Posts tagged jon stewart
Posts tagged jon stewart
As soon as The Daily Show’s first post-9/11 show loses an ounce of resonance, I’ll stop posting it on the anniversary. Until then, click the image to watch Jon Stewart’s unforgettable opening monologue, and click here, here, here and here to watch the rest of the episode.
JON STEWART, addressing the shootings in Tucson, on The Daily Show (via inothernews)
"And the winner is: lower taxes and more spending? That wasn’t an option! That’s like saying ‘Hey, you know how we’re all going to get in shape after New Year’s? Laziness and bacon."
The 100 Best Signs at the Rally to Restore Sanity
Infographic of the Day: ~215,000 vs. ~87,000. In case you were wondering.
Data source: CBS.
“We know instinctively as a people that if we are to get through the darkness and back into the light we have to work together,” he said.“And sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t the promised land. Sometimes it’s just New Jersey. But we do it anyway, together.” - Jon Stewart
On Fox Business’ Varney and Company, Monica Crowley did her best to discredit the Stewart/Colbert rally by claiming that union members were being bused in at gunpoint to the rally. She said, “Well, but there are a lot of union members who are actually being bused in at gunpoint by their union leadership.” When Varney countered not at gunpoint, Crowley said, “In some cases yes, at gunpoint.”
Later she tied the Stewart/Colbert rally to Obama’s plot to get young people to vote on Election Day, “Obama has been targeting one group over and over again over the last two months, and that’s the kids. That’s the college students. He’s been all over campuses. He’s had these speeches broadcast nationwide to college campuses. He is targeting the kids, because the kids along with minority groups, African-Americans, Latinos last time were the core constituencies that came out for him last time.”
Host Stuart Varney later tried to correct Crowley that nobody was being bused in at gunpoint, and she took the opportunity to drive the point home one more time by saying, “But we are talking about some unions here, Stuart.” After Varney said again that it was symbolic, Crowley said, “Ok, I’ll concede the point.” This is the typical Fox News model. Crowley spent almost two minutes discrediting the rally and spreading fear about unions, and five seconds at the very end of the segment admitting that it is not true. What messages do think stuck with viewers? People are being forced to attend the Stewart/Colbert rally, and that the rally is designed to help Obama.
Wait, wait, wait…if Stewart and Colbert are “just comedians” as Fox paints them to be, then why are they so scared?
Okay, so who’s totally not shocked? *raises hand*
MY PARTY WAS BETTER THAN YOUR PARTY! WAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wanna go so bad…