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Jon Stewart Smells It, Too
Washington Times ^ | March 03, 2005

Posted on 03/03/2005 12:26:24 PM PST by West Coast Conservative

The Democratic dominoes clearly are beginning to fall when Jon Stewart, the host of "The Daily Show," says, "I haven't seen results like this ever in [the Middle East]." As anyone who watches the Comedy Central "news" show knows, Mr. Stewart isn't a serious political pundit, but he is unabashedly liberal both on and off air. And since he commands a fairly large audience of mostly younger adults, he is perhaps as much an indicator of the liberal mindset as the New York Times.

His comments came during a Tuesday night interview with former Clinton aide Nancy Soderberg, who was promoting her new book, "The Superpower Myth: The Use and Misuse of American Might." Unfortunately for Mrs. Soderberg, the host spent the entire interview essentially undermining the very thesis of her book, which, as far as we can tell, criticizes the Bush doctrine of transforming the Middle East.

As a microcosm of the Democrats' dilemma, the interview proved enlightening. One such moment came when Mrs. Soderberg said, "[A]s a Democrat, you don't want anything nice to happen to the Republicans, and you don't want them to have progress. But as an American, you hope good things would happen." To which Mr. Stewart replied, "Do you think that the people of Lebanon would have had the courage of their conviction, having not seen -- not only the invasion but the election which followed [in Iraq]? It's almost as though that the Iraqi election has emboldened this crazy -- something's going on over there. I'm smelling something."

Mr. Stewart should be applauded for his intellectual honesty, as well as his obvious pride in America's accomplishments. Mrs. Soderberg, however, couldn't be deterred from her rank partisanship. Here's one of her more odious comments: "Well, there's still Iran and North Korea, don't forget.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bush; bushdoctrine; dailyshow; deaniacs; democracy; demonrats; dummycraps; jonstewart; soderberg; traitors
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BTW, Ari Fleischer will be on the Daily Show tonight.
1 posted on 03/03/2005 12:26:28 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

Is this guy to RATS what Rush is to conservatives? He seems to have a huge following and carry a lot of weight with the left wing wacko rags? Wazupwitat?! This is guy the new liberal RUSH to counter Rush??


2 posted on 03/03/2005 12:32:39 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: RoseofTexas
oooops...Is this....NOT this is..sorry! :)
3 posted on 03/03/2005 12:33:33 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: West Coast Conservative
Regrettably, too many Democrats refuse to stop and smell the sweet scent of freedom.

Probably because too many of them wouldn't recognize it if it punched them in the nose.

4 posted on 03/03/2005 12:33:43 PM PST by David75 (I am personally opposed to slavery, but I cannot impose my view on others - 1860 Democrat platform)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Speaking of dominos, what's happening in the Middle East seems to be the Domino Theory working our way!


5 posted on 03/03/2005 12:34:05 PM PST by Rockitz (After all these years, it's still rocket science.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Stewart got it right for once. Usually I can't stand liberals or their shows, but I would have liked to see this one.
6 posted on 03/03/2005 12:34:19 PM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: West Coast Conservative

nancy soderberg: ""Well, there's still Iran and North Korea, don't forget."

yeah, and you could be wearing a burka, Ms soderberg. You just happen to be living in a free, democratic society.


7 posted on 03/03/2005 12:35:44 PM PST by peacebaby (Red rover, red rover, send MOSER right over.)
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To: RoseofTexas
He may think he's out to counter Rush, but he's more like Michael Moore with a clean shirt...
8 posted on 03/03/2005 12:38:14 PM PST by rockrr (Revote or Revolt! It's up to you Washington!)
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To: David75

I guess that they can't smell Freedom over their own stench!


9 posted on 03/03/2005 12:38:51 PM PST by Highest Authority
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To: RoseofTexas

No, he is not Rush. He is on TV, and his show his 1/2 an hour. He lampoons current events. Watch his show one time if you have a chance. Once you get past the liberal bias, it can be really funny.


10 posted on 03/03/2005 12:39:35 PM PST by conserv13
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To: West Coast Conservative

It just goes to show why the Democrats are becoming irrelevant, they want America to fail as long as it brings them power. Kinda reminiscent of how the Nazis were happy when the Great Depression hit Germany, all that mattered to them was power, not the good of the country.


11 posted on 03/03/2005 12:40:47 PM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: peacebaby

Ms. Soderberg wouldn't be wearing a burka if she was living in muzzieland. she'd probably get the daniel pearl treatment because of her religion.


12 posted on 03/03/2005 12:41:02 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: West Coast Conservative
"The Superpower Myth: The Use and Misuse of American Might."

With a title like that, she might as well not even write the book. Misuse? The only misuse I see are liberals who refuse to use it or do everything in their power to stop it. I mean really, that horrible Reagan ending the cold war and getting that wall torn down, communism is gone. Horrid horrid misuse. And that nice man Saddam is gone, Al Qaeda is mush, Bin Laden is being paralyzed daily, that`s if he`s even alive, yes horrid horrid misuse! Castro is isolated, Kim Jong Il is watching his mini azz, laffy Qadhafi gives up his nukes, Hamas is broken, Arafat is worm food, the UN is exposed, yes horrid horrid misuse! Let`s see what would happen if we didn`t use it! Liberals want the psychos to run amok, that`s the only misuse sister. Stupid bimbo.

13 posted on 03/03/2005 12:41:12 PM PST by Imaverygooddriver (I`m a very good driver and I approve this message.)
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To: RoseofTexas

'This is guy the new liberal RUSH to counter Rush??'

No doubt.


14 posted on 03/03/2005 12:41:35 PM PST by kinghorse
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To: West Coast Conservative
BTW, Ari Fleischer will be on the Daily Show tonight.
That should interesting! What time does the show air? Comedy channel, right?
15 posted on 03/03/2005 12:42:18 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("Donovan McNabb... I can't HEAR YOU" < / Who's your Mommy>)
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To: RoseofTexas

For one, the Times is not the left wing loonie rag. You're thinking of the Post. :)

While he is fairly liberal, I think his main stance is that he wants to change how the media reports the news. I think what people like about him is that the show manages to cut through the crap of politics, and expose a lot of the hypocrisy that goes on. Also, he does tend to take more shots at Bush and other Republicans, but that might be because they control Congress and the White House...


16 posted on 03/03/2005 12:42:46 PM PST by Quick1
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To: Imaverygooddriver

You watch, in a year or two, the Democrats will actually take credit for all the good that is happening in the Middle East, just as they tried to take credit for Reagan's accomplishments in bringing down the Soviet Union.


17 posted on 03/03/2005 12:42:47 PM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Well, there's still Iran and North Korea, don't forget

Four more years...

18 posted on 03/03/2005 12:43:51 PM PST by js1138
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To: bikepacker67

11pm EST on Comedy Central. Should be a good interview, as he tends to treat ALL his guests with a good amount of respect, no matter if they are liberal or conservative.


19 posted on 03/03/2005 12:43:54 PM PST by Quick1
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To: Rockitz

"Speaking of dominos, what's happening in the Middle East seems to be the Domino Theory working our way!"

I think so too. And I think it could be very rapid.


20 posted on 03/03/2005 12:44:28 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: West Coast Conservative
Nancy Soderberg should get a life.
21 posted on 03/03/2005 12:45:09 PM PST by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: West Coast Conservative
""Well, there's still Iran and North Korea, don't forget."

Oh, gee, SORRY our people haven't gotten to that, they've been kinda BUSY. They haven't been able to match the magnificent Clinton acievements in those reasons, but they'll get on it right away, lady.

Now go flog your Remainder-In-Waiting some more.

22 posted on 03/03/2005 12:52:18 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Condi Rice: Yeaaahhh, baybee! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1350654/posts)
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To: dfwgator

Exactly! That is the ONLY thing that matters to the `Rats. Everything else is thrown to the wind. One of the greatest examples I like to point out is Bill Clinton pardoning the FALN terrorists solely so his wife could buy votes for her Senate campaign. The lives of millions of New Yorkers were put at risk, and STILL are at risk, solely so she could play Senator in a state she never lived in, never worked in, or rarely to this day ever visits. And if you don`t think millions are in danger, consider the FALN bombed New York and Chicago a total of 130 times in the span of a few years. Compare that to Al Qaeda.

http://judiciary.senate.gov/oldsite/91599drp.htm


23 posted on 03/03/2005 12:52:58 PM PST by Imaverygooddriver (I`m a very good driver and I approve this message.)
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To: jimbo123

yes, she's so fortunate to live in a country where she can write freely.

What's Stewart's religion/sex preference, by the way?


24 posted on 03/03/2005 12:53:44 PM PST by peacebaby (Red rover, red rover, send MOSER right over.)
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To: rockrr

He is out to make people laugh nothing more nothing less. People get far too worked up over a comedy show. Is David Letterman trying to counter Rush?


25 posted on 03/03/2005 12:54:19 PM PST by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: Sender
"After earning master's degree, Soderberg worked for Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy for seven years as his foreign affairs advisor. She also was foreign policy advisor in two unsuccessful campaigns for president: Walter Mondale in 1984 and Michael Dukakis in 1988."

Uh, Bush should take advice from this person?

26 posted on 03/03/2005 12:54:35 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Condi Rice: Yeaaahhh, baybee! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1350654/posts)
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To: Darkwolf377

They can always send Roger Clinton back over to North Korea to serenade Lil Kim.


27 posted on 03/03/2005 12:55:08 PM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Do we have another Dennis Miller in the wings?


28 posted on 03/03/2005 12:58:03 PM PST by George Smiley (This tagline deliberately targeted journalists.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Poor libs - stinks to be them.


29 posted on 03/03/2005 12:58:33 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: West Coast Conservative

Let's not be too hasty in calling Jon Stewart a total liberal. I've seen him bash both sides of the spectrum. Yes, he tends to bash Republicans a bit more because we have a Republican President and a Republican-controlled Congress. We own the place, we're the most prominent, we're going to get bashed a bit more. I'm confident that if it was the other way around, Stewart would be bashing the Democrats with the same abandon. I'm not saying he doesn't have a liberal bent, but I don't think it is as pronounced as some would claim.


30 posted on 03/03/2005 1:01:29 PM PST by Spiff (Don't believe everything you think.)
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To: RoseofTexas

no, he is just a comedian who got involved with politics. if you've ever seen his show he skewers both sides, which is why he has a huge following among the college crowd especially. He skewers the bush side more than the other, but both get their share.


31 posted on 03/03/2005 1:03:52 PM PST by timtoews5292004
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To: David75

The Donks still miss Wellstone, who wanted a good union-protected state job for everyone.


32 posted on 03/03/2005 1:20:49 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: West Coast Conservative
Rush did a good job of tearing up this exchange. The woman will be election year fodder for any Demoncrat stupid enough to tap her as an adviser. Even if North Korea and Iran turn out bad, especially if they turn out bad any half wit in the GOP will be playing these sound clips in the next election.

But don't pity her, she will get a job because the Demoncrats always reward failure.
33 posted on 03/03/2005 1:29:38 PM PST by Mark in the Old South (Sister Lucia of Fatima pray for us)
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To: peacebaby
Re: "What's Stewart's religion/sex preference, by the way?"

"religion/sex preference" Are you not being redundant?
34 posted on 03/03/2005 1:33:41 PM PST by Mark in the Old South (Sister Lucia of Fatima pray for us)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Daily Show is one of my favorites on TV. It's funny, current, and funny. Did I mention funny?

Stewart, albeit a lib, seems to have personal integrity, and is willing to see things for what they are. IMHO, that's what makes comedy funny - it has to be real.


35 posted on 03/03/2005 1:36:01 PM PST by P.O.E.
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To: West Coast Conservative

Stewart's young audience doesn't take the Comedy Central title seriously. He's there for the jokes and is shooting from a liberal standpoint--but he's not hiding it. Unfortunately, the youngsters watching him consider him ah honest-to-goodness anchorman.


36 posted on 03/03/2005 1:37:00 PM PST by Ruth A.
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To: Darkwolf377
""Well, there's still Iran and North Korea, don't forget."

Believe it or not, I think Stewart was being sarcastic, and taking a shot at his fellow Dems.

He is a flaming liberal, but actually funny at times.

37 posted on 03/03/2005 1:37:26 PM PST by airborne (Dear Lord, please be with my family in Iraq. Keep them close to You and safely in Your arms.)
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To: RoseofTexas

NO, sadly for the dems, Stewart is too honest to buy liberal kool aid, and too smart to allow dogma trump reality. I'm not saying he's one of us (yet), but he's moving in our direction.


38 posted on 03/03/2005 1:50:13 PM PST by GOPJ (Liberals haven't had a new idea in 40 years.)
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To: Mark in the Old South

no, I'm not being redundant because sex preference and religion are not the same thing, now are they?


39 posted on 03/03/2005 1:51:03 PM PST by peacebaby (Red rover, red rover, send MOSER right over.)
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To: RoseofTexas
NO, sadly for the dems, Stewart is too honest to buy liberal kool aid, and too smart to allow dogma to trump reality. I'm not saying he's one of us (yet), but he's moving in our direction.
40 posted on 03/03/2005 1:51:11 PM PST by GOPJ (Liberals haven't had a new idea in 40 years.)
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To: peacebaby

It is for liberals.


41 posted on 03/03/2005 2:06:41 PM PST by Mark in the Old South (Sister Lucia of Fatima pray for us)
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To: peacebaby

Stewart is Jewish; his real last name is Leibowitz.


42 posted on 03/03/2005 2:19:46 PM PST by RightWingAtheist (Creationism is not conservative!)
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To: peacebaby

Oh yeah, he's also married. To a woman.


43 posted on 03/03/2005 2:21:11 PM PST by RightWingAtheist (Creationism is not conservative!)
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To: RightWingAtheist; Mark in the Old South

Thanks for confirming.

Mark in the Old South, I don't understand where you're coming from. What's for liberals?


44 posted on 03/03/2005 2:24:42 PM PST by peacebaby (Red rover, red rover, send MOSER right over.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I notice the UN is doing a great job in Africa...perhaps we will learn from them how to fix the world


(That is scarcasm for the scarcastically challenged)


45 posted on 03/03/2005 2:25:27 PM PST by woofie
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To: Darkwolf377

Exactly. The advice from this person should be valued somewhere between the Hamburglar and the Tooth Fairy.


46 posted on 03/03/2005 2:32:40 PM PST by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: airborne

I don't think Stewart said that, the Clintonista said it. I odn't much care for Stewart but he seems to at least have a point of view that he defends or, in this case, is willing to modify. But this chick is just loopy, putting out a book telling everyone how wrong the Bush administration policy is.


47 posted on 03/03/2005 3:10:27 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Condi Rice: Yeaaahhh, baybee! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1350654/posts)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Well, at least a Dem is being honest.

We all know this is about defeating America so that they gain ascendancy, or so they think would be the result of undermining our President and the war.

Stewart's case os different as he isn't comfortable with what he knows is happening as a result of our actions. Apparently, he may be less deeply reflexize against Republicans and more reflexive in a classical sense about force, nukes, etc.. If that's the case it's understandable he'd be in this turloil overseeing a response he hates invalidate a response he typically supports. The question is whether the transformation of the M.E. will have the power to cause him to ultimately repudiate his failed ideology, or if he will cling to it in comfort.


48 posted on 03/03/2005 5:48:22 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: West Coast Conservative
"Well, there's still Iran and North Korea, don't forget.

And we know how well Democrats Carter and Clinton handled those two.

49 posted on 03/03/2005 5:52:04 PM PST by Moonman62 (Republican - The political party for the living.)
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To: All
Here is the video of the interview.
50 posted on 03/03/2005 6:04:35 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
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