Skip to comments.Jon Stewart Smells It, Too
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.
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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??
Probably because too many of them wouldn't recognize it if it punched them in the nose.
Speaking of dominos, what's happening in the Middle East seems to be the Domino Theory working our way!
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.
I guess that they can't smell Freedom over their own stench!
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.
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.
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.
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.
'This is guy the new liberal RUSH to counter Rush??'
BTW, Ari Fleischer will be on the Daily Show tonight.That should interesting! What time does the show air? Comedy channel, right?
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...
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.
Four more years...
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
Uh, Bush should take advice from this person?
They can always send Roger Clinton back over to North Korea to serenade Lil Kim.
Do we have another Dennis Miller in the wings?
Poor libs - stinks to be them.
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.
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.
The Donks still miss Wellstone, who wanted a good union-protected state job for everyone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
no, I'm not being redundant because sex preference and religion are not the same thing, now are they?
It is for liberals.
Stewart is Jewish; his real last name is Leibowitz.
Oh yeah, he's also married. To a woman.
Thanks for confirming.
Mark in the Old South, I don't understand where you're coming from. What's for liberals?
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)
Exactly. The advice from this person should be valued somewhere between the Hamburglar and the Tooth Fairy.
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.
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.
And we know how well Democrats Carter and Clinton handled those two.