Skip to comments.Jon Stewart Rips into Birthers
Posted on 07/23/2009 10:32:48 AM PDT by steve-b
In the past week, there has been growing attention online and on cable television to the so-called "birther" movement of people who believe, against all the evidence, that President Obama was not born in the United States.
Last night, comedian Jon Stewart brought his viewers up to date on the high points of that undernews narrative, to use the Mickey Kaus phrase (earlier used by William Safire) for that odd amalgam of rumor, myth, speculation and actual facts that circulates as word of mouth and online....
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“All the evidence” - you mean “no evidence”
Against what evidence?
The Washington Post actually thought material on Comedy Central was worthy of a full story?
We must be getting under their skin.
I missed the episode where he ripped into McCain-birthers.
Hey stevey, did you get all tingly up your leg when the midget jonny went after the birfers?
Look for the suicide rate to skyrocket.
Well, Jon Stewart is very very liberal. He doesn’t have the same target as he had when Bush was pres. So he’s reduced to marginalizing any critics of this president.
Jon Stewart is a pompous jerk...can’t stand him or his show. The whole faux news thing just irks me...
So he thinks he can turn his aging meth-head, butt-head audience into anti-birther shock troops?
Birthers (this term is new to me this week) have grown legs. Everyone is wondering now.
Proud to be a "birther".
As if Jon Stewart amounts to a hill of beans.
He’s a comedian. Any serious politician who ends up on his show should consider another line of work.
You’d have to be out of your mind to end up on that show.
As such, he doesn’t even understand the constitution. If he’s got kids, and they play baseball, he ended up needing their birth certificates. There’s zero evidence of where this guy was born, where he went to school, how he got to Indonesia, etc.
Obama can solve this in an hour. Jon can give himself a rectal exam for all I care. If he needs help bending back that far, many would love to help him out with that.
So why doesn’t someone ask why Obama supporters are spending millions on lawyers to avoid discovery on this issue? All they have to do is produce a “Real Birth Certificate”. It’s as simple as that.
He’s got a copy of the Kenyan birth certificate?
NBC Nightly News did a segment on the BC story too. It was terribly slanted! I think Obama’s machine is giving out the talking points to their MSM buddies. Birthers MUST be onto something!
Has Obama spent money fighting this stuff in court when he could simply release the Hawaii BC or hasnt he?
If so Why?
people who believe, against all the evidence, that President Obama was not born in the United States
First, the issue of evidence is itself disputed. Saying "against all the evidence" begs the question.
Second, what unites "birthers" is their desire for Obama to show the original Hawaii birth certificate (not the CLB). They don't ALL necessary believe, affirmatively, that he's foreign-born (although some do); but ALL believe he should come forward with the original certificate, if only to put the questions to rest.
Jon Stewart is he still on the air? He’s so 1999 and not all that young anymore.
Jon Stewart. Well they are certainly bringing out the “Big Guns” aren’t they?
Just show the GD birth certificate dipstick, and it’s all over.
Tired of hearing the left wing buttheads talk crap when all Obama has to do is prove it.
Talk all the crap you want, Make fun of birthers, it aint going away an it will get stronger as the polls drop.