Neo-cons like Jon Stewart

Neo-cons like Jon Stewart

Post by samso » Wed, 12 Aug 2009 00:33:55


"Conservatives like Stewart because he's providing them a platform to
reach an audience that usually tunes them out. And they often find that
Stewart takes them more seriously than right-wing political hosts, who
are often just using them to validate their broad positions, do. Stewart
will poke fun, but he offers a good-faith debate on powder kegs ?
torture, ***, nuclear weapons, health care ? that explode on other
networks. "Shepard Smith did the same discussion [on torture]," says
May. "He kept yelling me at me: 'This is where I get off the bus! Not in
my name!' He wasn't arguing with me. It was just assertions and anger.
That's not what Jon deals in.""

http://SportToday.org/

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Neo-cons like Jon Stewart

Post by xyzz » Wed, 12 Aug 2009 00:46:32


Quote:
> "Conservatives like Stewart because he's providing them a platform to
> reach an audience that usually tunes them out. And they often find that
> Stewart takes them more seriously than right-wing political hosts, who
> are often just using them to validate their broad positions, do. Stewart
> will poke fun, but he offers a good-faith debate on powder kegs ?
> torture, ***, nuclear weapons, health care ? that explode on other
> networks. "Shepard Smith did the same discussion [on torture]," says
> May. "He kept yelling me at me: 'This is where I get off the bus! Not in
> my name!' He wasn't arguing with me. It was just assertions and anger.
> That's not what Jon deals in.""

> http://SportToday.org/

> s

Is this a statement that The Daily Show is a good platform, or just
that all the partisan shows have sunk so low that a comedy show looks
like the Algonquin roundtable in comparison?

btw, anyone who's seen Bill Kristol on The Daily Show knows that they
respect  and enjoy debating each other.