Verne Strickland Blogmaster / June 20, 2011
You know, there are a lot of dynamics at play here.
Jon Stewart claims he is a comedian and entertainer -- not a devoted extreme cynic with a liberal agenda that is too blatant and obvious to ignore. The man is as he appears -- a media roughneck -- coarse, rude, opportunistic, aligned with the left, and often out of control.
And why not? Stewart is acting up not for payback -- but for PLAYBACK! The more outrageous the better, the more fawning attention he'll get from the (it pains me to say it) the "mainstream" media.
This is high stakes showbiz, and Stewart knows he's got nothing to lose, everything to win. That's the way the cards are stacked. He can't make a mistake -- just shoot the lights out of the little carny ducks that float by in this tacky sideshow.
Heap mockery, no matter how outrageous, on the prey of the day -- in this case consummate gentleman anchor Chris Wallace -- and you burnish your reputation as a destroyer of the despised "Fair and Balanced" Fox Network.
Ain't that the way? How many times have we seen the facade repeated -- a liberal shock jock lobs incendiery mortar rounds at a conservative moderator shouldering a water gun? Stewart, always looking to best Howard Stern, Bill Mahr or Rachel Maddow in the ultimate insult league, lets it all hang out? Bad taste be damned.
"You're insane," Stewart blurts. Really? Well, let's pick up the play-by-play of this uneven contest -- a jerk who doesn't give a damn grandstanding against a nice guy who does:
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart entered the proverbial lion's den, appearing live on Fox News Sunday to debate "media bias" with host Chris Wallace.
Early in the interview, Wallace flashed a previous quote of Stewart's calling Fox News a "relentless agenda-driven 24 hour news opinion propaganda delivery system," and asked Stewart, "Where do you come up with this stuff?"
Stewart responded, "Uh, it's actually quite easy."
Later, when Wallace argued that a clip about Sarah Palin from the Daily Show was political commentary, Stewart told Wallace, "You're insane... Here's the difference between you and I. I'm a comedian first. My comedy is informed by an ideological background, there's no question about that. But the thing that you will never understand...is that Hollywood, yeah, they're liberal, but that's not their primary motivating force. I'm not an activist. I am a comedian."
"Do I want my voice heard?" Stewart continued later. "Absolutely, that's why I got into comedy. Am I an activist, in your mind? A partisan ideological activist?" Wallace responded, "Yeah." "Okay, then I disagree with you," Stewart said.
"You can't understand, because of the world that you live in, that there is not a designed ideological agenda on my part to affect partisan change because that's the soup you swim in. And I appreciate that, I understand it. It reminds me of in ideological regimes, they can't understand that there is free media other places because they receive marching orders."http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/19/jon-stewart-fox-news-sunday-video_n_879964.html
VS: SAY WHAT? STEWART'S STATEMENT IS TOTALLY NONSENSICAL. NOT ONLY THAT, BUT THE HOST IS WEARING BRASS KNUCKLES, HITS BELOW THE BELT, AND SWINGS AFTER THE BELL.
SICKENINGLY BAD DECORUM.
BUT THAT IS WHAT'S GOING ON OUT THERE IN THE ARENA TODAY, FOLKS. I JUST HOPE AND PRAY THAT ENOUGH OF US IN THE AUDIENCE KNOW THIS GUY AND HIS RAUNCHY ILK FOR WHAT THEY ARE. THEY'RE CHEATING, PEOPLE, FLYING UNDER A FALSE FLAG. AND THEY ARE GETTING BY WITH IT. SO FAR.
Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up 'comedian'. Here's incriminating description of 'The Daily Show' by the producers of this deceptive liberal stilleto of an 'entertainment' program: