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apogee

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 28, 2011 - 01:24am PT
Within the world of comedic politi-pundits, Stewart is truly unique. His focus, both politically and comedically, has only sharpened as the years have gone by.

The Right will pigeonhole and excoriate him with the Maddow crowd, but this only underscores their ignorance- of late, Stewart has been every bit as critical of the current Democratic leadership as the Right, and has done it with faaaaaar more insight.

Props to Jon Stewart. There's no-one even close to him.

nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Sep 28, 2011 - 02:12am PT
The 5 minutes in this link:
http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/2011/09/19/the-daily-show-scores-two-more-emmys/

Is one of the most hysterical rant of his I've ever had the pleasure to witness.

dude nails it.

Bill O'Reilly is his guest tonight.

Two more Emmys biotches!
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2011 - 02:19am PT
It's always great fun when O'Reilly visits. Those two have a great rapport, and though their ideology is diametrically opposed, there's an underlying mutual respect that makes it fun to watch.

Stewart's recent interview with Mitch Daniels is great- not as 'sexy' as O'Reilly, but Daniels is considered one of the Right's rational conservative voices, and Stewart handles it respectfully.
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-september-21-2011/exclusive---mitch-daniels-extended-interview-pt--1
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Sep 28, 2011 - 02:24am PT
Stewarts interview of Daniels gave me a whole new respect for the republican party. To bad there are so few of his kind.


I don't own a TV. I just make a point to what the Daily Show over the internet. It pretty much is my news source - besides The Taco....
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Sep 28, 2011 - 02:28am PT
never heard of the dude.

does he shoot smack like lenny bruce?

how much smack is there in tacoma compared to seatle

can i OD on my 10,000 ira if i check it out now and pretend i am buyin a house?

are you thinkin about the weekend already?

howabout them niners?

i know you

you know me



nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Sep 28, 2011 - 03:12am PT
on second thought after watching that interview again I'm less impressed. Jon asked some very pointed, honest, and specific questions and he danced around them. They were/are the same questions I have. They are answered poorly at best.
gf

climber
Sep 28, 2011 - 04:23am PT
the house "go to" for political commentary
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Sep 28, 2011 - 04:34am PT
Real Journalism is so dead in this country that a comedian has done a better job uncovering hypocrisy and lies than virtually any real news outlet or "investigative journalism" (like 60 minutes used to be.

Hats off to Jon

peace

Karl
QITNL

climber
Sep 28, 2011 - 04:41am PT
Have any of you seen a taping in person? I was kinda whatever about him until I had that experience. What they put on the screen is maybe a quarter of the show.
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Sep 28, 2011 - 09:16am PT
Agree with the above comments.
His show gives you a real world perspective on what's happening.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Sep 28, 2011 - 10:39am PT
There's a damn good reason he's won an Emmy 9 years in a row now.

His Ron Paul interview Monday was great. He asks intelligent questions that many mainstream media folks won't go near.
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2011 - 12:24pm PT
"Jon asked some very pointed, honest, and specific questions and he (M Daniels) danced around them. They were/are the same questions I have. They are answered poorly at best."

Agree. Daniels pretty much stuck to standard talking points, and when pressed by Stewart with a question that required more than the standard Repug Rhetoric, his answer was off-target and close to gibberish.

Still, I give Daniels great credit for being there in the first place- he's waaay ahead of other Repugs that way, who prefer to stay in the safety of their FauxNews echo chambers. Anytime someone ventures into a challenging spotlight, they oftentimes find themselves struggling (it has happened to Stewart, too). I still walked away wishing there were few more thoughtful Repubs out there like Daniels who were at the center of their Party these days.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 28, 2011 - 12:48pm PT
As good as he is I'm sure he thanks his lucky stars every night that he has
so much good material to work with.
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Sep 28, 2011 - 12:48pm PT
When's it gonna rain?


He was rather sad when Trump left the race. He had material that was endless plus one.
Mangy Peasant

Social climber
Riverside, CA
Sep 28, 2011 - 02:16pm PT
Still, I give Daniels great credit for being there in the first place- he's waaay ahead of other Repugs that way, who prefer to stay in the safety of their FauxNews echo chambers. Anytime someone ventures into a challenging spotlight, they oftentimes find themselves struggling (it has happened to Stewart, too). I still walked away wishing there were few more thoughtful Repubs out there like Daniels who were at the center of their Party these days.

My belief is that guys like Daniels go on the show in order to demonstrate to the center and center/left that they are reasonable - as an attempt to win over some of the "swing vote." Problem for them is that Stewart often exposes them as being exactly the same as the rest of the Republicans.

Stewart revealed quite a bit about Daniels when he caught him using the "confiscation" word when describing taxes. Daniels may not be quite the independent thinker that he claims to be, and I think Stewart does us all a service by revealing this.

nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Sep 29, 2011 - 03:16pm PT
bump....

check out the O'Reilly episode from last night.
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 29, 2011 - 05:08pm PT
As good as he is I'm sure he thanks his lucky stars every night that he has
so much good material to work with.
Amen to that. He's got Fox News and the Republican Party to thank for all those Emmys. Here's a classic piece from about a year ago: Fox News, evil or stupid?
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-august-23-2010/the-parent-company-trap
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Sep 29, 2011 - 05:47pm PT
Some GREAT stuff from on the Daily Show... also gets a little stale at times, but what doesn't. Bugs the sh#t out of me when he doesn't finish sentences though... starts saying something, realizes he can't close the deal, then says "look..." and changes the subject. Seen him do it several times with the same "point."

Seems like when Stewart is on his game, Colbert is slacking a bit, and vice versa.

Definitely among my favorite shows.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 29, 2011 - 06:02pm PT
It is edited too fast for my liking. But ALL tellyvision is edited too fast for my liking. 'Swhy I don't watch the s h i t .

Saw the Ron Paul episode on YooTOob & felt Stewart talked too much and didn't let Paul speak enough. But it was EDITED that way :-)

Overall I agree there sure is something dead in the American media when the television talk-show comedians are THE show to be on for politicos.........
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Sep 29, 2011 - 06:15pm PT
yer old
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