While it’s hardly shocking that mainstream media targeted Jon Stewart’s latest jab – in which he described Donald Trump as a “man-baby” – the mainstream media establishment mouthpiece virtually ignored his lambasting of Hillary Clinton.
“What I think about Hillary Clinton is, you know … I imagine [her] to be a very bright woman … without the courage of her convictions — ‘cause I’m not even sure what they are,” Stewart told David Axelrod for his podcast, The Axe, to which the audience erupted in applause.
Though the slam represented more than corporate media has managed thus far during the former secretary of state’s troubled run for the presidency, Jon Stewart took the description to a hilarious next level. For reference, Magic Johnson once had a talk show that ultimately failed because … well … witness Stewart’s comparison of Johson to Hillary:
Comedian Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, has made a living obsessing about why everyone else in media isn’t reporting “the truth”.
It turns out that Stewart has a lot to learn about reporting the truth.
In their bid to come up with new material each day, Stewart writers and producers will, more often than not, gravitate towards what they believe are the easiest targets to poke fun at, and will always take extra care to test the wind and make sure they are within the majority public opinion within their audience demographic on each single issue they turn into a skit. So it’s no surprise they would run with mainstream mythology regarding Ferguson and NYC – namely, that both incidents were racially motivated and then proceeded to flash up on screen the faces and names of ‘noteworthy’ black victims of police shootings in America.
Jon Stewart is stunned by the world of HFT (where “stock exchanges sell the right to advance information to high frequency traders [by locating their computers closest to the exchange]”) and the mainstream media’s immediate jump to defend it “as good for us”, but as Michael Lewis explains “anyone whose livelihood is dependent on Wall Street [from CNBC, FOX and even the SEC] is invested in this… it sounds like a conspiracy.”
In this excellent interview, The Daily Show doubter asks “we have set a standard for share buying (you can’t but 1/100th of a share) so why not set a standard for frequency of trading?” Lewis stoic response sums up our world perfectly, “in a sane world, we would… but the money is too big,” and adds that indeed that is what IEX is doing. The HFTs “function on volume and volatility” alone and “they know the prices before you do… which is illegal if it’s a person, but as a computer, meh?”
The Jon Stewart sheeple are still getting their ‘Daily” news from a comedian that makes millions ($80,000,000.00) net worth) from distorting the truth. Peter Schiff exposes the deceptive practices of Jon Stewart. Stewart’s ill gotten gains, come directly from viewers supporting his show that may not be aware of how his show is manipulated for ratings only, at the expense of the truth.
Once again, Jon Stewart knocks it out of the park with his unique style of hilarious and cutting social commentary. This time he takes on the orgy of crony capitalists, vacuous celebrities and corrupt politicians that is the World Economic Forum in Davos, or as he calls it, “The Money Oscars.” This is the best Stewart clip I have seen since he recently took it to Chris Christie.
On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart blasted the Obama administration for aggressively investigating whistle-blowers who talked to the press. He noted that while federal prosecutors had come down hard on hackers and “potheads,” the Obama administration tip-toed around potentially criminal bankers who caused the financial collapse.
While the video below is scathing and hilarious, it is much, much more than that. Jon Stewart is well aware that the IRS being caught targeting groups for political reasons represents a major turning point in the psyche of the nation. In the past, whenever anyone was targeted by the IRS the masses would generally assume that this person did something wrong. Not anymore. From this point forward, every politically active person critical of the government who is targeted by the IRS will no longer be assumed guilty by the public, rather they will be seen as the victim of a federal witch-hunt. With trust in the Federal government at a record low 29%, this is extremely significant and will only further erode whatever trust is left.
It is my view that the government is actually in full on collapse right in front of our eyes at the moment, and Jon Stewart understands that. Will anyone at the IRS be held accountable? Will people be jailed for this like a civilian who makes a tax mistake might be? My favorite line in this clip is:
Hold on a minute, I didn’t realize apologies were sufficient in IRS related issues.
That CNN’s news coverage has been nothing but comedy-(and cringe-)worthy for the past several years, should not be news to anyone by now: perhaps there is no better testament to a society in which a network that breaks news based on fake twitter rumors is still held in high regard. However, in the spirit of reverse psychology memes, does the fact that Jon Stewart is now constantly poking fun at CNN’s “news-slaughter”, mean that it may be, paradoxically, time to start taking CNN – “the most busted name in news” seriously again? (… that’s obviously rhetorical).When CNN reports via satellite uplink from the same parking lot, funny things happen:
Sick of the official and very serious theater that passes for America’a presidential election? Then enjoy the following less than serious theater courtesy of the comic duo of Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart, whose “Rumble 2012” was the best 90 minute lampoon of America’s hypnotic fascination with whose (skewed?) ratings did what first thing in the morning, whose non-sex tape was released over the weekend, who misspoke in the past 12 hours, but most importantly how no matter who is in charge on November 7, nothing will actually change. Finally, what better way to start your Sunday than with a laugh at some politicians’ expense?
There were all the trappings of a high-octane presidential debate: the over-the-top declarations, the pre-practiced zingers and the schmaltzy appeals to America’s truest values. But the presidential candidates were nowhere to be found.
After showing a clip of Obama in 2007 criticizing George W. Bush of using the controversial measure, Stewart went on to mock Democrats who have made the talk show rounds defending the president, announcing that it’s time to play America’s favorite game, “Differentiate Your Party’s Assertion of Executive Privilege From The Previous Administration’s.”
“The president needs to protect his ability to get advice,” Stewart joked. “Even if that advice is something incredibly stupid, like ‘Why don’t we let Mexican drug runners smuggle guns into Mexico and not track them for no f*cking reason whatsoever?'”
You can watch part one of the segment above and part two below.
Over the weekend, following the Iowa straw poll result, we posed a simple question: why does the media continue to ignore Ron Paul (on both the left and right)? We followed up with none other than Paul’s own response to this curious status quo. A few days later, it appears that the media itself has finally caught on to this ironic ‘house of mirrors’ effect, and while Paul is still not a household name, the self-effacing sarcasm this topic has garnered, has been captured best by none other than Jon Stewart in this entertaining clip that mocks the established mindset of the legacy media to not dare disturb the status quo, confirming that everyone, left and right, are really all just the same. For those who have not seen it yet, this is a hilarious must watch.
“Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well,’ a CNN statement said.
UPDATE: Rick Sanchez did not appear on Friday’s “Rick List,” the afternoon after his controversial comments about Jon Stewart and Jews surfaced. Sanchez’s regular substitute Brooke Baldwin filled in for him.
Discussing Stewart with radio host Pete Dominick, Sanchez said that the “Daily Show” host has a limited worldview, and called him a “bigot.”
The conversation began with Sanchez decrying “elite, Northeast establishment liberals” who “deep down, when they look at a guy like me, they see a guy automatically who belongs in the second tier, and not the top tier.
“I think to some extent Jon Stewart and [Stephen] Colbert are the same way. I think Jon Stewart’s a bigot,” he said. “I think he looks at the world through, his mom, who was a school teacher, and his dad, who was a physicist or something like that. Great, I’m so happy that he grew up in a suburban middle class New Jersey home with everything you could ever imagine.”
When asked who Stewart is bigoted against, Sanchez said “everybody else who’s not like him.”
Sanchez would eventually retract the “bigot” claim, settling instead on calling Stewart “prejudicial” and “uninformed.”
But he made a larger point when Dominick suggested that Stewart could understand being part of an oppressed minority group because he is Jewish.
Very powerless people… [snickers] He’s such a minority, I mean, you know [sarcastically]… Please, what are you kidding? … I’m telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, and to imply that somehow they — the people in this country who are Jewish — are an oppressed minority? Yeah. [sarcastically]
Listen to Sanchez call Stewart a “bigot”:
Listen to Sanchez talk about Stewart, Jews and the media:
First Posted: 10- 1-10 10:53 AM | Updated: 10- 1-10 06:09 PM