Skip to comments.John Stewart takes on Sean Hannity..and wins!?
Posted on 04/24/2014 9:21:43 AM PDT by Paul46360
"This brewing spat started on Monday night, when Stewart mocked Hannity for supporting Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy in his battle against the federal BLM. Hannity hit back on Tuesday night. On Wednesday's show, Stewart walked through Hannity's criticisms and showed why the Fox News star is tossing his verbal stones from a glass house."
(Excerpt) Read more at theweek.com ...
Stewart and Hannity. Hirsutely pated, yet still bald men fighting over a comb.
Jon Stewart is probably the most intelligent liberal on cable television, and Sean Hannity may be the dumbest conservative.
Why not have Rush Limbaugh discuss the topic with Ed Schultz instead?
If one defines being well-versed in Saul Alinsky tactics intelligent...OK.
But I agree, Hannity is a single act(talking-points)lightweight as a conservative representative.
Hannity is far from the sharpest knife in the drawer...
In this sense Hannity is unarmed.
Who bothers to listen to hannity? He’s a one trick pony.
I never listen to Stewart and Hannity who?
Yeah, but Sean is no threat to the ego, he's a merely average thinker like Palin or GWB, so he's embraced.
Even after all the disasters, conservatives just can't get behind a thinker. The lack of a proper intellectual foundation will be the doom of conservatism.
Palin is not an ‘average’ thinker...wtf kind of comment is that?
JONATHON STUART LIEBOWITZ.....wonder why he changed his name to Jon Stewart?
Yeah right? She is way ahead of Sean who is just a parrot.
Yes, because the intellectual hasn’t played a role in screwing things up for the last century./sarc>
I know, right? Who ever heard of a Jewish entertainer changing his name?
Go Hannity! Always support him...strong conservative and not afraid to get in the faces of liberals. GO SEAN!
Yeah, but they sure were in the driver's seat.
And where were conservatives like Palin? She was busy playing basketball and winning beauty pageants.
Dude the Palin comment is going to get you a whoopin in 3,2,1. :-)
And get his butt kicked. I saw Monday's show and Stewart made Hannity look like a fool. I've no doubt he did the same last night. Stewart makes a living off off the folks at Fox News because, let's face it, they're for the most part a bunch of morons and they're easy targets. You'll note that Stewart doesn't take on people like Rush Limbaugh or Mark Levin. And it's because they have a sharper intellect than Stewart does and he'd be up against people who could easily out-debate him. But Hannity and Doocey and Carlson and most of the other folks there are fish in a barrel for him.
Hannity is far from the sharpest knife in the drawer...
Now that is an understatement. You were probably trying to be kind. :)
I do NOT know how anyone listens to Hannity. He repeats himself over and over and over. The few times I tried to listen to Hannity, his ignorance of the facts was astounding. I think he latches on to one, superficial aspect of a topic and beats it to death.
As for Jon Stewart...I only ever see clips folks post as I don’t normally stay up late. I find him funny on occasion...other times I wonder what I’m missing.
I’m thinking I’m an old geezer.
Why would Hannity be in an argument with a john stewart? Sean should have just ignored the comments.
Lol. She should have been reading poetry, smoking pot, and cutting her hair like an ugly butch Democrat.<\p>
(don’t know if you actually are a dude...but seemed appropriate).
I’ll get my butt kicked...but that was funny. Dry humor, but it struck a note.
Palin is not an average thinker...wtf kind of comment is that?
thank you post 11
Stewart backs an admin that refuses to enforce immigration laws. Unless he’s been attacking the Obama admin for extreme malfeasance, Stewart is nobody to arguing about the rule of law with anybody.
We're getting our butts kicked in the battle for young minds. Our only recent success has been the disaster of Obamacare -- and that was handed to us by Democrats!
Sure did ‘ strike a note’
of discord ....
What the country needs is more ‘ivy leaguers’ in gov’t!
The lack of a proper intellectual foundation will be the doom of conservatism.
I miss William F. Buckley.
That was the whole gist of Stewart's mocking Hannity's hypocrisy. Hannity is lambasting the government for ignoring the immigration laws but giving Bundy a free ride on ignoring the grazing laws.
Hannity’s a real journalist who gets it right, Stewart is a professional (in that he gets paid) comedian, but he isn’t funny, and is only right when he’s attacking his fellow Demogogic Party members.
That would also be an unfair fight. Stewart and Limbaugh might be interesting.
That was the first time I've seen Stewart. I guess you have to get use to the silly antics to appreciate his draw.
I lasted a little beyond the spraying of those demonstrators at U.C. Davis, Calif.
Those newspaper clippings with the defiant comments by the Bundys.. now that sounded like our Founding Fathers!
And as far as laws go, slavery was legal at one time. It is a citizens duty to disobey bad laws. I don't know all the ins and outs of the Bundy situation, but if other ranchers aren't complaining and are complying, he should not get special favors. I'm not a lawyer, but I will wait and see if there's more info on this matter.
The Federal grazing fee, which applies to Federal lands in 16 Western states on public lands managed by the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service, is adjusted annually and is calculated by using a formula originally set by Congress in the Public Rangelands Improvement Act of 1978. Under this formula, as modified and extended by a presidential Executive Order issued in 1986, the grazing fee cannot fall below $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM); also, any fee increase or decrease cannot exceed 25 percent of the previous years level. (An AUM is the amount of forage needed to sustain one cow and her calf, one horse, or five sheep or goats for a month.) The grazing fee for 2014 is $1.35 per AUM, the same level as it was in 2013.
The Federal grazing fee is computed by using a 1966 base value of $1.23 per AUM for livestock grazing on public lands in Western states. The figure is then adjusted each year according to three factors current private grazing land lease rates, beef cattle prices, and the cost of livestock production. In effect, the fee rises, falls, or stays the same based on market conditions, with livestock operators paying more when conditions are better and less when conditions have declined.
Federal Grazing Fee At least his staff didn't let him down.. there is a connection to Reagan. Reagan appears to have extended the formula for calculating the fees, not the law itself. I do not remember the issue but it could well be that ranchers faced enormous increases and Reagan imposed limits.
“I’m getting tired of conservatism losing these battles over and over again. There seem to be conservatives that take pride in being intellectually lazy.”
Seems like we have become the culture of jargons and catchy phrases. Frank Luntz-itized and viral videos.
It takes work to find out what is ‘real’ vs what some media outlet wants you to think is real. I have this conversation w/ my own spouse from time to time. He’ll hear some snippet of news on the radio and start ranting and raving based on a 20 second sound clip. Arrgh!
John Wayne was born Marion Morrison... it’s not a strong ‘entertainment’ name. So what? What’s your point?
The Bundy incident concerns me because now some FReepers are starting to look to Cliven Bundy himself - who is not all there - as some kind of political guru.
It sounded like things I hear from the or below average everyday non thinkers. Imho.
the hatred of Palin is stunning.
The rule of law means nothing in post-modernist liberal America. The Federal government refuses to enforce border security and immigration laws or even those regarding stolen identity and illegal voting or tax evasion (especially if you work for the IRS).
The defense of marriage was not defended by this administration etiher.
Separation of powers? Why Obama has a phone and a pen, no longer relevant.
The President and VP routinely call out the Supreme Court and the Legislators ("equal" branches of government) as being "wrong". Supreme Court is the arbiter of what is "wrong" in law.
Jon Stewart is an asshat metrosexual. God help us all when he eventually becomes the face of CBS News.
Well I think he's sunk himself now.
It's interesting to contrast the Bundy incident with the Rosa Parks incident.
The left had planned for months for a bus incident. There was a woman before Parks the refused to move, but she wasn't a very sympathetic character and so the left refused to rally around her. Instead the left waited patiently for someone like Parks. They knew they needed someone who could be views sympathetically. They didn't rush in.
The point is, the left are experts at that sort of game. They're experts at crafting and controlling the message and image. They know it matters.
50+ years later and conservatives are still bumbling. Some have uncritically embraced Bundy who looks like a racist and now the entire conservative movement is tainted.
Conservatives are the political equivalent of the guy that walks out of the bathroom with toilet paper on his shoe because he can't be bothered to look and pay attention to even his basic appearance. Confidently he strolls around looking ridiculous. Hannity did the same by engaging with Stewart. He went in recklessly, and unprepared, and over-confident and Stewart made him look foolish.
I wonder if he realizes that, not only did he embarrass himself, but he embarrassed all conservatives.
I’ve given up watching Hannity entirely. I used to tune in just to listen to what guests he had on had to say, but I don’t even do that anymore. And half his show is devoted to endless video/audio repeats of what others have said. And he will do the same repeats night after night after night. His show is like listening to a broken record.
You do realize that the boss has stated that "FR is Palin Country" don't you?
Hats off to Stewart. He ripped Hannity a new one.
Hannitys a real journalist who gets it right,
Hannity is as dumb as soup and Stewart proved it.
Alot of ballys talk for a noob.
after Sarah stopped the winning beauty pageants and basketball tournaments she took on the establishment.
Too many tabs open on your browser, eh? You are aware that you posted this to Free Republic? The foul-mouthed, American-hating Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz is in the enemy camp. Sean Hannity has the courage to use his real name and even if he sometimes fumbles, he's mostly on the right side.
Yeah, you won’t catch him facing Mark Levin.
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