Jon Stewart to media on ACORN: “Where the hell were you?”

posted at 1:36 pm on September 16, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Kudos to Jon Stewart, who doesn’t sugar-coat the embarrassment at all — to the apparent delight of his audience, who get kudos of their own. How can the national news media ignore the many allegations of corruption at ACORN, which gets millions of dollars in federal funding, and allow a couple of independents with $3,000 and a bad wardrobe scoop them on the undercover story of the year? It’s easy when newsrooms are more concerned with political direction than truth. Stick around to the end, when Stewart zings Michelle Malkin haters:


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I check KOS everyday for ANY mentiion of ACORN….ZIP. ZERO , ZILCH. Hilarious. There are like 100 diaries on the Wilson “liar” story. LOL. I Think these two investigative reporters should be the new 60 min! I love how they rolled this out.

Not true. There’s actually been a fair bit of criticism of ACORN on Kos. Of course, there’s been support too.

YYZ on September 16, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Not true. There’s actually been a fair bit of criticism of ACORN on Kos. Of course, there’s been support too.

YYZ on September 16, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Of course there’s support … Acorn can line up a hooker for you before you can say “Does she take Visa?”

SagebrushPuppet on September 16, 2009 at 11:34 PM

This is a death knell. If JOHN STEWART can figure this out maybe we’ve hit some sort of tipping point.

Nice MM plug at the end too.

Strange bedfellows this day makes. I can’t imagine what 2012 will bring.

Mojave Mark on September 16, 2009 at 11:43 PM

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daesleeper on September 16, 2009 at 11:47 PM

So the lowest rated show on Fox is arguably the one that’s the most fair and balanced.

Great!

YYZ on September 17, 2009 at 12:06 AM

YYZ on September 17, 2009 at 12:06 AM

So the highest rated show on MSNBC is arguably the one that’s the most unfair and unbalanced.

FIFY.

Terrie on September 17, 2009 at 12:11 AM

dude this is a great video.

Jon
+1

ted c on September 17, 2009 at 12:17 AM

Is this bizarro hotair? Wtf is going on that Jon Liebowitz is calling out the mainstream elite media on acorn? Enjoy the video, conservatives, but remain cautious. I smell a rat.

long_cat on September 17, 2009 at 12:43 AM

This is a death knell. If JOHN STEWART can figure this out maybe we’ve hit some sort of tipping point.

Mojave Mark on September 16, 2009 at 11:43 PM

Corruption is corruption. No matter which way you spin it. Conservatives weren’t trying to make sorry excuses for Jack Abramoff.

Cr4sh Dummy on September 17, 2009 at 1:08 AM

This is a death knell. If JOHN STEWART can figure this out maybe we’ve hit some sort of tipping point.

Mojave Mark on September 16, 2009 at 11:43 PM

Corruption is corruption. No matter which way you spin it. Conservatives weren’t trying to make sorry excuses for Jack Abramoff.

Cr4sh Dummy on September 17, 2009 at 1:09 AM

My bad. The site crapped out on me.

Cr4sh Dummy on September 17, 2009 at 1:10 AM

Omigosh…..he knocked this one out of the park.

AnninCA on September 17, 2009 at 1:40 AM

Jon Stewart wants to know where the real reporters were? He’s lookin’ at ‘em.

Jim Treacher on September 17, 2009 at 1:57 AM

According to Hotair clowns Jon Stewart never ever ever lampoons the left.
Therefore ACORN is a moronic right wing group.

Dave Rywall on September 16, 2009 at 7:23 PM

If you were just a little bit smarter, you could be one of the Trailer Park Boys.

Jim Treacher on September 17, 2009 at 1:59 AM

He’ll never admit it, but Stewart might have been shamed into doing this by Glenn Beck’s admonition to Democrats to confront this corruption on the grounds of human decency and setting aside politics in this instance. I’m thinking Glenn struck a nerve, if only for a brief, shining moment there.

Orange Doorhinge on September 17, 2009 at 3:44 AM

State Run Media (SRM) will not survive. Stewart is simply reading the tea leaves…it is inevitable.

d1carter on September 16, 2009 at 1:52 PM

We need to cease immediately referring to these idiots as the MSM, FringeMedia or even the “SRM”.
There clearly remains only one term which is justly and appropriatly applicable to this collection of Obama’s NewsCourt Fools:

“The LICKSPITTLE CHOIR”

auzerais on September 17, 2009 at 4:32 AM

“The LICKSPITTLE CHOIR”

auzerais on September 17, 2009 at 4:32 AM

amended:
the above should read:

The LICK-SPITTLE CHORUS”

auzerais on September 17, 2009 at 4:35 AM

FINALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYY!!!

SOMEBODY NOTICED!

I’ve got to give Steward credit he does make fun of Democrats often too.

rednebulastudios on September 17, 2009 at 5:26 AM

This was actually pretty good, kudos to Jon…..’s army of scriptwriters.

mudskipper on September 17, 2009 at 8:14 AM

Maybe now Old Spice will sit up and notice too.

hoosiermama on September 17, 2009 at 8:30 AM

According to Hotair clowns Jon Stewart never ever ever lampoons the left.
Therefore ACORN is a moronic right wing group.

Dave Rywall on September 16, 2009 at 7:23 PM

If you were just a little bit smarter, you could be one of the Trailer Park Boys.

Jim Treacher on September 17, 2009 at 1:59 AM

LOLOLOL

Jeff from WI on September 17, 2009 at 9:18 AM

I can watch this over and over and over! Good job Jon Stewart.

Buelldawg on September 17, 2009 at 9:41 AM

He’ll never admit it, but Stewart might have been shamed into doing this by Glenn Beck

I’m going to go out on a limb here, and suggest that Jon Stewart will never allow himself to be shamed by Glenn Beck.

YYZ on September 17, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Wow, now even Jon Leiboitz is going after the goons, aka OLDSTREAM media.

EVERYONE, CALL IT WHAT IT IS!!!

OLDSTREAM MEDIA (its irrelevant now)

PrototypeOne on September 17, 2009 at 10:25 AM

So little hands Liebowitz has more integrity than the MSM. Talk about a low bar to hurdle. We are to congratulate him for this?

Angry Dumbo on September 17, 2009 at 10:43 AM

Is this bizarro hotair? Wtf is going on that Jon Liebowitz is calling out the mainstream elite media on acorn? Enjoy the video, conservatives, but remain cautious. I smell a rat.

long_cat on September 17, 2009 at 12:43 AM

I agree. It almost makes me want to respect him…almost…a teensy little bit…but…I can’t quite bring myself to do so.

At least, not yet. If he were to keep this up for, say, two or three years…maybe then we could talk.

Cylor on September 17, 2009 at 10:47 AM

According to Hotair clowns Jon Stewart never ever ever lampoons the left.
Therefore ACORN is a moronic right wing group.

Dave Rywall on September 16, 2009 at 7:23 PM

If you were just a little bit smarter, you could be one of the Trailer Park Boys.

Jim Treacher on September 17, 2009 at 1:59 AM
———
Sorry my sarcasm flew over your head.

Dave Rywall on September 17, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Wasn’t it just last year when the Daily show, Huffington post and TPM where making fun of going after acorn? Money quote:

But Matthew Vadum of the Capital Research Center reminds viewers that community organizing of any kind is a gateway-job into crack dealing.

And my money quote:

Yeah you dumb guys at Capital Research Center. Don’t you know the difference between Crack dealing and underage prostitution, tax evasion and illegal alien smuggling?

Ah memories

petertheslow on September 17, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Bravo Jon Stewart.

As to Beck’s use of “fringe media” yesterday: it doesn’t sound plausible to me unless he prepends a word to it.

Elite Fringe Media?
Elitist Fringe Media?

RD on September 17, 2009 at 12:10 PM

According to Hotair clowns Jon Stewart never ever ever lampoons the left.
Therefore ACORN is a moronic right wing group.

Dave Rywall on September 16, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Yay. The old trolls are back. The new ones are so droll.

Squiggy on September 17, 2009 at 7:11 PM

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