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apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2012 - 01:58am PT
This interview with Tom Goldstein is pretty interesting:
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-april-3-2012/exclusive---tom-goldstein-extended-interview-pt--1

The guy who argued Bush v Gore in front of the SCOTUS, and against the recent strip search law. He's obviously quite sharp and astute...I'd love to hear more of his views on the SCOTUS.

With the clear trend of conservative-aligned rulings in the last 10 years or so, I've pretty much concluded that the SCOTUS really is primarily a political tool of the right wing. When Goldstein is asked his opinion on this, for all of his own ideologic views, he said he does not believe that this is the case. I actually believed him...for a moment, it restored a bit of faith in our governing system.
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2012 - 02:36am PT
Arianna Huffington was on Colbert this week...it's quite funny!
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/412840/april-18-2012/arianna-huffington
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - May 7, 2012 - 01:46am PT
David Barton & Stewart:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-may-1-2012/exclusive---david-barton-extended-interview-pt--1

Barton has been a regular guest- I give Stewart credit for engaging him in a challenging yet respectful manner (in the context of a comedi-pundit). Still, it's Barton's circular, dizzying, twisted take on the presence of religion in our political and social system that makes me want to wring his scrawny neck.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 9, 2012 - 01:58am PT
Oh, shite....this is feckin' priceless Stewart...

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-june-7-2012/jon-stewart-tries-to-figure-out-what-he-s-allowed-to-put-in-his-mouth
apogee

climber
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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 9, 2012 - 02:48am PT
If you can stand it, this is a great discussion of the investment/banking system vs. those who are actually investing in it....

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/thu-june-7-2012-edward-conard
apogee

climber
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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 14, 2012 - 01:23am PT
Stewart's interview with Colin Powell doesn't cover any particularly new ground, but it is kinda fun, and has some interesting recollections of Reagan....

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-june-12-2012/exclusive---colin-powell-extended-interview-pt--1

'spose Powell's new book & media presence is an early-early show to 2016...?
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jun 14, 2012 - 01:40am PT
If you can stand it, this is a great discussion of the investment/banking system vs. those who are actually investing in it....


I thought it was highly interesting and well done interview-that was good viewing... I actually listened to the whole thing. Also meant to see if there were any comments in this thread about it, glad to see it Apogee...
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2012 - 01:32am PT
Perfect, classic, vintage JS on the SCOTUS immigration ruling, and 'Los Panderos'..

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-june-25-2012/los-panderos
apogee

climber
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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2012 - 02:49am PT
Damn....this was very, very good...
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-june-25-2012/exclusive---marco-rubio-extended-interview-pt--1

A very spirited, intelligent, respectful discussion from both sides of the spectrum. The Right's position still mystifies me, but I found myself willing to listen when it was presented by Rubio.

It's sooooo hard to find discussions like this in today's media politics.
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Jun 28, 2012 - 03:29am PT
Have to say these last two nights Stewart has been at his best, with an insightful and devastating wit; he is the enemy of hypocrisy. How he puts it together night after night is really amazing. Poor Fox news!
apogee

climber
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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2012 - 01:58am PT
Great. Just feckin' great.

Viacom & DirectTV are feuding, which means all DS or Colbert Report episodes have been pulled from the Comedy Central websites.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/daily-show-colbert-report-cease-online-streaming-viacom-directv_n_1668989.html?ir=Comedy

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 14, 2012 - 02:23am PT
Somebody wants more money.

My guess Stewart / Colbert % Co. are the ones wanting more money, because it's only their outfit DTV isn't carrying anymore.

Call Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and tell them to back off from being such greedy pigs.
bullfrog

Trad climber
Jul 14, 2012 - 03:26am PT
This got me thinking a little, and likely going OT to the point the thread should be forked. (How do you do that here ;-) )

There is "straight" political discussion. Then there is what you can expose by being wholly or partially satirical. Then there is what you can get away with discussing about politics by wrapping it up in science fiction.

Letting the ball roll here and seeing where it goes...
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jul 14, 2012 - 08:31am PT
Chaz, you're wrong on what Viacom pulled from DirectTV. They also pulled Spike, a bunch of kid's channel's and a few others, at least they did on the service I get. There goes a couple of channels I like watching. That doesn't leave a lot left that I find interesting enough to tune in on.
apogee

climber
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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 14, 2012 - 11:19am PT
Chaz...wrong?

Chaz...the perpetual naysayer?

Chaz...the 'anything vaguely connected with liberalism is suspect'?

Chaz...the 'comment first, research last'?


Yep, that's him.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 14, 2012 - 11:53am PT
"Chaz...the 'comment first, research last'?"



Turns out my guess was correct. A guess based on zero research.

Viacom - Stewart and Colbert's outfit - are indeed asking for more money. They feel they have DirecTV over a barrel, and they want to leverage the situation into more money for themselves.

I hope DirecTV sticks to their guns, because I don't want to see my satelite bill go up in order to keep a bunch of sh#t I don't even watch.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jul 14, 2012 - 11:58am PT
Chaz, it's kind of common to post a link to whatever new information one is introducing to an on-going conversation that is germane to the basic arguement.

Post up the link dude
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 14, 2012 - 12:13pm PT
This should do it:

http://gawker.com/5925062/directv-forced-to-drop-all-viacom-channels-over-fee-dispute

"Viacom is looking to increase fees by up to 30% over $1 billion."

Viacom - Stewart and Colbert's outfit - wants an extra billion dollars. DirecTV doesn't want to pay it.

These satelite - programmer disputes are always the same. It makes for easy guessing.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jul 14, 2012 - 12:39pm PT
Chaz, when you keep phrasing the deal with

"Viacom - Stewart and Colbert's outfit - wants an extra billion dollars. DirecTV doesn't want to pay it."

You imply that those two shows are the onus for Viacom's decision, falsely btw.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 14, 2012 - 12:44pm PT
Just trying to stay relevant to the topic.
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