Jon Stewart Veiled Criticism

Submitted by: madest 6 years ago in
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Veiled Criticism
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Americans entrusted Tucson with giving a voice to the nation"s grief and boy, did they let them down.
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Male 195
We were having this argument at the founding of our nation. The Federalist Papers called them "factions" its good that some things have not changed.
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Male 10,339
"everything the other party does isn`t necessarily wrong."

This is the first time Madest has ever said this, and I can guarantee he doesn`t believe it.

Look up, he is trying to take the high road, and he will fall.
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Male 38,468
I missed the Prez`s speach because Reegis and Kelly were on
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Female 2,228
@Gladhatter-

Jon Stewart is a GOD. *Rearranges the flowers and sweets at her Stewartian altar*
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Female 2,228
Tridirk, you don`t watch the show much do you? Jon regularly has productive discussions even with people that I consider toxic, and I have never heard him raise his voice or seen him veer away from rational critique even once.

The only folks who have to fear Jon are the representatives of Big Stupid. When he does become serious about something, when someone has committed the unforgivable Stupid, his quiet intensity burns through the screen and the offending party must feel as if hell hounds are at their heels. But, there is no malice behind what he does. No ill will. Just a deep commitment to Reason itself.
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Male 313
Madspeech: As I said, both sides have their hatemongers and dividers,(heck, just read your own words), that can`t handle an opposition opinion.

Like so many when they can`t prevail in the discussion they ramp up the rhetoric, (that they so much blame on the other side). Then spout extreme claims by their opponents.

Blinded by the inflated anger the point is missed.

You just provided a perfect example of how the discussion and interaction goes.
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Male 219
Stewart is just a dick.
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Male 7,378
OK Tridick. So your political opinion is the seating arrangement was wrong and the Indian shouldn`t have been there. What is that called the Moron party?
Jon Stewart made valid points. What you and FoxNews don`t seem to see is everything the other party does isn`t necessarily wrong. If the the mindless talking heads over at Fox are ordered to criticize 100% of everything that Obama does then they`re bound to be wrong ohhh 90% of the time?
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Male 10,855
[quote[But Stewart would qualify also.[/quote]

How exactly?
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Female 3,696
that`s discrimination mang..
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Male 1,610
don`t feed the troll madest
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Male 313
[quote]The hate speech came from FoxNews. I suggest you watch it again.[/quote]
I was talking about you.... But Stewart would qualify also.

The only difference is that he speaks for your political opinion and against those to which you disagree. So you are fine with him. But the purpose, intent, and tone of his speech and show is no different than those that you detest.
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Male 7,378
[quote]He is a much a divider and spreader of hate speech as many on opposition stations.[/quote]
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The hate speech came from FoxNews. I suggest you watch it again.
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Male 83
Sorry IAB, Videos are not currently avalible in my country... FAIL.

Put videos up that can play in England as well >.<
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Male 24
Jon Stewart is inconsequential. He relays faux "news" and opinions, too bad most people can`t tell the difference.
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Male 2,988
Good old Jon Stewart, not afraid to tell it like it is and be funny at the same time. I get more actual news info from him and Colbert in 1 hour than I would watching any given news channel all day long.
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Male 526
*JonCorp and uhh... lose the `my` on the fourth line.....
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Male 526
@Tridirk he actually is his own corporation. Look up the "JonCo" bit... funny stuff.

I was going to comment on the video, but my I don`t feel like sticking my neck out for the likes of CrakrJak and 5Cats to start swinging at it. I`ll just quietly enjoy Jon Stewart for what he is to me, a slightly left-leaning satirist that makes the problems of the world seem less inane and scary.
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Male 10,855
@tridirk

That`s what I meant, he`s paid to make fun of the corporate run news networks. That`s why I trust him more. I know Comedy Central is itself a corporation owned by a larger one (Viacom). But, since it is his job I prefer him over the other news networks.

[quote]Comedy Central is owned by the same people that own Fox News and MSNBC[/quote]

Uhh no Comedy Central`s owned by Viacom, Fox News is owned by NewsCorp, and MSNBC is a joint venture between Microsoft (MicroSoft Network) and General Electric (they own NBC).
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Male 3,364
Auburnjunky said: "College kids all goo goo for Obama = cheering, where there should not have been any"

I think hearing that Gabby Giffords opened her eyes was completely cheerworthy. Face it. The speech was one of his best, and the cons on Fox "news" became ridiculously petty.
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Male 1,548
@Andicicle
Not owned, he is just an influential shareholder.

Comedy Central is owned by the same people that own Fox News and MSNBC. The whole f*cking point of The Daily Show/Colbert Report is that you already know the news and they get to mock the news networks by putting a humorous spin on what you already know. If you actually "get your news" from them, then you are an idiot and shouldn`t be allowed to breed. There are plenty of legit news sources outside the American media circle. BBC, Deutsche Welle, and Al Jazeera English are all fairly politically neutral (except when Al Jazeera reports on the middle east) and your local news stations will tend to be naturally fair.
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Male 313
If you lean left you will love the words of this Obama/lib cheerleader. If you don`t lean left you just find him a pompous windbag.

I liked the one comment about him being more believable than a corporate ran news network? What the heck do you think he is? He doesn`t work for free, does he. I`ll bet he in fact might be his own corporation? Don`t know for sure, but just a guess.

He is a much a divider and spreader of hate speech as many on opposition stations.
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Male 503
yes, Fancy, post some research on that. its true.
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Male 503
I hate Fu#ks news. hey... anybody realize that fox news corporation is owned by a muslim extremeist prince? yep... terrorists actually fund fu#ks news. absolutely true... look it up.
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Male 38,468
[quote]Jon Stewart is rated the most trusted "news reporter" in the nation.[/quote]

WHAT! the picked him over Steven Colbert?
those stupid twats!

really, Daily Show with Jon Steward is okay, but Chelseay Lately is on at the same time and I gotta get my Lindsey Lohan & Charlie Sheen fix.
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Female 1,205
"Hotspot shield works for me in the UK - I watch both the Daily Show and Colbert Report every day on their Comedy Central websites."

Yeah, I only trust John Stuart and Colbert with the news. That`s where I get my info.
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Male 37,762
vv Thanks @patchouly!
Well, it`s 90% right-bashing and 10% left bashing, as expected, with actors PRETENDING to be `right wing` while making fools of themselves. No word on the blood libel campaign against Palin, the Tea Party and the `right wing` eh?

Yes, comedy is LESS BIASED than the MSM! lolz!
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Male 770
it points out the sad fact that everyone has an agenda.
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Male 3,076
@Batmanners must be the canadian government blocking you, because I can see it in norway...
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Male 4,746
For those who can`t see it, you can watch it here:

Comedy Network

Click on the link, below the player, for Jan 13th, 2011.
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Male 183
Hotspot shield works for me in the UK - I watch both the Daily Show and Colbert Report every day on their Comedy Central websites.
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Male 37,762
Hotspot seems to go for days or even WEEKS without changing it`s `cover` address, I found it so unreliable I quit using it entirely...

Anyhow, I truely hope Stewart raised an objection to the sickening display of the leftist media...
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Male 4,004
Does ANYONE have a link where this isn`t blocked for those who aren`t American?

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Male 997
@Anglemassb, just need to disconnect and re-connect till you get an ip address it hasn`t registered to the hotspot shield yet. Never have to have done that more then twice before I could watch HULU
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Male 200
there`s a reason Jon Stewart is rated the most trusted "news reporter" in the nation.
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Male 359
So there are at least two of you that unapologetically claim such a thing.

That means there are legions of you out there.

...there is no hope for humanity. I am glad I will die before too long.
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Female 3,001
downloaded that software thing, and it doesn`t work still. woop
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Male 10,855
[quote]Please, tell me you are not that stupid for real.[/quote]

I trust a comedian who deliberately pokes fun at the news networks rather than a corporate-owned news network that gives you the news and claims they`re not spinning it.
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Female 3,001
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Male 359
"I mean being physically present for a presidential speech when he`s not campaigning is supposed to be one of those lifetime kinds of things, particularly if you like the current president."

Hmmmmm. OK fair enough.

"Cheering was completely appropriate."

Uh...no.

"I think you should change the financial part of the electorial system and swap out all the politicians. Personally i can go for some rice, chicken and noodles for a while"

Tell me more of this common sense you speak of.

"IMHO, the Daily Show and the Colbert Report are far more trustworthy sources of information than CNN, FOX, NBC, etc"

Please, tell me you are not that stupid for real.

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Male 55
I have to say that it`s strange that the media has, one again, chosen to move the public`s discourse to the president`s "virtues as speechmaker" rather than to keep them focused on the murders that occurred. This is a grievous act that occurred in Arizona, and it is very strange and upsetting to me that, once again, our president`s forced popularity has been given center stage.

Also, though this will be unpopular, I agree with the criticism of the Native American benediction before the president`s speech. If Christians and other major religions are to barred from doing similar benedictions at political events such as these, how is it fair to give the right of benediction to other groups? Either we all share--yes, share--the right, or we all are denied it.
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Male 128
IMHO, the Daily Show and the Colbert Report are far more trustworthy sources of information than CNN, FOX, NBC, etc
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Male 2,441
Not huge on Stewart, but no doubt he has a voice. He made some good points and I`m glad he was able to shut up some of those criticizing the memorial. Obama did a great job inspiring hope in my opinion.
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Male 76
not available in my country :(
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Male 1,010
Obama sure has got a mouth on him... Palin just 5hit all over her selv with her selv-defense speech. What Obama is doing in his job is something else though. I think you should change the financial part of the electorial system and swap out all the politicians. Personally i can go for some rice, chicken and noodles for a while - i mean we`ve been eating hamburgers over here for almost 90 years allready ;-)
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Male 25,416
when was he supposed to be funny
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Male 662
The pauses in the speech was becuase, and any communication major knows this, if he didn`t pause half the speech would be lost. He would be trying to talk over them so he paused for them to calm down.

And The daily Show just talks about how f**ked up the "real" news is. He never said you should get your news from him. But he has a voice and people want to hear from him. he is not stupid and he cares. So let the man speak...Maybe people should listen.
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Male 245
@Gerry1of1

I admit the ending bit was a tad silly but it`s not like his point is invalid just because he made a few jokes. And it`s not like this is even "news," it`s just showing how hypocritical everyone is being about the matter.

I live in Tucson right now and attended the rally. There was an extreme set of conflicting emotions behind what was going on. Imaginably there was an air of sadness over the shooting, but a lot of them were excited for the president`s speech. I mean being physically present for a presidential speech when he`s not campaigning is supposed to be one of those lifetime kinds of things, particularly if you like the current president. Plus, the whole point of his speech was turning the sadness into hope. Cheering was completely appropriate. It`s also a good way to show those directly affected that they have strong support from the entire community.
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Male 10,855
@Gerry

I still prefer his spin on the news over Fox`s.
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Male 38,468
Jon Stewart is a stand up comic.. NOT a valid news source.
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Male 10,855
The photo is credited to one Roxana Vasquez:
The caption
[quote]Tucson community members attended a candlelight vigil Monday night outside Rep. Gabrielle Giffords office to show their support for those who were injured and killed Saturday morning.[/quote]
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Male 10,855
You know what they actually did:

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Male 10,855
Who knows they probably already paid their respects with their own ceremony.
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Male 10,855
Okay there was cheering, but who said a funeral needs to be sad. They needed someone to lift their spirits and that`s what Obama was doing. So I really don`t think they were cheering for Obama.
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Male 10,339
LOL I know Cajun. I was jus` foolin`.
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Male 10,339
No I was not making fun of it. I was calling it what it became because of the poor handling of it by whoever put it together.

College kids all goo goo for Obama = cheering, where there should not have been any.
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Male 10,855
[quote]Oh IC. Circumvention of the censor = banhammer.[/quote]


I`ve been doing that 5h17 for awhile now. I`m still here :D

So apparently they don`t give a 5h17.

17`5 l3375p34k. Y0u 5h0uld 7ry 17 50m371m3!

[quote](Please don`t take that as an endorsement of Bush. I could not stand the man.)[/quote]

Non-sequitor, not that I would anyway.
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Male 586
@ auburnjunky You were making fun of a funeral by calling it a pep rally dude. Cajun called you out on it.
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Male 586
@ fivezones "Same funny voice and face for every joke. Old and boring." I know right!? Why doesn`t he change his voice and face anyway?? Ohwait I know... he was born with them
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Male 10,339
How so fakebacon? Please enlighten the peanut gallery.
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Male 586
@ auburnjunky is back pedaling
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Male 359
SilverThread, there we disagree. Obama just spends too much money for me to ever vote for him. Love him, hate him, he just spends too much money.
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Male 3,431
Man, I don`t listen to Jon Stewart, but I might just start.

He called it, it`s a Damned Wake, not the Jersey Shore. It isn`t a political statement at heart and I personally have decided that I`m gonna vote for the guy JUST TO SPITE the non-nice individuals that are deriding him for THIS ONE INSTANCE.
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Male 359
I thought it was very Presidential. He said some stuff that needed to be said & he said it well. As for the crowd, I got the impression that he was a bit shocked by their behavior at first just like I was. Perhaps if he had just held up his hand when the cheering started and said something like "thank you for your support but this is a memorial" it would have ended the pep-rally feel before it got so carried away. I mean we see these family members weeping and broken over this messed up $h!t and the crowd is going wild. It was a bit off sides. Cant blame Obama for that though. And he had to make pauses when the crowd was getting excited. It was uncomfortable to watch and judging by his initial reaction to the first big cheering outburst, it was a little uncomfortable for him also. But all in all, I think he did a good job and even managed to try and nudge the left to lay off the mud slinging.
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Male 10,339
Another thing:

What 5 hours 17 mean?

Oh IC. Circumvention of the censor = banhammer. ;)
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Male 10,339
I didn`t say anything about what they were wearing.

The t-shirts reference was about the t-shirts that were given away.

Also, the Bush eulogy at WTC involved family members, and local police fire, and city officials, not college students. There was no cheering every other sentence.

(Please don`t take that as an endorsement of Bush. I could not stand the man.)
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Male 10,855
Another thing:

Why do you give a 5h17? Do you expect everyone to find the time to get in proper black and find the place? Hell Bush Jr. gave a speech in front of the ruins of the WTC and no one was even wearing their Sunday`s finest. So why does it matter?
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Male 10,855
@auburnjunky


And you expect the president to do nothing? The president regardless of his affiliation has got to raise people`s moral after such a tragedy regardless of political affiliation. To me it was more like "cheer for yourselves and each other" not "cheer for me".
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Male 10,339
It was most definitely a pep rally. The moment they opened it to the public, and the moment Obama started his little "cheer for me" pauses, it became a pep rally.

That and the t-shirts....

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Male 1,399
I GOT A T SHIRT! WOO! WE LOVE YOU OBAMA!
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Male 313
Hatemonger
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Male 508
Can`t see it and it`s probably not worth loading new software to see so rated dumb and boring.
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Male 225
Jon Stewart is getting boring? :<
THIS WAS HILARIOUS!
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Male 397
Oh you silly Americans!
You`ze so crazy!
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Male 1,625
Well done daily show.
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Male 1,021
Jon Stewart is getting boring. Same funny voice and face for every joke. Old and boring.
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Male 208
I did LOVe the native american blessing though...


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Male 208
But they dont mention the t shirts with the pep rally slogan on it, do they?
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Female 612
"Stupid Republicans."

I think you`re missing what the president was talking about, dude.
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Male 10,855
This is why love Jon Stewart.


And excuse me, pep rally? Have you ever been to an African American funeral? Even with a loved one` death they will STILL raise your spirit.
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Male 15,510
@Mr_Pedo_Bear

I think HULU already blocked hotspot shield as well
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Male 201
Stupid Republicans.
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Male 1,610
Man, I JUST watched this on TV. What annoyed me most was those two pompous d*cks` criticism of the native American`s blessings. "It was most peculiar." ffs, grow up.
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Male 997
Before people complain about it not being avaible in your country. Get a proxy server like Hotspot Shield which is based in the US of A, then you can watch it and stuff like Hulu aswell btw.
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Male 7,378
Link: Jon Stewart Veiled Criticism [Rate Link] - Americans entrusted Tucson with giving a voice to the nation`s grief and boy, did they let them down.
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