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Jon Stewart Isn’t “President Obama’s Biggest Problem” ('Jon Stewart Is Way Too Conservative')
Salon ^ | WEDNESDAY, OCT 23, 2013 | Alex Pareene

Posted on 10/25/2013 4:38:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Washington Post political blogger Chris Cillizza has discovered President Barack Obama’s “biggest problem.” It is “fanatical Republican opposition to his agenda and a money-captured political system that gives a minority party a great deal of power to act on that opposition.” Haha just kidding, no, it’s not that, it’s “Jon Stewart.” You know, the funny cable show talking guy. The one who does the jokes that you like.

What makes Stewart a problem is that he has been strongly criticizing/making funny jokes about the Obama administration’s major healthcare #fail this week. Cillizza explains: “Stewart dedicated the entire first 10 minutes of his show — three full segments — on Monday to slashing hits on the website and the president’s handling of the problems.” That’s right, “the entire first 10 minutes.” Plus: “He compared Obama to ‘Gil,’ the hapless salesman from ‘The Simpsons.’” Gil! That could cost Obama Ohio!

This is why it matters, according to Cillizza:

According to a 2012 Pew Research Center poll, “The Daily Show” has the second-largest share of young viewers — aged 18-29 — of any of the 24 media outlets tested.

That is indeed true, though “media outlets” should say “news sources.” (The source with the oldest audience: “Hannity.”) The Pew Report, though, does not say that “The Daily Show” is the exclusive source of news for more than a small subset of those young viewers. According to the same survey, nearly a third of the New York Times’ readers are 18-29. Here’s another fact: “The Daily Show” averages 1 million to 2 million viewers per night. That is a small fraction of the population. It is a small fraction of the young population. And those 1 to 2 million viewers per night are mostly pretty liberal, and will remain pretty liberal.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alexpareene; chriscillizza; jonstewart; newyork; newyorktimes; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; salon; thedailyshow

1 posted on 10/25/2013 4:38:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Libs get their news from Comedy Central and SNL.

Yeah, this is a huge problem for the DNC.


2 posted on 10/25/2013 4:40:40 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The reason we are where we are today is the belief that posting on a website will fix the nation.)
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To: nickcarraway
Do you know who is a much bigger problem, for Barack Obama? Mitch McConnell. And the Kochs, who are effectively undermining the ACA in the states.

Lol. The writer is certifiable.

3 posted on 10/25/2013 4:41:29 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: nickcarraway
But viewers 26 and younger with parents who have health insurance are already automatically covered.

Does it count if yo' mama's on Medicaid?

4 posted on 10/25/2013 4:42:31 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: nickcarraway

5 posted on 10/25/2013 4:44:57 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: skeeter

Liberals are truly insane..there isnt a mental hospital big enough to hold them all


6 posted on 10/25/2013 4:45:34 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: nickcarraway
What LAME comments after the article! These libtards are actually beating us? Sheesh.
7 posted on 10/25/2013 4:46:49 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: nickcarraway
What LAME comments after the article! These libtards are actually beating us? Sheesh.
8 posted on 10/25/2013 4:46:50 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kcvl

The metrosexuality. It burns.


9 posted on 10/25/2013 4:48:28 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: nickcarraway

For what is is worth.

He is right.

They are losing their base.

Their base is/was themselves.

Narcissistic, self absorbed, individuals that thought this stuff would not affect them personally.

They thought the “rich” would pay for this train wreck.

This is an extraordinary time in our history.

Will the zombie idealists step up and literally volunteer to take the personal economic hit for the “Greater Good”?

Not going to happen.

This is going to be fun to watch.


10 posted on 10/25/2013 4:52:16 PM PDT by Zeneta
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To: Zeneta

Yes, the author is insane. But he is sadly correct in the main aspect. Jon Leibowitz is probably quite right of the brain dead parasitic base of the Democratic party. And I don’t expect them to wake up, Obama-deathcare or not. I think the disease is terminal at this point.


11 posted on 10/25/2013 5:15:31 PM PDT by RugerMini14
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To: nickcarraway

Stewart is a flaming lefty

I guess he is getting his media obedience training now


12 posted on 10/25/2013 5:17:14 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t believe Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz has a problem with Obamaocare itself; it’s just that he, like millions of other Americans of all political persuasions, does not like the website rollout. As they say, only government could screw something up this poorly.


13 posted on 10/25/2013 5:19:53 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Zeneta
Unfortunately, you have the "other base".....the Frankenstein's monsters of the "well-intended" unicorn and rainbows crowd i.e. the gibmedats and takers.

When it all comes crashing down, they will no doubt bite the hands that once fed them.

14 posted on 10/25/2013 5:29:38 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (You know something's really wrong when the salesman keeps selling long after the close.)
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To: RugerMini14

It will come down the effectiveness of the “propaganda” that is soon to follow.

The young and healthy idealist will simple pay the penalty/tax.

They will demand more government sending to support the “disadvantaged”.

They will not participate directly if they can help it.

And many of them will be unable to see the hypocrisy of their own self interest, as they rationalize an ever expanding government.

The insecure will demand money from the secure. They will demand that they have a right to be stupid.


15 posted on 10/25/2013 5:31:05 PM PDT by Zeneta
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To: Colonel_Flagg

LOL. has South Park done a metrosexual episode yet? They should.


16 posted on 10/25/2013 5:37:20 PM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: LS

Probably. But you’re right, if they haven’t, they sure should.


17 posted on 10/25/2013 5:52:26 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: RugerMini14

We are talking about people that are fundamentally unable to understand or extend the logic of their own positions.

“Tax the rich, feed the poor, till there are, rich no more”.

And then what ?

Oopps !!

The logical expression of short sighted feel good policies will not stop them until it affects them “personally”.


18 posted on 10/25/2013 5:55:41 PM PDT by Zeneta
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To: nickcarraway
But viewers 26 and younger with parents who have health insurance are already automatically covered

That's not exactly true.

Only if mommy and daddy can afford to keep adult kiddo on their policy. Many can't afford to do that.

Only if mommy and daddy want to keep adult kiddo on their policy and believe an adult kiddo up to age 26 should still be supported by mommy and daddy. Not everyone believes in that either.

So, no, they are not "automatically covered".

19 posted on 10/25/2013 6:01:26 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: LS
LOL. has South Park done a metrosexual episode yet? They should.

Long ago. :-)

20 posted on 10/25/2013 6:03:30 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Lorianne

“Only if mommy and daddy want to keep adult kiddo on their policy and believe an adult kiddo up to age 26 should still be supported by mommy and daddy.”

Sounds like just one more thing Obama will have to decree to make an adjustment to this mess.


21 posted on 10/25/2013 6:04:26 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQgbspFGK1Q


22 posted on 10/25/2013 6:18:27 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: nickcarraway

My lib snowbird neighbor told me last year she gets her NEWS from Jon Stewart...I was puzzled why she would get her news from a comedian. She returned this week and I could not wait to hear what she thought about Stewart beginning to make fun of Obama lately...she informed me she is taking a break from news/politics. BTW according to the article Stewart’s fan base is young, my neighbor is in her late 50s...


23 posted on 10/25/2013 6:54:50 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: Tammy8

Jon Stewarts show is like those 30-minute evening news blurbs, IMO, with some comedy and commentary thrown in. Like the serious blurbs, it is simply not enough time to get a full dose of information, should you want to get your news from TV.


24 posted on 10/25/2013 7:04:58 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It is sick however; Jon Leibowitz is more critical and accurate of the Obama administration than the so-called real news organizations of the drive by media. This is the state of our rotten culture these days and it is as revolting as the media’s pushing of homoerotic behavior; etc.


25 posted on 10/25/2013 7:29:14 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Tammy8
Your neighbor is not alone. There is a whole section of America that gets its "news" from the Daily Show and Colbert Report. They really believe it's news. And then they go vote.

It's really quite ingenious. Stewart and Colbert can tell outrageous lies and, when called on it, say "awww...we're just a comedy show!" But to many of their low information viewers, they ARE "the news."

26 posted on 10/25/2013 7:45:19 PM PDT by informavoracious (Root for Obamacare and healthcare.gov failure!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks nickcarraway.
"The Daily Show" averages 1 million to 2 million viewers per night. That is a small fraction of the population. It is a small fraction of the young population. And those 1 to 2 million viewers per night are mostly pretty liberal, and will remain pretty liberal.

27 posted on 10/25/2013 8:05:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: nickcarraway

John Stewart is angry because Obamacare id not go far enough: He and all the other RATS want socialized medicine.


28 posted on 10/26/2013 3:19:34 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
As they say, only government could screw something up this poorly."

Well, perhaps the silver lining is they'll screw up the death panels, too and not kill us.

29 posted on 10/26/2013 3:24:23 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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