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DutchLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-10 08:22 PM
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20. Your response shows you haven't read my post at all...
I know the title of my thread had the form of a question, but that doesn't mean you don't have to read the post before answering. I specifically addressed your point and explained why I don't think it's true. I'll repeat it here for you:

It seems the main offense Stewart supposedly has committed, is falsely equating the 'liberal' media (or the liberal elements in the corporate media) to the right-wing, conservative (batshit) media. I also believe this was Maddow's criticism. However, as Stewart tried to point out numerous times during the interview, that was not his intention. People may have perceived it that way, but he has no control over that perception. Leftists and liberals have been mad, because it seemed like Stewart equated conspiracy theories about Obama ("the socialist muslim from Kenya") with legitimate anger from the left toward the Bush cabal (e.g. Code Pink). Stewart said to Maddow that he wasn't going at substance, but at tone. <...>

Important detail is that Stewart said to Maddow: "you know we, on the show, have a special place in our hearts for Fox". Meaning that he doesn't really think Fox and MSNBC are equals, and that Fox is a category all by it itself. At one point during the interview, he said to Maddow that she was defending herself about something he didn't accuse her of. He even complimented her and, in a way, Keith Olbermann too, by pointing out how he had been the pioneer for liberal voices on television. So this is why I don't get some poster's comment that Stewart has been working against liberal voices on television, going even as far to cite 'Crossfire' as a show for liberals. Stewart's little crusade is directed against bad media, and I thought most on DU agreed that constitutes almost all mainstream media.

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