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Can we start a "Jon Stewart Watch" regular thread?
1/6/11 | Mamzelle

Posted on 01/06/2011 7:32:20 AM PST by Mamzelle

I would like to state my case that we should pay more attention to Jon Stewart.


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: dailyshow; jonstewart; leibowitz; suicidewatch; vanity
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Not because he's funny, but because he's not. It is a boring and irritating business to watch the smirking, foul-mouthed host of the Daily Show. Somebody should and report back because this guy has a skull full of horse **** and he manages to influence a particularly vacuous class of stoners, slackers, mouth-breathers and basement dwellers to get out and vote.

My kids assure me that he and his creepy sidekick, the guy with really strange contact lenses, Colbert, are "cool." I do not think Dude Obama could have won without Stewart expending his "cool" to drive out the nitwits who have just barely gotten their drivers' licenses. I suspect that most of Stewart's audience may be legally adult, but are dependents on parents who are regularly mocked and derided on the Daily Show.

Just as we pay attention to the high-school textbooks being selected in Austin, Texas, we should be aware of what goes on on the Daily Show.

1 posted on 01/06/2011 7:32:26 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Jon who??


2 posted on 01/06/2011 7:33:30 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Mamzelle

May I recommend this excellent segment on the S.F Happy Meal Ban:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-january-3-2011/san-francisco-s-happy-meal-ban


3 posted on 01/06/2011 7:33:58 AM PST by DManA
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To: Mamzelle

I think he’s funny. At least he was 10 years ago, the last time I paid any attention to him. I saw him do standup at Carolines in NYC and it was very funny. I took my wife on one of our first dates to be in the studio audience of the Daily Show—this was the first year he took over that show and you could basically just walk in to the show. Maybe he’s gotten unfunny over time, as Letterman did, but he definitely has done funny stuff.


4 posted on 01/06/2011 7:35:30 AM PST by Huck (Do talk radio hosts get paid extra when they use the word "impugn"? It sure seems like it.)
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To: Mamzelle

Colbert is not cool. He made an ass of himself on Capitol Hill and even the MSM reported it as so.


5 posted on 01/06/2011 7:36:00 AM PST by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: Mamzelle

Stewart bears watching in the future. He shows some sparks of intelligence once in a great while.

Colbert has ho redeeming characteristics what so ever.

I see no


6 posted on 01/06/2011 7:36:08 AM PST by DManA
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To: Mamzelle
Quite Hoover-esque don't you think? Sometimes you just need to let kids grow up. The more you are concerned about Jon Stewart, the more he and his agent stick to plan.

Jon Who?

7 posted on 01/06/2011 7:36:14 AM PST by blackdog
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To: Mamzelle

Some people get their “news” from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Sad, really.


8 posted on 01/06/2011 7:36:27 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Mamzelle

A) What’s a Jon Stewart?


9 posted on 01/06/2011 7:37:01 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Mamzelle

That segment on the Happy Meal joke in SF was priceless.
JS guy: force Netflix to do something.
Idiot: we can’t force a private business to alter business practices.
Repeated several times.
JS guy: thats what you are doing with the Happy Meals?
Idiot: (blank stare)

LOL


10 posted on 01/06/2011 7:38:25 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Mamzelle

That segment on the Happy Meal joke in SF was priceless.
JS guy: force Netflix to do something.
Idiot: we can’t force a private business to alter business practices.
Repeated several times.
JS guy: thats what you are doing with the Happy Meals?
Idiot: (blank stare)

LOL


11 posted on 01/06/2011 7:38:55 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Mamzelle

Stewart is funny when he’s not goring your ox. He takes on Obama and the Dems occasionally, usually followed by an apology to his audience. It’s a shame he’s not more conservative, but then they wouldn’t give him a show would they.


12 posted on 01/06/2011 7:39:03 AM PST by Callahan
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To: Mamzelle

...about as likely for me to have a “Bill Maher Watch”...ain’t happening.


13 posted on 01/06/2011 7:39:29 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: DManA
lol...funny bit. I like when that smug oriental (haha) idiot says we can't force netflix, a private company, to send supersize me to every home in SF, and the guy says "Are you serious right now?"

But it's disturbing to read comments on that site of people actually supporting this law. I personally think anyone in favor of this law should be executed.

14 posted on 01/06/2011 7:42:10 AM PST by Huck (Do talk radio hosts get paid extra when they use the word "impugn"? It sure seems like it.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

“Some people get their “news” from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Sad, really.”

What’s sad is that they are the PRIMARY News Source for males under 25, ESPECIALLY on a college campus.

When a FAKE NEWS SHOW is the Primary News source for a large segment of the population, hello Houston, WE HAVE A PROBLEM!


15 posted on 01/06/2011 7:42:22 AM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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Jon Stewart is just a comedian. He takes shots at both sides and he does a good job of it. He is no different than Dennis Miller, Neal Boortz, Rush Limbaugh or any other people who use politics as part or all of their show. He puts humor and Irony in it. Just imagine what would happen if people quit giving these guys ammunition?

I see no reason to keep tabs on him like I do anyone else. He works in the private sector does his job well and people watch him for it. Instead maybe folks should pay more attention to their kids education.


16 posted on 01/06/2011 7:42:31 AM PST by blarney
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To: Mamzelle

Why would you want to give him any exposure or promote him at all?


17 posted on 01/06/2011 7:43:59 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Mamzelle

NO!


18 posted on 01/06/2011 7:44:10 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: library user
That Colbert fiasco on the floor was fantastic. Just about as good as making Bon Jovi an appointment to your whitehouse council on the economy.

You can't make this stuff up even in your most confused drug induced moments of confusion. The good part is that people sober up and become embarassed by such ridiculous ideas which seemed good at the time.

Politicians refuse to let go of the same ridiculous type of idea even after a sobering up period. Then they fire the staffer for not fixing their bad idea. Kinda like having Bill Clinton take the podium away from the president, colbert sworn to congress as an immigration expert, or Al Franken as a US Senator.......Wait, they are still doing the Al Franken thing. It's not over yet!

19 posted on 01/06/2011 7:44:29 AM PST by blackdog
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To: Huck

He says my daughter now understands that McDonalds isn’t good for her.

How did she learn this.

She watched Supersize Me with me.

So she learned if from her parents?


20 posted on 01/06/2011 7:45:36 AM PST by DManA
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To: blackdog

The same people who thought the Colbert testimony was a good idea are saying reading the Constitution is a “waste of time”.


21 posted on 01/06/2011 7:46:40 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

I saw that one last night. It was funny as hell. It’s a rarity....but he has hit a couple out of the ball park. Other than that.....I can’t stand the guy.


22 posted on 01/06/2011 7:47:27 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: Mamzelle
No we have enough mindless liberal trash on the board already. If you want to watch Stewart, then go right ahead, it's your call.

This reminds me of Pelosi...we're supposed to like obamacare because SHE likes obamacare.
23 posted on 01/06/2011 7:48:24 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: DManA
I know....definitely a great bit. I don't know how they manage to get all these hilarious interviews.

By the way, that Supersize Me movie is so DUMB. The whole premise is nonsense. It's f-ing sad to see Ray Kroc's great achievement dragged thru the "progressive" mud. I hate hate hate the left.

24 posted on 01/06/2011 7:49:17 AM PST by Huck (Do talk radio hosts get paid extra when they use the word "impugn"? It sure seems like it.)
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To: Mamzelle
In the next 5-10 years, as his audience grows up or migrates to the Colbert Report, he'll get fed up with the comedy portion and want to be taken more seriously as a commentator.

He'll wind up on Fox News, because it's the only news network with ratings ... and because he shows up on O'Reilly already.

25 posted on 01/06/2011 7:49:46 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Mamzelle
Last night, and why I am posting today--Jon Stewart decided that since he can't get John McCain on his show that he'd create a puppet McCain and put words in the puppet's mouth.

Anyone who has read my posts knows that I am no fan of John McCain. However, this creation of a puppet was nastily unfair. He even had JM screaming at Stewart as a "Jew Boy." Has McCain ever shown any signs of anti-semitism? Are we going to hear from Meghan McCain about this calumny against her father, coming straight from the Cool Table at high school?

This sort of thing can take on a life of its own, particularly given the rank ignorance and stupidity of Stewart's audience, who seem to take a hit of meth and go "wooo wooo!" at just about any garbage that comes out of JS's mouth. It's the response of the audience that disquiets and alarms me. America's twenty-somethings all believe that Sarah Palin said "I can see Russia from my house" even though it was part of a SNL skit.

The hypocrite Stewart speaks piously about homosexuals being able to "serve their country" (his beef with McCain is that JM does not support the ban on DADT) but we all know that he holds the military in contempt.

To follow his repulsive skit with the puppet, he went on to gloat over the firing of the captain of the Enterprise for making a politically incorrect movie some FIVE YEARS AGO. Now we know that not only do our young servicemen (in their twenties and even teens) will not only have to submit to being "checked out" by gays, but had better watch their language and not use the "fag" word, lest they get demoted.

Stewart reduces everything to a self-righteous smirk, or a gratuitous "f###ing"--dismissing the problem of men right out of high school who are expected to fight, face death, and kill....but say really nice things about other men who introduce unwanted sexual tension to the already dangerous mix.

Like Stewart would ever pick up a gun and serve his country? Even though he is way too short and far too old to sign up, we all know how he reacts to physical danger since the Times Square Al Quaeda bombing attempt. After that, the edict came down to not even say the word "muslim"...

Way to get edgy, you pathetic coward, Jon Stewart.

26 posted on 01/06/2011 7:50:23 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: DManA

Notice how carefully this riff avoids Michelle Obama’s obesity war. We can’t say anything bad about the Wookie, but we can make fun of this anonymous Asian guy.


27 posted on 01/06/2011 7:51:46 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Huck

Even Ray would blanch at the idea of eating McDonalds food three times a day.

Why not do a movie about eating a pound of cheese three times a day.

Drinking 5 quarts of water three times a day.

Water make me sick, water bad.


28 posted on 01/06/2011 7:52:13 AM PST by DManA
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To: Mamzelle

Sorry, as a conservative I just can’t get into any censorship. Sure the mush heads will listen, so what. If there are enough differing viewpoints out there, the bad ones will be left in the trash.


29 posted on 01/06/2011 7:54:05 AM PST by Bearshouse
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To: A CA Guy

Because the stupid kids eat it up, and imitate him! Obama would not have won without the Daily Show.


30 posted on 01/06/2011 7:56:47 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Bearshouse

How is keeping an eye on him censorship?


31 posted on 01/06/2011 7:57:39 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: DManA
Amazing how much of a free pass politicians get isn't it?

Imagine the corporate executive at Pfeizer who invites Michael Moore to speak at the anual stockholders meeting?

You think that idiot would have a job the next day?

32 posted on 01/06/2011 7:59:28 AM PST by blackdog
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To: Mamzelle
That isn't true at all, the John Stewart show doesn't have that many viewers.

Obama won because nonpolitical folks felt what harm could it do if they broke the race barrier and elected the blackish guy.
They paid no attention to his racist leftists incapable past and elected a teleprompter reading nitwit.

33 posted on 01/06/2011 8:00:34 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Mamzelle
The only time I've observed Colbert at any length was when he appeared in front of congress in brownface.

Far from being funny it was painful to watch.

34 posted on 01/06/2011 8:02:52 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Mamzelle
So stupid kids are the problem along with our inability to get their attention?

So I guess "we" who are supposed to keep an eye on jon stewart are really the problem huh?

35 posted on 01/06/2011 8:03:18 AM PST by blackdog
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To: tcrlaf
re: What’s sad is that they are the PRIMARY News Source for males under 25, ESPECIALLY on a college campus. When a FAKE NEWS SHOW is the Primary News source for a large segment of the population, hello Houston, WE HAVE A PROBLEM!)))

When Stewart (who keeps drawing attn to his Jewishness, even though he changed his name from Leibowitz and professes athiesm) creates a puppet McCain to call him "Jew Boy"...that's to make himself into the person victim of John McCain.

It was that moment that prompted this thread. I've been watching the show lately to try to understand the "cool" factor. I just can't get it.

How can a guy who's on the wrong end of forty, with a speech impediment and hair plugs be "cool"?

And he's so dadgum MEAN--have you seen that youtube of him at Northwestern University, saying "f*** you, Sarah Palin" over and over? The hateful, enraged look in his eyes? This is what a lot of young people are admiring.

He's a shallow, pathetic coward, but people underestimate his currency and pull.

36 posted on 01/06/2011 8:04:01 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Trolling for Jon Stewart comments is like trolling for comments on the best tool to have in one’s toolbox.


37 posted on 01/06/2011 8:04:47 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: blackdog
"We" are a political forum. The WH went to Stewart to beg for his support for the bogus 9/11 "First Responders" boondoggle that went through during the lame duck session, as well as the repeal of DADT.

The WH takes him seriously. And since he's not very funny, I take him seriously, too.

38 posted on 01/06/2011 8:06:22 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: A CA Guy
Stewart has less than half of the viewership of Glenn Beck, it is true.

However, his "cool" extends far beyond the show. Most people get his bits via the internet. These are abbreviated, deceptive takes on Republican/conservative "hypocrisies" that somehow Stewart's crack Ivy League staff are always putting together.

This guy gets a lot of his stuff from Huffpo, via Soros and Media Matters. He is significant, and will be significant in 2012.

39 posted on 01/06/2011 8:09:44 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: ErnBatavia
Twenty-somethings do not think Maher is cool. Maher is absolutely no threat--but the Daily Show is formidable.

Give it a few weeks, and somehow college students will be convinced that John McCain calls people "Jew Boy."

40 posted on 01/06/2011 8:13:32 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Stewart is a tool.. NOT using him is the thing to do..


41 posted on 01/06/2011 8:14:54 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Huck

That little video they did on the McDonalds toy ban in San Fran was really funny.

But....I keep in mind where his allegiance lies.


42 posted on 01/06/2011 8:16:25 AM PST by dforest
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To: indylindy

I saw it. I kept wondering when Michelle Obama’s name would be mentioned. Isn’t childhood obesity her issue?


43 posted on 01/06/2011 8:18:49 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle
A rash can be significant, but IMO we don't have to post it on FR.

It's JR’s site, but I wouldn't have a thread going about observing a bad comedian about what messages from Soros he is going to pass to skulls full of mush.

44 posted on 01/06/2011 8:21:48 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Mamzelle
One clown reads what someone else writes off a teleprompter and another clown does exactly the same thing.

The only difference is that one has higher approval ratings. That's Jon Stewart.

45 posted on 01/06/2011 8:22:29 AM PST by blackdog
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To: Mamzelle

It appears to be a personal issue for Michelle, if you get a load of the size of her derrière, and an issue that she has forced upon all of the sheeple. Its a twofer.


46 posted on 01/06/2011 8:22:55 AM PST by dforest
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To: Mamzelle
How is keeping an eye on him censorship?

Sorry I thought you meant keeping an eye like Media Matters keeps an eye on conservative shows, which leads to complaints, law suits, and boycotts. Other than a plan of action, what a waste of my valuable time.

47 posted on 01/06/2011 8:23:37 AM PST by Bearshouse
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To: Mamzelle

I understand his particular brand of “humor” - I just don’t find him funny.

I’ve seen some FReepers castigated for even mentioning JS but personally I agree with you. It’s always good to watch your enemies actions. And that is the problem with JS - he has so clearly declared himself to be our enemy. Sure every once in a blue moon he will actually deign to criticize a lefty, but the vast majority of his time is spent making mountains out of molehills.


48 posted on 01/06/2011 8:25:23 AM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: rockrr

Well, the feedback I’m getting tells me that no one is worried about the hold this guy has over some feeble-minded voters, or how he has driven some very bad legislation lately. When the WH asks a comedian for help, and the president submits to being called “dude” by this snide little dickwad....nah....he’s not important enough to follow.


49 posted on 01/06/2011 8:41:22 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Your right. There have been many studies that can be found through organizations that watch such things and believe that Jon Stewart is the most trusted broadcaster out there.

people believe this comedian is bringing them real news - he does it in a way with comedy that gets him ratings.

I think that you have a great idea.


50 posted on 01/06/2011 11:29:39 AM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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