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(SacBee)   Without knowing what The Daily Show is, California elections official agrees to tape interview for show. Hilarity ensues   (sacbee.com) divider line 263
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2004-06-17 09:16:11 AM
Hilarious it is that so many "leaders" and "officials" still don't know about The Daily Show and regularly embarass themselves by being themselves. Why do we elect these people? Don't vote for upper-class twits.
 
2004-06-17 09:57:31 AM
God bless the Daily Show.
 
2004-06-17 10:15:51 AM
Sadly, the Daily Show is probably more informative than most major news outlets. Just in its own strange way.
 
2004-06-17 10:54:02 AM
"I like to be a professional, and elections aren't a joke," LaVine said. "I realize politics can be a joke, but elections shouldn't be."

Politics are a joke. Almost all of the involved are morons who accomplish abosultely nothing of value to anybody. I haven't been able to take politics seriously for way too long. It's pretty sad. The greatest nation on Earth and we still have assholes, schmucks, and incompetants running the show at almost every level of governmenet.
 
2004-06-17 11:19:00 AM
I don't see where it says they didn't know what the daily show was. It simply says that she wanted an edit but didn't get it. She may have been naive to expect a news satire show to agree to do that, but there's no indication that she believed the show was anything other than what it was, at least as far as I can tell...
 
2004-06-17 11:32:37 AM
Look again...

LaVine, for one, said she feels a bit "hoodwinked" by her treatment during the interview.

She had never heard of "The Daily Show" before agreeing to the interview. Likewise, producers hit pay dirt with Vasconcellos, who said he hasn't turned on a television in 15 years.
 
2004-06-17 11:39:38 AM
Gah, thanks.

*gets more coffee*.

*gets a brain, moran*
 
2004-06-17 11:45:11 AM
What kind of idiot does an interview for a show they've never heard of? Why not do 5 minutes of research to be prepared?

She deserves to look like a fool.
 
2004-06-17 11:53:17 AM
The Daily Show is the best of both worlds...

They have access to the politicians and events to keep us forever enthralled with humorous content and they actually do cover real news.

I cant think of a better way to get day to day news. When something major occurs, you'll know about it. Then you can change the boob tube over to a "serious" news channel.

/media wh0res! cough!
 
2004-06-17 11:59:02 AM
She had never heard of "The Daily Show" before agreeing to the interview.

Huh. That doesn't really sound smart, does it?
 
2004-06-17 01:20:33 PM
I'm sure she just thought, "Holy crap! I'm going to be on TV. Sure, I'll do it."
 
2004-06-17 01:54:14 PM
Yeah, that's what I thought, too, DrToast... but then the fire wouldn't go out.
 
2004-06-17 02:14:03 PM
I actually saw the segment and I thought she handled it pretty well. I always wonder how TDS, Ali G, etc., continue to find clueless interview subject. I'm glad they do though.
 
2004-06-17 03:14:32 PM
The Daily Show is awesome. It's my only news source. Well, that and fark.
 
2004-06-17 03:15:28 PM
I loved that segment.
 
2004-06-17 03:15:46 PM
Daily ShOWN3D!
 
2004-06-17 03:17:09 PM
"Don't you think blacks should be given more than one vote to make up for that whole slavery thing?" Cordrry asked LaVine. "P. Diddy's got to be worth two votes, and Justin Timberlake, he's worth two votes, even though he's not black or anything."

Ahh, it brings tears to my eyes :) Thank You Daily Show
 
2004-06-17 03:18:07 PM
I was on the floor when he said "Now, can you take that long-ass answer and put it in a nutshell like I asked you?" and she started stumbling and stammering.
 
2004-06-17 03:18:12 PM
She deserves to look like a fool.

Thing is, she didn't even look like that much of a fool (though the other guy did, and that was his own fault).

Several months ago there was an interview with someone who WAS familiar with The Daily Show and she commented that they would typically take an interviewee's comments out of context to make them look like a fool. Apparently she didn't realise that the only people who looked like fools were the ones who genuinely acted like fools (except in the rare case of joke interviews like the one between Jon Stewart and Howard Dean). In other cases, the humour is in the reaction of the interview subject to the bizarre questions asked by the Daily Show Correspondent.

In the case of Jill LaVine, the most amusing moment was when Rob Cordrry asked her to explain the California election situation "in a nutshell". After she gave a somewhat long-winded answer, he replied with "Now, can you take that long-ass answer and put it in a nutshell like I asked you?" (as reported in the news story). The humour here wasn't so much that Mrs. LaVine looked like a fool but that Cordrry had the balls to ask such a question.

But yes, if people agree to an interview without doing any research on the show doing the interview, they are dumb.
 
2004-06-17 03:18:49 PM
In my opinion, the best shows are when they have non-celebrity guests though I finally felt something other than pure lust for Jennifer Love Hewitt the other night; pity. Damn, Jon was cold. He interviewed her like Garfield would Odie.
 
2004-06-17 03:20:13 PM
"Now, can you take that long-ass answer and put it in a nutshell like I asked you?"

People should use this prase more often.
 
Ral
2004-06-17 03:20:18 PM
I have a lot more respect for people who can go on the Daily Show and just go with the flow and not be such uptight asses about it. It's like being on Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, only with politics and less pot.
 
2004-06-17 03:20:18 PM
When are they gonna get GW on the daily show?
 
2004-06-17 03:20:34 PM
"Now, can you take that long-ass answer and put it in a nutshell like I asked you?"

Comedy gold!
 
2004-06-17 03:21:43 PM
Blasphemy!

How dare someone mention The Daily Show and Saturday Night Live in the same sentence. SNL isnt fit to be a crusty dingleberry hanging off The Daily Shows ass. If ever there were a perfect definition of old and busted vs new hotness, its SNL vs The Daily Show.

/SNL sucks ass
 
2004-06-17 03:22:02 PM
"never heard of "The Daily Show" before agreeing to the interview"

"hasn't turned on a television in 15 years."

These would be ok if the people in question were both 80 years old. They're both not. These are an elections official and a state senator, respectively. Maybe the Daily Show should be going around to the caucuses, etc. asking candidates if they've watched The Daily Show. At least we'd know who not to vote for.
 
2004-06-17 03:22:10 PM
I can't wait for her rebuttal to be published in the Onion.
 
2004-06-17 03:23:00 PM
"Hi, we're from the Daily Show on Comedy Central, would you agree to an interview for our program?"

"Yes, you sound like a serious organization which will present me in the best light possible."
 
2004-06-17 03:23:09 PM
youmadeamistake!
 
2004-06-17 03:23:56 PM
The Daily Show rules. Too bad I don't have cable anymore, sniff... I miss that show the most.
 
2004-06-17 03:24:01 PM
None of this changes the fact that the Daily Show in general and Jon Stewart in particular are lame.
 
2004-06-17 03:24:13 PM
While parts of the Daily Show remain amusing, the show itself has ground itself into an anti-Bush rut of gargantuan proportions.

I can't remember the last time that "your moment of zen" wasn't a Bush-related clip... it was funny the first several hundred times guys, but how about moving on?

MoveOn.org, move on, get it?

No, they don't, and that's part of the problem. They're preaching to the converted, and much like Michael Moore's F-9/11, it'll be very popular with those who agree with it's point of view, but will have very little penetration outside that small niche.

I hate to say it, but I actually miss the days when Craig Kilbourn and Beth Littleford were on the show... speaking of Beth Littleford, am I the only one, or is she weirdly hot? I'd hit it!
 
2004-06-17 03:24:38 PM
That reminds me of Fark. I get a lot of my news from Fark, from the serious stuff to 'Where's Akbar'?
 
2004-06-17 03:25:26 PM
Almost as good as the interviews with kids from the high school in New England (CT?) that cut back on parking and didn't allow many students to drive. I thought that at least some high school students would have known about TDS before giving interviews for it.
 
2004-06-17 03:26:20 PM
Seems to me as if the Daily Show is an equal opportunity offender. Wherever there is humor, they will exploit it, regardless of the party.
 
2004-06-17 03:26:32 PM
Oh, look... our weekly thread devoted to kissing the ass of TDS!
 
2004-06-17 03:26:35 PM
"Now, can you take that long-ass answer and put it in a nutshell like I asked you?" said Rob Cordrry

LOL... man I love the Daily Show!!

since the Daily Show is taped... they're always a day behind the "breaking news". And they often poke fun at themselves for that.
 
2004-06-17 03:27:01 PM
tracytracy, I think it was "he's close enough".

How do these people not know what the daily show is? Expect public/elected officials to at least have some general Idea of what is on TV of popular culture... the show won multiple Emmys damnit. And if I didn't I would sure as fu*k do a little research before I agree to something. And they belittle the younger generation.

/best live action show on TV.
 
2004-06-17 03:27:08 PM
Beth Littleford is not weirdly hot. Carrie Ann Moss and that weird alien chick from Galaxy Quest are strangely hot. littleford is just HOT.
 
2004-06-17 03:27:08 PM
"I like to be a professional, and elections aren't a joke," LaVine said. "I realize politics can be a joke, but elections shouldn't be."

Never been to Florida, eh?

/Loves "The Daily Show"
 
2004-06-17 03:27:28 PM
lubertdas: maybe if bush and his administration stopped doing stupid corrupt things that the daily show would focus on something else. anyway, they've made fun of kerry many times
 
2004-06-17 03:27:46 PM
rovinski

From the article
LaVine, for one, said she feels a bit "hoodwinked" by her treatment during the interview.

She had never heard of "The Daily Show" before agreeing to the interview. Likewise, producers hit pay dirt with Vasconcellos, who said he hasn't turned on a television in 15 years.
 
2004-06-17 03:27:52 PM
The Daily Show is the only news program I watch.

And Rob Cordry is the best....I especially liked when he interviewed the spammer and put his email address on the screen.
 
2004-06-17 03:28:16 PM
Sergei Moskvin had an obvious idea on how to make politicians eager to be interviewed.
 
2004-06-17 03:28:45 PM
Jon Stewart = like, the second hottest Jewish guy, EVER.
 
2004-06-17 03:29:08 PM
These would be ok if the people in question were both 80 years old.

I know some 80+ year olds that know what TDS is.
 
2004-06-17 03:29:11 PM
lubertdas: Same goes for morons like Rush and Sean Hannity, they spew the same garbage to people who agree. In fact the Atlantic Monthly has a great article this month stating how their shows are no longer even a forum for dissenting view points. So how about you get off your hypocritical high horse and get bent?

Oh yeah, thats right we dont agree so therefore you will just dismiss this whole thing as never even happening
 
2004-06-17 03:29:19 PM
lubertdas:

They don't create the moment of zen, they just report it.
 
2004-06-17 03:29:52 PM
 
2004-06-17 03:30:00 PM


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