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  • The Introspective Roger Ailes: Fox News' Chief on Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Brian Williams' Future

    04/20/2015 8:36:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April20,2015 | Marisa Guthrie
    The picture is signed by Dr. Bernice King and Dr. Alveda King, King's daughter and niece, respectively, who attended in November the graduation ceremony for the Ailes Apprenticeship Program, a diversity education program he founded in 2004. In point of fact, though, Ailes actually knew Dr. King back in the 1960s — the two crossed paths occasionally when Ailes was a local TV producer in Philadelphia. It's a nugget of Ailes' 'biography that some might find surprising. "They certainly don't know me," says Ailes. Since creating Fox News in 1996 after leaving NBC in frustration, he has become the most...
  • Jon Stewart Says ‘Dissatisfaction,’ Presidential Politics Caused Him to Quit ‘Daily Show’

    04/19/2015 11:28:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    The Wrap ^ | April 19, 2015 | Anita Bennett
    “I’d covered an election four times, and it didn’t appear that there was going to be anything wildly different about this one,” late-night host says in new interview
  • Bloomberg Columnist: Tina Fey, Jon Stewart More Universal Than the Pope

    04/06/2015 3:44:36 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I hadn't before seen Will Leitch, the Deadspin creator who now writes on politics for Bloomberg, in action. But on today's With All Due Respect, I found him funny and affable. Even so, he made one left-leaning assertion so absurd it was too much even for show host John Heilemann. Running parallel with the NCAA tourney, Bloomberg has been running a bracket of 64 non-presidential candidates. In the Final Four, Jon Stewart defeated the Pope and Tina Fey took out Warren Buffett. Asked to explain the results, Leitch alleged that Fey and Stewart have a "universality that maybe not everybody...
  • Media Absolves Jew-Basher Trevor Noah… After All, It Was Only Jews He Attacked – No Big Deal

    03/31/2015 10:00:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/31/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Trevor Noah        ✔ @Trevornoah Follow Behind every successful Rap Billionaire is a double as rich Jewish man. #BeatsByDreidel 1:24 AM - 12 May 2014 Trevor Noah        ✔ @Trevornoah Follow Almost bumped a Jewish kid crossing the road. He didn't look b4 crossing but I still would hav felt so bad in my german car!  Trevor Noah, whose obsessive Jew-bashing on Twitter was reported last night by The Gateway Pundit and others, is scheduled to perform a string of sold out comedy shows in the shadow of the nation’s capital, Arlington, Virginia the week after Easter. Undoubtedly his fellow Jew-bashing progressives will...
  • Liberal Hate Tweets: Obama Regime Economist and New Daily Show Host

    03/31/2015 1:45:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: An economist at the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics -- this is an Obama administration official -- is undergoing a review after she apparently sent out a tweet claiming that Christians vote for Nazis. Economist Elizabeth Ashack's Twitter account, sometime over the weekend, appeared to tweet out, "People in the red states vote for Nazis to govern and then call themselves Christian. It will not end well for them." And then she includes the hashtag #BoycottIndiana. They captured the screen shot of the tweet. It was captured by somebody called SooperMexican.com, S-o-o-p-e-r. Now, the tweet obviously is a...
  • Newest Trick in War Against Israel: The Anti-Semitic Attack on Mark Levin

    09/10/2014 8:40:36 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Sep 2014 | Thomas Rose
    They say anti-Semitism is a lot like alcoholism. Every recovering alcoholic knows their disease has no cure—that the seeds for its active return are always there, just below the surface of normalcy, requiring a constant lifelong vigilance to prevent. So, too, with anti-Semitism, sometimes called the world’s oldest hatred. No matter how long it may appear dormant, it never goes away.-snip- The newest twist on this oldest of games is to apply the term "anti-Semitism" to supporters of Israel. In this bizarro world, the only "true" friends of Israel are the ones who make their support for continued existence of the Jewish...
  • Newest Trick In War Against Israel: The Anti-Semitic Attack On Mark Levin

    09/11/2014 5:57:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 11,2014 | Thomas Rose
    They say anti-Semitism is a lot like alcoholism. Every recovering alcoholic knows their disease has no cure—that the seeds for its active return are always there, just below the surface of normalcy, requiring a constant lifelong vigilance to prevent. So, too, with anti-Semitism, sometimes called the world’s oldest hatred. No matter how long it may appear dormant, it never goes away. It is always there.
  • Campbell Brown Nixes Dennis Miller for Daily Show: 'Hasn't He Gone Right Wing?'

    03/09/2015 3:17:39 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I suppose you could give Campbell Brown and John Heilemann credit for candor. They've made it clear that when it comes to qualifications for replacing Jon Stewart as Daily Show host, there is one fatal flaw: being a conservative. On today's With All Due Respect, Brown and John Heilemann were kicking around the results of a poll as to whom Americans prefer to replace Stewart. Tina Fey came in first, with Dennis Miller a close second. Said Brown: "I can't imagine Dennis Miller. Hasn't he gone right wing?" Heilemann agreed: "that's not going to work." View the video here.
  • Jon Stewart To Rubio: ‘In Your Heart, You’re A Democrat’ [VIDEO]

    01/16/2015 4:44:50 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jamie Weinstein
    Marco Rubio probably could have done without the praise from host Jon Stewart during his appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” Tuesday. During an occasionally awkward interview, the conservative Florida senator ultimately charmed Stewart while explaining some of the economic proposals in his new book, “American Dreams.”
  • Comedian Trevor Noah: "I Always Wanted to be Black..."

    02/15/2012 6:42:23 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    Tonight Show ^ | 6 Jan 2012
    From his appearance on the Tonight Show
  • CNN: The Comedy News Network Strikes Back

    02/18/2015 7:08:22 AM PST · by lifeofgrace
    Charting Course ^ | 2/18/15 | Steve Berman
    There are few transcendent principles that continually prove themselves more than Liberals Stick Together.  In a hagiographic fantasy, The Wrap published an interview with CNN chief Jeff Zucker, who made the funniest joke I've heard since Night Court went off the air: “Everyone said we were getting out of news — we doubled-down on news.” CNN really needs to re-evaluate its acronym. Now that Comedy Central is getting out of the news business, CNN should change it’s name to the Comedy News Network, and give Zucker his own show, because I laughed myself silly at the “doubled-down” remark.  In fact, they should call the...
  • New 'Daily Show' Host: Jews are Hateful and Warlike, Calling Jews "Untermensch" is Okay

    03/31/2015 10:43:37 AM PDT · by rightistight · 41 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/31/15 | Aurelius
    Jon Stewart's Daily Show replacement posted anti-Semitic tweets, has called Jews hateful, and attended an "Anti-Israel" rally. Trevor Noah, who will be taking over for Stewart, has posted a slew of anti-Semitic jokes and ramblings over the last few years. He also attended a rally against Israel last year and posted it on Instagram and defended a term used by the Nazis to call Jews inferior. Here are just a few example's of Noah's sentiments:
  • New 'Daily Show' Host Twitter Feed Full of Gay, Fat, Jew, Asian Jokes

    03/31/2015 11:06:27 AM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 3/31/15 | by JOHN NOLTE
    Trevor Noah, the 31 year-old South African comedian hand-picked by Jon Stewart and Comedy Central to replace Stewart, has a major Twitter problem on his hands. Being shot to superstardom often results in an instantaneous social media vetting, something Noah, Stewart, and Comedy Central were apparently unaware of. ItÂ’s fairly obvious no one in charge vetted NoahÂ’s Twitter feed or they just didnÂ’t care that it is loaded with jokes aimed at gays, Asians, the overweight, and Jews. This revelation is especially interesting after learning that Noah has already trashed America as racist. The hypocrisy of Jon Stewart is just...
  • New Daily Show Host Joked U.S. Worse Than Apartheid South Africa

    03/30/2015 5:11:58 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/30/2015 | Kyle Drennen
    On Monday, Comedy Central announced that South African comedian Trevor Noah would be replacing Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show. To get a feel for Noah's brand of humor, one could simply watch his debut on the fake news show in December of 2014, when he jokingly declared that present-day America had worse race relations than Apartheid South Africa. After introducing Noah as the show's newest contributor at the time, Stewart noted: "And I know that you flew in, I guess, yesterday from South Africa." Noah replied: "Yeah, I just flew in and boy are my arms tired....No,...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali Explains To Jon Stewart How Islam Differs From Other Religions

    03/27/2015 4:51:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    World-renowned author and staunch critic of Islam Ayaan Hirsi Ali appeared on the The Daily Show this week, where host Jon Stewart attempted to challenge her assertion that Islam is different from the world’s three major Abrahamic religions–Judaism, Christianity, and Islam–as Hirsi Ali asserts in her latest book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now.
  • The poo generation: 'What better icon is there for such a culture of terror?'

    03/11/2015 8:40:32 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    WND ^ | March 08, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    When future anthropologists study America in the 21st century and its rapid decline, they will no doubt better understand its code of values (or lack thereof) by examining the symbols and ideas that captured the spirit of the time – the things that we held dear. In every generation, there are icons that sum up its core values – not official ones, but symbols that really mean something to people: Rosie the Riveter, the American flag, Elvis Presley, the motorcycle jacket, the defeatist “peace sign” and now the tyrannical “Coexist” bumper sticker. There are symbols that sum up the zeitgeist...
  • Jon Stewart Rips John Boehner For Making Kissy Face Noises Over Funding DHS

    03/03/2015 5:54:27 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    FreakOutNation.com ^ | 03/03/2015 | Anomaly
    Daily Show host Jon Stewart took issue with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Monday after he failed to pass funding the Department of Homeland Security.“So to stop the President from being too lenient on illegal immigration, you want to defund the department that secures the border?” Stewart asked.“It’s as though the caucus that you, John Boehner, purport to control has told you to [kiss] their ass,” Stewart said, referring to Boehner recently making kissy face noises at a reporter.Republicans touted their leadership skills just before the midterm elections, but so far, that hasn’t worked out well.“This finally answers the question,...
  • Jon Stewart calls out WWE's Seth Rollins after 'Daily Show' slam

    02/24/2015 3:28:56 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/20/15
    Forget Brian Williams' anchor seat on "NBC Nightly News." Jon Stewart appears to be the bigger target as he prepares to exit "The Daily Show." Stewart, get ready to take on WWE Superstar Seth Rollins. The back-and-forth began when Rollins declared on "RAW" that he could do anything — even become President, or take over for Stewart on "The Daily Show" ... "and make that thing actually watchable." Ooh, burn. Stewart, not one to back down in a fight, took up the gauntlet and responded with his own promo. Check it out. Did you hear that, Rollins? One-hundred and sixty...
  • Jon Stewart calls out WWE wrestler Seth Rollins: 'This is the biggest mistake you ever made'

    02/19/2015 3:52:30 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    SB Nation ^ | February 19, 2015 | Bill Hanstock
    Monday night on RAW, WWE Superstar and current Mr. Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins, took some shots at Jon Stewart, calling The Daily Show "unwatchable." Bad move, Seth. Now Stewart (a massive wrestling fan) has fired back in this pitch-perfect A-plus promo.
  • Who Killed Comedy: Liberals, and not by accident

    02/17/2015 7:00:40 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 49 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | February 17, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Who Killed Comedy?: Liberals, and not by accident by Daniel Clark Since Jon Stewart announced that he will be ending The Daily Show, which has run on Comedy Central for 16 years, even non-liberals have expressed a certain amount of admiration for him, and not completely without reason. Unlike the mainstream late-night hosts, Stewart is forthright about the fact that he’s pitching his liberal ideology, and when he interviews conservatives, he’s a lot more polite to them than David Letterman has ever been. But is he funny? No. Not even close. Just try watching and reading the “highlights” in some...
  • Shattuck: Jon Stewart’s fraud-ian slip

    02/16/2015 8:04:50 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 28 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | Feb 16 2015 | Tom Shattuck
    Our baby is all grown up. Jon Stewart, America’s most-overrated perennial adolescent, has shed his Gen X jammies and is poised to finally move out of the house. Sayonara, Jon. Unlike Brian Williams, you got away with it. Comedy Central has done well monetizing “The Daily Show” and you’ve become a very rich man perpetrating one of the greatest frauds upon the culture in entertainment history.
  • How Jon Stewart turned lies into comedy and brainwashed a generation

    02/15/2015 7:34:58 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 22 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 15, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    So Brian Williams goes out (for six months) humiliated and derided. Jon Stewart goes out (permanently, one hopes) the same day, but on a giant Comedy Homecoming King float, with a 21-gun salute from the media, his path strewn with roses and teardrops. Why? Brian Williams lied about his personal exploits a few times. Jon Stewart was unabashedly and habitually dishonest. Though Stewart has often claimed he does a “fake news show,” “The Daily Show” isn’t that. It’s a real news show punctuated with puns, jokes, asides and the occasional moment of staged sanctimony. It contains real, unstaged sound bites...
  • Jon Stewart, his fans, and the humor of conservatives (vanity)

    02/14/2015 3:12:10 PM PST · by Yaelle · 22 replies
    Me | 02/14/15 | Self
    I just read a very recent op/ed in the New York Times about the retiring of Jon Stewart. I didn't bring it here because I so disliked it but if you wish to go read it, do so. It was a worship piece. Then I read the comments. If the op/ed writer was a cardinal of Stewart worship, the commenters were, nearly to a person, the priests and nuns in the service of Stewart. While FR respects pieces published in a hyperbolic biased media, I don't. And I feel this is the place to really pour out our intelligent discussion...
  • Truthiness and Job Rotation in the Political-Media Complex

    02/13/2015 7:58:05 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-13-2015 | MOTUS
    Because his BuzzFeed audition tape was so well received by the critics,H/T GerardBig Guy has decided to go ahead with the job rotation program he’s been contemplating ever since Brian Williams troubles began.So he put down his gun,picked up his pen and signed another executive action authorizing a high level career development job rotation plan. Here are the official “rotators” who are currently under/over utilized in their current job, bored with it, or otherwise planning to spend more time with the family:  John Kerry, Jon Stewart, Eric Holder, David Letterman, Brian Williams, Stephen Colbert and, of course, BO himself.Here are...
  • How Jon Stewart Gave Us Obama [Bush made Stewart, but Stewart made Obama]

    02/11/2015 5:38:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 54 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 11, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Generation Xers mourning Stewart’s departure ought to be thanking the man who made the awkward comedian’s long tenure of pulling faces while making snide remarks possible; President Bush. George W. Bush made Jon Stewart. Even Stewart has admitted that his show came into its own when Bush did. A world in which a President Gore spent eight years sonorously lecturing Americans about his love for the trees is also a world in which Jon Stewart would be out there doing pizza commercials. It was Bush’s victory that took a flailing cable show hosted by an irritating little standup comedian with...
  • End of fake news / End of real news

    02/10/2015 11:31:13 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 12 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | February 10, 2015 | Drudge
    Vanity: LMAO! Picture of Jon Stewart with caption "End of fake news". Picture of Brian Williams with caption "End of real news".
  • Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show

    02/10/2015 4:01:05 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 2/10/15 | James Hibberd
    Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show. The Comedy Central host informed his audience during Tuesday night’s taping he is stepping down from his role hosting the late-night series, a post he’s held since 1999. EW obtained this statement from Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless: “For the better part of the last two decades, I have had the incredible honor and privilege of working with Jon Stewart. His comedic brilliance is second to none. Jon has been at the heart of Comedy Central, championing and nurturing the best talent in the industry, in front of and behind the camera. Through...
  • Brian Williams: Why Jon Stewart Is Good For News (He Enables Liberal Liars)

    02/07/2015 8:30:56 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    NPR - All Things Considered ^ | 01/01/2010 | staff
    ---SNIP--- "But Jon's always in the back of my mind. ... When you make The Daily Show, it's usually not for a laurel, it's for a dart." None of this, the NBC anchor says, is to claim that Stewart and his crew have had some wholesale transformative effect on the news media. But "a lot of the work that Jon and his staff do is serious," Williams says. "They hold people to account, for errors and sloppiness. ..
  • Jon Stewart Vs. Brian Williams? (INTEGRITY !! Flash Back)

    02/07/2015 8:12:29 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 07/21/2009 | Jeffrey Compton
    Brian Williams, the NBC Nightly News anchor, appeared on Monday night’s “Daily Show,” believing, perhaps, that he was there to talk about Walter Cronkite, who died on Friday. But his conversation with Jon Stewart quickly took a turn into not-so-amicable territory. There was a chill in the air from the moment that Mr. Stewart asked Mr. Williams about how news organizations like NBC seemed to promise favorable coverage to Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina if he appeared on their shows. Mr. Williams wasn’t thrilled. (“What way do you want to go tonight, Jon?” he asked.)
  • Jon Stewart Dismantles Chris Matthews (unbelievable)

    10/03/2007 8:37:56 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 104 replies · 6,572+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | October 3, 2007 | Greg Mitchell
    See the video here. Also, see the transcript here. Now for the main story:Jon Stewart Dismantles Chris MathewsIf you have ever bemoaned the turn Matthews -- a former newspaperman -- has taken in recent years, you have to check out what happened on "The Daily Show" on Tuesday night. Matthews called it "the worst interview ever." By Greg Mitchell (October 03, 2007) -- You may find this hard to believe, but there was a time when TV gasbag Chris Matthews was a respectable hard news reporter. He worked in Washington, D.C. for the San Francisco Examiner from 1987 to around...
  • CELEBS WHO SUPPORT PALESTINE

    01/21/2015 8:23:46 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Press Room VIP ^ | 1/7/15 | Sean Haspel
    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has raged for decades, and despite numerous attempts to broker peace, an end to the violence does not appear likely anytime soon. Opinions on both sides of the debate are fierce and passionate, and nearly everyone has feelings of some kind regarding the geo-political situation.
  • Justifying Terror, Indicting Its Victims-Carter place blames for dead Paris Jews on Israeli conflict

    01/14/2015 5:38:16 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 01/14/15 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    With the gruesome attacks last week in Paris, Islamic terrorism once again announced itself as one of the foremost cancers facing our world today. Led by a phalanx of world leaders, three and a half million people marched throughout France in a mass call for an end to extremist Islamic violence and in solidarity with its most recent victims. And yet we’re still at a loss as to how to fix this. World leaders lack a clear strategy and dance around the key issues, unable to confront them. There’s a lot we’re getting wrong but I’ll focus here on one...
  • Jimmy Carter: Jews 'May Be Safer in France' Than Israel

    01/13/2015 3:22:46 PM PST · by PROCON · 65 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 13, 2015 | John Blosser
    Former President Jimmy Carter, blasted in the past for taking the side of Palestinians over that of Israel, has stepped in the Mideast mess again. Carter, responding to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's invitation for Jews in France to emigrate to Israel, said that "on the average" Jews are "safer in France" than they would be in Israel, The Washington Free Beacon reported. After the brutal murders of four Jews in a kosher supermarket by the Islamic terrorists who attacked the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, and other anti-Jewish assaults, Jews have been leaving France in increasing numbers,...
  • Carter: Give Obama A Break for Not Going to Paris, He Just Came Back from Vacation

    01/13/2015 11:30:41 AM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    mediaite ^ | Jan.13, 2015 | Tina Nguyen
    Former president Jimmy Carter told a group of reporters that they should give Barack Obama a bit of a break for not attending the recent solidarity march in Paris, which dozens of other world leaders attended. “I don’t think there’s any need for criticism,” he said, according to the Wall Street Journal. “The president sometimes can’t go where he’d prefer to go,” Carter continued. “He’s just come back from vacation so I think he’s probably got a lot on his desk.”
  • Jimmy Carter: Israeli-Palestinian conflict a cause of Paris attacks

    01/13/2015 7:59:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    JTA ^ | 01/13/2015
    Former President Jimmy Carter said the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was among the factors that led to the deadly attacks last week in Paris. Carter made the assertion Monday night during an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. “Well, one of the origins for it is the Palestinian problem. And this aggravates people who are affiliated in any way with the Arab people who live in the West Bank and Gaza, what they are doing now — what’s being done to them. So I think that’s part of it,” Carter told Stewart. He called the training in the...
  • Jimmy Carter Blames Recent Terror Attacks On ‘Palestinian Problem’

    01/13/2015 6:03:14 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:22 AM 01/13/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    When in doubt, blame Israel — at least that seems to be the habit of America’s least respected former president. In the wake of the Islamist terror attacks in France against cartoonists and Jews, former President Jimmy Carter’s first reaction was to pin the motivation for such terrorism on Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. Appearing on “The Daily Show” Monday, Carter was asked by host Jon Stewart whether the violence the world saw on the streets of Paris was actually fueled by something else other than Islamic extremism. “Well, one of the origins for it is the Palestinian problem,” Carter...
  • Memo to Jimmy Carter: Islam was militant on your watch, too

    01/16/2015 9:04:15 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 12 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 01/16/2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    In recent interviews former President Jimmy Carter has once again taken to blaming Israel for all that is wrong in the Middle East. Carter, to his mind, has always viewed the Jewish state as ultimately being responsible not simply for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but for the “unrest” that is historically endemic to the region. Islamic extremism, he has intimated, exists because Israel does. In no less a non-serious venue as Comedy Central, Carter told host Jon Stewart that “the Palestinian problem” is part of the reason why terrorist attacks like that which took place last week in Paris. “Well, one...
  • Why Jon Stewart Is Bad For America

    12/08/2014 9:33:27 AM PST · by PROCON · 17 replies
    thefederalist ^ | Dec. 5, 2014 | Ramon Lopez
    ‘The Daily Show’ comedian Jon Stewart negatively affects public discourse. Jon Stewart’s impact on the media and politics is undeniable. “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams has noted that, when he presents a news story “Jon’s always in the back of my mind,” and that Stewart’s “The Daily Show” “hold[s] people to account, for errors and sloppiness…it’s healthy.” Stewart is often seen in this light—as a comedic check on the excesses of hypocritical politicians and the press that enables them. Stewart is a channel for the frustration many feel against those in power, and a voice for those without. But...
  • Bowing Before the Almighty Jon Stewart

    11/21/2014 9:58:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The liberal myth surrounding the hypercompetent Barack Obama faded long ago, but the liberal myth of "cultural icon" Jon Stewart is only getting stronger. Stewart's tour of interviews for the new movie he directed, "Rosewater," has created a parade of flatterers, sycophants, and every other synonym in the thesaurus for obsequious. Roy Sekoff at The Huffington Post stands out by insisting the movie only polishes this walking statue: "In finding this format, in this form, you have become obviously a cultural icon, maybe one of the dominant figures in the political discourse." But Sekoff was surpassed in syrup by NPR...
  • Jon Stewart Tweets: Coal Miners Are Self-Destructive Morons

    11/14/2014 5:03:42 AM PST · by lowbridge · 70 replies
    newsbusters ^ | november 13, 2014 | melissa mullins
    Comedian (and climate change advocate)  Jon Stewart seems to think vanishing coal jobs that force miners to find new jobs “is funny”.  So funny in fact, he thinks they should go and work for the NFL….because, you know, being a coal miner and a football player in the NFL are so similar.
  • Jon Stewart sells his Tribeca penthouse for $17.5M (The De Blasio effect?)

    11/06/2014 3:55:19 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/06/2014 | Jennifer Gould Keil
    The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart may mock the 1 percent, but he is one of them — and now he’s even richer, thanks to a Tribeca real-estate sale. The political funny­man and social critic just sold his sprawling downtown duplex penthouse at 161 Hudson St., on the eighth and ninth floors, in what appears to be an off-market deal for $17.5 million. --SNIP-- Like other members of America’s super-rich, Stewart hid his ownership of the penthouse behind an LLC, according to public records.
  • Jon Stewart Tears Into Fox’s Eric Bolling On Latte Salute Coverage

    Jon Stewart Tears Into Fox’s Eric Bolling On Latte Salute Coverage By Dane Fallon, September 26, 2014 Jon Stewart says “F**k you and all your false patriotism!” to Fox’s Eric Bolling, for the coverage on the ‘Latte Salute’. Stewart is not happy with the way the media has been handling the coverage on President Obama’s gesture, specifically the right-wing Fox News. Bolling says Obama’s ‘Latte Salute’ is disrespectful to the troops, and Stewart calls Bolling a hypocrite. “When George W. Bush took us to war, any criticism was shouted down as treasonous,” Stewart says in disgust with Fox. “But a...
  • Jon Stewart rips 'sanity-resistant' Ebola coverage

    10/15/2014 7:57:17 PM PDT · by Mariner · 127 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct, 15th, 2014 | By Dylan Stableford
    Americans' fear of an Ebola outbreak is being fueled by "sanity-resistant" cable TV news coverage and some members of Congress, Jon Stewart said on Tuesday's "Daily Show." News that a Dallas nurse became infected with Ebola after treating a Liberian man stricken with the disease has sparked fears that the virus — which has killed thousands of people in West Africa — could spread to other parts of the United States. "Clearly the news anchors are having trouble drawing the distinction between a person contracting the disease after working in close contact with an Ebola patient," Stewart said, "and the...
  • NBC Wanted to Hire Jon Stewart As Host of Meet the Press

    10/08/2014 4:51:52 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 29 replies
    New York magazine ^ | 10/8/2014 | Gabriel Sherman
    Probably a 'link only' publication.
  • 'Bad Jon' Stewart Screams at Staffers: New Book

    09/17/2014 6:38:56 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 12 replies
    Newser ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    It may be hard for Jon Stewart fans to imagine, but the beloved Daily Show host is "anything but warm and fuzzy," according to staffers quoted in Lisa Rogak’s new biography of the comedian, Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart. One tells the story of a time Stewart screamed in a producer's face and threw a newspaper at her, only to later apologize and explain, "Sorry, that's bad Jon. ... I try not to let him out." There are more such tales of Stewart's angry side in the book, Forbes reports, and Rogak notes, "I'm surprised that...
  • Cancel the Unethical 'Daily Show'

    09/24/2014 2:14:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-24-2014 | Brent Bozell
    The liberal legend of Jon Stewart began with his Oct. 15, 2004 appearance on CNN's "Crossfire," where he rhetorically sentenced the show to death. He proclaimed, "It's hurting America. Here is what I wanted to tell you guys: Stop. ... You have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably." CNN announced it was canceling the show two months later, as network president Jon Klein told the New York Times "I agree wholeheartedly with Jon Stewart's overall premise." As is so typical of liberals who preach one thing while doing its opposite (Leonardo DiCaprio, call your office), Comedy...
  • Jon Stewart and Anti-Semitism

    09/04/2014 4:31:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    I've been accused of anti-Semitism twice, and I still bristle. The first was after the Buchanan presidential run of '92, which I supported, and which triggered an ugly whisper campaign in Hollywood suggesting an anti-Semitic streak lurking under the hood. The second time, 10 years ago, was a frontal attack. I had conducted a teleconference, involving a dozen or more journalists, to unveil the results of a study conducted by the Parents Television Council involving Hollywood and religion. I learned about an hour later that Lynn Smith of the L.A. Times was working up a story suggesting I'd made anti-Semitic...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Waiting for Facts Is Racism: Jon Stewart Joins the Ferguson Mob

    08/28/2014 8:20:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | August 28, 2014 | John Nolte
    Jon Stewart has no idea what happened in Ferguson, MO, but pretends he does. And according to the Washington Post and much of the media, that's how Stewart ObliteratedDestroyedBlastedDemolishedShredded Fox News. Let his trained seals in the media clap. The bottom line to Jon Stewart's rant is that he believes that waiting for facts is racism. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Somehow… Stewart just knows Michael Brown put his hands up. Stewart just knows racism was behind the shooting of Michael Brown. Stewart just knows the shooting of Michael Brown was unjustified. Stewart just knows that Al Sharpton's symbolic summits in Chicago are enough. Stewart...
  • How Jon Stewart Made It Okay to Care About Palestinian Suffering

    07/22/2014 10:59:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 21, 2014 | Dean Obeidallah
    When I interviewed The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart two years ago for a documentary I co-directed, The Muslims Are Coming!, one of the questions I posed to the talk show host was: Do you think your show has had an impact on issues? Surprisingly, Stewart responded “no.” At first, my co-director, Negin Farsad, and I thought Stewart was being unduly modest. But he was actually being sincere. Stewart went on to list issues he had railed against for years—such as media sensationalism—and noted that nothing tangible had changed despite his best efforts. But if that question were put to Stewart...