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Fri Feb 28, 2014, 10:32 PM

Bill Moyers on Jon Stewart



Can't say I find fault with that assessment!

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Reply Bill Moyers on Jon Stewart (Original post)
Fearless Feb 2014 OP
Bigmack Feb 2014 #1
fujiyama Mar 2014 #2
mindwalker_i Mar 2014 #9
Salviati Mar 2014 #15
nikto Mar 2014 #3
ReRe Mar 2014 #4
oldandhappy Mar 2014 #11
Cheese4TheRat Mar 2014 #5
passiveporcupine Mar 2014 #6
DeSwiss Mar 2014 #7
pablo_marmol Mar 2014 #8
MysticHuman Mar 2014 #10
libdem4life Mar 2014 #12
TNNurse Mar 2014 #13
colsohlibgal Mar 2014 #14
raven mad Mar 2014 #16
bkanderson76 Mar 2014 #17
spanone Mar 2014 #18
L0oniX Mar 2014 #19
Fearless Mar 2014 #20
L0oniX Mar 2014 #21
Jefferson23 Mar 2014 #22

Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 11:49 PM

1. True... But...

 

Twain had to write his own material.

John just plays the video or quotes the actual shithead and lets the Repubs hang themselves. People actually say that shit!

John just reports it.

I love him.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 12:08 AM

2. Stewart has certainly earned his place as the era's greatest satirist...

but sometimes I think Colbert is even more scathing in his critique of modern politics. His method of subterfuge is pure brilliance. After all, when he first aired republicans thought he was one of them. His ability to play the role without letting up shows some real talent. After all, Jon Stewart plays is fairly straight.

Either way, Moyers is right. I view Stewart and Colbert as a team, and it's an hour of some of the smartest political writing anywhere to be found!

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Response to fujiyama (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 01:53 AM

9. Watching Colbert is like drinking from the fire hose

And then having that fire hose turn around and kick your ass. He's brilliant, but sometimes I just can't friggin' take it.

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Response to mindwalker_i (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 05:21 PM

15. I have to admit, that when he started...

... thought it was really funny, but questioned how long he could keep the bit going. The mind boggles that he's been firing on all cylinders for going on 9 years, and you can probably count the number of times he's broken character on your fingers.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 12:14 AM

3. The Most Trusted Name In News

 

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 12:33 AM

4. Nary a soul will disagree with that statement...

... What would be neat is if Hal Holbrook would come on The Daily Show in the guise of Mark Twain.
OR, Bill Moyers invite Jon Stewart in the personage of Mark Twain for the hour on Moyers and Co.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 12:42 PM

11. I like!!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 12:54 AM

5. If I believed in God I would thank Him for Stewart and Colbert.

 

I so wish that Comedy Central has given John Oliver the lead-in time slot to The Daily Show. It would have been glorious!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 01:08 AM

6. One of the only programs I need to watch daily...the daily show n/t

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 01:14 AM

7. In which he immediately began to envision....

 

...Jon Stewart as young barefoot New Jersey-Huck Finn.

- K&R




''Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.'' ~Mark Twain

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 01:16 AM

8. GREAT graphic.


Life would be less without Stewart.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 05:24 AM

10. Absolutely!!

I have made that same comparison...love them both.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:52 PM

12. Pure Brilliance, both. Like the Jester at the Medieval King's Court, only they could get away with

 

speaking "truth to power" and everybody could laugh without being struck down...because, well you know, they are Jesters/Comedians.

Keith Olberman is an example of incisive political inconvenient facts, without the protection of being a comedian.

Rachel and her intense intelligence, wit, personal research and faultless delivery is, I think, the closest we have to a Left Liberal serious newsperson.

Can't wait for her special next Thursday.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 03:38 PM

13. If I were Jon Stewart

I would think that comparison to Mark Twain is just about as good as it gets. What a great statement.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 03:45 PM

14. Comedy Central Fills In For Our MSM, Which Is More Infotainment Than News Now

MSM asks virtually no hard questions and do very little follow up. More or less it's "one side says the earth is round, one says it's flat, we'll have to leave it there". False equivalency on parade.

Stewart, Colbert, and their brilliant writers skillfully expose the rampant hypocrisy in the US and elsewhere. Love Colbert's often used segment "The Word". Amazing that many conservatives thought Colbert was one of them, but then again they tend to be iron-y deficient.

I too wish they had been able to keep John Oliver and use him, he was awesome filling in for Stewart, but HBO has deep pockets. In the long run though, with the years piling up on Jon and his hair getting more gray, maybe once he leaves Oliver can take over for Stewart and keep the franchise going.

Already have my DVR set for Maddow's Thursday show, the cost of that ill advised war is staggering in dollars and lives lost and shattered. And - MSNBC has bloody hands from that period to be sure, they were cheerleaders for that war and fired their highest rated host because he dared question the rush to an unnecessary action.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 05:44 PM

16. Yes.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 05:59 PM

17. Jon Stewart Delivers....If You need Insight To The Issue, Tune In


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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:04 PM

18. k&r...

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:42 PM

19. George Carlin replacement but nothing beats George.

 

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #19)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 03:57 AM

20. In case you've never seen this one...

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Response to Fearless (Reply #20)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 11:11 AM

21. Missed and never forgotten.

 

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 11:13 AM

22. wow, that is an exceptional accolade. Jon Stewart, you had me at hello. n/t

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