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John Stewart takes on Sean Hannity..and wins!?
The Week ^ | 4-24-14

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."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; History; Local News
KEYWORDS: blm; bundy; comedy; comedycentral; constitution; federalism; hannity; jonstewart; leibowitz; liar; metrosexual; ruleoflaw; viacommie
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1 posted on 04/24/2014 9:21:43 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360

Stewart and Hannity. Hirsutely pated, yet still bald men fighting over a comb.


2 posted on 04/24/2014 9:27:26 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Paul46360
Kind of an unfair fight.

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?

3 posted on 04/24/2014 9:30:29 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake
Why not have Rush Limbaugh discuss
the topic with Ed Schultz instead?
Rush Limbaugh vs Ed Schultz? = EPIC FAIL...

4 posted on 04/24/2014 9:36:33 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? ;-)
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To: wideawake
Jon Stewart is probably the most intelligent liberal on cable television

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.

5 posted on 04/24/2014 9:44:22 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Paul46360

Hannity is far from the sharpest knife in the drawer...


6 posted on 04/24/2014 9:47:19 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: wideawake
The side with the best sense of humor will win every time, regardless of the merit of their arguments.

In this sense Hannity is unarmed.

7 posted on 04/24/2014 9:48:11 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Paul46360

Who bothers to listen to hannity? He’s a one trick pony.


8 posted on 04/24/2014 9:53:25 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Paul46360

I never listen to Stewart and Hannity who?


9 posted on 04/24/2014 9:55:22 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: wideawake
Kind of an unfair fight. Jon Stewart is probably the most intelligent liberal on cable television, and Sean Hannity may be the dumbest conservative.

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.

10 posted on 04/24/2014 9:55:23 AM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: freerepublicchat

Palin is not an ‘average’ thinker...wtf kind of comment is that?


11 posted on 04/24/2014 9:56:33 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: Paul46360

JONATHON STUART LIEBOWITZ.....wonder why he changed his name to Jon Stewart?


12 posted on 04/24/2014 9:59:39 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: raygunfan

Yeah right? She is way ahead of Sean who is just a parrot.


13 posted on 04/24/2014 10:00:49 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: raygunfan
Palin is not an ‘average’ thinker...wtf kind of comment is that?

The truth.

14 posted on 04/24/2014 10:02:53 AM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: freerepublicchat

Yes, because the intellectual hasn’t played a role in screwing things up for the last century./sarc>


15 posted on 04/24/2014 10:06:05 AM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: kenmcg
JONATHON STUART LIEBOWITZ.....wonder why he changed his name to Jon Stewart?

I know, right? Who ever heard of a Jewish entertainer changing his name?

16 posted on 04/24/2014 10:07:41 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Paul46360

Go Hannity! Always support him...strong conservative and not afraid to get in the faces of liberals. GO SEAN!


17 posted on 04/24/2014 10:10:03 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: CommieCutter
Yes, because the intellectual hasn’t played a role in screwing things up for the last century./sarc>

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.

18 posted on 04/24/2014 10:10:54 AM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: freerepublicchat

Dude the Palin comment is going to get you a whoopin in 3,2,1. :-)


19 posted on 04/24/2014 10:20:45 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Blue Turtle
Always support him...strong conservative and not afraid to get in the faces of liberals.

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.

20 posted on 04/24/2014 10:21:32 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Sicon

Hannity is far from the sharpest knife in the drawer...
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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.


21 posted on 04/24/2014 10:21:55 AM PDT by conservaKate ( I grow weary of the goobers in the Republican party. (thanks Chris))
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To: Paul46360

Why would Hannity be in an argument with a john stewart? Sean should have just ignored the comments.


22 posted on 04/24/2014 10:24:24 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: freerepublicchat
She was busy playing basketball and winning beauty pageants.

Lol. She should have been reading poetry, smoking pot, and cutting her hair like an ugly butch Democrat.<\p>

23 posted on 04/24/2014 10:24:41 AM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: freerepublicchat

morning.............dumbass


24 posted on 04/24/2014 10:24:47 AM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: freerepublicchat

Dude!

(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.


25 posted on 04/24/2014 10:25:09 AM PDT by conservaKate ( I grow weary of the goobers in the Republican party. (thanks Chris))
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To: raygunfan

Palin is not an ‘average’ thinker...wtf kind of comment is that?
thank you post 11


26 posted on 04/24/2014 10:26:45 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: Paul46360

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.


27 posted on 04/24/2014 10:32:52 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: conservaKate
I suppose 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.

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!

28 posted on 04/24/2014 10:33:16 AM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: conservaKate

Sure did ‘ strike a note’
of discord ....
What the country needs is more ‘ivy leaguers’ in gov’t!
sarc


29 posted on 04/24/2014 10:34:46 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: freerepublicchat

The lack of a proper intellectual foundation will be the doom of conservatism.

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I miss William F. Buckley.


30 posted on 04/24/2014 10:35:50 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: driftless2
Stewart backs an admin that refuses to enforce immigration laws.

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.

31 posted on 04/24/2014 10:38:04 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Riggs-King II.

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.


32 posted on 04/24/2014 10:40:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: wideawake
Why not have Rush Limbaugh discuss the topic with Ed Schultz instead?

That would also be an unfair fight. Stewart and Limbaugh might be interesting.

33 posted on 04/24/2014 10:44:08 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: conservaKate
Agree with you about Hannity..at first I liked his kind of FIRE, and I still do at times, but mostly I don't find him able to be calm.
And being calm nowadays is the new strength that got BO elected. He stayed calm while McBLAME didn't. Romney was behind the 8-ball from day 1, the MSM saw to that. And Romney-care didn't help either...
34 posted on 04/24/2014 10:47:17 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360
"[T]he founding fathers and the rule of law." Did Stewart mean like Hitler and Stalin?

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!

35 posted on 04/24/2014 10:48:54 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: DoodleDawg
Yeah, but unless I've heard Stewart lambasting the Obama admin, he cannot slam Hannity without being a hypocrite himself.

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.

36 posted on 04/24/2014 10:49:38 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Paul46360
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 year’s 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.

37 posted on 04/24/2014 11:04:37 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: freerepublicchat

“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.”

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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!


38 posted on 04/24/2014 11:08:38 AM PDT by conservaKate ( I grow weary of the goobers in the Republican party. (thanks Chris))
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To: kenmcg

John Wayne was born Marion Morrison... it’s not a strong ‘entertainment’ name. So what? What’s your point?


39 posted on 04/24/2014 11:09:12 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrats are waging war on white middle class men...)
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To: freerepublicchat

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.


40 posted on 04/24/2014 11:13:39 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: raygunfan; freerepublicchat

It sounded like things I hear from the or below average everyday non thinkers. Imho.

the hatred of Palin is stunning.


41 posted on 04/24/2014 11:31:15 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Paul46360
Stay with it until the end, though. That's when Stewart moves from his typical clip juxtaposition and satiric gymnastics to a timely history lesson about the founding fathers and the rule of law.

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.

42 posted on 04/24/2014 11:41:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: wideawake
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.

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.

43 posted on 04/24/2014 11:44:00 AM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: Paul46360

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.


44 posted on 04/24/2014 12:09:44 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: freerepublicchat; KC_Lion
And where were conservatives like Palin? She was busy playing basketball and winning beauty pageants.

IBTZ!

You do realize that the boss has stated that "FR is Palin Country" don't you?


45 posted on 04/24/2014 12:34:49 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Paul46360

Hats off to Stewart. He ripped Hannity a new one.


46 posted on 04/24/2014 1:02:18 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: SunkenCiv

Hannity’s a real journalist who gets it right,


Hannity is as dumb as soup and Stewart proved it.


47 posted on 04/24/2014 1:11:26 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: freerepublicchat; advertising guy; re_nortex

Alot of ballys talk for a noob.

after Sarah stopped the winning beauty pageants and basketball tournaments she took on the establishment.

misogynist putz


48 posted on 04/24/2014 1:17:30 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: chessplayer
Hats off to Stewart. He ripped Hannity a new one.

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.

49 posted on 04/24/2014 1:23:25 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: DoodleDawg

Yeah, you won’t catch him facing Mark Levin.


50 posted on 04/24/2014 3:49:33 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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