Skip to comments.Jon Stewart Under Fire for Herman Cain Race Joke
Posted on 06/23/2011 9:33:24 AM PDT by Qbert
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cains appeal to many is that he is not like your typical politician and instead more of a straight-talking man of the people, as he likes to say himself. Rarely does Cain shy away from a controversial issue, and now he too is commenting on the Jon Stewart and Chris Wallace showdown, which has particular significance, since he himself was a focal point of that debate.
Cain reminds his audience of a prior statement he made that no bill is going to be longer than three pages. Stewart mocked this suggestion as an unrealistic fantasy, to which Cain responded:
Some of these idiotic reporters thought I was serious. The jokes on them. The message was short bills. Understandable bills. No its not literally going to be three pages. The executive summary will be three pages. But they want to jump all over me -- Jon Stewart.
Yet the most controversial part of Stewarts joke was the fact that Stewart imitated Cain using what many considered to be an Amos and Andy type of voice. Cain didnt comment previously on the incident since hes be campaigning and only first heard about it yesterday during a phone interview for Sean Hannitys radio show. Cain told Hannity:
First of all, if [Stewart] really thinks that Im serious about a bill only being three pages the jokes on him. And I said secondly, as far as him mocking me, look Ive been called every name in the book because Im a conservative, because Im black. Sticks and stone may break my bones, words are not going to hurt me. Read more at Mediaite.com
(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...
“Cain didnt comment previously on the incident since hes be campaigning...”
What we need is someone who is intellectually superior to Jon Stewart (shouldn’t be hard to find) who can do a show mocking HIM. Live by the cheap shot, die by the cheap shot....
Any Conservative on TV would be on the street for that.
GOOD. Hold these liberals to their own standards.
I was hoping he was serious, a bill that’s limited to 3 pages in length would prevent a lot of the crap that’s going on right now
Cain’s right to just blow it off. Jon Stewart doesn’t really matter.
Stupid Stuart Leibowitz.
Too dumb to stick to the utter safety and protection of attacking white Christians.
Will there ever be an end to obnoxious Progressives who take such liberties with their fellow citizens who happen not be in agreement with a far-left point of view?
“What we need is someone who is intellectually superior to Jon Stewart (shouldnt be hard to find) who can do a show mocking HIM. Live by the cheap shot, die by the cheap shot....”
I like it. Have somebody up there who YELLS REALLY LOUD to emphasize a supposed punchline that really isn’t there; have an audience laughing uproariously at every failed joke (a joke which they’ve already heard some variation of a thousand times before)...
REALLY unfortunate editing!
"I didn't mean exactly what I said" is one thing. "I didn't say what I said" is cheap.
The first comment is no big deal. Respond "Sure, if we understand clearly what we want to do with a given bill, why can't we define it in three pages, or maybe 30 pages? If it takes 2000 pages, maybe we don't really know what we're trying to do..."
3 pages is an idea. 30 pages is an essay. 300 pages is a novel. 2000 pages is a failure.
Stewart and Colbert have both ‘jumped the shark’.
Their shows are limp and rely on laugh-tracks.
Anthony Weiner? Separated at birth?
Oh yuck, I’m eating lunch!
“Jon Stewart doesnt really matter.”
He DOES matter.
HE’s the PRIMARY news source in America for males under the age of 35, however sad that may be. He’s a part of leadership of ‘popular’ culture.
Call this klown out for the hypocrite he is.
Jon Stewart is just a failed actor trying to cobble together a career. Hey John, see Trump about getting a believable toup.
“Good for Cain calling this loser Jon Leibowitz out for his blatant racism. This canard that he is just a comedian and not a left wing activist is being challenged finally.”
Yep. Bring it on.
LOL! He's be campaignin', yo! :)
An appropriate mocking of Jon Stewart should be a caricature of his ethnic background since he mocked Cain’s race. If I were proficient in HTML I would post a picture of Mike Myers as Linda Richman in the Coffee Talk skit on SNL. Maybe someone else will do the honors.
Anyone that takes Stewart seriously should check themselves into the rehab to get their life/smarts back.
Obviously, Mr. Cain believes in the KISS principle - Keep It Simple Stupid!
Anyone that takes Stewart seriously should check themselves into the rehab to get their life/smarts back
That would be a majority of Americans under 35. Do we have room in the asylums for all of them?
“Do we have room in the asylums for all of them?”
You should see some of the comments at Stink Progress about this. Padded cells for all of them are needed...
I’m sparring with libs on another board right now about this. they are spinning themselves in to hypocrisy holes trying to justify this.
Libs HATE having the Race Card played on THEM, and they don’t know how to respond to it.
Jon Stewart has been an angry, bitter, sarcastic man ever since Anthony Weiner dumped him.
Cain is a black man who has stepped off the Democrat Plantation.
Since he is no longer a slave, racist jokes about him are perfectly acceptable, as long as they are DONE-WHILE-DEMOCRAT.
“Im sparring with libs on another board right now about this. they are spinning themselves in to hypocrisy holes trying to justify this.
All to protect an extremely wealthy Weinercrat.
What this is REALLY telling us is that Herman Cain is making inroads with America’s blacks. He presents a 180 degree different picture of Obama.
And African-Americans are LISTENING....
This is dangerous for the Democrats, who are just realizing this, and since he is no longer serving drinks on the Master’s porch, he must be minimalized, denigrated and destroyed.
“What this is REALLY telling us is that Herman Cain is making inroads with Americas blacks. He presents a 180 degree different picture of Obama.”
Very slowly, unfortunately. But I think he could change it into light-speed if he went before black audiences- hostile as they will likely be at first- and said the things that have to be said (that only he can really say), and deliberately challenged them on Obama’s colossal failures with black unemployment.
Kinda like Rev. Wright now attacking Obama- only with a brain and common sense.
Once a culture accepts the paradigm that someone else is responsible for their own success/failure, it is nearly impossible to change. The only way to change that paradigm is for *parents* (husband & wife) to raise their children in intact families under the axiom that they are personally responsible for their own success/failure. Asians are a good stereotypical example of this.
Yes, Stewart did pattern his accent after the Kingfish (Amos and Andy featured character). That show was funny and good natured both on radio (played by whites) and TV (played by blacks) but was considered demeaning by blacks, albeit somewhat retroactively.
I forget there are people who take Jon Stewart seriously. Clearly we need to raise the voting age.
You can find the actual comment posted on youtube. What he said was along the lines of:
“I’m tired of these thousand page bills nobody reads. I want bills that are short. Three pages, that’s something people would read.”
I’ll track down the actual quote (or you can on youtube) and post it. It’s obvious that the operative word was SHORT. Three pages was given as an example of a short bill, not as the upper limit.
Here Cain is borrowing from the Constitution of the Confederate States, which stipulated that each bill could only adress ONE subject, which had to be stated in the title.
You know, I wish Herman would vault to the top sometimes. Maybe he still can. For me it’s Sarah, Michele or Herman in 2012. I’ll vote for whoever the GOP nominee is though, even if it’s Mitt or Ron Paul.
Yeah, cobbling together a mere $14 million a year. What a failure.
Well he certainly didn't make much as an actor so he did fail at that. And I guess making tons of cash is "success," even while being a propaganda tool for the left, so you've got me there.
Looks like Anthony Weiner. His old roomie.
What irks me about Stewart is that when it suits him he pretends to be a real reporter ... but when something backfires he claims to be nothing more than a comedian.
That and the fact that he shills for the Democrats.