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Jon Stewart points finger at media
politico ^ | 10/30/10 | JAMES HOHMANN & MARIN COGAN

Posted on 10/30/2010 9:27:32 PM PDT by Nachum

Jon Stewart has met the enemy, and it's the media.

The Comedy Central comedian and "Daily Show" host walked a fine line between politics and humor Saturday as he gathered tens of thousands on the National Mall for his "Rally to Restore Sanity."

Expectations for what Stewart had dubbed his "million moderate march" ranged from the hope of left-leaning groups that the rally would spark the youth vote ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections to the desire for many attendees to enjoy an afternoon of pointed satire inspired by Fox News' Glenn Beck's massive rally two months ago to "restore honor."

For most of the rally, Stewart and his comedic foil Stephen Colbert deftly remained half a step away from becoming serious on the stage at the opposite end of the Mall from the Lincoln Memorial steps where Beck spoke — until the end, when Stewart aimed his wrath directly at the 24-hour Washington media establishment, saying it "did not cause our problems. But its existence makes solving them that much harder."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: finger; jon; points; stewart
Most of those pouring into the Mall Saturday appeared to be younger than 35, and the signs they carried showed a decidedly left-wing bent: "I hope this isn't a trap," "I masturbate to Christine O'Donnell," "Communism was a red herring."

Left wing? That's a creative way to describe it.

1 posted on 10/30/2010 9:27:38 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Activists were hoping that the young people who turned out in force for President Barack Obama in 2008 — and who form the core of "The Daily Show" audience — would be jolted into action to help stave off expected big losses by Democrats next week.

Those folks are scared spitless.

2 posted on 10/30/2010 9:33:34 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Nachum

Amusing stuff coming from a guy who is a media creation and makes his living making “witty” comments about news stories...from 24-hour news organisations.


3 posted on 10/30/2010 9:33:40 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Nachum

Jon..you are the media.


4 posted on 10/30/2010 9:34:26 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim DeMint)
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To: Nachum
DUDE!!!!

You've got four fingers pointed back at you.

You are the media.

lol.

5 posted on 10/30/2010 9:37:07 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: Nachum

He needs to be taxed HEAVILY and most of the participants need to have caps put on their current and future salaries. It’s only fair./s


6 posted on 10/30/2010 9:37:09 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Nachum
Jonathan Leibowitz aka Jon Stewart is the left-winged media.

Shocking that just a few days ago the media was starstruck at Leibowitz's ability to stump The First Dude.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen....

7 posted on 10/30/2010 9:37:24 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: Nachum

“...million moderate march...”

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So we can be sure that those here on FR who continually push:

- a move toward the center
- going after the middle
- pleasing the independent voter
- moderation of the conservative message

were also in attendance?


8 posted on 10/30/2010 9:38:56 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Nachum

“...million moderate march...”

####

So we can be sure that those here on FR who continually push:

- a move toward the center
- going after the middle
- pleasing the independent voter
- moderation of the conservative message

were also in attendance?


9 posted on 10/30/2010 9:39:02 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Nachum
I was in DC today with my daughter because she had to make her run for her Park Police test. We stayed at a hotel outside of Andrews AFB. The hotel was filled with dirty kids going to the rally. I rode an elevator with a young Asian woman wearing a Lenin t-shirt. I thanked God for the kids that I have.
10 posted on 10/30/2010 9:40:17 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat (Hey White House liar. Truth comes out a little at a time.)
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To: EyeGuy
Yeah, I'm sure the "social issues aren't important" crowd was well represented.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

11 posted on 10/30/2010 9:45:30 PM PDT by wku man (Steel yourselves, patriots, and be ready. Won't be long now....)
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To: Nachum

the guy has been in movies, television, written books...and, now, wants to portray himself as some type of outsider???? BWHAHAHAHAHA.


12 posted on 10/30/2010 9:47:37 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: SuziQ
The most successful element of the communists propaganda campaign over the last 50 years has been to terrify right wing politicians with threat of being accused of "McCarthyism"

Its high time that communists are exposed and not allowed to hide under "Liberal" and "Progressive" labels.

These cockroaches in Congress and the media will scurry back into hiding once the lights are turned on.

Unrelenting attacks on the enemy within, in the form of prosecutions of the corrupt members (that would be about 95% of them) of the "Congressional Progressive Caucus", would be a good start, the leftist media is already mortally wounded, just need to be openly attacked as com symps by Palin or similar to be finished off for good.

Make the reds understand that their bullshit will no longer be tolerated, they will NOT be stealing any more of the productive class via the electoral process, and if they want a socialist revolution, they had better be prepared to do it the old fashioned way, at gunpoint.

13 posted on 10/30/2010 9:48:05 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
The left media ‘s new messiah is a self loathing upper west side lear jet millionaire who hides his Jewish heritage .
Liberalism is a mental illness.
14 posted on 10/30/2010 9:48:17 PM PDT by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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15 posted on 10/30/2010 9:49:24 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
What's with the bizarre obsession (mentioned twice) with Stewart's stage name not being his birth name?

Do you have the same kind of animosity toward the late Marion Morrison?

16 posted on 10/30/2010 9:49:25 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Nachum

Sadly, fom what I hear..a large part of the younger crowd get their “news” from Colbert and Stewart.

The fact that Colbert appeared before Congress, Stewart had The Won on his show this week...and the rally today only validates them to this crowd.

It is sad that our young people can be manipulated this way.


17 posted on 10/30/2010 9:49:30 PM PDT by berdie (qill)
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To: Nachum

Time's up for Socialists.

18 posted on 10/30/2010 9:57:16 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: wideawake

Oh, I dunno. Liberal sites often refer to Michael Savage with that other name he goes by. Ironically, I remember him once mentioning David Gregory and saying “God only knows what his real name is.” In fact, that is DG’s actual name (he’s half-Jewish and half-WASP).

Never heard anyone talk about Larry Ziegler, though...


19 posted on 10/30/2010 10:05:57 PM PDT by Strk321
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To: Army Air Corps

WHo’s Jon Stewart? ANd why is he important, or is he?


20 posted on 10/30/2010 10:24:11 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum

I’ve seen several articles on this “event”, but none with pictures showing the “tens of thousands”.


21 posted on 10/30/2010 10:51:45 PM PDT by Baynative ( 11 / 2 / 2010 !!!)
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To: Nachum
Jon Stewart is the media. This event was merely a very large, very expensive TV show. Shallow, supercilious, or from another thread, flippant. And those very same Hitler signs appeared at a small protest in Joliet, Illinois a few weeks ago. They, and the dopes carrying them, disappeared into a democrat congresswoman's office when the antics were finished. She isn't saying anything, and the media isn't asking. Not even Stewart. They do appear to be an approved democrat communication device. Just like this 'rally'.
22 posted on 10/30/2010 11:09:42 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: ncalburt
With or without his writers, Jon always was a little puss.


23 posted on 10/31/2010 12:45:14 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Baynative
"I’ve seen several articles on this “event”, but none with pictures showing the “tens of thousands”."

I haven't been able to find any pictures either.

Which, knowing what I know about the knee pad media, means that the crowd was so much smaller than the Glen Beck crowd that they are not going to show them.

24 posted on 10/31/2010 1:26:23 AM PDT by libs_kma (THEY TALK ABOUT HIM LIKE A DOG BECAUSE HE TREATS THIS COUNTRY LIKE A FIRE HYDRANT)
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25 posted on 10/31/2010 2:04:31 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: BobP
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26 posted on 10/31/2010 7:12:28 AM PDT by RetSignman (A funny thing happened on the way to America's destruction, millions of giants awoke)
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To: Seven plus One
This event was merely a very large, very expensive TV show. Shallow, supercilious, or from another thread, flippant.

Colbert and Daily admitted that in a press conference after the event. They kept referring to 'the show', when they spoke of the day's events. It was simply a combination "Daily Show" and "Colbert Report", but with a live audience.

27 posted on 10/31/2010 10:13:48 AM PDT by SuziQ
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