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Jon Stewart Denies Leftist Media Bias
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Posted on 06/22/2011 9:18:38 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey

In the wake of Ben Shapiro’s book Primetime Propaganda which provides a detailed look at how the left hijacked America’s media. Jon Stewart was on with Fox News’ Chris Wallace over the weekend and actually denied that CNN, ABC, et. al. are not politically biased. Obviously Jon cannot be intellectually honest with himself but he did concede that MSNBC is trying to copy Fox’s format from a progressive (code for socialist) point of view. Stewart did admit that his show is politically biased, however, he used the copout that he is a comedian first and a pundit second.

Stewart can conveniently hide behind that façade all he wants, that’s the beauty of the first amendment, but he is one of the most significant political pundits in America, especially amongst those 18-29. According to Jason Matera’s book Obama Zombies nearly one-third of that demographic consider Stewart’s Daily Show a legitimate news outlet.

Conservative comedian Steven Crowder shows evidence of Stewart’s bias in an email from the Daily show that states “we never book conservative pundits.” Crowder also plays portions of an interview with Ben Shapiro and former ABC President Fred Pierce who clearly states there’s significant liberal bias in the media.

Of course that’s not news to those of us in the right state of mind. Conservative stalwarts Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and many others are constantly under attack by the left for their supposed fear mongering. However, more often than not, their predictions are proven to be correct. Case in point, Glenn Beck’s prediction that riots in Tunisia would spread throughout the middle east and then to Europe; have you seen the recent headlines? And of course there’s no retraction from the political attack dogs on the left.

Of course we shouldn’t forget last year’s Journolist scandal which highlighted wide spread media bias and coordination between more than four-hundred leftist journalists and professors. This level of collusion shouldn’t have been a shock to anyone since the media in America has been drifting far left of center since the 1960’s.

The problem is that for some reason once conservatives are elected to office they feel compelled to appease a media that is never going to be on their side. Senator John McCain learned this lesson the hard way in the aftermath of his failed presidential candidacy. McCain who always prided himself on reaching across the aisle had become a darling of the left-wing media until he decided to challenge the anointed one. He found out in short order how quickly the media would throw him under the bus.

Conservatives would do well to heed the advice of Texas Governor Rick Perry when he said, “our party cannot be all things to all people. It can’t be. Our loudest opponents on the left are never going to like us, so let’s stop trying to curry favor with them.”

Look at the big picture, more people watch Fox News than MSNBC and CNN combined. Network news outlets have been dying a loud painful death for the better part of two decades. And that still doesn’t account for the untold millions of talk radio listeners. One could easily argue that conservative media is now the mainstream and that’s why the left is trying so hard to kill it through FCC and internet regulation.

Get with the program Republicans!

PS: If you don’t think Hollywood is biased. Check out the WSJ interview with Pixar’s John Lasseter who says that “Big Oil” is the villain in much ballyhooed Cars 2. Gotta get ‘em while they’re young; right John? Maybe you can work abortion into Toy Story 4 since a little girl now has Woody, Buzz, and the gang.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: chriswallace; jonstewart; mediabias; rickperry

1 posted on 06/22/2011 9:18:44 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey
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To: Todd Kinsey

There’s nothing funny about Stewart.


2 posted on 06/22/2011 9:20:53 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: Todd Kinsey

I laughed when I heard Stewart claim NBC, MSNBC, NYTimes, etc., weren’t biased...then I fast-forwarded the rest of his interview. Manifestly untrue.


3 posted on 06/22/2011 9:21:53 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Todd Kinsey

Denial doesn’t make it so.


4 posted on 06/22/2011 9:25:18 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

or unso.


5 posted on 06/22/2011 9:25:39 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Todd Kinsey
My niece once told me she gets all her news from Jon Stewart. I replied: "I bet you voted for Obama too." Her: "Yeah."

I was going to ask how anyone can take a (bad) Comedian's show as real news, then I remember the characters you see on ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN etc etc etc. Hard to tell the difference.

6 posted on 06/22/2011 9:32:55 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Todd Kinsey

I believe Jon Stewart when he denies their is no Leftist Media Bias.

When one spends their entire life within the lefty bubbles of LA and NYC, one believes that life there is main stream.

Stewart ought to broadcast his show from Lubbock Texas for a year if he really claims he is an open-minded moderate political pundit.


7 posted on 06/22/2011 9:33:38 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Todd Kinsey

“actually denied that CNN, ABC, et. al. are not politically biased”

The first and hardest thing to do is to admit you have a problem.


8 posted on 06/22/2011 9:36:58 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Todd Kinsey

Honesty is not this propagandist pr*ck’s strong suit.


9 posted on 06/22/2011 9:39:38 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Everyone he knows is a lib. Everyone that works for him is a lib. All his friends are libs.


10 posted on 06/22/2011 9:41:23 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Todd Kinsey
"Our loudest opponents on the left are never going to like us, so let’s stop trying to curry favor with them.”

It's the new rallying cry ... and it's a good one!

11 posted on 06/22/2011 9:41:55 AM PDT by GOPJ (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. - - Orwell)
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To: Todd Kinsey

I’m actually a little suprised. He’s a big lib but I thought he was enough of a contrarian/cynic that he’d see the liberal bias and be willing to admit it.

The whole bias thing is a good indicator of whether you’re dealing with a decent liberal or a total koolaid drinker. If they can’t see or admit that the media slants left, they’re probably beyond redemption.


12 posted on 06/22/2011 9:43:02 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Todd Kinsey

Why is Jon Leibowitz (Tony Weiner’ Delaware beach buddy and below b-grade comic) given such clout?


13 posted on 06/22/2011 9:43:15 AM PDT by frogjerk (Liberalism: The ideology of envy.)
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To: Todd Kinsey

14 posted on 06/22/2011 9:45:30 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: Todd Kinsey

Free Republic has been documenting liberal bias in the media for over a decade.

You could probably write a Ph.d in liberal bias in the media just from the documentation of “barf alerts”.


15 posted on 06/22/2011 9:50:38 AM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: Todd Kinsey

This is more than just a denial by Stewart. This is an outright lie.


16 posted on 06/22/2011 9:51:02 AM PDT by mtg
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To: frogjerk

“Why is Jon Leibowitz (Tony Weiner’ Delaware beach buddy and below b-grade comic) given such clout?”

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The answer is, of course, highly politically incorrect.


17 posted on 06/22/2011 9:51:59 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Todd Kinsey

Stewart ought to open his eyes and see who attended his DC bash. I bet there were at least three conservatives there...well maybe two true ones. How ignorant is it to not even recognize when oneself is a liberal or a conservative? A little self examination is in order.


18 posted on 06/22/2011 9:52:39 AM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U; Todd Kinsey
Neither is Steve Colbert.

Reminds me of this Will Rogers quip: "“Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.”

19 posted on 06/22/2011 10:17:47 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: All

This guy has as much “new cred” as Jane Curtain....


20 posted on 06/22/2011 10:20:56 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Yardstick

we need to understand how they ‘think’ or we’ll never make any headway.

they don’t see left and right, they see ‘normal’ and evil/extreme. all the ‘normal’ people think like they do. everyone else is evil/extreme.

that’s why i wish Chris Wallace had asked a simple question that would have shined a strong light for everyone to see.

the question? “so, John, who do you consider to be on the left?”


21 posted on 06/22/2011 10:45:53 AM PDT by mreerm
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To: Todd Kinsey

“actually denied that CNN, ABC, et. al. are not politically biased”

Which, by negating a negative, actually says that they ARE politically biased. I didn’t hear Stewart’s actual words, but I would guess that the writer meant the opposite but Freudian slipped the truth.


22 posted on 06/22/2011 10:48:16 AM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: mreerm

Even the good guys rarely ask the obvious followup question.


23 posted on 06/22/2011 10:50:20 AM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: Daffynition

LOL


24 posted on 06/22/2011 12:24:07 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: radpolis

I don’t know why it bothers me so much. I gather a lot of the info I use in my posts here.


25 posted on 06/24/2011 8:42:01 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey (Todd)
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