Skip to comments.'You are insane!' The moment comedian Jon Stewart lost his cool with Fox News host Chris Wallace
Posted on 06/20/2011 4:40:28 PM PDT by Qbert
It was pitched as a classic grudge match between the left and right of network television.
And when Daily Show host Jon Stewart entered the 'lions den' of Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, the results did not disappoint.
Despite trying to maintain his comedic detachment, Stewart lost his temper during the 15 minute interview as the two TV heavyweights battled over perceived liberal biased in the mainstream media.
The conversation started jovially, with Mr Wallace joking to Stewart: 'After months of evasion, disconnected phone numbers and press agents saying 'who are you again' it appears he has run out of excuses.'
But the atmosphere quickly turned serious as Mr Stewart, angered by questions over his own 'liberal' bias, snapped.
The audience were shown a transcript of Mr Stewart describing Fox News as a, 'relentless agenda-driven 24 hour news opinion propaganda delivery system.
Mr Wallace the asked the comedian: 'Where do you come up with this stuff.'
Stewart responded: 'Uh, it's actually quite easy.'
After repeated prodding, Wallace then played a clip of Mr Stewart comparing a video of Sarah Palin's recent bus tour to a herpes commercial.
Mr Stewart erupted: 'You're insane... Here's the difference between you and I.
'I'm a comedian first. My comedy is informed by an ideological background, there's no question about that.
But the thing that you will never understand...is that Hollywood, yeah, they're liberal, but that's not their primary motivating force. I'm not an activist. I am a comedian.'
Rising in temper again, he said: 'You can't understand, because of the world that you live in, that there is not a designed ideological agenda on my part to affect partisan change because that's the soup you swim in.
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Comedian= immature little boy.
Yes, Stewart you are a comedian first - but it is ALWAYS LEFT WING comedy- hence, the term BIAS
Mr. Stewart uses rotten grammar to boot.
I guess I take the news way too seriously to appreciate Stewarts style of “comedy”.
Even on the rare occasion he goes after a Democrat, I just can’t stomach his schtick.(clips on here are all I’ve ever seen of him)
Uhmmm...don't you have to be funny to be a comedian?
Thing I can’t understand is that Stewart is not funny. Same goes for that Colbert dufus.
I think the quality of stuff in general is down so low, and they are just part of it. I can laugh at plenty of lefty comedians, these guys are just boring.
A letter from the IRS is funnier than Jon Stewart. The crop of faux-comedians on TV today (Joy Behar, Jon Stewart, David Letterman, etc) are mean rotten people. If you want to laugh and feel good, watch I Love Lucy.
“I guess I take the news way too seriously to appreciate Stewarts style of comedy.
Even on the rare occasion he goes after a Democrat, I just cant stomach his schtick.(clips on here are all Ive ever seen of him)”
Yeah, same for me. And on the rare times when he does go after a Democrat it’s only because whatever the person did is so obviously wrong, and everybody else is already talking about it- so he really has no choice. Either that or he criticizes them for “not being aggressive enough” or some lame thing like that.
>If you want to laugh and feel good, watch I Love Lucy.
I’m a bit more partial to Get Smart.
The only “comedian” that found no humor in a US Congressman named Weiner sending pictures of his penis.
Oh yeah, Jon Liebowitz lived with Wiener during his cross dressing years.
Notice his funny expression, a really belly laugh. He and Colbert are more stupid than funny or political.
The left finds these guys funny. I know a couple of people who think that Colbert and Stewart are comic geniuses.
And these people seem reasonably normal, as long as you keep them off the subject of anything political.
I grew up with that. Don Adams was a Marine on Guadalcanal, BTW. Knocked me down when I heard it.
Chris Wallace and Jon Stewart. Hmmm. Where was the conservative in this conversation again?
Thank you for posting this.
I don’t watch television, and have not for years, never had cable, etc. I have heard about Jon Stewart, and seen some of his clips.
I nearly fell out of my chair when Steward said that no, the MSM, in general, CBS, NBC, ABC and specifically New York Times (!) is not liberally driven. Then, he denigrates Chris Wallace and people like him for being politically driven.
In watching this, I had to give credit to Chris Wallace. The blowhard Stewart began to do what liberals ALWAYS do. He began to just talk over him, speaking louder, non-stop interrupting, and at some point said “Do you think I am avoiding you?” and Chris Wallace called him on it and said “No, you are filibustering...”
Like all liberals, particularly Hollywood liberals, Stewart thinks he is the smartest guy in the room.
And the funniest thing (to me) is that he did not even have the gonads to stand up and say “Yeah. I have an ideological agenda.” Couldn’t even admit it to himself.
“The crop of faux-comedians on TV today (Joy Behar, Jon Stewart, David Letterman, etc) are mean rotten people.”
From what I’ve heard and read, it’s really true of him. There are tons of stories of him flying into a rage attack offstage over this, or that.
Was really surprised to see his maniacal behavior with Wallace, obviously has a mental disorder.
The next morning, my wife said she heard me giggling like a girl...okay, maybe I was, but I had forgotten how wonderful it was, having not watched that stuff for about forty years. Creative. Well written. Well performed.
The stuff now is all garbage. The sad thing is, people snap it up. It brings to mind "Ideocracy"...
I do not have a liberal bias.
If you stupid, ignorant, racist, teabaggers were smarter, you’d realize that.
“And the funniest thing (to me) is that he did not even have the gonads to stand up and say Yeah. I have an ideological agenda. Couldnt even admit it to himself.”
His whole shtick- that he’s a “moderate” and that he’s “skewering the media from both sides” is a joke (and not a ha ha one). I mean, it’s not like the leftist drones that watch his show are going to stop watching when he finally admits the truth that he’s a hardcore progressive.
Republicans, on the other hand, are crazy, irrational and filled with hate. It's good to laugh at such stupid people. And anyone who treats Republicans are serious people is -- of course -- an "activist" by pretending that Republicans have something of value to contribute.
For Stewart, this is all very clear and simple.
Somehow I don't think so. Fox News is what he "swims" in, so his approach is different from talking heads on other networks, but he never struck me as much of an activist, somebody who's first priority is change or power. I suspect he's a lot like his father -- but working in a different environment his views are a little different.
Stewart is someone who gets his digs in and his point of view across. That may not be intended as a thought-out political agenda, but he certainly does impose his opinions on the audience in a more aggressive and forceful way than Wallace does.
I suspect it's like that for some comedians. In their own mind they are just doing what they do, just being their obnoxious selves and going for the laugh. To outsiders, though, it may add up to a more political performance than what actual political journalists provide.
“Chris Wallace and Jon Stewart. Hmmm. Where was the conservative in this conversation again?”
The Conservative was likely the guy who fetched the water for them.
Two things. One: Wallace, conservative? Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Two, are you thinking what I am thinking? With that sensitive-like-a-sore-tooth anger, I think roomie Weiner is not the only one tweeting his privates all over the country. I bet Liebovitz wants people to “look at me now” too.
He got pretty sick with a tropical disease...
I had a post I kept for a while that described the Hollywood types who served...Eddie Albert (Bronze Star with “V” at Tarawa) Don Adams, James Doohan (lost his finger on DDay) David Niven (who left the Army in 1933, but re-entered in WWII and saw combat in Europe)
Not to mention Gable, Stewart and such.
They aren’t all no-loads like Stewart and those like him.
Well, to tell the truth, I saw Borat with my wife and some of my family. All through the first half of the movie I was laughing my head off, but then it started to get to me. He would go in, lie to decent people who tried very hard to be nice to him, and then make fun of them. After a while, that got old. He would take their hospitality and mock them in return. So, yes, it was funny for a while, but morally bankrupt, to the point where I gradually ceased laughing and started to feel sick.
I found him to be completely off-putting.
I could only watch thirty seconds of the damned thing. Jon-Jon is such a prima donna. He thinks his excrement doesn’t have an aroma.
I would describe Stewart’s entire response as:
“Yeah I’m a liberal but I don’t deliberately allow my liberalism to further my agenda. LIKE FOX AND CONSERVATIVES DO.”
Really, who’s buying that lie? It’s blatantly obvious even to liberals that’s what they do. His whole Hollywood defense is totally gone after the release of those interviews with Hollywood libs on video saying that’s exactly what their agenda is, and that they are deliberately pushign their agendas through their shows and movies.
Nobody buys his crap.
And “Stewart” isn’t even his real name. He’s chosen to hide his original name because he’s embarrassed about his Jewish roots.
I’ve posted something like that- some time ago. I’m fascinated by the contrast with today’s Hollywood celebrities.
That makes sense.
And his ego is so massive (like Obozo’s) that in his mind, he has all the right answers, and anybody who disagrees is thus either “stupid” or intelligent, but “evil”.
The problem with trying to prove in a short segment how totally left-propaganda the MSM is, is that there’s so much material. Where do you begin? There’s something new ever day, every single day, on Newsbusters. Every day. For years. And that’s just one site. Every single day.
So where do you begin?
I Sure As Hell Did" by Ronald Reagan
In the 1940s, Duke was one of the few stars with the courage to expose the determined bid by a band of communists to take control of the film industry. Through a series of violent strikes and systematic blacklisting, these people were at times dangerously close to reaching their goal. With theatrical employees union leader Brewer, playwright Morrie and others, he formed the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals to challenge this insidious campaign. Subsequent Congressional investigations in I947 clearly proved both the communist plot and the importance of what Duke and his friends did.
In that period, during my first term as president of the Actors Guild, I was confronted with an attempt by many of these same leftists to assume leadership of the union. At a mass meeting I watched rather helplessly as they filibustered, waiting for our majority to leave so they could gain control. Somewhere in the crowd I heard a call for adjournment, and I seized on this as a means to end the attempted takeover. But the other side demanded I identify the one who moved for adjournment.
I looked over the audience, realizing that there were few willing to be publicly identified as opponents of the far left. Then I saw Duke and said, Why I believe John Wayne made the motion. I heard his strong voice reply, I sure as hell did! The meeting and the radicals campaign was over.
Later, when such personalities as actor Larry Parks came forward to admit their Communist Party backgrounds, there were those who wanted to see them punished. Not Duke. It takes courage to admit youre wrong, he said, and he publicly battled attempts to ostracize those who had come clean.
I met Don Adams back in 1986- he came to Toronto every year to tape a sitcom for CTV and was a regular customer of the shop I worked at. Decent fellow.
Why does “Stewart” hide his real name? He self hating??
I loved "Get Smart" when I was a kid. Don Adams wasn't to bad as the voice of "Tennesee Tuxedo" either
“Here’s the difference between you and ‘I’.” That’s the one that is like nails on a blackboard to me. I hear it constantly on the radio, television, newscasts. It’s right up there with “irregardless.” I can forgive most errors, but those are the two that literally cause me discomfort.
You’d have to go to Harvard or Yale to understand...
“Heres the difference between you and I. Thats the one that is like nails on a blackboard to me.”
It’s like something that an anti-intellectual would say...
I have never, ever liked that form of humor.
It is cruel and evil, in my opinion.
Guileless people, who may only want to be nice to someone, lend a hand in their own way or simply don’t want to be rude find themselves used as an unwitting tool to be laughed at and ridiculed so some jerk can make money at their expense.
That kind of thing really pisses me off. It encompasses many aspects of human behavior that I detest.
Don Adams was also the voice of Tennessee Tuxedo I believe.
I think Stewart is a relatively intelligent fellow but like virtually all liberals he’s an Obama lickspittle. I can’t understand this fawning, obsequious, and servile behavior, unless their white liberal guilt trumps everything, even the truth.
Stewart's defense was that he does all sort of ethnic voice imitations. But we all know that any conservative recorded mocking a black man's way of speaking would cause an uproar and make him lose his job. Libs can get away with it when mocking black conservatives, of course.
“Libs can get away with it when mocking black conservatives, of course.”
—Partly because we let them. Basically what we have here is an extremely wealthy white male (who lived a comfortable life growing up) ridiculing a successful black man who built himself up from very little... and we kowtow to this ridicule only because Jon the narcissist says so. Jon would rather a society of blacks living in misery who agree with him, than successful blacks who don’t. It’s all about Jon...
“Stewart’s defense was that he does all sort of ethnic voice imitations. But we all know that any conservative recorded mocking a black man’s way of speaking would cause an uproar and make him lose his job.”
—Yep. I thought the look on his face when he realized he was busted was precious, though.
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