Video: Jon Stewart asks Musharraf who would win, Bush or Bin Laden?

posted at 11:50 pm on September 26, 2006 by Allahpundit

In a hypothetical election in Pakistan, that is. More specifically, a hypothetical mayoral election; there are no presidential elections in that country, an unpleasant fact that Stewart was surely aware of but went out of his way to avoid.

I wonder how many people in his audience are aware of it. And how many of them know that Musharraf’s answer to Stewart’s question is a lie.

Update: Like I said.


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Surreal, indeed!

Entelechy on September 27, 2006 at 12:07 AM

Give Stewart some credit, at least he didn’t ask the “Boxers or Briefs” question.

DAT60A3 on September 27, 2006 at 12:55 AM

What’s really amusing about this is my lefty brother considers this show a legitimate news source. But then, I guess the main difference between the Daily Show and your typical MSM nightly news show is that the Daily Show is intentionally funny.

Laura on September 27, 2006 at 1:09 AM


Its just more proof that the Left can’t distinguish the difference between reality and fantasy.

GT on September 27, 2006 at 7:04 AM

Gee whiz golly, here’s a lib who changed his name to disguise his Jewish heritage. So what’s the difference between Jonathan Leibowitz [aka John Stewart] and George Allen?

Allen’s ethnic heritage was kept a secret within his family for many years, so he couldn’t hide what he didn’t know. Stewart on the other hand knew his heritage and that is precisely why he chose to hide it under the rug.

From Stewart’s Bio:

While growing up in Lawrence Township, New Jersey, he unofficially dropped his last name, Leibowitz, and altered the spelling of his middle name from “Stuart” to “Stewart.”

He was a member of the school’s band as a French Horn player, and has said he was subjected to considerable harassment from some of his classmates as he was the only Jewish student.

Stewart attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity but left after six months. Stewart also admits to being a heavy pot smoker during these years.

Stewart lacks the courage to stand up for his own ethnic heritage. However, he does take great pride in making fun of people who do exhibit courage and conviction to a noble cause. Stewart is an exceptional comedian, but his constant drumbeat of criticizing the president and his administration has turned me off to his comedic talent.

It is disheartening to know so many of our uninformed youth turn to this phony baloney for their daily dose of the “news”.

fogw on September 27, 2006 at 8:32 AM

I have no real proof of this but I’m beginning to think Jon has changed his name once again. I think he is now using the name GregH.

soulsirkus on September 27, 2006 at 9:25 AM

And Stewart considers George Bush the unelected President?

Wikpedia yields information.

Musharraf belongs to the Qadyani sect of islam. In 1973 laws were passed declaring Ahmadis (of the Qadyani) non-muslims. In 1984 a law banned proselytizing. There was a jail sentence for an Ahmadi to call himself a muslim. Since the coup some things have changed.

This sect promotes purdah for women (covering).

Musharraf had aligned himself with the Palistani Taliban parties, and stated he supported the Taliban.

in Ahmaddiyya islam:

Jihad can only be used to protect against extreme religious persecution, not as a political weapon or an excuse for rulers to invade neighbouring territories

Thinks are never simple unless a simpleton says they are.

What is a coup compared to hanging chads?

entagor on September 27, 2006 at 9:26 AM

What is disturbing has been the emergence of B-level (I’m being kind) entertainers like Jon Stewart and Rosie O’ as sages.

Hening on September 27, 2006 at 9:59 AM

This is why so many people have such a screwed up view of the world. Morons like Jon Stuart and Bill Mahr (What’s HIS real name?) along with lefty news anchors and pinko commie college professors are brain washing our kids who look up to them for some strange reason. Then ya got your hollywood wackos who use their celebrity status to attack the same country that made them so rich. I just can’t understand how ANYBODY cares what an actor says, especially that walking yeast infection Rosie O’.

Tony737 on September 27, 2006 at 11:16 AM

What is disturbing has been the emergence of B-level (I’m being kind) entertainers like Jon Stewart and Rosie O’ as sages.

Hening on September 27, 2006 at 9:59 AM

Well when you have sage vacuum, this is what you get.

honora on September 27, 2006 at 1:52 PM

“Walking yeast infection.”

Nice! LOL!

Gregor on September 27, 2006 at 6:09 PM