And in the wake of 9/11 he did something amazing: He taught America how to make jokes — hell, how to laugh, even with a mass grave still smoldering in downtown New York and America just beginning to embark on the series of insanely unexamined moral misadventures that persist to this day. He'd taken over The Daily Show from Craig Kilborn in 1999
's aged like the president. They are close to the same age — they are both terminal baby boomers [...]. They are both cool and smart, and they both gained moral authority by seeming to rise up in answer to our terrible times ... and yet somehow they have both ended up as political figures who insist that they are above the troublesome fractiousness of politics.
Eh, we are regular DS watchers but I think his interviews are often pretty weak. He's terrible with attractive women because he just flirts, talks over people who have more interesting things to say than he does, and has a really hard time with interviewees that are awkward.
nobody says how strange it is that the spiel you hear before you're allowed to see Jon Stewart just happens to be exactly the same spiel you hear before you're allowed to walk through the barbed-wire gates of —
"What I do is much harder than what you do"? But just last year didn't he tell Rachel Maddow that what he did was less honorable than what she did?
I don't think so. I've watched him for a long time--whenever it is a process issue, he has extremely simplistic responses. On health care he wondered why the "Democrats" didn't come out with "single payer" as their first move. As if there was a single "Democratic" proposal, or their should be. He saw it as Red v. Blue, but in reality it is a lot more complex than that and he failed to educate his studio audience on that. -- Ironmouth
Just yesterday he insisted the Dems got hosed in the debt ceiling battle. Anyone who looked at what the major players wanted and what they got in the details of the deal would not say that. -- Ironmouth
Wasn't the whole problem with Bush that he was so intent on winning PR battles he cared nothing for policy? -- Ironmouth
This relies on the idea that if we were just angrier, then the crazy Republicans would just respect us and cave in. That's ridiculous. Independents aren't going for that. -- Ironmouth
You think that about everyone that disagrees with you though, I think you are just blind to the fact that other people have different ideas about how to accomplish change. Stewart didn't feel bad about Iraq, he thought it was a terrible pointless war pushed by lies and he used his position to highlight those lies .... People have material complaints. I'm seriously telling you, it really isn't that everyone else on the planet but you is a big emotional baby with their fe-fees hurt as you post in every fucking vaguely political thread.
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