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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 05:40 AM
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Jon Stewart Scolds Media For Ignoring Rep. Ron Paul: ‘I Mean, F*ck That Guy, Right?’

On Sunday morning, Jon Stewart woke up to a cornucopia of material to write into Monday’s program: Tim Pawlenty’s sad campaign goodbye, Rep. Michele Bachmann’s straw poll victory, Rick Perry’s vasectomy entry into the race. He somehow covered all his bases and then some tonight: finding plenty of time for the one thing the media didn’t cover: the fact that Rep. Ron Paul has emerged as a top-tier candidate in 2012.

Beginning with the news that Pawlenty exited the race, he attempted to keep awake but, of course, failed. “Here’s the problem with that guy in Iowa: any time he’s around, you can’t work any farm machinery.” He also had some problems understanding that Texas governor Perry, “the Josh Brolin character from W,” was “a real guy,” though he had a pretty convoluted explanation for why he wasn’t “George Bush on steroids” involving horse semen and solar flares.

Stewart then turned to the Sunday morning talk show talking points, and found that, universally, Bachmann, Romney, and Perry were considered the “top tier.” “You’re not forgetting anyone?” Stewart asked, referring to Rep. Paul, who had come in second. Rep. Paul managed to be ignored over Rick Santorum– “he lost to the guy who lost so bad he dropped out of the race”– and Jon Huntsman, who got 69 votes. “If all of Jon Huntsman’s supporters met at the Ames, Iowa Quiznos, the fire marshal would say, ‘yeah, that’s fine, here are some more seats.’” Stewart found it bewildering that Rep. Paul had become “the 13th floor of a hotel,” culminating with a clip of a CNN anchor requesting a reporter leave out the Ron Paul reporting if they found any juicy Sarah Palin stuff– saying, in Stewart’s words, “I mean, f*ck that guy, right?”

The segment via Comedy Central below: /

Reminds me of Cenk

But in April, when they pulled me in, Phil Griffin gave me this big speech about how we’re the establishment, and it would be cool to be like outsiders, but we’re not, we’re insiders, and we have to act like it. And I remember thinking at the time, well, there’s no way I’m going to do that. So I’m going to give them what I got. And then, if they like it, they like it. If they don’t, they don’t.
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 06:12 AM
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1. I saw the episode last night......
And from the sound bites I saw, there really isn't much difference between CNN and Faux. In the end, not only are Faux viewers misinformed but their own primaries are being manipulated.
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cstanleytech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 10:44 AM
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2. I'm not sure if its more disgusting or sad.
I'm not referring to the part of them being misinformed either but rather that they are clearly choosing to remain so.
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fl_socialist Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 09:04 PM
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4. I find it hard to have sympathy for RP
While I'm not sympathetic to the state of the RW media, Ron Paul simply isn't electable even among Republicans. It really says something when even the Right Wing considers you extreme. The media ignores Ron Paul because he already ran and lost in 2008. Everyone already knows his policies and views, which haven't changed. He has a finite number of rabid followers, which isn't going to change either. He's not news and he's not a viable candidate.
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