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Jon Stewart's 'America' Named Book of the Year for 2004 (Wishful Lib Thinking)
ABC News ^ | 12/7/04

Posted on 12/07/2004 10:58:09 AM PST by gopwinsin04

Publishers Weekly Names 'America' (The Book) Jon Stewarts Riff on Politics, Book of the Year

Jon Stewarts' 'America,' (The Book) the television commentators riff on politics and other matters of historical staire, has been named Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, the industry trade magazine.

In announcing the award Monday, Pubishers Weekly called the book 'a serious critique of the two party system, the corporations that finance it, and the spinless cowards in the press who aggressively print allegiation and rumor independent of accuracy and fairness.'

Stewart's book was released in September and immediately topped best seller lists even as Wal Mart declined to stock the book, citing a page featuring the faces of the nine US Supreme Court justices superimposed over naked bodies.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2004electionbias; bigmedia; goebbelswouldbeproud; jonstewart; kerrysbuttboy; mediabias
How about Michelle Malkin's 'Invasion' in there instead?
1 posted on 12/07/2004 10:58:10 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

Michelle Malkins books should always be in contention, but what about "Unfit for Command". Not only was it #1 for longer than Jon Stewarts book, but no one can argue that it didn't have a national impact this year.


2 posted on 12/07/2004 11:04:35 AM PST by Txsleuth (Proud to be a Texan)
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To: gopwinsin04
I would have put Unfit for Command ahead of this book.
3 posted on 12/07/2004 11:05:21 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Txsleuth

Your right, it was the Swifites year..


4 posted on 12/07/2004 11:10:23 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

I would have thought Hamilton by Ron Chernow would have capture a prize as the best, most insightful bio and political tome of the year.

But, heck, what do I know.


5 posted on 12/07/2004 11:13:13 AM PST by OpusatFR (I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus under the Chrishanukwaanzramadan tree)
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To: OpusatFR

That is a great recommendation, was that released at the beginning of the year?


6 posted on 12/07/2004 11:14:46 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

His book obviously didn't influence enough people, so who cares? Let him have his meaningless title.


7 posted on 12/07/2004 11:20:33 AM PST by Welsh Rabbit
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To: gopwinsin04

All their pick shows me is that the "book game" is just the same as the Hollywood game. I just heard O'Reilly on his radio show bemoaning the fact that Farenheit 9/11 will be a nominee for "Best Picture" at the Oscars.

They all live in the same world, it figures they would chose a book written by a comedian (how much was actually written by him, anyway).


8 posted on 12/07/2004 11:21:14 AM PST by Txsleuth (Proud to be a Texan)
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To: Txsleuth

Does O'Reilly know this for sure yet?


9 posted on 12/07/2004 11:21:50 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: Welsh Rabbit

I think it is a 'fake' textbook, Stewart and the publisher are assuming some kids will pick up it and think it is actually true..


10 posted on 12/07/2004 11:22:53 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

It's a satire. Meant to be a comical look at American goverment. And Oreilly can't know anything about Oscras Noms for sure. They ar still being voted on and will not be announced till January.


11 posted on 12/07/2004 11:24:10 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Thanks for supplying that information regarding the Oscar nominations.

I guess I shouldn't have posted what O'Reilly said because I was only doing a radio drive-by while Rush was on commercial, so I didn't hear what was said before he made that remark. He may be only speculating but he did go on to say how the media will make a HUGH deal about this, like it was a "legitimate" contender even though it won't win (O'Reilly's prediction, not mine).

BTW, I never pay attention to the Academy Awards so I had no idea that the nominees haven't been named yet. Just don't care, actually.


12 posted on 12/07/2004 11:31:14 AM PST by Txsleuth (Proud to be a Texan)
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To: Txsleuth

I personally think F9/11 won't be get much at all. I have a hunch the Hollywood community is sick of MM. You never see any of the big Hollywood types around him. He's an outsider who they have used as it suits them.


13 posted on 12/07/2004 11:35:18 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Hope you are right---couldn't happen to a creepier idiot!!!


14 posted on 12/07/2004 11:43:48 AM PST by Txsleuth (Proud to be a Texan)
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To: gopwinsin04

Yup. It's a great read. I especially liked Chernow's bio of Rockefeller the First, Titan. Chernow is probably the best bio writer out there. IMHO.


15 posted on 12/07/2004 12:06:10 PM PST by OpusatFR (I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus under the Chrishanukwaanzramadan tree)
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To: gopwinsin04

I heard he is a Canadian? Is that true and what the hell is he doing in our country?


16 posted on 12/07/2004 12:14:15 PM PST by bushfamfan
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To: bushfamfan

Jon Stewart was born in New York city. There are lots of Canadians in our country. :-)


17 posted on 12/07/2004 12:21:09 PM PST by Borges
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To: Txsleuth
I just heard O'Reilly on his radio show bemoaning the fact that Fahrenheit 9/11 will be a nominee for "Best Picture" at the Oscars.

This lowers the bar so much I think I'll submit my movie about my cat sleeping!
18 posted on 12/07/2004 12:33:49 PM PST by Edgerunner (The left ain't right. Hand me that launch pickle...)
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To: gopwinsin04

There is an interesting push by the media to make Jon Stewart and his occasionally funny cable show something that it is not, relevant.

For the life of me, I can't understand all of the publicity that he has been getting. I don't know anyone who watches this show. I am a 30 year old fan of SNL who thinks that Farley and Farrell are hilarious. You would think that my demographic would love this show if it were in fact, funny or relevant. Yet, no one I know ever talks about it. So, who is watching and why is the media trying to force it down our throats.


19 posted on 12/07/2004 1:13:10 PM PST by Fishface (teach a man to fish...he eats for a lifetime.)
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To: Borges

Thanks for clearing that up because I had been told that he was actually a Canadian. We have that Peter Jennings after all and that's bad enough.


20 posted on 12/07/2004 1:16:45 PM PST by bushfamfan
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To: Fishface

It is highly rated isn't it? And poll after poll suggests that people of a certain age group get their political news from him. Just as a momentary example, I was at Borders earlier today and a woman by me was asking for his book as a Christmas present.


21 posted on 12/07/2004 1:25:07 PM PST by Borges
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To: Fishface

Stewarts show just isn't that funny post Clinton. Seems like he's just groping for material..


22 posted on 12/07/2004 1:31:26 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: Fishface
Actually, TDS has some of the best ratings on cable, particularly in your sought-after-by-advertisers age group.

The studio audience howls and applauds in delight at Stewart's irreverence. Its core audience (73 percent) is the coveted 18-to-49 demographic. And here's some cheering news: More people (4 million) tune in to The Daily Show in a given week than watched Fox news at the height of the war (3.3 million).

That was from a year ago, though. His ratings may have gone down since the election.
23 posted on 12/07/2004 1:51:54 PM PST by beautifulgirl
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To: gopwinsin04; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

In announcing the award Monday, Pubishers Weekly called the book 'a serious critique of the two party system, the corporations that finance it, and the spinless cowards in the press who aggressively print allegiation and rumor independent of accuracy and fairness.'

JON STEWART 'DAILY SHOW' IN SURPRISE AUDIENCE -- DROP

CARLSON: You had John Kerry on your show and you sniff his throne and you're accusing us of partisan hackery?

STEWART: Absolutely.

CARLSON: ...you have this marvelous opportunity not to be the guy's butt boy, to go ahead and be his butt boy. Come on. It's embarrassing.

STEWART: I was absolutely his butt boy. I was so far -- you would not believe what he ate two weeks ago.

STEWART: You know, the interesting thing I have is, you have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably.

CARLSON: You need to get a job at a journalism school, I think.

STEWART: You need to go to one. The thing that I want to say is, when you have people on for just knee-jerk, reactionary talk...

CARLSON: Wait. I thought you were going to be funny. Come on. Be funny.

STEWART: No. No. I'm not going to be your monkey.


24 posted on 12/07/2004 2:04:21 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Borges

Someone is going to be disappointed on Dec 25th.


25 posted on 12/07/2004 2:06:37 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: weegee

A funny Jewish kid.


26 posted on 12/07/2004 2:23:28 PM PST by Helms
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