Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Jon Stewart Defends Rep. Michele Bachmann: ‘Shame On You, Newsweek’
Mediaite ^ | August 10, 2011 | Frances Martel

Posted on 08/10/2011 12:28:18 PM PDT by RobinMasters

Edited on 08/10/2011 2:06:15 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

It seems that Newsweek’s cover photo of Rep. Michele Bachmann has already proven to be a game-changer: it got Jon Stewart to defend the Republican presidential candidate for an entire segment– not an easy feat. Stewart blasted the magazine for deliberately finding an unflattering photo of the Congresswoman, arguing “you’ve got to go pretty far” to find an unflattering one, listing examples of Bachmann making “yelling into a bullhorn” look attractive, and giving editor Tina Brown a dose of her own medicine.


(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; cover; defends; jonstewart; michelebachmann; newsweek; shame; stewart

1 posted on 08/10/2011 12:28:26 PM PDT by RobinMasters
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

He made it clear that he didn’t particularly like or even respect Bachmann. He also made it clear that Tina Brown and Newsweek were reprehensible and Brown’s official excuse was BS.


2 posted on 08/10/2011 12:31:10 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

Uh. I think that picture’s OK. - Stewart - not so great; sorta bugeyed.


3 posted on 08/10/2011 12:36:06 PM PDT by Twinkie (You can't spend your way out of debt !!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Artemis Webb

wow - this is about the 3rd time in 10 years that Jon went out of his way to be “fair” - better watch out, or Soros is going to come get you!


4 posted on 08/10/2011 12:39:22 PM PDT by Sioux-san
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Artemis Webb
He also made it clear that Tina Brown and Newsweek were reprehensible and Brown’s official excuse was BS.

For anyone not familiar with Tina Brown, I can tell you she's one of the most despicable people in publishing. She's on a par with someone like Maureen Dowd of the NY Times, a simply pathetic person. But Brown is worse and more dangerous, because she's smarter than Dowd.

I noticed as well as anyone that Bachmann is extremely good looking. In fact she would be very good looking for a 35 year old woman and she's 55. And even a 22 year old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model can take a bad photo under the right conditions. So if anyone out there still has doubts about Newsweak, well they need remedial help.
5 posted on 08/10/2011 12:43:32 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

This was a veiled hit-piece on Bachmann by Stewart.

He did have some points. Michele is quite photogenic, so one really has to go out of their way to find a bad picture of her.


6 posted on 08/10/2011 12:45:46 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sioux-san

Fair? He’s basically saying that it’s great to make fun of her, Newsweek just did it the wrong way. He’s coaching them more than criticizing them!


7 posted on 08/10/2011 12:49:35 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters
This is great! First, the president of NOW criticizes the Newsweek photo/story on Michele Bachmann and castigated the rag for demeaning a woman, now lefty Jon Stewart does the same thing on his TV show. Yes, both Terri O'Neill, the president of NOW and Jon Stewart made it clear that they are not fans of Michele Bachmann in any way - but that makes their criticism of Newsweek's attempt to ridicule and demean Michele Bachmann a lot more credible. I don't give a rats patoot about Jon Stewart or NOW but when these leftists rise to defend a conservative politician being insulted by a national news magazine, I take it as a good portent.
8 posted on 08/10/2011 12:50:30 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

He didn’t defend her.

He objected to the photo because it backfired on the left. In the same segment he made a point to throw up several quotations of hers that he thought would have done more to destroy her then the photo did.

This was an argument over tactics not civility.


9 posted on 08/10/2011 12:54:24 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didnÂ’t have the principles.---Jim DeMint)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

But Newsweek is fair and balanced in every OTHER way, right, failed actor Jon Stewart?


10 posted on 08/10/2011 12:58:44 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

There wasn’t any “defense”, he just criticized Newsweak’s failed attack because it made the lefties look bad.


11 posted on 08/10/2011 1:34:54 PM PDT by ozzymandus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

hey all you country folks , I got a tip for you ;

Newsweek makes great outhouse paper , the glossy makes for a nice smooth wipe .


12 posted on 08/10/2011 1:41:52 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

Where was he when Gov Palin was on the front page in shorts?

Much of Bachmann`s support is manufactured by MSM, even though they do not even like or respect her.

The proof is in the FREAKIN pudding, she has not raised any money!!!!


13 posted on 08/12/2011 6:40:36 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (DID I MENTION...SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

Where was he when Gov Palin was on the front page in shorts?

Much of Bachmann`s support is manufactured by MSM, even though they do not even like or respect her.

The proof is in the FREAKIN pudding, she has not raised any money!!!!


14 posted on 08/12/2011 6:41:24 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (DID I MENTION...SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson