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  • Gibbs seeks help from Stewart

    12/21/2010 10:00:05 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 11 replies
    Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s press secretary, told reporters on Tuesday that he hopes the Comedy Central host can persuade enough Republican senators to vote for a 9/11 health bill so it can head to the president’s desk. Stewart has dedicated lengthy segments on “The Daily Show” to the legislation that would help the first responders on Sept. 11.
  • White House Now Asking For Jon Stewart's Help To Get 9/11 First Responders Bill Passed

    12/21/2010 11:33:34 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider, The Wire ^ | Dec. 21, 2010, 1:17 PM | Glynnis MacNicol
    This is an interesting turn of events for a president once heralded as the most media savvy commander-in-chief in history. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said today at the press hearing that the White House welcomes Stewart's help in convincing Republicans to pass the First Responders bill. "If there's the ability for that to sort of break through in our political environment, there's a good chance that he can help do that,” Gibbs said in his briefing. “I think he has put the awareness around this legislation. He's put that awareness into what you guys cover each day, and I think...
  • Piers Morgan: Jon Stewart’s Rally Speech Was A “Jump The Shark Moment”

    12/09/2010 10:17:12 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 3 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12/9/2010 | Colby Hall
    Well the onslaught of Piers Morgan publicity is ratcheting up, evidenced by the steady flow on online clips (which are exceptionally well produced we might add.) The latest features Morgan sharing with his staff plans to avoid predictably partisan takes in his future show and coverage. He also notably both lauds and takes a shot at Jon Stewart for ‘jumping the shark’ at the end of his rally. From CNN: “I don’t want to be too nicey-nicey,” said Piers. But: “I’m not going to be partisan. Although I have lots of opinions which I will share with you in the...
  • Jon Stewart on Palin children: 'Who gives a sh–t?'

    11/18/2010 1:08:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 47 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/18/2010 | Charlie Spiering
    Last night on the 'Daily Show,' Jon Stewart mocked media reports of the man that shot his TV because of Bristol Palin's performance on 'Dancing with the Stars' and the conspiracy theories behind Bristol Palin's longevity on the reality show. “It’s Bristol Palin! She’s not running for anything. said Stewart, "She’s not doing anything wrong. If you don’t like how far she’s going, don’t watch the show." Also rounding out the Palin coverage yesterday was a report on Willow Palin's controversial comments on her Facebook page. “Stop making me feel sympathy for the Palins!” Stewart exclaimed, “It’s a 16-year-old kid’s...
  • "Daily Show" John Oliver Hates Tim Tebow Worse than Bin Laden (Stewart's writer)

    11/14/2010 1:08:35 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Sportsgrid ^ | November 12, 2010 | Barry Rothbard
    One of the guys who writes Jon Stewart's lines is in this video, where he says that between Tim Tebow and Osama Bin Laden, he'd shoot Tebow first. If he had two bullets, that is. If he just had one, he'd shoot Tebow. Who is this John Oliver? Is he some hack from Media Matters, sucking up the Soros money? Has the common kind of name that's hard to google. Is he one of the elegant Ivy League guys at Comedy Central who are so cool and admirable? Would like to know more about this vanguard of good taste and...
  • Liberal Sore Losers

    11/05/2010 12:33:29 PM PDT · by Stepan12 · 10 replies
    Israpundent ^ | November 4, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield
    In January of 2009, huge numbers of eager liberals made the trip down to Washington D.C. to celebrate the inauguration of Hope and Change. The mood of the day was optimism. The big change had finally come. Nearly two years later, they returned to Washington D.C. on buses for Jon Stewart’s clownfest, but the mood had changed. Contempt had replaced optimism. The left wing of the Democratic party had reverted to its Bush era sneers and jibes. The mocking costumes and signs had been staples of Anti-War rallies and Anti-Bush rallies from 2001 to 2008. But this was not a...
  • Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart Attacks MSNBC Again: 'Honestly, that is Double-A Ball' (Video)

    11/04/2010 12:10:17 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 53 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 4, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    There seems to be a schism between two of the media giants that lefties hold in high regard – the entire MSNBC network and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart. After Stewart took a few jabs at MSNBC during his Oct. 30 Washington, D.C. rally, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann took umbrage at the equivalency Stewart drew between his network and the Fox News Channel. In Olbermann’s view, Fox News Channel is a source of evil in the world, while MSNBC is a source of good. However, Stewart, who admittedly sees things from a liberal worldview, questioned MSNBC’s role...
  • Glenn Beck: Let’s face it, that Stewart/Colbert rally was awful (high-school talent show stuff)

    11/02/2010 7:34:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 11/01/2010 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate. As Greg Gutfeld said on Twitter while the rally was going on, “Feel like I’m watching a celebrity child’s birthday party.” Stewart takes a few knocks here but Colbert — certainly the more partisan of the two — gets the brunt of it. Yet I can’t help feeling that Glenn’s missing the joke of holding a “rally to restore sanity” and inviting a guy onstage who once endorsed killing Salman Rushdie for blaspheming Islam. Or … was that part of the “rally to restore fear”? That makes sense, then. A response from the intended victim via...
  • ‘Boomer dementia' alarming

    11/01/2010 10:18:41 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 87 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 1 Nov. 2010 | Richard A. Marini
    As a top adviser in a multinational financial services company, Susan Grant 59, was used to effortlessly juggling numbers, client details and other complex information in her head. So when she found her thoughts so muddled she couldn't remember if she needed to take the interstate north or south to drive home, she knew something was wrong. “I'd find myself talking to clients and unable to think of a word,” she recalled. “So I'd stop in the middle of a sentence — and then I couldn't remember the sentence itself.” A series of medical tests resulted in six diagnoses —...
  • Jon Stewart Rally Draws Modest TV Audience

    11/01/2010 5:24:35 PM PDT · by Justaham · 18 replies
    Comedy Central's coverage of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's weekend rally drew a modest TV audience. According to the network, 2 million viewers tuned in between noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday to watch the hosts and musical guests entertain about 200,000 fans on the Washington mall. Many more doubtless saw the show online, or caught coverage on the cable networks newtorks. This time period rarely draws big numbers for non-sports networks (the Rally audience was more than three times what the Comedy Central slot averages). Still, the rally received enormous media hype and 2 million is less than your...
  • Caption those Restore Sanity Demonstrators

    11/01/2010 12:25:11 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 37 replies · 1+ views
    "Restore sanity and/or fear." That's the tongue-in-cheek slogan for a rally held on Saturday at the US Capitol, organized by liberal television comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Known for their satirical shows on the Comedy Central Channel, they attracted thousands of their moderate fans for a few hours of comedy and music--three days before mid-term elections Singer Yusuf Islam (C) preforms alongside Ozzy Osbourne (L) and comedians Stephen Colbert (2nd L) and Jon Stewart (R) during the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the Washington Mall, October 30, 2010. Former NBA basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (L) joins singers...
  • On Giving Up (Salman Rushdie Comments on Yusuf Islam's (AKA Cat Stevens) Cameo at Jon Stewart rally)

    11/01/2010 8:39:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 1+ views
    STANDPOINT ^ | 10/31/2010 | Nick Cohen
    Jon Stewart's Rally for Sanity yesterday featured Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens singing "Peace Train". Islam/Stevens previously showed his commitment to peace and sanity by saying that death was the appropriate punishment for Salman Rushdie's "blasphemy". He has tried to wiggle out of it and issued all kinds of denials. But here is what he said (SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_Stevens%27_comments_about_Salman_Rushdie) to Geoffrey Robertson QC in 1989. (Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-wjxwpvqps) Robertson: You don't think that this man deserves to die? Y. Islam: Who, Salman Rushdie? Robertson: Yes. Y. Islam: Yes, yes. Robertson: And do you have a duty to be his executioner? Y....
  • Major Media Far More Interested in Jon Stewart's Rally Than Glenn Beck's

    10/30/2010 3:20:24 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 6 replies
    News Busters ^ | October 29, 2010 | Lachlan Markay
    Journalists are practically giddy in anticipation of this weekend's Jon Stewart rally on the National Mall. The Rally's staff has recieved more than 1,000 requests for press credentials for the event. Only 400 were given out. Those statistics underscore just how much the media loves Stewart's leftist message (and it is a leftist message). For some perspective, consider that the September 12, 2010 Tea Party on the Mall received roughly 150 requests for press credentials, according to FreedomWorks, which sponsored the event.
  • Colbert & Stewart’s Coffee Party (Claims it was 3X bigger than Beck/Palin rally!!)

    10/31/2010 12:47:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Frum Forum ^ | October 31, 2010 | Jonathan Kay
    We’ve heard a lot about Tea Party fury in the lead-up to the mid-term elections. Over the weekend, I spent time with another, equally fed up voting bloc. But these people aren’t angry. They’re just … bemused. The event was Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear,” a comedy and music jamboree on the Washington Mall. It was billed as non-partisan – with Jon Stewart playing the role of “sane” centrist jousting with faux-blowhard faux-fearmongering Stephen Colbert. But when I spoke to people in the crowd, it became clear that this was a solidly left-wing event. Not so much...
  • My Ordeal with Jon Stewart and His ‘Cone of Silence’ Event

    10/30/2010 5:21:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 29, 2010 | Richard Pollock
    Want a press pass? Dear Leader cannot be reached at this time. Interacting with Comedy Central over the upcoming Jon Stewart Rally to Restore Sanity, or the March to Keep Fear Alive, or the This Is Not a Political Rally rally is much like trying to communicate with North KoreaÂ’s Kim Jong II.I have been conducting a long-distance email relationship with Steve Albani, Comedy CentralÂ’s vice president for corporate communications. I am trying to get press credentials to cover the event for PJTV. Here are my unedited email conversations with Mr. Albani: Me: Hope all is going well with your...
  • Rally For Sanity Attendance Trounces Glenn Beck's -- 215,000 To 87,000

    Rally For Sanity Attendance Trounces Glenn Beck's -- 215,000 To 87,000 Henry Blodget Oct. 31, 2010, 8:59 AM Most people think these "are sober times, not end times," at least judging from the attendance at two recent rallies in DC. According to a CBS estimate, 215,000 people attended Jon Stewart's Rally For Sanity, versus 87,000 that attended Glenn Beck's own DC event. On the one hand, this isn't surprising: Most people are in the middle. On the other hand, it is surprising: Most folks in the middle usually can't be bothered to get off their duffs and go stand around...
  • Rally for Sanity mostly zany but somewhat hateful too as Palin tagged with Hitler mustache

    10/30/2010 4:09:01 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 15 replies
    Milling around the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rally today, I couldn't quite figure out the point. The acoustics were so bad also that you could barely hear anything unless you were right by the stage. Straining here and there, I was able to catch a smattering of dialogue but Colbert and Stewart really could not be heard during most of the time in the various locations I was at. Not being able to hear anything didn't seem to bother most of the attendees however, most of whom were wandering around looking at many of the funny (and attempted funny) signs. Not...
  • Stewart's rally did not unleash a new political wave

    10/30/2010 2:55:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 2+ views
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | October 30, 2010 | David Horsey, Political cartoonist
    In recent weeks, various people have asked me why I wasn't flying off to Washington, D.C., to cover Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity. They seemed slightly incredulous when I responded that the event would be well covered by plenty of other journalists and, besides, no one had offered to pay my way. Still, I did wonder if they were right to think I needed to be there. Could it be I was going to be missing something big and game-changing in American politics? Now, having watched the rally on TV inside my cozy house on a rainy day, I...
  • Stewart and Colbert rally draws thousands

    10/30/2010 12:05:56 PM PDT · by Justaham · 208 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-30-10
    Television comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert drew tens of thousands of people to the National Mall on Saturday, promising to skewer partisan politics three days before contentious U.S. elections. The Comedy Central hosts' "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" started off as part slapstick comedy show and part outdoor festival concert. Stewart opened the festivities by declaring that "10 million" people showed up, representing all ethnic groups in America. "It is a perfect demographic sampling of the American people," said Stewart, who hosted U.S. President Barack Obama on his show on Wednesday. "As you know, if you have too...
  • Live Thread: Restore Sanity and/or Fear Rally 12 Noon EDT 10/30/10

    10/30/2010 8:10:56 AM PDT · by kristinn · 276 replies
    Saturday, October 30, 2010 | Kristinn
    The rally is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. EDT. It will be broadcast on C-SPAN and Comedy Central.