May
14
2013
8

Jon Stewart, meet IRS-derived meltdown. Meltdown, Jon Stewart.

This particular event surpasses even Stewart’s hysterical reaction to Scott Brown winning the MA-SEN special election.

Now never mind for a moment that Stewart has a somewhat, ah, slanted opinion about Benghazi; also put to one side for the moment his obligatory smacks at the right wing. The point is this: Barry, you are [expletive deleted]. Jon Stewart ain’t going to carry the President’s water on this one – which means that it’s REALLY bad – so Barack Obama might as well start to process of determining who to fire. I think that it’s going to take at least a Cabinet member being burned to cauterize this one…

Jan
15
2013
1

Yeah, Paul Krugman walked into that Jon Stewart buzzsaw, there.

Stewart even brought out the “I SAID, GOOD DAY!” on this one. Background: Stewart made fun of the trillion dollar coin; Krugman got stung, started complaining about Stewart; and hijinks ensued.

That’s just four minutes of humorous groin strikes, there. Although Stewart was possibly inadvertently a bit TOO forthright about his show’s operation methodology…

Moe Lane

Jun
07
2012
2

#rsrh Jon Stewart kicks the WI recallers while they’re down.

And by ‘down’ I mean… oh, just watch the video. I kept waiting for Stewart to leave off kicking the Left on this – I was prepared and ready to accept that Stewart would leave off kicking the Left – but he. Did. Not. Stop.

Unless there was more than what was on that clip. But what was on that clip was not so much brutal as it was completely aimed at one side. That wasn’t mine. Highly surreal.

Jun
19
2011
11

Chris Wallace schools Jon Stewart.

You know, I think that I want Chris Wallace to be in charge of the 2012 debates. He deserves a reward for giving Jon Stewart the business in this one:

The fun really starts at about 5 minutes in: Stewart tried what Ace calls the “Clown Nose On / Clown Nose Off” (after stating, more or less, that conservatives are incapable of understanding liberals’ motivations) and Chris Wallace demonstrated that he was expecting precisely that answer. Because, really, nobody is as smart as they think that they are. As Jon Stewart demonstrates, over and over and over again; his repeated insisting that he wasn’t being ruled by his biases kind of lost power with every counter-example that Wallace put up on the screen. But then, it’s rare on television that people are actually grilled on things.

(more…)

Jun
14
2011
3

#rsrh Just *how* bad was the media frenzy…

…over the Sarah Palin emails? Put it this way: Jon Stewart went the entire segment without slamming THAT WOMAN once.

Not ONCE. Heck, he didn’t even try.

Via Ann Althouse – who reminds us that the ‘letter from God’ had already been published in Going Rogue: An American Life. Brilliant job there, media folks: your most significant news item from this sorry exercise had already made the bestseller list. In 2009.

Jun
01
2011
1

#rsrh Jon Stewart on #Weinergate.

Via Instapundit, Jon Stewart’s tiptoe through the minefield that is Weinergate.

Contra (somewhat) JammieWearingFool, I’m not really upset that Stewart went with his, um, ‘helpful’ defense re the size of Weiner’s… genitalia: Jon Stewart and Anthony Weiner are friends, they’ve been friends since college, and Jon Stewart pretty explicitly called people’s attention to this before talking about it (not quite hanging a lampshade, but close). Also, what’s making Stewart really mad is that the blogs are the ones doing the research that the media didn’t; speaking as somebody who crafted one of the arrows that got shot at Weiner, I’m gratified that somebody else noticed. (more…)

Nov
10
2010
--

#rsrh Jon Stewart’s 2nd rally plans down in flames?

Regrettably, it turns out that Jon Stewart’s call for a second rally to address all of the concerns that have arisen from the first rally was, in fact, a joke… OK, OK.  You either already knew that, or you didn’t know that he had called for a second rally in the first place (and would have tagged it on the spot as a joke even if you had).  Still, that rally probably sucked up valuable Democratic oxygen for the Right the veritable weekend before the elections, so we want to encourage the practice.  I can think of no better addiction for the Left to have than for them to acquire a taste for impractical smug.

:pause:

Well, more of a taste.

Oct
28
2010
1

#rsrh Democrats Co-opt Stewart/Colbert Infotainment Event.

(Via Hot Air Headlines) Well, they always had planned to do that  (which wasn’t exactly the best-kept secret in the world), but now it’s kind of obvious.  This is, in fact, turning into the Great Democratic Hope of 2010: the goal is to convert that potent, potent force known as the ‘youth vote’ into a mighty hammer of civic engagement that will keep in office… the political party that is responsible for roughly one in five of them currently being out of work.

But OfA is planning a phone bank for right afterward!  Personally, I’d have waited an hour or two to give all those volunteering livers a chance to metabolize the ethyl alcohol that will undoubtedly be consumed on Saturday, but don’t mind me, grasshoppers.

Moe Lane

Aug
12
2010
1

#rsrh Race Card Overdrawn.

(Via Instapundit) Dag. I’m starting to think that Jon Stewart’s going to be the official Democratic BS Limit Alarm for the rest of this administration’s term: when even he can’t buy it anymore, it’s over. Witness the death of the Race Card:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Race Card Is Maxed Out
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

Again. Dag.

Jan
29
2010
1

The obligatory ‘Jon Stewart smacking around Chris Matthews’ post.

As people are noting, Jon Stewart seems to be having quite the career monopolizing Blue-on-Blue comedy these days. Said monopoly is probably going to abruptly change.

Crossposted to RedState.

Jan
16
2010
15

Quote of the Day, John Yoo edition.

This pretty much encapsulates the intellectual, and I use the term extremely loosely, rigor of the antiwar movement when it comes to the GWOT:

How did he do it? It’s a question John Yoo has been getting a lot lately. How did he manage to outwit Jon Stewart? (“He slipped through my fingers,” Stewart recalled after Yoo’s recent appearance on The Daily Show. “It was like interview sand.”) Easy, says Yoo. “I’ve spent my whole career learning to settle down unruly college students who have not done the reading.”

…yes, pretty much. From what I watched of the interview I’d say that Stewart’s mistake was classic: his assumption that of course everyone agreed with his faction that torture was ordered; torture was committed; and that everything that his faction calls ‘torture’ was in fact torture caused him to walk into punch after punch.  What made it exceptionally painful (for given values of ‘painful’) was seeing Yoo take pity on Stewart a couple of minutes in and gently start presenting both sides of the core argument of What does the government need to do when faced with deliberate, unconventional attacks on its citizens? That lapse on Stewart’s part is actually a lot more damning than his inability to lay a few zingers on Yoo, but try telling that to his disappointed fanboys.

Mind you, I like Jon Stewart: he was making fun of the President back when it was still secular blasphemy.  But a man’s got to know his limitations.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

Oct
08
2009
1

The President’s plate and DADT.

I think that the clown nose is off the face but around Jon Stewart’s neck for this one:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
The Gay After Tomorrow
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political Humor Ron Paul Interview

Via Patterico’s Pontifications. Regardless of what you think of ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – I happen to be for allowing gays to serve openly in the military – it’s embarrassing, the way that the President has shown absolutely no resolve on this issue. I didn’t think that it would have been possible to get things worse than President Clinton did, but at least he tried.  This administration caved preemptively, after talking big for years on the subject.

I’d be angrier about it if I hadn’t half-expected it all along.

Moe Lane

Crossposted at RedState.

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