Skip to comments.Jon Stewart Denies Leftist Media Bias
Posted on 06/22/2011 9:18:38 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey
In the wake of Ben Shapiros book Primetime Propaganda which provides a detailed look at how the left hijacked Americas 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 Foxs 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, thats 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 Materas book Obama Zombies nearly one-third of that demographic consider Stewarts Daily Show a legitimate news outlet.
Conservative comedian Steven Crowder shows evidence of Stewarts 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 theres significant liberal bias in the media.
Of course thats 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 Becks prediction that riots in Tunisia would spread throughout the middle east and then to Europe; have you seen the recent headlines? And of course theres no retraction from the political attack dogs on the left.
Of course we shouldnt forget last years Journolist scandal which highlighted wide spread media bias and coordination between more than four-hundred leftist journalists and professors. This level of collusion shouldnt have been a shock to anyone since the media in America has been drifting far left of center since the 1960s.
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 cant be. Our loudest opponents on the left are never going to like us, so lets 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 doesnt account for the untold millions of talk radio listeners. One could easily argue that conservative media is now the mainstream and thats why the left is trying so hard to kill it through FCC and internet regulation.
Get with the program Republicans!
PS: If you dont think Hollywood is biased. Check out the WSJ interview with Pixars John Lasseter who says that Big Oil is the villain in much ballyhooed Cars 2. Gotta get em while theyre young; right John? Maybe you can work abortion into Toy Story 4 since a little girl now has Woody, Buzz, and the gang.
There’s nothing funny about Stewart.
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.
Denial doesn’t make it so.
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.
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.
“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.
Honesty is not this propagandist pr*ck’s strong suit.
Everyone he knows is a lib. Everyone that works for him is a lib. All his friends are libs.
It's the new rallying cry ... and it's a good one!
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.
Why is Jon Leibowitz (Tony Weiner’ Delaware beach buddy and below b-grade comic) given such clout?
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”.
This is more than just a denial by Stewart. This is an outright lie.
“Why is Jon Leibowitz (Tony Weiner Delaware beach buddy and below b-grade comic) given such clout?”
The answer is, of course, highly politically incorrect.
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.
Reminds me of this Will Rogers quip: "Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
This guy has as much “new cred” as Jane Curtain....
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?”
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.
Even the good guys rarely ask the obvious followup question.
I don’t know why it bothers me so much. I gather a lot of the info I use in my posts here.