Video: Jon Stewart reveals the plot against Glenn Beck

posted at 6:32 pm on November 6, 2009 by Allahpundit

In a different age, SNL would have covered this ground weeks or months ago; as it is, they can’t even field a decent impression of the president anymore. Like many SNL skits, this is twice as long as it should have been, but … it has its moments, especially when Stewart apes Beck’s mannerisms. Too bad he’s not more of an impersonator or else he could have taken a shot at that Kermit voice Beck does when he wants to mock people he disagrees with.

One glaring flaw: Not nearly enough props.


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RINO in Name Only on November 6, 2009 at 9:59 PM

Look up the posts when Palin left her position as governor. Subtitle—”emotional.” I’ll bet you my retirement.

njpat on November 6, 2009 at 10:02 PM

I’d certainly believe that, in fact it sounds familiar, I might have seen that. But so what? Sounds like it probably was emotional. If you really think it was terribly demeaning, well I probably can’t change your opinion. I have to say I really don’t see it that way. It’s not like he called her a crybaby or something.

But in any case, how does that count as “spreading falsehoods?”

RINO in Name Only on November 6, 2009 at 10:07 PM

Yes, different people have different opinions. What’s the point? I don’t see what any of this has to do with spreading falsehoods.

RINO in Name Only on November 6, 2009 at 10:03 PM

When Palin left her Gov. position, there was a rumor started by the left that she had done something underhanded. They promoted that here. But, in reality, she had not. In addition, if you read my comments on this thread, you might see my point where Beck is concerned. I have yet to read a post about Beck here that wasn’t negatively leading.

njpat on November 6, 2009 at 10:08 PM

RINO in Name Only on November 6, 2009 at 10:07 PM

I gotta take my puppy for a walk….If you comment back and I don’t respond, it isn’t because I’m ignoring you or I don’t have a response, when nature calls…you gotta respond.

njpat on November 6, 2009 at 10:14 PM

The politics is the reason.

keep the change on November 6, 2009 at 7:23 PM

I admit Jon Stewart is less reluctant to mock people on his side of the ideological spectrum. However, that doesn’t mean every once in a while he doesn’t hit the nail in the head when it comes to criticizing our side.

terryannonline on November 6, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Our side? Thats a pretty big tent you got in your pocket.I don’t believe your anywhere near my side.At best your a rino at worst a dhimmie.No your no daisy at all.

huckelberry on November 6, 2009 at 10:18 PM

F-ING HILARIOUS!!!! Wow. Spot on! Best impersonation I’ve seen yet. Thanks for posting AP. Gave me something to laugh at in the mist of all the tragedies lately.

LiquidH2O on November 6, 2009 at 10:20 PM

njpat on November 6, 2009 at 10:14 PM

No problem, take your time.

njpat on November 6, 2009 at 10:08 PM

Two things: First, re: Palin, by promoted it, do you mean discussed it? Because often, we discuss and speculate on things without believing they are necessarily true. They certainly do that all the time with the left on here.

Obviously, whenever someone suddenly resigns, the inclination is to strongly suspect there is a scandal, barring some other obvious explanation, like an illness or family issue, simply because people rarely let go of power unless they are forced to. Speculating on why Palin might have been resigning was a natural thing to do. It would not have been intellectually honest to avoid doing so just because it might upset her supporters. If he advertised such speculation as fact, rather than stating that it was speculation, then you would have a legitimate point. But I don’t remember him ever doing that, if I’m wrong maybe you can point me to a post where he presents speculation as if it were fact.

Second, as far as Beck goes, re-reading your comments in the thread, my understanding is that you feel Stewart following Alinsky by attacking Beck. I really find this hard to believe. I doubt that Stewart is even familiar with Alinsky, but in any case, literally every comedian ridicules politicians and political pundits, and anyone with easily mockable, somewhat exaggerated mannerisms such as Beck’s. The fact that Alinsky approves of ridicule is kind of beside the point because so does just about everyone else.

RINO in Name Only on November 6, 2009 at 10:27 PM

That was excellent. It does start going downhill towards the end, but Stewart’s mannerisms were awesome. This would have been awesome with the guy from SNL doing it.

My wife made a good point that most of the crowd probably has no idea just how good those mannerisms were. This bit was wasted on them.

BadgerHawk on November 6, 2009 at 10:39 PM

Carol Burnett using the curtain rods for her dress in the Gone with the Wind skit….creative, memorable, and funny.
Jon Stewart taking a very long road to mock Glenn Beck….unimaginative, juvenile, and not likely to be remembered by anyone 24 hours from now.
True comedy brings out genuine laughter from the audience. The courtesy laughter from the Daily Show crowd wasn’t very convincing.

redwhiteblue on November 6, 2009 at 10:42 PM

RINO in Name Only on November 6, 2009 at 10:27 PM

Maybe we see it differently…the Mars/Venus thing? On the day Palin resigned the subtitles included “emotional” and something to the effect of she had done something wrong. I sent them an article that the FBI stated she had done nothing wrong, and they moved it through the headlines quicker than I have ever seen a one move here b/4. Within 2 hours, it was in the archives. If I had put up headilines like they had here, I would have #1. removed them, #2. revised them, when I found they were not true. They do “updates” for other things.

As far as Beck goes, did you see the links to others (the Tonight Show w/Sesame St?) It is all in a similar vein…as is the attacks on Fox News. I, personally, find it hard to believe that these attacks aren’t coordinated. I have watched this stuff as well as their paid “bloggers” for over a year. They make fun of all we believe in…and I don’t think it is coincidence.

njpat on November 6, 2009 at 10:43 PM

I found it somewhat amusing. I would imagine Beck would laugh at it too. I only made up to the chalkboard though, it just went on too long.

boomer on November 6, 2009 at 11:02 PM

Maybe we see it differently…the Mars/Venus thing?

That could very well be.

I sent them an article that the FBI stated she had done nothing wrong, and they moved it through the headlines quicker than I have ever seen a one move here b/4. Within 2 hours, it was in the archives.

I think that’s pretty common here, the headlines seem to change pretty fast. On the other hand, I could be wrong – time seems to move at different speeds online then it does in real life for me.

I do think, however, that they almost certainly did not intentionally trash Palin. They likely put a lot more effort into the main blog then the little headlines at the top, and on the main blog, Allah recently had a very good post defending Palin.

I also saw these other two, one by Ed and one by AP, that are both completely pro-Palin, just from the last week or so.

I agree that she sometimes takes criticism from AP. You might disagree with some of that criticism. You might even be right about that criticism. But that doesn’t make the site an anti-Palin site. Allah and Ed regularly do posts like the ones I linked to. They are certainly not involved in a coordinated anti-Palin smear campaign.

Finally, as far as the two sesame street clips, I liked them both. Sure, they were sort of targeted at conservatives, but big deal. If you can laugh at yourself, you’ll always be amused, is I think how the saying goes. It’s not a big conspiracy, its just that the media tends to be much more liberal, so they lean towards liberal jokes. By now, I think most people can recognize the bias.

One of the biggest reasons why liberal feminists are held in such contempt by much of the population is that they are notorious for having no sense of humor, and for getting angry and offended by jokes. There is no reason for the right to go down a similar path.

RINO in Name Only on November 6, 2009 at 11:16 PM

This is goofy-funny, but he could have done it in less time. Instead, he was losing the audience for a good chunk of it.

mizflame98 on November 6, 2009 at 11:17 PM

RINO in Name Only on November 6, 2009 at 11:16 PM

You aren’t getting me! “quicker than I have ever seen a one move here b/4. Within 2 hours, it was in the archives,” If you care about telling the truth, than you do just that. If your headlines suddenly become untrue…fix them OR leave up the article that tells the truth up. Hey, maybe that is just me…I believe in justice.

As far as being critical of Beck and Fox…I think you are missing the point. There is something behind the so-called comedy that has a larger meaning than its face value. \\

You don’t know me…I could make you laugh your a** off. Typically, I’m all about being funny. What, females aren’t funny? What they are doing, in my opinion, is not funny it is, similar to indoctrination.

njpat on November 6, 2009 at 11:28 PM

You know Stewart had to watch alot of Beck to do this!!! And I think his audience did too. That was very funny.

Beck should invite him on his show to explain his diagram! Because I clearly saw the NEA involved in this and Che! Now that is a connection Stewart should have to explain!

You know what was missing? The videos showing people saying and doing exactly what Beck says they said… hmmmm…

Well at least we know who some of the Beck audience is.

And since we know they are watching why hasn’t anyone come up with any explanations for why there are so many extremists in the administration? Point by point they should contradict Beck if they can.

petunia on November 6, 2009 at 11:36 PM

RINO in Name Only on November 6, 2009
njpat on November 6, 2009 at 11:28 PM

You make a very interesting couple.

Your table for two is right over here, beside the fire. Here’s a bottle of French champaign, and one glass.

Enjoy.

Loxodonta on November 6, 2009 at 11:37 PM

Loxodonta on November 6, 2009 at 11:37 PM

Champagne? I’d have to put D-Con in his coffee!

njpat on November 6, 2009 at 11:40 PM

Finally, as far as the two sesame street clips, I liked them both. Sure, they were sort of targeted at conservatives, but big deal. If you can laugh at yourself, you’ll always be amused, is I think how the saying goes. It’s not a big conspiracy, its just that the media tends to be much more liberal, so they lean towards liberal jokes. By now, I think most people can recognize the bias.

I hate what has happened to Seaseme Street. They were always liberal… but now they are vicious indoctrinators.
PBS gets tax money. So we pay them to poison children’s brains against the only news that takes on un-checked power elites.

It just makes me sad… to think our culture has sunk so low as that.

petunia on November 6, 2009 at 11:41 PM

You don’t know me…I could make you laugh your a** off. Typically, I’m all about being funny. What, females aren’t funny?

Whoa, hang on a sec, I was very explicit about it being liberal feminists who have no sense of humor. While I don’t know you, I’m pretty sure you’re not one of those:)

As far as being critical of Beck and Fox…I think you are missing the point. There is something behind the so-called comedy that has a larger meaning than its face value.

No, I understand that is your point, I just disagree with it – that is, I really don’t think there is anything behind it, other than political disagreement. And in my mind, that is no reason to not enjoy its humor value.

If your headlines suddenly become untrue…fix them OR leave up the article that tells the truth up. Hey, maybe that is just me…I believe in justice.

I think with the headlines, its generally understood that they are not endorsed by the site. AP and Ed shouldn’t have to go fact-checking everyone else’s work – posters know (or should know) that the articles linked to by hot air don’t necessarily represent their views, and are only as accurate as their source.

I have to go, so we’ll probably have to continue this discussion in another thread if it comes up. My main complaint, I think, is probably not so much with you, as with a number of commenters here who constantly attack anyone who dares to say anything critical of Palin, or Beck, or who doesn’t toe the “conservative line” in some way, whatever that is.

I support lower taxes, lower spending, less government intrusion into my life, support the war against Islamic terrorists, am pro-life, and I despise the idea of government-run healthcare. But according to some humorless scolds here (not you), if I laugh at something that makes fun of Glenn Beck, I must be a RINO. On another thread, I was called the same thing for suggesting that Obama MIGHT be a decent guy when you put politics aside. Because apparently, my vague opinion of someone outside of politics reveals deep insights into my political philosophy.

That kind of bull is not conservative, it’s political correctness run-amok.

RINO in Name Only on November 6, 2009 at 11:51 PM

Won’t be long now until Jon Stewart reaches the age where all the groovy kids that love him will consider him “icky”.

yubley on November 6, 2009 at 11:53 PM

Loxodonta on November 6, 2009 at 11:37 PM

Hey, a little privacy here.

RINO in Name Only on November 6, 2009 at 11:54 PM

think with the headlines, its generally understood that they are not endorsed by the site. AP and Ed shouldn’t have to go fact-checking everyone else’s work – posters know (or should know) that the articles linked to by hot air don’t necessarily represent their views, and are only as accurate as their source.

What? So the authors can’t be held to what they write? You just blew your argument…and proved mine. Thank you.

njpat on November 6, 2009 at 11:55 PM

What? So the authors can’t be held to what they write? You just blew your argument…and proved mine. Thank you.

njpat on November 6, 2009 at 11:55 PM

I assumed by “Headlines” you were referring to the links at the top of the page marked “Headlines”. The links go to other sites. The articles linked are not written by, or endorsed, by the sites bloggers. Of course they can be held to what they themselves write. They most certainly cannot and should not be held to what other people write.

And yes, I did say I was leaving last post. Damned compulsivity, I’ll try to really leave this time, we’ll see if it works.

RINO in Name Only on November 7, 2009 at 12:05 AM

RINO in Name Only on November 7, 2009 at 12:05 AM

Excuses, excuses. Don’t want to admit a girl could rough you up. Facts are fact, I prefer to stick by them. You, on the other hand, try to make them up to suit your purpose.

njpat on November 7, 2009 at 12:08 AM

I hate what has happened to Seaseme Street. They were always liberal… but now they are vicious indoctrinators.
PBS gets tax money. So we pay them to poison children’s brains against the only news that takes on un-checked power elites.

It just makes me sad… to think our culture has sunk so low as that.

petunia on November 6, 2009 at 11:41 PM

For what it’s worth, the big-bird clip was NOT the actual sesame street clip. That was a tonight show parody of it. They dubbed over big bird’s voice with all the stuff about tea partiers. The real clip was something apolitical I think, something about eating healthy and gardening.

Ok, third try, leaving now…

Nah, who’m I kidding, I can’t turn away.

RINO in Name Only on November 7, 2009 at 12:12 AM

You, on the other hand, try to make them up to suit your purpose.

njpat on November 7, 2009 at 12:08 AM

Which facts did I make up?

RINO in Name Only on November 7, 2009 at 12:14 AM

think with the headlines, its generally understood that they are not endorsed by the site. AP and Ed shouldn’t have to go fact-checking everyone else’s work – posters know (or should know) that the articles linked to by hot air don’t necessarily represent their views, and are only as accurate as their source.

I have to go, so we’ll probably have to continue this discussion in another thread if it comes up RINO in Name Only on November 7, 2009 at 12:14 AMp

All of this….make believe or you just don’t get it. I thought you had to go….bye.

njpat on November 7, 2009 at 12:20 AM

My parting words….no champagne, just a little lovin…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eHVnnk4o6I&feature=related

njpat on November 7, 2009 at 12:24 AM

njpat on November 7, 2009 at 12:20 AM

I was thinking I should get some sleep, but I’m not too tired, and you seemed to want to continue the discussion. I didn’t realize it was a problem for me to come and go at my please.

And you didn’t answer my question. What are you claiming is make-believe? You’re right that I don’t get it, I haven’t been shy about saying I don’t get it. Are the posts I linked to make-believe?

RINO in Name Only on November 7, 2009 at 12:30 AM

My parting words….no champagne, just a little lovin…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eHVnnk4o6I&feature=related

njpat on November 7, 2009 at 12:24 AM

Very well, enjoy your evening.

RINO in Name Only on November 7, 2009 at 12:35 AM

RINO in Name Only on November 7, 2009 at 12:30 AM

I hate to play the left’s game…but when it is necessary…and true…oh well.

You are clueless and should spend many hours reading sites other than this.

njpat on November 7, 2009 at 12:49 AM

So Sesame Street also makes fun of CNN (GNN) and everyone is obsessing over Pox News?

Your skins are way too thin.

A Axe on November 7, 2009 at 12:58 AM

I hate to play the left’s game

Not sure if you are trying to say I’m a leftist or not. If you are, I think given my stated political preferences above that is a bit of a stretch.

As for being clueless, you haven’t really done anything this whole thread other than complain about how other people “just don’t get” whatever it is you are trying to say. I read plenty of sites other than this one. I’m a particular fan of Ace, Tiger Hawk, and Instapundit, as well as National Review, but I follow links wherever they go, which tends to be a lot of places, since Reynolds links to pretty much everything. If you have particular favorites that can articulate the things I am supposed to “get” better than you have here, I’d be happy to know what they are.

RINO in Name Only on November 7, 2009 at 1:03 AM

So Sesame Street also makes fun of CNN (GNN) and everyone is obsessing over Pox News?

Your skins are way too thin.

A Axe on November 7, 2009 at 12:58 AM

I have only seen the Oscar the Grouch scene…. And CNN is completely irrelevant as a news source. They are whole owned and operated by the government. Making fun of them is like making fun of themselves.

It is just very scary when a children’s program takes marching orders from the whitehouse.

But why should I be surprised all the networks agreed to change all the story plots to promote Obama’s policies… It is just sad to see propaganda everywhere in America today.

petunia on November 7, 2009 at 1:18 AM

Sometimes Stewart really makes me laugh (Colbert too). I had tears in my eyes during some parts of that. It was really funny, and I think Beck will/would find it funny.

The sad thing is the number of people who might think it says anything about what Beck actually does. By making this all about internal organs, they are comparing a specialists’ domain, governance should not be a specialists’ domain.

In addition, the one disclaimer that Beck usually makes is that he’s not a journalist and didn’t go to journalism school. If anybody knows a situation where their life depended as much on the knowledge of journalists as it did on an internists, I’ll visit that person’s grave.

It’s funny that Stewart trusts that we’re smart enough to get the joke, but not smart enough to just leave the direction of a representative government up to the specialists who “know better” or the journalists with degrees to certify that they are professional journalists.

I enjoyed the cleverness of how they made it sound like Beck–but I have to say it’s nothing like Beck. It’s just more liberal paradigm, more liberal assumptions shoved down our throats.

Axeman on November 7, 2009 at 3:42 AM

You know what was missing? The videos showing people saying and doing exactly what Beck says they said… hmmmm…

petunia on November 6, 2009 at 11:36 PM

Very good point. One quibble though, Beck correctly cites Bloom saying, “We kinda agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun”, but none of the followup from this can back up that this is unequivocal Mao “worship” or some other term. It’s a very Hobbesian POV as well. One can agree with Hobbes and Mao in this extent, and not be a follower of the general message. So, yes, Beck can properly cite it and show it, but that doesn’t make it the unequivocal meaning of Bloom’s statement.

Of course, I in no way let Bloom off the hook. What is more telling to me is that the “Czar” Obama appointed for manufacturing jobs says the “free market is a joke”. Forget trying to nail him down with Mao–Dunn was a slam dunk with “favorite political philosopher” and “I turn to most”, but Bloom’s agreement is somewhat equivocal, to strain at making into the chief association. But his statement about the free market is a much more revealing statement and central statement. The Mao quote suggests a little more when paired with this–but the guilt by association with Mao is not as strong.

So Beck can cite it, and play it, but I sometimes question his ability to put the proper weighting onto things. Although, I’m a skeptic of the classic optimism about free-markets, I can’t imagine saying that free market is “a joke”.

Axeman on November 7, 2009 at 4:05 AM

I made it 51 seconds. I used to find Stewart funny, but this was just boring.

UndertheBridge on November 7, 2009 at 5:59 AM

I didnt laugh at all. zzzz

becki51758 on November 7, 2009 at 8:01 AM

that was funny :)

nwpammy on November 7, 2009 at 8:36 AM

Actually, I’ve only watched Beck a couple of times but Stewart is pretty spot-on, it seems to me; sure it drags a bit and is too long but really not a bad bit. But the really funny thing is the nervous laughter from his audience, which to me shows they’ve never watched Beck so they can’t possibly ‘get’ the joke.

Mr. Bingley on November 7, 2009 at 8:41 AM

Jon Stewart taking a very long road to mock Glenn Beck….unimaginative, juvenile, and not likely to be remembered by anyone 24 hours from now.
True comedy brings out genuine laughter from the audience. The courtesy laughter from the Daily Show crowd wasn’t very convincing.

redwhiteblue on November 6, 2009 at 10:42 PM

It is funny.

Very very funny.

Emmy Award-winning funny and imaginative.

You can stop crying now.

kokobin on November 7, 2009 at 9:20 AM

Stewart was as funny there as any other passive-aggressive, ball-less putz is who uses ‘humor’ to mock those he doesn’t respect. In other words, not really funny at all.

I almost feel sorry for you if you found it amusing the way “Sad Clown” Stewart intended…

Bizarro No. 1 on November 7, 2009 at 9:44 AM

I don’t find Jon Stewart funny at all. Not even “when I’m on weed”. I find him to be just another ill informed liberal moonbat that has the misfortune of being only 5’1″, and all that goes along with little man syndrome. Considering he’s got like 5 or 6 writers and he’s just the mouthpiece gives him even less credibilty as a comedian. He’s really just another failed actor like Jeanine Garafalo.

adamsmith on November 7, 2009 at 9:46 AM

It is funny.

Very very funny.

Emmy Award-winning funny and imaginative.

LOL what a commendation! Worth about as much as one of your 0bamessiahs promises!

Are you aware that quite a number of people thought Gallagher was hysterically funny? That some ‘esteemed’ movie people thought “Dances with Wolves” was a better movie than “Goodfellas”. Get my point?

You can stop crying now.

kokobin on November 7, 2009 at 9:20 AM

Self-congratulatory Lefties are just so funny and perceptive, aren’t they? :)

Hey, do you care to explain why the Left is the source of political correctness, not the Right?

Bizarro No. 1 on November 7, 2009 at 9:55 AM

Glenn’s Tweet from the hospital:

“Nvr a gdnight sleep in the hospital but always easier w/family, prayers and AMAZING drs/nurses. They didn’t even cut off my feet!!”

Yeah, not only does he have a good sense of humor, but he is funnier in under 140 characters than Stewart is in over 8 minutes.

I’m sure he’ll get a good laugh out of it –good point about not busting a stitch.

AE on November 7, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Maybe someone should do a parody of Allahpundit.
Oh , that’s right, it would be the invisible man dry humping John McShamnesty’s leg while fantasizing about his porcine air-headed daughter while hiding under his desk in fear of fake death threats from gutless leftists.
Allah, I get more death threats in a week than you’ve received in your lifetime, from coward leftist troglodytes. I gave them my ADDRESS and dared anyone to show up for their funeral and have done so for 5 years…..I’m still waiting for the first victim to show up.
It’s way past time for Bryan and Michelle to take Hotair back.

nelsonknows on November 7, 2009 at 2:28 PM

It wasn’t that funny. He’s such a pathetic left wing hack!

MCGIRV on November 7, 2009 at 2:55 PM

Wow. Just kinda pathetic. Stewart’s a terrible impersonator. I found it mildly amusing since Stewart was so obviously committed to the role, but a little repulsed too since the clear goal was to paint Beck as a crazy kook. What they don’t understand is that they can’t touch this guy, and not for lack of trying.

Beck’s a couple steps ahead of them in terms of marginalization. His sense of humor at himself contains a strategic element too; Beck laughing at a skit mocking him defuses any impact it might have had. The point of most of these liberal attacks is to anger or provoke the target; I like how Beck knows that and counters it by not being riled.

Sixth Guard on November 7, 2009 at 6:47 PM

Stewart’s an ass-clown; BEYOND dishonest.
I’ve been recording him for about 2 months now, to see what he has to say. He DOES have some entertaining parts, but his segment(s) on Beck just demonstrate his Desperate need for attention and Jealousy…
Kind of like AP.

nationspatriotcom on November 8, 2009 at 6:53 PM

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