Stewart: We have to bomb Syria because we’re in the seventh grade

posted at 12:01 pm on September 4, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Jon Stewart returned from his lengthy summer hiatus and immediately hit the big story of the day, which is how the US can best rescue Barack Obama’s credibility. He called the exercise a “d***-measuring contest” that offers nothing more than a lesson in hypocrisy — or perhaps a demand for more organic massacres in the future:

“You got to see the red line,” the “Daily Show” host said after returning to the show from a 12-week absence. “You can’t use chemicals to use your own people. You have to do it organically. America and the world want to make sure Assad uses only locally-sourced free long-ranged land of ordinance. Now, back in the early 80s, we knew Iraq used chemical weapons against Iran and were likely to use them again. Not only did we not attack them we supported Iraq, we supported Iraq in doing that and of course, we still get to use bunker-busters, cluster bombs and mark-77, which is not, not filled with napalm, technically. So given the fact that we have no idea who has control over these chemical weapons in a failed Syria, remind us again why we have to do this?” …

“We have to bomb Syria because we are in seventh grade,” Stewart said. “And the red line — the red line that they crossed is actually a dick-measuring ribbon. Why does holding back look like weakness? Isn’t it maturity? It’s like the guy who is picking on Clark Kent and he doesn’t do anything, even though he knows he could throw that guy into the sun. I’ll tell you what would be real weakness — Clark Kent laying waste to a town because someone called him a pussy.”

Actually, I think that describes what happened in the last thirty minutes of Man of Steel.

Stewart also had some blunt words for the parade of politicians advocating American intervention in Syria, calling them the “idiot parade” and demanding that they, er, shut up.  It’s definitely worth a watch, and perhaps more importantly, a peek into how Obama’s demand for war powers is playing with his core audience of younger voters.  This isn’t the “hope and change” they expected.


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Cool.

Plus, read this, every word.

H/t RushBaby

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM

When you’re a super lefty President and you lose John Stewart……

Oil Can on September 4, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Operation SnakeEgoD*ckFark

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 12:06 PM

I’ll tell you what would be real weakness — Clark Kent laying waste to a town because someone called him a pussy.”

or if an 11 year old taunted him on FB?

ted c on September 4, 2013 at 12:09 PM

When you’re a super lefty President and you lose John Stewart……

Oil Can on September 4, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Sadly, this is probably the most damaging moment for the maggOt in the White House. Being called out by your fellow clowns is a tough pill to swallow.

Flange on September 4, 2013 at 12:09 PM

“…of sarin…because love is blind…now”

He is funny. Media, you’re being had, you utter obama-shit-eating fools.

Si, se puede!!!

Leading from behind.

Youth, these are the leaders you voted for, in droves, dummies.

p.s. he listed the wrong advisers…he forgot MSNBC and all the new hawks.

“OperationJustThePenisTip” :)

Ameica you are so scrooomed. You voted for/kept this. Thank you dear Lord, for all the laughs. Romney would have been so boring.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 12:12 PM

That’s similar to this stupidity;

But at the end of the day, Republicans need to rise above such temptations; the stakes are too high. The weaker the president’s credibility on the world scene, the more the need to swallow and do what will not weaken it further.

No actually, the more likely it is the people of this nation view the president for what he is; a feckless, ideologue whose amateur moves, dearth of leadership, shameless deflection, foolish utopian visions and unending personal vanity have made our nation less safe, poorer and no longer a leading force in the world.

Then perhaps next election, people will vote for someone who is capable or proven leadership based on their record and talents, not a catchy theme, endless platitudes, empty pathos arguments and “hope”.

Marcus Traianus on September 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM

It’s definitely worth a watch,

No it’s not. Stewart is a child and a closet fascist (his position on free speech is half-ignorance, half speech-controlling self righteousness). This fair-weather fascination with idiots like Stewart whenever they criticize Obama is weak minded. Stewart hates you. Figure it out.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Yes, great piece in Ricochet. The Republican party is stupider and more hapless than Obama is mendacious, and so they will lose and keep losing. The energy of both the stupidity and mendacity is reaching what astronomists call “escape velocity.” Some kind of violent cataclysm is coming.

rrpjr on September 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Stewart should make up his mind whether he wants to be a comedian or do serious political commentary.

/clown nose — on or off

Paul-Cincy on September 4, 2013 at 12:16 PM

“You can’t use chemicals to use your own people. You have to do it organically. America and the world want to make sure Assad uses only locally-sourced free long-ranged land of ordinance.

Looks like a computer did the transcription… or it was outsourced to a non-english-speaking country.

C’mon down to the long-ranged land of ordinance!!!

Marcola on September 4, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Just the tip!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Priceless!

Patriot Vet on September 4, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Jon Stewart is a festering douche.

He has never done or said anything of value.

tetriskid on September 4, 2013 at 12:19 PM

How is it that a show that barely gets a million viewers a night is considered worthy of national discussion?

sentinelrules on September 4, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Notice that lack of clips of Obama.

The Republicans need to insist that Obama personally address Congress and make his case.

kunegetikos on September 4, 2013 at 12:20 PM

LIVE NOW ONLINE STREAMING:

They had a delay,because of ProtesterGoons:

LIVE on C-SPAN: House Hearing on Military Force in Syria

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/
========================================

Congress considers measure on military action in Syria

At House Foreign Affairs Hearing, protestors are wearing ‘US out of Syria’ shirts and displaying mock blood on their hands – @markknoller

8 mins ago from twitter.com/markknoller by editor

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 12:20 PM

That’s similar to this stupidity;

But at the end of the day, Republicans need to rise above such temptations; the stakes are too high. The weaker the president’s credibility on the world scene, the more the need to swallow and do what will not weaken it further.

No actually, the more likely it is the people of this nation view the president for what he is; a feckless, ideologue whose amateur moves, dearth of leadership, shameless deflection, foolish utopian visions and unending personal vanity have made our nation less safe, poorer and no longer a leading force in the world.

Then perhaps next election, people will vote for someone who is capable or proven leadership based on their record and talents, not a catchy theme, endless platitudes, empty pathos arguments and “hope”.

Marcus Traianus on September 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Based on Ceaser’s advice, we should be landing forces on the Maldives, and making them ready to repel an Argentinian invasion.

slickwillie2001 on September 4, 2013 at 12:21 PM

He is all yours idiot. Drown in it.

Murphy9 on September 4, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Why doesn’t HotAir link to Twitchy more often for entertainment-related stories like this one? Malkin founded both sites.

I find it odd. Twitchy is a hoot and I think HotAir could benefit from more Twitchy-style posts.

bluegill on September 4, 2013 at 12:22 PM

I’m so glad that Stewart Rabinowitz (or whatever his real name is) finds all this amusing.

UltimateBob on September 4, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Speaking of comedy

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 12:24 PM

rrpjr on September 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Even though some of it was truly funny, Stewart couldn’t help himself-he had to include Ted Cruz making a statement that sounded like he supports this action when he does not.
That’s who Stewart is, knee-jerk (emphasis on the jerk a great deal of the time) lib/prog.

Dittos on the Ricochet article-Thanks Schad.

questionmark on September 4, 2013 at 12:25 PM

“Mr. President, Operation Recover-Street-Cred is ready to launch!”

slickwillie2001 on September 4, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Sorry, but I can’t stomach this tool long enough to watch the entire clip. He is less than useless.

AnotherRightWingConspirator on September 4, 2013 at 12:26 PM

How is it that a show that barely gets a million viewers a night is considered worthy of national discussion?

sentinelrules on September 4, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Liberals are in love with him, and I think this draws in the RINOs who want to feel “in” and accepted. He’s not funny and he’s actually dangerously stupid when not trying to be funny.

rrpjr on September 4, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Leno last night: “Hey, the president has gone to Congress to ask for authorization for an attack on Syria. If this works out, we may bring back the rest of the Constitution!”

slickwillie2001 on September 4, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Broken clock…right…twice a day….otherwise, Jon boy is an Obama, leg humper…..

hillsoftx on September 4, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Obumbles isn’t going to get a Congressional OK. Jon Stewart all the way through to the new-Cons are against it. Only McVain is in favor, and even he is waffling like a cook at IHOP.

For once, the good guys win, now we have to figure out who will run foreign policy once the principled John Kerry resigns in disgust.

OK, just kidding about that last part. Before the end of the week Kerry will announce he is against a military intervention and he’s always been at war with Eastasia. Or whatever.

MTF on September 4, 2013 at 12:29 PM

OT: Boy, rich Californians on fabulous vacations are dying right and left. Guy who was dean of USC medical school was trampled by an elephant. Lady who rented a flat for a year across from the Pitti Palace, Florence, found dead – probably natural causes but she was only 50. Knowing Italy, they will screw it up.

Blake on September 4, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Alleged chemical attack in Syria, Aug. 21, 2013

German spy agency tells lawmakers: Syrian President Assad was behind gas attack – @Reuters

3 mins ago from http://www.reuters.com by editor
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/04/us-syria-crisis-germany-idUSBRE9830TV20130904

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Irony alert. One of the head cheer leaders for 0 in the leftist media, John Stewart has just assumed yet an even more powerful position. Band Leader. Congrats John you win the The Sudler Trophy and Sudler Shields awards.

Bmore on September 4, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Liberals reject Obama’s case for Syria strikes; believe Obama and Kerry are lying

‘RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACISTS!’ – MSNBC

Comedy gold.

Resist We Much on September 4, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Operation SnakeEgoD*ckFark™

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 12:06 PM

More like Operation Fredo.

TXUS on September 4, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Some kind of violent cataclysm is coming.

rrpjr on September 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM

That’s the first thing I thought too this morning when I read Ed’s story “Obama: Hey, I didn’t set the red line!” I think our president has lost his everloving mind. I think he has been wading up to his knees in mental illness for a while now, and the thought of him in the White House makes me tremble. Syria could be the tipping point into another world war.

RushBaby on September 4, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Any piece with this douche Stewart will be unread by me. He is a pri*k and a dumb one at that. If the conservative blogs would ignore him, he would disappear.

hip shot on September 4, 2013 at 12:41 PM

‘My credibility is not on the line’…
‘The question is: How credible is Congress?’
‘Not something I just made up’…
‘We may not be directly imminently threatened, but’…
CAMERON: UK ‘can’t be part, won’t be part’ of Syria attack…
Russia Boosts Mediterranean Flotilla…
Putin: Show Me The Proof…
Many in Middle East struggling to understand Obama policy…
HAWK: Howard Dean backs Syria strike…
POLL: Liberals not buying it…

‘I DIDN’T SET A RED LINE’

Plus, the red picture of the devil and his eyes…it’s almost scary. Go see Drudge

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Let’s face it, to get The Incompetent One off the hook, Democrats in congress would OK a nuclear war with China.

Any RINO endorsing Obama’s idiotic plan to attack the wrong side in Syria, since the MSM will give Obama a pass, will not only be blamed for the stupid attack but also bear the onus for its disastrous consequences.

MaiDee on September 4, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Hold on America…it’s going to be a bumpy ride!!

Deano1952 on September 4, 2013 at 12:43 PM

RushBaby on September 4, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Clinically sick narcissistic snakes are indeed very dangerous.

In Sweden he looked perturbed.

In Russia Putin will finish him off.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Congress considers measure on military action in Syria

Senate Foreign Relations Committee members say they expect to vote today on draft resolution for use of military force in Syria – @Reuters

1 min ago by editor

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Congress considers measure on military action in Syria

Photo: Secretary of State John Kerry takes his seat as he appears before the House Foreign Affairs Committee – @dougmillsnyt

6 mins ago from twitter.com/dougmillsnyt by editor
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https://twitter.com/dougmillsnyt/status/375295590633979904/photo/1/large

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Let’s face it, to get The Incompetent One off the hook, Democrats in congress would OK a nuclear war with China.

Any RINO endorsing Obama’s idiotic plan to attack the wrong side in Syria, since the MSM will give Obama a pass, will not only be blamed for the stupid attack but also bear the onus for its disastrous consequences.

MaiDee on September 4, 2013 at 12:41 PM

I hope that whoever carries the football these days is prepared to refuse to hand it over to little Bammie.

slickwillie2001 on September 4, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Irony alert. One of the head cheer leaders for 0 in the leftist media, John Stewart has just assumed yet an even more powerful position. Band Leader. Congrats John you win the The Sudler Trophy and Sudler Shields awards.

Bmore on September 4, 2013 at 12:38 PM

JS does this out of sheer/utter disappointment in the oaf he supported. Their PC Utopian ideals are not glass shards, they are glass pulver.

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 12:45 PM

FROM THE WHITE HOUSE: Map of the U.S. Assessment of the Syrian Government’s Use of Chemical Weapons

http://www.c-span.org/uploadedFiles/Content/Documents/08302013Map.pdf

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Bill schools Jon

http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&mpid=56&load=1808

derft on September 4, 2013 at 12:48 PM

The question now before Congress:

How is it possible that the peace-loving citizens of America, facing no industrial-scale military threat from anywhere on the planet, find themselves in a constant state of war?

The answer is that they have been betrayed by the beltway political class which is in thrall to a vast warfare state apparatus that endlessly invents specious reasons for meddling, spying, intervention and occupation.

In pursuit of nothing more ennobling than raw self-perpetuation, the propaganda machinery of the warfare state—along with its media affiliates such as the War Channel (CNN) and the War Press (Washington Post) —- have over recent decades churned out a stream of vastly exaggerated “threats”, falsely transforming tin-pot dictators and tyrants like Ho Chi Minh, Daniel Ortega, Slobodan Milosevic, the Taliban, the Ayatollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein and now Bashar Assad into dangerous enemies. At length, triggering incidents are concocted such as the phony gulf of Tonkin episode, the Madison Avenue based fabrications about Iraqi soldiers stealing babies from incubators in Kuwait, the vastly exaggerated claims of ethnic cleaning in Kosovo, and Saddam’s reputed WMDs.

Eventually, the drumbeat for military intervention is cranked to a fever pitch, and cable TV drives it home with non-stop telestrators and talking heads. Only after the fact, when billions in taxpayer resources have been squandered and thousands of American servicemen have been killed and maimed, do we learn that it was all a mistake; that the collateral destruction vastly exceeded the ostensible threat; and that there remains not a trace of long-term security benefit to the American people.

The recurrent phony narratives that generate these war drum campaigns and then rationalize their disastrous aftermath are rooted in a common structural cause: a vastly bloated war machine and national spying apparatus, the Imperial Presidency and the house-trained lap-dogs which occupy the congressional intelligence, foreign affairs and defense committees.

This triangle of deception keeps the American public bamboozled with superficial propaganda and the media supplied with short bursts of reality TV when the Tomahawks periodically let fly.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on September 4, 2013 at 12:51 PM

I think our president has lost his everloving mind.

I don’t think it’s that. I think it’s that African-American professionals are so accustomed to being intellectually dishonest and never being called out on it — especially in universities, government, etc. where Obama has served.

It’s just the way he has always done business, and with positive results, so why do things differently?

bobs1196 on September 4, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Operation Screw the Pooch

myiq2xu on September 4, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Getting pretty bad when an Obama-water carrier like Stewart starts making fun of The Obamassiah.

GarandFan on September 4, 2013 at 12:53 PM

At Syria House hearing, Sec. of State Kerry: ‘This is no time for armchair isolationism’ – @danfreedma

1 min ago from twitter.com/danfreedma by editor

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Defense Secretary Hagel: ‘We are not seeking to resolve the underlying conflict in Syria with direct military force’ – live video

33 secs ago from http://www.breakingnews.com by editor

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 12:56 PM

El Code Pinko,are in the back,with Red hands:

Dan Freedman ‏@danfreedma 7m

At #Syria House hearing, #Kerry (w/ red hands in background): “This is no time for armchair isolationism.”
Expand
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https://twitter.com/danfreedma

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Defense Sec. Hagel on US policy on chemical warfare; ‘the word of the United States must mean something’ – live video

42 secs ago from http://www.breakingnews.com by editor

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 12:58 PM

FROM THE WHITE HOUSE: Map of the U.S. Assessment of the Syrian Government’s Use of Chemical Weapons

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Still not conclusive proof as to who used chemical weapons. Which you think we’d want to know before we decided to go in and bomb the crap out of something.

But with the thin-skinned rat? Nope. Rally ’round the President boys and fight for American credibility. Facts just get in the way.

Happy Nomad on September 4, 2013 at 1:03 PM

roflmmfao

donabernathy on September 4, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Plagiarize much? And you’re not funny at all.

Pale Rider on September 4, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Defense Secretary Hagel: ‘We are not seeking to resolve the underlying conflict in Syria with direct military force’

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 12:56 PM

So authorize Obama to intervene in Syria but tell him he can’t use any military assets to do so. I’m thinking we drop enough I-Pods with his greatest speeches on them and we will have both sides demanding peace within a few hours.

Happy Nomad on September 4, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Plagiarize much? And you’re not funny at all.

Pale Rider on September 4, 2013 at 1:03 PM

about as much a Joe Biden and Barrack Obama

Roflmmfao

donabernathy on September 4, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Alleged chemical attack in Syria, Aug. 21, 2013

Russian expert findings show weapon used in Syrian chemical attack was similar to ones made by a rebel group, per Foreign Ministry statement – @Reuters

1 min ago by editor

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Hey jon, you jackass, you voted for the apprentice, suck it up and get behind him you moron.

crosshugger on September 4, 2013 at 1:09 PM

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 12:56 PM

So authorize Obama to intervene in Syria but tell him he can’t use any military assets to do so. I’m thinking we drop enough I-Pods with his greatest speeches on them and we will have both sides demanding peace within a few hours.

Happy Nomad on September 4, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Happy Nomad:

True dat,this is a head scratcher.

There debating the use of force,so as not to use force,…..

……….say what??!:)
(sarc)

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM

I didn’t know Ted Cruz was in favor of attacking Syria. Thanks for informing me Jon Stewart!

No wait, just checked. Cruz is vigorously opposed.

I wonder why Stewart’s show is misleading LIVs and liberals to think Cruz is warmongering when it’s actually the progressives.

forest on September 4, 2013 at 1:14 PM

If we had just one statesman in this country that would rise to the front not worried about reelection or power and get this thing on track.This country is taking a beating.

docflash on September 4, 2013 at 1:14 PM

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Still not conclusive proof as to who used chemical weapons. Which you think we’d want to know before we decided to go in and bomb the crap out of something.

But with the thin-skinned rat? Nope. Rally ’round the President boys and fight for American credibility. Facts just get in the way.

Happy Nomad on September 4, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Happy Nomad:

Good point,and thats the Lib “talking Point” today,

“Credibility”,…ugh!:)

canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM

He made it seem as if Ted Cruz was supporting intervention, when he’s clearly not. ~ RD

RumblinDurango on September 4, 2013 at 1:21 PM

I don’t think it’s that. I think it’s that African-American professionals are so accustomed to being intellectually dishonest and never being called out on it — especially in universities, government, etc. where Obama has served.

It’s just the way he has always done business, and with positive results, so why do things differently?

bobs1196 on September 4, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Well, bobs, it seems to me that intellectual dishonesty is distributed pretty equally among hyphenations of all descriptions, so I don’t much care for you bringing up Obama’s ethnicity in this context. I hardly think that a tangent such as this is germane.

RushBaby on September 4, 2013 at 1:30 PM

I won’t watch. Stewart has been fellating Obama for the past 5 years and now wants to look like he’s the adult in the room and has the pulse of America? Oh please. He’s just as much a part of the problem as Obama.

HotAirian on September 4, 2013 at 1:33 PM

about as much a Joe Biden and Barrack Obama

Roflmmfao

donabernathy on September 4, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Yet another swing and a miss. I’m embarrassed for you.

Pale Rider on September 4, 2013 at 1:34 PM

How is it that a show that barely gets a million viewers a night is considered worthy of national discussion?

sentinelrules on September 4, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Simple. It was Lynn Winstead’s answer to Rush’s daily TV show.

That, and it’s on cable and is aired multiple times a day… Rush’s show was subject to syndicated TV conventions and was lucky to be on a time slot at WASN’T after 1:00AM.

Myron Falwell on September 4, 2013 at 1:37 PM

He’s a favorite in the Low Information American Community. If you’ve lost the lowfos….

MNHawk on September 4, 2013 at 1:40 PM

I don’t watch him, but he matches my recent thinking. The corollary to middle-school playground antics is astounding. And we’re supposed to take this guy – and these people – serious? Why do I once again find myself agreeing with the likes of Putin and Stewart? Not to mention … the RINO’s (Boehner/McCain/etc.) really suck.

Carnac on September 4, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Jon Stewart is an idiot. I don’t know why you give that moron any time, at all. His opinions are meaningless. He’s a boob who deserves to live in the hell that he has worked so hard to force on the rest of us.

His arguments about chemical weapons and such are infantile and stupid. No big surprise.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on September 4, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Kerry: If the US doesn’t act, the likelihood of Assad using chemical weapons again is ‘near 100 percent’ – live video

5 mins ago by editor
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Photo: Gen. Martin Dempsey answer questions from House committee on Syria – @POLITICOvideo

8 mins ago from twitter.com/POLITICOvideo by editor
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Sec. of State Kerry says recent chemical weapons attack in Syria was ‘such a clear case, so flagrant’ that a response was warranted – live video

10 mins ago from http://www.breakingnews.com by editor
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canopfor on September 4, 2013 at 1:58 PM

ED

Did you actually watch this?

He framed the entire segment for the uninformed, so that it looks as if the “neocons” are coaxing Obama into Syria.

Stewart took Rumsfeld out of context for a reason. Because he needed a recognizable name.

Stewart took Cruz out of context, for a reason. Because they want to make him the new poster boy.

Did they show Paul? Krauthammer? Beck? Rush?

No. Because they don’t support the “Obama needs to stand up to the neocons” narrative.

HA is media illiterate. Most of the punditry right is, but this is a vlog for crissakes.

budfox on September 4, 2013 at 2:05 PM

He’s a favorite in the Low Information American Community. If you’ve lost the lowfos….

MNHawk on September 4, 2013 at 1:40 PM

If those people actually existed.

Indoctrinated people who preach socialist dogma are dangerous, they are power-hungry, and they are scary, but they sure as hell aren’t stupid.

Myron Falwell on September 4, 2013 at 2:05 PM

TDS was not an answer to Limbaugh.

My gawd, TDS was a news parody in the beginning, closer to Not Necessarily The News with talk show interviews.

Kilborn played it as a total gag on his ESPN days.

Winstead was nearly gone when Stewart came on board. Kilborn quit and she was removed.

budfox on September 4, 2013 at 2:08 PM

HA is media illiterate. Most of the punditry right is, but this is a vlog for crissakes.

budfox on September 4, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Exactly right.

rrpjr on September 4, 2013 at 2:16 PM

TDS was not an answer to Limbaugh.

My gawd, TDS was a news parody in the beginning, closer to Not Necessarily The News with talk show interviews.

Kilborn played it as a total gag on his ESPN days.

Winstead was nearly gone when Stewart came on board. Kilborn quit and she was removed.

budfox on September 4, 2013 at 2:08 PM

That might have been the intent, but look at what it became.

And Rush haters will always embrace anything positioned as “the left’s answer to Rush,” no matter how badly it flops (Ed Schultz, Mario Cuomo, Al Sharpton, Al Franken, etc.) and TDS under Jon Stewart usually fits that bill, doesn’t it?.

And note that I cited Rush’s TV show, which was similar to his radio show circa 1992. The main difference being, it had Rush on a soundstage, delivering the news with his own opinion and commentary, in front of a live studio audience.

Myron Falwell on September 4, 2013 at 2:23 PM

so he tells the republican commentator’s to shut the f up, but he acts mildly annoyed with Obama – the guy who’s actually deciding all this. okay…

once again, he manages to criticize without really laying it squarely on Obama.

jetch on September 4, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Stewart hates you. Figure it out.

rrpjr on September 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM

*hanging head in shame*

You’re right. I thought this time he might really like us… :-(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=055wFyO6gag

Fallon on September 4, 2013 at 2:32 PM

The reality is Obama is probably going to bomb Syria.

The question is will Congress give him cover?

I vote no.

Obama could have prevented this last use of Sarin by acting sooner. He didn’t, now he will blame Congress if it happens again.

There is really little purpose in any of this other than to help Obama spread the blame to Congress. Which will happen either way.\

Whatever happens now, it is Congresses fault. The liberal Media, like Jon Stewart will make it the Republicans fault.

That’s how the game is played.

petunia on September 4, 2013 at 2:41 PM

How is it possible that the peace-loving citizens of America, facing no industrial-scale military threat from anywhere on the planet, find themselves in a constant state of war?

donabernathy on September 4, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Indeed.

The answer is we are supposed to protect our allies, so they can recover from the World Wars they are always getting us into.

Well they have recovered and keep stabbing us in the back.

I think we rethink all the alliances and see which ones still serve our interests.

petunia on September 4, 2013 at 2:45 PM

petunia on September 4, 2013 at 2:41 PM

The GOPe is killing itself by their own hand. Fools like Bohenor, McConnell, McCant, Grahamnesty and Cantor all gladly play to that narrative that they need to be liked by the left. Any one of that group could easily stand with Rand and Ted, but they willingly chose to do so. Because they are all just like the Dems.

I have no problem turning Libertarian. The GOPe has shown me no reason at all why I should stay.

Myron Falwell on September 4, 2013 at 2:50 PM

He’s right. It is like the seventh grade.

Because in “International relations” it is always like the seventh grade.

Always has been; always will be.

If you’re not a Player, you’re a mark.

Strong horse, weak horse and all that.

If you’re perceived as weak you lose respect; if you lose respect, you invite attack.

All the veneer of civilization has not changed human nature in any way.

schmuck281 on September 4, 2013 at 3:06 PM

If Stewart walked out in the street, and got hit by a bus, and was splattered all over the road….NO PROBLEMA

There is a carbon copy of Stewart, a guy named Weiner, who is about to lose a bid for NYC mayor. He could easily take over for Stewart, and the viewers would never even notice..

BigSven on September 4, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Won’t Steward change his mind if he thinks Republicans are against it?

Cindy Munford on September 4, 2013 at 5:11 PM

I’m still waiting for someone to explain to me who in Syria are actual GOOD guys that we need to be helping.

SOMEONE is using sarin – but it could be either or both sides.
Assad is a terrorist supporting dictator.
The rebels are different terrorists, some of whom are out murdering any/all Christians they can find.

Soooo – which of those groups is actually worth helping?

dentarthurdent on September 4, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Stewart is worthless.

Stop putting up his videos.

If I want to watch him I will tune in on my own.

Of course our government is worthless as well.

Wish the government were a YouTube I could delete.

Alas.

Sherman1864 on September 4, 2013 at 5:52 PM

rrpjr on September 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Even though some of it was truly funny, Stewart couldn’t help himself-he had to include Ted Cruz making a statement that sounded like he supports this action when he does not.
That’s who Stewart is, knee-jerk (emphasis on the jerk a great deal of the time) lib/prog.

Dittos on the Ricochet article-Thanks Schad.

questionmark on September 4, 2013 at 12:25 PM

I guess accuracy just isn’t funny enough. Much better to line up all the people you love to hate on the “wrong” side of an issue, even when they’re not in favor of it at all.

For example, I don’t think Rumsfeld is even for Syrian intervention. At the very least, he’s not one of those pushing for it.

But why worry about blaming the actual culprits? Much more fun to pretend that the same people involved in the Iraq war are now pushing for Syrian intervention.

There Goes the Neighborhood on September 4, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Yeah, thanks Stewart, you and your wise-guys are a big reason this clown was elected (twice). Many younger voters got their political education from you.

Will you be joking about the bodybags coming back from the Syrian Mis-adventure?

virgo on September 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM