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Jon Stewart takes Newsweek to task over Bachmann cover

posted at 2:23 pm on August 10, 2011 by

Warning: Daily Show content embedded below. I provide this disclaimer because I know some people here hate Jon Stewart, and the Daily Show, often for perfectly valid reasons. However, when a gem is produced out of the muck, I like to make it available to those who enjoy the occasional bit of mirth directed at the left. Yes, he does use the same opportunity to attack Bachmann for some statements she’s made, but you takes what you can gets.

The shame is that Stewart could have taken a moment to point out the ridiculous Obama halo covers that Newsweek has employed, but you can’t have everything. At the rate Obama is disintegrating, though, I will be curious to see how the Daily Show handles the upcoming twenty-ring circus that this election cycle will become. While Stewart is a lefty, on numerous occasions in the past, he’s found himself unable to resist taking many of our political foes to task for their dipstickery.

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The only reason he did this is because NOW and other lefty organizations also complained about the cover. He did it to join them and prove his bona fides.

Stewart is actually worse than Maher, Moore, et al.

He throws out these bones to add to his viewing audience and gain some middle-of-the-road folks to watch his show. But since 99% of it is lefty propaganda, the “new” viewers he drew in with a carrot slowly start to come his side of the “argument”.

He is nothing but a slick, squirrelly propagandist.

Opposite Day on August 10, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Heck, the only reason Newsweek did this is because they are largely forgotten and this gives them publicity.

cozmo on August 10, 2011 at 4:37 PM

If only Jon Stewart were funny.

J.E. Dyer on August 10, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Yeah, he sucks, and his larger point of attack on Bachmann was nasty and characteristically retarded, but at least he quoted her and didn’t just make something up, the way Newsweak seems to have done.

He makes a fair point and further exposes Tina Brown as the sleazy hack we all know her to be.

PS Yes, there is still, apparently, a Newsweak.

Jaibones on August 10, 2011 at 5:07 PM

The only reason he did this is because NOW and other lefty organizations also complained about the cover. He did it to join them and prove his bona fides.

Stewart is actually worse than Maher, Moore, et al.

He throws out these bones to add to his viewing audience and gain some middle-of-the-road folks to watch his show. But since 99% of it is lefty propaganda, the “new” viewers he drew in with a carrot slowly start to come his side of the “argument”.

He is nothing but a slick, squirrelly propagandist.

Opposite Day on August 10, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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He did it because it’s funny, fool.

You clearly never watch the show.

Dave Rywall on August 11, 2011 at 11:44 AM

If only Jon Stewart were funny.

J.E. Dyer on August 10, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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Just because his jokes hit too close to home and you lack the ability to laugh at yourself doesn’t mean you need to get all whiny.

Dave Rywall on August 11, 2011 at 11:46 AM

I don’t think Stewart was in any way taking up for Rep. Bachmann but was chastising Newsweek on the lack of substance in their attack on her.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2011 at 2:45 PM

(Small voice) I think Jon Stewart is cute and funny and I laughed at the video. *ducks*

Bee on August 11, 2011 at 7:37 PM