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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:52 PM

Here's where Jon Stewart's criticism of Harry Reid fails

The criticism:

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In this case, McConnell may find rare common cause with the comedian Jon Stewart. Stewart mocked Reid’s comments on an episode of “The Daily Show” that aired Wednesday night, comparing Reid’s contention about Romney’s tax returns to the effort by real estate mogul Donald Trump to investigate the birth records of President Barack Obama.

http://www.rollcall.com/news/Mitch-McConnell-Blasts-Harry-Reid-for-Questioning-Romney-Tax-Returns-216697-1.html


Well, Obama has released his birth certificate.



In fact, I'd say Stewart's mentioning it falls into this category: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021062537

Your turn Mitt!





If you insist on speculating about what's in Mitt Romney's tax returns, please do so responsibly
http://upload.democraticunderground.com/10021062671

Sen. Harry Reid Has No Intention Of Backing Down On Romney Tax Accusations
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021063254

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Reply Here's where Jon Stewart's criticism of Harry Reid fails (Original post)
ProSense Aug 2012 OP
IADEMO2004 Aug 2012 #1
Kurovski Aug 2012 #15
truebrit71 Aug 2012 #2
RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #3
FLyellowdog Aug 2012 #4
RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #8
jillan Aug 2012 #9
ProSense Aug 2012 #5
RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #10
Enrique Aug 2012 #13
roguevalley Aug 2012 #14
RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #19
JI7 Aug 2012 #22
RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #25
NYC Liberal Aug 2012 #17
RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #18
NYC Liberal Aug 2012 #23
RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #26
Enrique Aug 2012 #6
GusFring Aug 2012 #7
part man all 86 Aug 2012 #11
kenfrequed Aug 2012 #12
marlakay Aug 2012 #16
Adenoid_Hynkel Aug 2012 #20
JI7 Aug 2012 #21
UnrepentantLiberal Aug 2012 #24
UTUSN Aug 2012 #27
Duppers Aug 2012 #28
canEHdian Aug 2012 #29

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:02 PM

1. I wore the Made in USA tee at our County Democrats fair booth and it makes people vomit insanity.

They just couldn't hold the stupid inside. Made my hair curly they were so wrong.

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Response to IADEMO2004 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:17 AM

15. Lol

Comedy has made you brave.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:04 PM

2. Whaddya know? A comedian gets something wrong...

...He was wrong about the left-right media-equivalency thing with the "Sanity" rally, and he's wrong here too.

The birth certificate issue was used as an excuse to hide right-wing bigotry, Rmoney's failure to disclose his tax returns is being used to show that Mittens is an un-trustworthy, manipulative, goddamned liar..

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:07 PM

3. I'm not sure why Jon went after Reid

but the reason he brought the subject up was to show how Fox And Friends were reacting to it and how hypocritical they were for bitching about someone saying things without evidence. That's how the segment ended and it was hilarious.

I guess Dems get held to such a higher standard while Repubs go on and on with absolutely ridiculous allegations with no facts whatsoever. Jon points their insanity out all the time, so maybe he was trying to appear more balanced. Anyway, I agree it was a stupid attack - especially comparing him to Birthers.

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Response to RedStateLiberal (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:10 PM

4. I didn't like it all.

He practically called Reid a liar...I don't think Reid made his statement up. I think it really happened which makes it altogether different from the crap Faux spews. I can't imagine that Faux actually believes what they put out there...they know they're lying when they say it. Just MHO.

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Response to FLyellowdog (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:18 PM

8. I didn't either

and it really pissed me off when I saw Fox use the clip from The Daily Show today to discredit Reid.

However, as I mentioned, the last part of the segment calling out Fox for blatant hypocrisy was funny and to the point. Obviously, they did not show that part of the segment today on Fox so Jon needs to stop giving the right-wingers ammunition in election season.

I know he's just a comedian but studies have shown that a LOT of people actually get informed from that show.

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Response to FLyellowdog (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:22 PM

9. What really pissed me off- He was calling Reid stupid for not double checking his facts while

calling Harry Reid stupid while not checking with Harry Reid if those facts are real.

I was screaming at the tv and am so looking forward to Stewart eating some crow on this one.

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Response to RedStateLiberal (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:12 PM

5. Of course,

"I'm not sure why Jon went after Reid but the reason he brought the subject up was to show how Fox And Friends were reacting to it and how hypocritical they were for bitching about someone saying things without evidence."

...the media will leave out the "hypocritical" part. Still, Stewart's comment serves the purpose.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:25 PM

10. The only media I've seen cover Stewart's attack on Reid

is Fox News. So yeah, it was really unfair and gives the right ammunition.

I'm just trying to understand why he went after Reid. My only guess is he wants a bigger audience and hopes some conservatives will tune in based on this attack. Maybe if they do the vast majority of fair and truthful attacks he makes on the Rethugs will sink in.

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Response to RedStateLiberal (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:02 PM

13. he didn't think it through, imo

my initial reaction to what Reid said is that it sounded a little like a smear.

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Response to RedStateLiberal (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:29 PM

14. he also called out Harry on both his unsubstantiated at the time claim and his remarks

about ROmney's father. John holds our side to a higher standard because he knows we can do it, the others not so much.

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Response to roguevalley (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:18 AM

19. That makes more sense.

It was kind of a low blow to bring up his deceased father. I forgot about that part. Thanks.

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Response to RedStateLiberal (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:32 AM

22. Romney's dad was a public official, he was Governor

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Response to JI7 (Reply #22)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:41 AM

25. Yeah, but Reid said Romney's father would be ashamed of him.

Sorry, but that's just going too far. Yes, his father basically introduced the idea of politicians releasing their tax returns, but Reid should have worded it more carefully.

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Response to RedStateLiberal (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:23 AM

17. The difference is Obama had released more than enough legal documentation

a long time ago to show the birthers were full of shit.

Romney has not released anything about his tax returns.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #17)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:10 AM

18. I know that.

I clearly wrote that it was stupid to compare what Reid is doing to Birthers.

Are you replying to the wrong post or what?

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Response to RedStateLiberal (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:35 AM

23. Nope, I was agreeing with you

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #23)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:42 AM

26. Okay.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:14 PM

6. it fails even if Obama didn't release his birth certificate

Jon is off base, Harry did nothing wrong.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:16 PM

7. I said I hated Stewart because he tries too hard too hard to be seen as a moderate. Give me Maher

or Colbert any day over this guy. Some DU member didnt agree with me.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:33 PM

11. The Jo(h)n lost me with his pee rally in D.C. Unless Lewis Black is on, I watch Colbert.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:46 PM

12. hmm... yeah. agreed.

I get what he was trying to do, but trying to use a false equivalency to go after Fox's complete bias was the wrong move.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:21 AM

16. It was one of those times I totally disagreed with Jon

and was sick of his trying to stay in the middle and be nice to both sides. Harry did nothing wrong at all...

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:29 AM

20. Jon was pretty bad again tonight - buying into the RW chick-fil-a garbage

and pushing the free speech b.s.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:31 AM

21. Jon Stewart is one of those afraid of being seen as liberal

so he will do stupid shit like this.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:39 AM

24. The Daily Show jumped the shark.

 

It's not the brilliant show that it once was.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 02:46 AM

27. Just pulling this sunk-like-a-rock from yesterday

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021062522



Impossible new obnoxiousness low for LIMBOsevic (abt REID). & enough terribleness for Jon STEWART to go around:

LIMBOsevic just did a parody that his clueless audience will take as real. He claimed he got a call from "somebody who went to Harvard" who told him that President OBAMA hides his academic records because he had the worst grades in Harvard history, didn't go to classes and was covered-for by his professors. First he did an elaborate setup going on and on about how he took this call despite hating phones, how he has a panic attack when phones ring or otherwise gets five minutes of funk. The only thing he left out was his drug deafness, like when he disclosed it: "I'mmmmmm... DEAFfffffffff!1"

As for Jon, he lost me when he revealed himself to be a Third Way-er, when he staged his rally in response to the BecKKK crap rally. I had discovered him delightedly when he took over the Daily Show from KILBORN, had been slightly puzzled when he wrecked Crossfire, but finally with his BecKKK rally it all became clear. I hadn't needed to ask, what does Jon want? before then, but there at that absurd crapfest where he disappointed that audience that was expecting a Liberal voice and instead served up a Mythbusters street performance, the question presented itself and was answered. From then on I haven't tuned him in, his spot is nicely filled by COLBERT and MAHER. As MAHER said back then, "If you're going to hold (an event) it needs to be about something." And MAHER's personal jerkoffs are preferable/better than Jon's Third Way thank you very much.

Anyway, STEWART gigged REID for the crack about ROMNEY-pere ashamed of son. He did zing Faux again, however and ended by saying, "There's enough terribleness to go around." Still, eye glint aside, wink wink, he still play-dates O'LOOFAH.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:09 AM

28. sometimes Stewart is such a dumbass. nt

...perhaps often.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:33 AM

29. Not a Big Fan of Stewart, To Be Honest

 

I vastly prefer Colbert.

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