.

Despite this fact, nobody is obligated to invent falsely equivalent words or deeds to Democrats in a meaningless effort to appear "balanced".

Reality isn't balanced, its just is what it is.
2014-06-18 07:29:53 PM  
2 votes:

XveryYpettyZ: walktoanarcade: Thanks for your permission, it does make a difference.

And young man, I know what satire is, and I also know when it's thinly-disguised satire that ALWAYS paints the democrats in a slightly, if not dramatic, better light.  The Daily Show may as well be run by the democratic party.

(not that I give a damn when they rightfully ream the GOP, but go on believing I'm playing teams like you)

Yes, the Daily Show has a liberal bent.  Do you mind that Rush has a conservative bent?  Do you mind that water is wet?

It's not like satire doesn't have an edge.  The Daily Show doesn't masquerade as "fair and balanced."


Saying that Rush Limbaugh has a conservative bent is kinda like saying that oxycodone is a mild narcotic.

Also, TDS doesn't exactly shy away from calling out Democrats when they're being idiots.
2014-06-18 07:28:18 PM  
2 votes:

TV's Vinnie: How does someone as dense as Donald Trump get to become a bazillionaire while intelligent people struggle to even get a student grant for college?


quick synopsis:

1. inherit $200,000,000 from someone who turned a profit exploiting government relief funding after the depression
2. turn your $200,000,000 into -$5,000,000,000
3. get bailed out and walk away from the $5,000,000,000 debt; $1,000,000,000 of which you personally guaranteed
4. have an IPO, based largely on the investor confidence from not being required to pay off debt
5. profit
2014-06-18 07:13:03 PM  
2 votes:

walktoanarcade: I don't care how that sounds since I am correct.


Not according to your reputation.
2014-06-18 07:11:59 PM  
2 votes:

Eirik: walktoanarcade: It is not even that I disagree so much as cannot stand his fake laughter, oh and the fact that he hides behind being a comedian when he clearly wants to direct political discourse.

I can't recall where I read it, but someone described as "Clown nose off, clown nose on."  He'll discuss serious issues and clearly wants to be an opinion maker, but If he starts to get serious pushback on a issue, he puts on the clown nose and scoffs, "I'm just a comedian, can't you take a joke?"


When there has been pushback on the Daily Show, it's usually for things that are, in fact, bits. On the rare occasion it's not, they've been actually pretty good about admitting fault (It's really not a rare thing for Stewart to say "I was wrong") or addressing the criticism in a serious tone. I don't think I've ever seen an instance where The Daily Show has specifically used the "we're a comedy show" response when they were clearly doing some serious editorializing. If you've got a specific example of that, feel free to provide.

Usually, that response is reserved when they're doing things that are, specifically, jokes.
2014-06-18 07:09:14 PM  
2 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: walktoanarcade: cameroncrazy1984: Are we all here to laugh at walktoanarcade for thinking political satire is somehow a thing only The Daily Show does or has ever done?

It's OK, I laugh at you for being a milllenial toolbox all the time.

At least I know and understand "satire". You can call me a millennial toolbox all you want; you'll never be as smart as I am.


Dude based on your posts and your profile pic I would say that my hamster is smarter than you....
2014-06-18 07:07:24 PM  
2 votes:

Eirik: walktoanarcade: It is not even that I disagree so much as cannot stand his fake laughter, oh and the fact that he hides behind being a comedian when he clearly wants to direct political discourse.

I can't recall where I read it, but someone described as "Clown nose off, clown nose on."  He'll discuss serious issues and clearly wants to be an opinion maker, but If he starts to get serious pushback on a issue, he puts on the clown nose and scoffs, "I'm just a comedian, can't you take a joke?"


It works particularly well against 0'Reilly who can't seem to come out of character, drop his schtick and be real.  In my world, I like to think that most of the bloviators on TV only believe half of the things they spew.  Stewart at least points out the hypocrisy and cartoonish nature of politics and does it with humor.
2014-06-18 07:07:09 PM  
2 votes:

walktoanarcade: cameroncrazy1984: Are we all here to laugh at walktoanarcade for thinking political satire is somehow a thing only The Daily Show does or has ever done?

It's OK, I laugh at you for being a milllenial toolbox all the time.


At least I know and understand "satire". You can call me a millennial toolbox all you want; you'll never be as smart as I am.
2014-06-18 07:05:23 PM  
2 votes:
Remember when Obama roasted Trump at a like correspondence dinner? lol trump never recovered from that..
2014-06-18 07:00:05 PM  
2 votes:

TV's Vinnie: How does someone as dense as Donald Trump get to become a bazillionaire while intelligent people struggle to even get a student grant for college?


A combination of being born wealthy and a lack of ethics.
2014-06-18 06:47:15 PM  
2 votes:

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: stoli n coke: How is Trump not aware of just how big of a jackass people think he is?
Does he seriously believe he is respected by anyone?

He's rich, he doesn't give two shiats.


You think The Donald does not care what others think of him. You believe Mr. Trump is unconcerned with publicity and reputation. You have four legs and drink aggressively from a full pressure hose. Your paste-eating skills are unmatched.
2014-06-18 06:39:10 PM  
2 votes:
How is Trump not aware of just how big of a jackass people think he is?
Does he seriously believe he is respected by anyone?
2014-06-18 05:50:50 PM  
2 votes:
Ripping the Donald = fish, barrel, gun, etc.
2014-06-19 09:22:54 AM  
1 vote:
Aw, it's so cute that farkers think Stewart scored a "beatdown".
yeah! nothing like an unchallenged monologue with prompted audience approval! Whoo!
I bet Trump is so ashamed he'll just leave the public eye forever.
2014-06-19 03:33:01 AM  
1 vote:

walktoanarcade: I know it bothers some of you that I won't submit to group-think and refuse to say I'm incorrect when I am correct.
and the name-calling proves how right I am..since apparently what I have said got under your skin.


Whatever. You're a white supremacist.

No one gives a shiat what you think.
2014-06-19 03:05:09 AM  
1 vote:
I'm kinda sick of hearing about "people who only get their news from the Daily Show".  These people do not exist.  You'd "need* to get your news somewhere else for the Daily Show's comedy to be funny.  If you turned on the program, with no prior knowledge of what they were talking about, it'd be like watching a program in a foreign language.

This is the polar opposite of FOX News, where if you get your news from *anywhere* outside the echo chamber, it won't make sense.
2014-06-19 12:32:05 AM  
1 vote:

Mr. Ekshun: Someone I used to know once said that there's nothing more scary than someone who is absolutely convinced that he's right.


And there's nothing more useless than persons who second-guess themselves and are so unsure of their facts and feelings that they end up being led by others for the rest of their lives.

I am not interested in being you or others.

Ooooh scary!
2014-06-19 12:07:02 AM  
1 vote:

walktoanarcade: Mithiwithi: walktoanarcade: *are


It is not even that I disagree so much as cannot stand his fake laughter, oh and the fact that he hides behind being a comedian when he clearly wants to direct political discourse.


Al Franken has now said he's above reproach..lol

The Daily Show is a satire of news mediatainment. If "news media" weren't nakedly trying to direct the political discourse, he'd have nothing to push back against.

I know what it is, but it transcended that 5 years ago and has become the starting point for many people's news. I know this because it's obvious. The Daily Show is part of politics now.

It's propaganda disguised as comedy. And no, I don't care how that sounds since I am correct.

I want my comedy divorced from politics, I mean, they at least can't share the same beach house, except on holidays.


Recently, several reputable/independent media-watch organizations have concluded that The Daily Show is a better source of informed and informative news than CNN, MSNBC, FOXNews, or most other major network news stations. Don't take my word for it, it's easy enough to find on Google. So yeah, it *has* become the starting point for many people. Don't blame The Daily Show for other networks' choices to do pandernews.

And it's not "propaganda" just because you don't agree with it. And no, saying you are correct doesn't make you correct.

By the way, comedy has *never* been divorced from politics. _Bloom County_, _Doonesbury_, Will Rogers, Mark Twain, Punch & Judy, _Punch_ magazine, court jesters through the ages... hell, Hammurabi probably had some guy off in the wings cracking jokes. Politics may not be where comedy got its start, but comedy has informed and shaped politics since forever. You'll get used to it.

/or not... and I really couldn't care
2014-06-18 11:04:55 PM  
1 vote:

brap: I can do much better than partially quoting someone and projecting a poop-huffing fetish on them, I can tell you that much.


Oh come on. You started out so strong, but then you brought that weaksauce, and now  this?I know you have it in you to do better, my man. Seriously, step up your game because this shiat is gonna get you sent back to the minors, I'm tellin' ya.
2014-06-18 10:36:36 PM  
1 vote:

texastag: Craig Kilborn was a better host.

A SNL fake news sketch that hasn't been funny since the 80's turned into a TV show that hasn't been funny since the 90's.

/Yay
//Fark Trump


So when he comments on actual hypocrisy and lies, with video evidence, that's fake news to you? You may not care for his style, but it is far from fake news. There are a sizable number of voting mouth-breathers who don't fact-check a thing they are fed by Fox (are you one of them?), or any other news site. JS is good at sourcing info and waving the bullshiat flag on inflammatory, misleading rhetoric. Sorry, but the Fox News crowd provides more fodder than "lefties."

I'd bet you've never actually watched his show because it is too humiliating after a minute. He uses big words and provides citations to back up what he says.
2014-06-18 09:40:49 PM  
1 vote:

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: stoli n coke: How is Trump not aware of just how big of a jackass people think he is?
Does he seriously believe he is respected by anyone?

He's rich, he doesn't give two shiats.


According to Penn Jillette he does give a shiat. Donald Trump is so insecure he rants for hours about random noname bloggers who dared to insult the good name of Trump.
2014-06-18 09:22:45 PM  
1 vote:
Jesus on a pogo stick, Reddit is that-a-way.

There is a difference between having a discussion and sucking each others collective skin flutes/meat canoes on who is the bigger troll and personal insults disguised as discourse.
2014-06-18 08:58:47 PM  
1 vote:
img.fark.net
My favorite.
2014-06-18 08:43:25 PM  
1 vote:

cameroncrazy1984: walktoanarcade: cameroncrazy1984: Are we all here to laugh at walktoanarcade for thinking political satire is somehow a thing only The Daily Show does or has ever done?

It's OK, I laugh at you for being a milllenial toolbox all the time.

At least I know and understand "satire". You can call me a millennial toolbox all you want; you'll never be as smart as I am.


You're here seemingly 18 hours a day, in literally almost every thread I click on.  Do you do anything else?
2014-06-18 08:41:42 PM  
1 vote:

bgddy24601: Misconduc: stoli n coke: How is Trump not aware of just how big of a jackass people think he is?
Does he seriously believe he is respected by anyone?

Well considering he started with nothing and is one of the most successful businessmen in United states, yeah he can be an asshole all he wants - he earned it. Fact that Chicago's 3rd rate nobody is whining about his building, bad news for him - just about every farking building in America has some sign listed to it.

As for Jon Stewart, he's just farking annoying.

[bensternke.com image 480x225]


Welcome to a world where Jon Stewart is an arrogant rich elitist snob, and Donald Trump is a humble, intelligent, savvy business man.
2014-06-18 08:32:48 PM  
1 vote:

Misconduc: udhq: Misconduc: Well considering he started with nothing and is one of the most successful businessmen in United states, yeah he can be an asshole all he wants - he earned it.

*Spit take*

Not sure if serious.....

Isn't donald worth 4 billion? *not sure if serious* that sounds like a ton of cash for someone not successful. I think he just might of picked up a thing or two from dear ol dad.


Nobody knows how much Donald Trump is worth because he sues anybody who tries to find out.  The "successful businessman" thing is schtick, he's really a professional media personality, and he's tanked every other business venture he's every put his hands on.

This is the guy who went bankrupt running a casino, after all:  the 1 business where the house is guaranteed not to lose money, he dug deep and found a way to fail at it.
2014-06-18 08:20:53 PM  
1 vote:
Misconduc:
Well considering he started with nothing and is one of the most successful businessmen in United states, yeah he can be an asshole all he wants - he earned it

Are you being sarcastic or just ignorant? It's hard to tell in text sometimes, but it has to be one of those since all of that sentence is demonstrably wrong.
2014-06-18 08:17:13 PM  
1 vote:

walktoanarcade: mongbiohazard: Sorry that chafes you

No, I was using a word and you're going full Derpitstan on me.



"A word?" WTF are you even talking about, Mr. Trump, because you used a bunch of words. None of them were particularly bright when strung together, but it was certainly more than one.
2014-06-18 08:15:41 PM  
1 vote:

Misconduc: Well considering he started with nothing

"Trump was born in New York City in 1946, the son of real estate tycoon Fred Trump. Fred Trump's business success not only provided Donald Trump with a posh youth of private schools and economic security but eventually blessed him with an inheritance worth an estimated $40 million to $200 million. It is critical to note, however, that his father's success, which granted Donald Trump such a great advantage, was enabled and buffered by governmental financing programs. In 1934, while struggling during the Great Depression, financing from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) allowed Fred Trump to revive his business and begin building a multitude of homes in Brooklyn, selling at $6,000 apiece. Furthermore, throughout World War II, Fred Trump constructed FHA-backed housing for US naval personnel near major shipyards along the East Coast."


Pops

2014-06-18 07:49:41 PM  
1 vote:

walktoanarcade: Actually, if I focused solely on comedy..I'd starve to death, but seriously I compartmentalize my humor. I have material for an act, and I've gone so far as to use it here and there as small tests. I'm getting there. More material, hone the inflections, work on impressions...


Oh, so your infatuation with a Star Wars televised broadcast in 1982 and your creepy obsession with German history and culture (including whitewashing all the bad things they did) is part of a comedy bit?

That would certainly make more sense.
2014-06-18 07:48:35 PM  
1 vote:

walktoanarcade: Mugato: walktoanarcade: And young man, I know what satire is, and I also know when it's thinly-disguised satire that ALWAYS paints the democrats in a slightly, if not dramatic, better light.  The Daily Show may as well be run by the democratic party.

Is it Stewart's fault that republicans do and say stupid shiat? It's a comedy show and the republicans produce a lot of it.

No, it isn't his fault.

Hey, sorry for being an ass to you that day I don't know how many days back.  If I get the feeling someone dislikes me for one thing, I assume they dislike the whole package. At any rate, I could and should be a bit nicer.

(even if you actually loathe me and think I'm terrible, I am sorry for being an ass that day) Just taking this opportunity since I am not going to send e-mails.


I have no idea who you are.
2014-06-18 07:45:50 PM  
1 vote:

stoli n coke: How is Trump not aware of just how big of a jackass people think he is?
Does he seriously believe he is respected by anyone?


Well considering he started with nothing and is one of the most successful businessmen in United states, yeah he can be an asshole all he wants - he earned it. Fact that Chicago's 3rd rate nobody is whining about his building, bad news for him - just about every farking building in America has some sign listed to it.

As for Jon Stewart, he's just farking annoying.
2014-06-18 07:38:32 PM  
1 vote:

walktoanarcade: And young man, I know what satire is, and I also know when it's thinly-disguised satire that ALWAYS paints the democrats in a slightly, if not dramatic, better light.  The Daily Show may as well be run by the democratic party.


Ah, I see the problem. You're upset with TDS and Jon Stewart because he mocks Republicans much more than he mocks Democrats.
2014-06-18 07:37:11 PM  
1 vote:

walktoanarcade: And young man, I know what satire is, and I also know when it's thinly-disguised satire that ALWAYS paints the democrats in a slightly, if not dramatic, better light.  The Daily Show may as well be run by the democratic party.


Is it Stewart's fault that republicans do and say stupid shiat? It's a comedy show and the republicans produce a lot of it.
2014-06-18 07:34:53 PM  
1 vote:

Novart: Is this when Jon Stewart isn't busy coddling the balls of his own enemies?

Oh here let me spend years telling you about how evil Bill O'Reilly is, but we can get along lol see we have a good time.


Life must be so comfortable when everything is either black or white.
2014-06-18 07:27:09 PM  
1 vote:

brap: Cyclometh: brap: It's tacky in and of itself.

Oh dear, better get your smellin' turds.

Fastball from an Unarmed Man.


Oh, come on. You can do better than that!
2014-06-18 07:22:05 PM  
1 vote:
That would be two insufferable douches, subs.
2014-06-18 07:13:52 PM  
1 vote:

Dano33: Remember when Obama roasted Trump at a like correspondence dinner? lol trump never recovered from that..


And the next day Bin Ladin's death was announced. Good times.
2014-06-18 07:06:40 PM  
1 vote:

brap: It's tacky in and of itself.


Oh dear, better get your smellin' turds.
2014-06-18 07:05:22 PM  
1 vote:
Donald Trump always makes me miss Spy magazine.

Thick-fingered vulgarian was biting without being so lowbrow that it stooped to the gaudy level of its target.
F*ckface Von Clownstick sounds like it was written by an intern raised on the same sort of lowest common denominator grotesqueries that made Trump a household name in the first place.  It's tacky in and of itself. America's humorists need to rediscover the art of the tastefully biting nickname.
2014-06-18 06:58:14 PM  
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walktoanarcade: It is not even that I disagree so much as cannot stand his fake laughter, oh and the fact that he hides behind being a comedian when he clearly wants to direct political discourse.


I can't recall where I read it, but someone described as "Clown nose off, clown nose on."  He'll discuss serious issues and clearly wants to be an opinion maker, but If he starts to get serious pushback on a issue, he puts on the clown nose and scoffs, "I'm just a comedian, can't you take a joke?"
2014-06-18 06:57:34 PM  
1 vote:
Pot, meet kettle.
2014-06-18 06:56:20 PM  
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It's not so much that I'm surprise that people give a crap what Donald Trump is up to, it's that I can't believe people still give a crap about Jon Stewart.  He became a cliche parody of himself within the first couple of seasons.

For some reason there's this group of people who are all about Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Seth Rogan.  They get all of their news and worldviews through those lenses.  And at the same time, they're also the loudest bunch of farkers on the internet and know nothing about the things they shout about.

If you still find the Daily Show interesting, it's probably time to get out of your mom's basement and get a job.
2014-06-18 06:50:29 PM  
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Mithiwithi: walktoanarcade: *are


It is not even that I disagree so much as cannot stand his fake laughter, oh and the fact that he hides behind being a comedian when he clearly wants to direct political discourse.


Al Franken has now said he's above reproach..lol

The Daily Show is a satire of news mediatainment. If "news media" weren't nakedly trying to direct the political discourse, he'd have nothing to push back against.


I know what it is, but it transcended that 5 years ago and has become the starting point for many people's news. I know this because it's obvious. The Daily Show is part of politics now.

It's propaganda disguised as comedy. And no, I don't care how that sounds since I am correct.

I want my comedy divorced from politics, I mean, they at least can't share the same beach house, except on holidays.
2014-06-18 06:45:10 PM  
1 vote:
Is this when Jon Stewart isn't busy coddling the balls of his own enemies?

Oh here let me spend years telling you about how evil Bill O'Reilly is, but we can get along lol see we have a good time.
2014-06-18 06:40:43 PM  
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stoli n coke: How is Trump not aware of just how big of a jackass people think he is?
Does he seriously believe he is respected by anyone?


He's rich, he doesn't give two shiats.
2014-06-18 06:40:25 PM  
1 vote:
*are


It is not even that I disagree so much as cannot stand his fake laughter, oh and the fact that he hides behind being a comedian when he clearly wants to direct political discourse.


Al Franken has now said he's above reproach..lol
2014-06-18 06:37:46 PM  
1 vote:
FarkUproxx: sucking UproxxThe Daily Show's dick since....
 
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