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Jon Stewart rips Newsweek's Bachmann cover
Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 08/10/2011 | Tim Molloy

Posted on 08/10/2011 8:29:08 AM PDT by Abathar

NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - Jon Stewart says the worst part about conservative complaints of media bias is when they contain "a kernel of truth" -- and that conservatives have a point about Newsweek's unflattering Michele Bachmann cover.

The cover describes her as "The Queen of Rage." Stewart called Newsweek out on Tuesday's "The Daily Show" for using cheap attempts to undercut the Minnesota representative and Republican presidential candidate.

He mocked the magazine's statement that it ran the photo to capture the way she has galvanized Iowa voters.

"I get it, Newsweek," Stewart said. "You put in 'The Queen of Rage' juxtaposed with a picture of a lady that appears to be enchanted by simple math being done on a blackboard that's been hung too high. Or maybe it's a child thinking of cake!.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; cover; dailyshow; jonstewart; michelebachmann; newsweek; newsweeks; rips; stewart
Broken clock, twice daily...
1 posted on 08/10/2011 8:29:14 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar
I thought Barney Frank was the Queen of Rage.
2 posted on 08/10/2011 8:31:07 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
I thought Barney Frank was the Queen of Rage

No just a raging queen.
3 posted on 08/10/2011 8:32:04 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

...and you was right!


4 posted on 08/10/2011 8:32:26 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Abathar
No, Jon, it hurts more when they are completely true. It's truth that stings.

Concentrate this. Say it over and over like a mantra. Maybe you'll begin to comprehend.

5 posted on 08/10/2011 8:33:49 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The Tea Party: La Resistance)
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To: Abathar

OK, but it’s people like Stewart, or whatever his real name is, and his viewers that elected Zero. He should STFU!


6 posted on 08/10/2011 8:35:56 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: GonzoGOP

ROTFLMAO!!!


7 posted on 08/10/2011 8:37:29 AM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: Abathar
Who really cares what this so-called extremely left-wing hack of a comedian thinks? I'm amazed at how many libtards get their opinions based on this worthless, empty suit.

This sudden, worthless outrage seems as phony as hell.

8 posted on 08/10/2011 8:38:06 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Abathar
He thinks he can get Bachman on his show to help his ratings. This is like OReilly begging Obama...

Anyone who thinks Stewart may have had a moment of class--just google up "Northwestern University 2008 Jon Stewart" and watch the youtube of Stewart screaming "F--- You, Sarah Palin!" over and over. Look at his face and the raging hate. And this guy has small children!!

He's just an awful, stupid, evil SOB. Unfortunately, a lot of young people think he's Cool.

9 posted on 08/10/2011 8:39:26 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: laweeks
I was talking to another FReeper about the morons on Facebook who get all their news from Comedy Central. That would be like getting your news from Saturday Night Live.

I watched Stewart maybe a few minutes flipping through channels and the main thing I noticed is everything he says is based on "irony".

Remember this tool and the other guy couldn't produce a show during the writer strike because like the trash in the White House they rely on a teleprompter.

10 posted on 08/10/2011 8:40:56 AM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: GonzoGOP

LOL, GOOD ONE!!!


11 posted on 08/10/2011 8:41:32 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: Mamzelle

I don’t know who still reads Newsweak or Time magazine. I rarely even see them lying around anywhere. The check out lane in the supermarket is all hollyweird faces.
They are irrelevant. Anyone who does read them is already an Obama voter and probably just looks at the pictures.
Otherwise,,we need something to fill the recycle bins with.


12 posted on 08/10/2011 8:43:33 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Abathar

Many miss the real problem. The media isn’t a liberal or conservative mouthpiece. They are inciters.

The media is all about creating divisive anger amongst the populace. With every percentage increase in anger and partisanship they make billions more in profit from political ads, from their pundits and eyeballs that give them more advertising. The new corporate media from Fox to CNN to Newsweek have done a huge disservice to all of us Americans because of their profit desire.

If the media was really interested in informing and making the USA a better country, they’d be exposing corruption and the crony rotten deal making that goes on with politicians of all stripes and with global interests.


13 posted on 08/10/2011 8:43:55 AM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Mamzelle

Bumping your post to catch this video at home.


14 posted on 08/10/2011 8:46:30 AM PDT by Ghengis
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To: Mamzelle

I’ve never watched his show, but have seen his interviews on FOX. He does have a strong following though.


15 posted on 08/10/2011 8:46:44 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Batman11

Serious question here:

Weren’t Jon Stewart and Anthony Weiner roomates once?

Anybody know if this is true?


16 posted on 08/10/2011 8:52:16 AM PDT by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: Mamzelle

And a lot of late baby boomers think he’s the ultimate in cool and is credible for the news.

I saw the flashes of red in his eyes on the Chris Wallace interview. It was truly scary like seeing Lord Voldemort. Without his fawning audience who laugh at every word out of his mouth, you can see the real guy.


17 posted on 08/10/2011 8:54:08 AM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/Perry or Palin/Rubio)
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To: Abathar
The point isn't that Mr. Stewart is on his way to becoming a conservative, it's that people in his see position the obvious bias and are willing to joke about it. It's a step, and not a trivially small one, in the right direction. This is a flaming liberal admitting that there IS bias in the media's reporting of conservatives. It's like an alcoholic admitting to himself that he has a problem.
18 posted on 08/10/2011 8:54:13 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: FourPeas

You’re giving him way too much credit. He has seen nothing and changed not a bit in his viewpoint.

He’s just smart enough to toss in the occasional (and usually meaningless) sop to the right to try to retain a smidgen of credibility.

Don’t be fooled by this fool.


19 posted on 08/10/2011 8:58:54 AM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/Perry or Palin/Rubio)
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To: Ernie Kaputnik

No.
Stewart was dating Weiner’s roommate, or something like that.

The press blew it up, but Steward definitely white-washed the Weiner thing by making it more about comedy than politics. If it were reversed, he wouldn’t be complementing the Republican on his fantastic abs and youthful appearance.


20 posted on 08/10/2011 8:59:16 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: GonzoGOP
Yes Barney Fwank is a raging queen, A "gas" bag AND a CWIMINAL
21 posted on 08/10/2011 9:06:24 AM PDT by bkaycee
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To: Abathar
"Be honest Newsweek. You used that photo in a petty attempt to make Michele Bachmann look crazy. And that's what her words are for ... You want a photo that makes her seem a little off? Make it out of her words."

He added: "Shame on you, Newsweek. And your editor, Tina Brown," before posting the least flattering Brown photo he could find.

BTTT!

22 posted on 08/10/2011 9:10:42 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: altura
I've been monitoring his show, off and on, for a year or so now, trying to understand why this Mean Girl has so much pull.

First of all, my gaydar went off because of all his effeminate mannerisms. But I've been told he's not a homosexual.

Occasionally he can be funny, but not enough laughs to watch his show.

Total content of his show is about 22 minutes a day, just four days a week. Of that 22 minutes, only about half is his opening monologue. And for that, he has dozens of Ivy League writers.

They call it "snark" but his shtick is just snide. Demeaning ridicule, with lots of f***ings and sh*ts. His audience is particularly repulsive, howling and hooting and applauding rather than laughing. Reminds me of the Cool Table in high school where everyone wanted to get on the good side of the Mean Kid so they wouldn't get made fun of with the dorks and the jocks.

And the rest of Comedy Central is just an overflowing toilet. Of course, I used to love Red Skelton and Carol Burnett. Nothing like that, anymore.

But Stewart is important, and all this "I don't watch him" is not the way to bring him down.

Truly, I don't believe Obama would be in office without Stewart, since he managed to get all these mouth-breathing, basement-dwelling stoners to go to the polls.

23 posted on 08/10/2011 9:12:52 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Oldexpat
I don’t know who still reads Newsweak or Time magazine.

I know people who subscribe to Newsweak, but, unfortunately, I have contact with liberals.

24 posted on 08/10/2011 9:13:34 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Abathar

What Stewart is really saying is “Don’t make your bias so obvious, Newsweak (intentional mispelling to reflect the truth)”.


25 posted on 08/10/2011 9:14:32 AM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: Abathar

Jon’s doing better than the proverbial broken clock - he’s also defended Sarah Palin - and he’s taken on members of the MSM for us. For a liberal that takes balls.


26 posted on 08/10/2011 9:14:46 AM PDT by GOPJ (The end of our great nation - caused by 'give it all away' dems. May dems reap what they sown...)
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To: Mamzelle
But Stewart is important, and all this "I don't watch him" is not the way to bring him down.

My BIL watches him every night and agrees with him.

27 posted on 08/10/2011 9:16:03 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Batman11

Why are you angry about a person defending us against a biased media? Use your anger against a liberal..


28 posted on 08/10/2011 9:24:53 AM PDT by GOPJ (The end of our great nation - caused by 'give it all away' dems. May dems reap what they sown...)
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To: GOPJ; altura; Ghengis; FourPeas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwiBBtMX0ac

not safe for work

Look at the eyes. And he has two small children. This is their daddy, a mean, filthy-minded and potty-mouthed punk.

29 posted on 08/10/2011 9:25:04 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Abathar

No Jon....stay in your corner...YOU SHALL NOT PASS!


30 posted on 08/10/2011 9:36:31 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (If you don't vote for the best candidate, you're no different than a draft-dodger.)
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To: Abathar

That was a veiled hit piece on Michele, even though it did contain some truth and funny moments.


31 posted on 08/10/2011 9:40:03 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Dengar01

Better than getting news from what passes for “news” shows these days, though....


32 posted on 08/10/2011 10:03:58 AM PDT by HerbieHoover
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To: Abathar

What a phony Stewart is.


33 posted on 08/10/2011 10:05:45 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: altura
And a lot of late baby boomers think he’s the ultimate in cool and is credible for the news.

My 50ish sister-in-law for one. She's a hip one alright. It just occurred to me - she might be going through a mid-life crisis. She's changed a lot lately.

34 posted on 08/10/2011 10:12:50 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Mamzelle
Anyone who thinks Stewart may have had a moment of class--just google up "Northwestern University 2008 Jon Stewart" and watch the youtube of Stewart screaming "F--- You, Sarah Palin!" over and over. Look at his face and the raging hate. And this guy has small children!!

The only Google hit is this thread.

35 posted on 08/10/2011 12:10:53 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Cobra64; Mamzelle
Gadzooks, Cobra64! Google "Northwestern University 2008 Jon Stewart" and then click on videos where you will find http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwiBBtMX0ac
36 posted on 08/10/2011 2:01:25 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: GonzoGOP

“I thought Barney Frank was the Queen of Rage

No just a raging queen.”

I’d like to nominate this one for Comeback of the Week!


37 posted on 08/10/2011 2:04:31 PM PDT by RedStateNotShirt
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To: Bender2

Thank you for your kind reply.


38 posted on 08/10/2011 4:43:03 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Cobra64

I made an error—you should use the search on youtube. And the URL is several posts back.


39 posted on 08/10/2011 6:43:01 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: ConservativeStatement
I thought Barney Frank was the Queen of Rage.

He's the Queen of Wage.

40 posted on 08/10/2011 6:45:32 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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