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iris27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-10 06:50 PM
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14. But see, I don't think that's a fair assessment for him to make either.
When Judge Walker's Prop 8 decision came out, no one in the media spent as much time in on-air analysis of that ruling as Rachel did. How is that focusing on "the other side" more than "the issue itself"?

And I'm not sure what different interview you watched. The one I saw had him saying:

"You've said Bush is a war criminal. Now, that may be technically true. In my world, war criminal is Pol Pot or the Nuremburg trials. ...I think that's such an incendiary charge that when you put it in the conversation as...well, technically he is. That may be right. But it feels like a conversation stopper, not a conversation starter. ...We were talking about tone, not content necessarily."
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  -Exactly what was wrong with the Jon Stewart interview? DutchLiberal  Nov-13-10 05:18 PM   #0 
  - A lot of people here tend to enjoy having a zero-strike policy for people  Posteritatis   Nov-13-10 05:21 PM   #1 
  - He had the flu and came sick. We were still treated to a mature  OHdem10   Nov-13-10 05:22 PM   #2 
  - It isn't a matter of trashing him or disrespecting him  tularetom   Nov-13-10 05:35 PM   #3 
  - I think Stewart made very coherent, reasonable points...  DutchLiberal   Nov-13-10 07:09 PM   #18 
  - I thought it was a good interview.  Political_Junkie   Nov-13-10 05:38 PM   #4 
  - +1,000 n/t  malaise   Nov-13-10 06:57 PM   #16 
  - i so agree with you.  barbtries   Nov-13-10 05:44 PM   #5 
  - That's a beautiful picture! Thanks for sharing. And...  DutchLiberal   Nov-13-10 07:18 PM   #19 
  - There has always been a black and white aspect to Free Republic that we laughed at  tavalon   Nov-14-10 01:45 AM   #27 
  - My problem with Stewart  watstearns   Nov-13-10 07:41 PM   #22 
  - Good points, all. Welcome to DU.  chimpymustgo   Nov-14-10 10:46 AM   #34 
  - I think we're all concerned with the perceived image Stewart's projecting  PerpetuallyDazed   Nov-14-10 11:09 AM   #36 
  - I believe you have just made the best case *in favor* of Stewart...  DutchLiberal   Nov-14-10 07:04 PM   #37 
  - I'm also a part of the fringe!  PerpetuallyDazed   Nov-14-10 10:27 AM   #31 
  - Jon doesn't parrot some people on DU  stray cat   Nov-13-10 06:01 PM   #6 
  - I don't respect him anymore because he's promoting the big lie.  Zoeisright   Nov-13-10 06:05 PM   #7 
  - Your response shows you haven't read my post at all...  DutchLiberal   Nov-13-10 07:22 PM   #20 
     - Yeah, short attention span people  tavalon   Nov-14-10 01:46 AM   #28 
  - Answer is here-  Poboy   Nov-13-10 06:06 PM   #8 
  - I read it  PerpetuallyDazed   Nov-14-10 10:45 AM   #33 
  - knr - I heard the interview in the same way, also he pointed out how the media ...  slipslidingaway   Nov-13-10 06:15 PM   #9 
  - I enjoyed parts of the interview and portions of what he had to say.  mzmolly   Nov-13-10 06:16 PM   #10 
  - Because his defense boils down to the "tone" argument - the favorite tactic of concern trolls.  iris27   Nov-13-10 06:18 PM   #11 
  - +1 well said (n/t)  CrawlingChaos   Nov-13-10 06:32 PM   #12 
  - I watched a different interview, one of the main points is that several ...  slipslidingaway   Nov-13-10 06:38 PM   #13 
  - But see, I don't think that's a fair assessment for him to make either.  iris27   Nov-13-10 06:50 PM   #14 
  - Oh, I agree with you on that --and I disagree with Stewart on that.  DutchLiberal   Nov-13-10 07:30 PM   #21 
  - I think people can take a different message from what he presents than the one he may have  iris27   Nov-13-10 08:11 PM   #25 
     - What's wrong with being a moderate?  DutchLiberal   Nov-14-10 07:15 PM   #38 
  - You're wrong. And being hyperbolic.  PerpetuallyDazed   Nov-14-10 11:02 AM   #35 
  - I would say to Jon, "Look around"...  kentuck   Nov-13-10 06:55 PM   #15 
  - Much ado about nothing. n/t  deacon   Nov-13-10 07:00 PM   #17 
  - I do believe that much of the criticism was manufactured.  annabanana   Nov-13-10 07:47 PM   #23 
  - Yes. He never claimed that Keith is as bad as Beck, or  Doctor_J   Nov-13-10 07:49 PM   #24 
  - Very thought-provoking post. Thank you.  spooky3   Nov-13-10 10:52 PM   #26 
  - I'm glad you liked it. (n/t)  DutchLiberal   Nov-14-10 07:23 PM   #39 
  - I mostly agree with you  Ramulux   Nov-14-10 02:15 AM   #29 
  - It seems to me Stewart has been very consistent...  DutchLiberal   Nov-14-10 07:33 PM   #40 
  - Great post  Blecht   Nov-14-10 03:42 AM   #30 
  - This is a wonderfully coherent OP  PerpetuallyDazed   Nov-14-10 10:34 AM   #32 

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