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Jon Stewart Trashes Obama’s Executive Privilege Assertion On Fast & Furious

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by sbhaven, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Jon Stewart Trashes Obama’s Executive Privilege Assertion On Fast And Furious
    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jon-stewart-trashes-obamas-executive-privilege-assertion-on-fast-and-furious/
    Video at link.
     

  2. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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  3. fortyofforty

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    The Stewart segments are funny, and he cuts to the heart of the matter. However, it won't prevent Holder from stonewalling the committees and allowing a half-hearted internal investigation to creep along. By the way, I though the DOJ OIG was already conducting an investigation starting over a year ago. What's the status of that in-depth probe? Last I heard the DOJ OIG was obstructing the Congressional investigation.
     
  4. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Stewarts's head begins to emerge from his ass, I see.....
     
  5. concretefuzzynuts

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    Used to watch the show because some parts were funny. But he buried his nose so far up Obamas @$$ he could smell Os breath, so I quit watching.
     
  6. GAFinch

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    Don't give Stewart too much credit. There's online video of an episode a few years ago where he blasts Bush's use of executive privilege. Other shows and blogs would have linked to the episode to illustrate Stewart's hypocrisy (along with Obama's hypocrisy).
     
  7. RC-RAMIE

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    He blasted two different presidents for use of executive privilege and that makes him a hypocrite?


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  8. Stewart's a liberal and he's admitted that there is a liberal bias in the media. He generally attacks conservatives way more than liberals but in this case he bashed Obama on EP just as he did Bush back in 2005.
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  9. GAFinch

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    If he hadn't reluctantly blasted the Dear Leader, then he would have been a hypocrite.
     
  10. Relucent or not, he did bash the President which is very telling. It shows that the media is no longer ignoring the story. While Stewart isn't really a news reporter, he's an entertainer. He is however the go to person for information for quite a few people. And at least he appeared to be somewhat fair on the subject.

    Unlike Rachael Maddow on MSNBC...
    Maddow Begs Media to Ignore Fast and Furious: Just Another 'Paranoid Delusion' Like Sherrod Scandal
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2012/06/22/maddow-begs-media-ignore-fast-and-furious-just-another-paranoid-delusion
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  11. GAFinch

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    I agree to an extent, which is why I think he deserves some credit, just not too much. I've watched his show on and off over the years for its comedic value and for a liberal counterbalance to other programs. He has certainly had enough integrity to call out hypocrisy/lies on both sides more than many other real reporters and calls out reporters for not doing the same, but the highly partisan commentary to comedic ratio has gotten seriously out of control for the past year or so and became unbearable for me to watch. It got bad a few years ago and I stopped watching for a couple years, but it's definitely worse now and I'm permanently done with him.
     
  12. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

    Jon Stewart is a comedian and a good one but that's all he is. He has also admitted he is liberal so why would anyone not expect a liberal slant in his comedy.

    I thought the segments were quite funny and pointed out the hypocrisy of self serving politicians in general. They also indicate that many liberals (not politicians) know right from wrong.

    Regards,
    Happyguy :)
     
  13. BuckyP

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    Yeah, I didn't understand that either.

    It's getting harder and harder for the media to cover for BO. Everyone says the election is going to be close. I wonder how it would be if the media treated BO in the same manner they did GWB?
     
  14. Gundude

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    It took a couple of readings, but I figured out what he was trying to say:

    He's saying Stewart was forced to blast Obama about F&F out of fear of being branded a hypocrite.

    To which I answer with two questions:
    1. Can you really read the guy's mind w.r.t. his motivations?
    2. Does it really matter why he's doing it? Probably more people learned about F&F from his program than from all the other "news" shows combined.
     
  15. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    I think it's as simple as this:

    Moe and more Obama supporters are starting to realize they have been had. Stewart is becoming one of them.
     
  16. RC-RAMIE

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    I always seen Stewart call people on their BS no matter if it is a D or a R. Some conservitaves could learn from that.


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  17. fortyofforty

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    The only difference is that most comedians such as Stewart and Colbert and Letterman mock Republicans for being too conservative, and mock Democrats for being too conservative or not liberal enough. It's always in one direction. Some Natsos should be more thankful that their idiocy goes largely unchallenged by mainstream comedians or they'd lose a lot of votes.
     
  18. Z1232K

    Z1232K Heavy Hauler CLM

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    :rofl:


    My thoughts excactly!!! :supergrin:
     
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  19. p.d.

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    Whatever his motivation, I appreciate his point and enjoy the humor.