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Friday, January 22, 2010

OMG! Let's get this to Keith -- a kick in the ASS!

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This is hilarious, and nearly perfect. But Stewart left out the most glaring example of Olbermann's hypocrisy: His on-air call for Hillary Clinton's murder. Now that was a genuine example of violence against women. The outrage was hardly ameliorated by Olbermann's subsequent attempt to excuse his words as an exercise in jolly hyperbole.
Very funny. Stewart is among the best at mocking the deserving. I heard that Keith responded that it was a bit of a rip off of the Ben Affleck SNL bit. Which was also very funny.

Stewart can't bring himself to admit that his own audience demographics favored Barack Obama in 2008 and he was not going to upset them by bashing Keith blabberon back then.

Stewart is becoming the older, wiser, John Edwards kind of guy. Would you really buy a car from him?
A used car? No. But only because I've never paid more than 2k for a used car (usually much less) and thus his old cars are surely outside my price range.
I wrote off Jon Stewart after 2004, when he refused to discuss election fraud, blamed Kerry for the "loss," then spent the next eight months failing to denounce Bush Co. and consequently making really bad jokes. He sold out. I was done. This does not absolve him for the cop-out.

To be fair, I will also be forever grateful to Stewart for his stalwart criticism of the Bush folks between 2001 and 2004. But I can't go back.
Stewart is stuck. Gets the ratings for dogging Bush but can't tremble his trachea against Obama and risk his ratings. He'll have to do it without me too since he became part of the problem he was talking about when he put it to those monkeys on Crossfire-Carson Tucker and James Carville.
Keep on posting such stories. I like to read stories like that. By the way add some pics :)
To his credit, Olbermann has responded to Stewart. I can't comment on it because I stopped watching. I tend to stop watching Keith after a few minutes.

Speaking of which, Stewart would be much funnier if he would lay off the falsetto and stop loudly hooting his punch lines to make them sound funny. He spoils half his jokes that way.
Stewart was the frontrunner in mocking Obama. During the primary when he called him out his audience was shocked into silence and he had to rib them, "It's ok to laugh." It was a riot.

And he was first to skewer Obama, when one of his first acts in office was to strongarm the Dems into increasing the budget for the war on terror. Stewart ran side by side comparisons of Bush's and Fraudbama's war on terror messages, which were identical and then deadpanned, "But Obama makes the kids like it."

Stewart stands alone on this and deserves credit. Joseph nailed it, tho, that he missed a big opportunity to ask Ubermann if his call for Hillary's death indicated an endorsement of violence against women.
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