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Well, THIS was unexpected . . .

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by ArfinGreebly, Jun 23, 2011.

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  1. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus

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    Stop me if you've already heard this:

    Jon Stewart, on The Daily Show.

    This would seem to be a very share-worthy piece.

    A succinct and, surprisingly even-handed treatment of the Gun-Runner/Gun-Walker/Fast-and-Furious shenanigans.

    Yeah.

     
  2. mljdeckard

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    I caught it too, and I rarely watch him, but yeah, he tore them up properly.
     
  3. cbrgator

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    He's done some bits in the past that were very fair to gun owners.

    Crazy when a comedian is a more balanced source of news than actual news outlets.
     
  4. nwilliams

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    You beat me to it, I was about to post a link to this segment as well.

    "I assume a couple of possible solutions could be, improve our border security, restrict rifle sales to non-Mexican drug cartel members...."

    As much as Stewart claims that he is simply a comedian, I personally think he is one of the few voices of reason in the media today. I also don't think that he gets the credit he deserves because people just assume that he's simply a liberal comedian but if you actually listen to what he says you realize that his comments are almost always extremely well educated and reasonable.

    Jon Stewart has certainly matured in his views on guns and gun control over the past couple years. The last couple firearm related segments Stewart has done have been amazingly levelheaded. There was a time when he seemed pretty one sided on guns and pretty anti but then it seems he came to his senses. My sig line is a pretty clear example of this.
     
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  5. gathert

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    I prefer the Colbert Report, but good things do come from the Daily Show every now and again.
     
  6. Deus Machina

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    As a whole, I like Stewart. Largely because he's just as happy to call out idiocy on the left as much as the common stuff on the right. It's like they're doing his job for him, lately.

    I still think he's at least uneducated when it comes to firearms, but most of what he's said in recent times has come from common sense, not bias.

    I'm still willing to bet that he has become a gun owner in the time his bias has been dying down.
     
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  7. ZCORR Jay

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    I'll watch the Daily Show from time to time and even though he tends to lean a bit more to the left he can be pretty good at calling out the idiots on either side.

    Gun Runner was such a horrible abuse of power and funds and so far only the head of the ATF is stepping down... but would you expect the government to punish itself to any extent further than that?
     
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    is that a hi-point at 1:27? :lol:

    you would think all that drug money they would be able to get guns that actually shoot bullets

    Hi-Point: The only semi-automatic handgun you can play Russian Roulette with.
     
  9. Travis McGee

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    Even the Lefties are beginning to notice Gunrunner/walker/F&F.

    That's the real news here. The media boycott is crubling fast.
     
  10. Tommygunn

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    I saw Stewart on FOX NEWS SUNDAY. While he came off better than I thought he would he was still rather demeaning toward Chris Wallace, saying that Wallace could never understand him.
    And maintaining the liberal shibboleth that FNC is nothing but a mouthpiece for the Repuke party.
    If that is true I want them to can Juan Williams, Geraldo, and Alan Colmes -- especially COLMES!!!
    And Stewart still does not "get" the liberal bias in certain MSM sources.

    PS--- the above linked video would not play for me.....
     
  11. PcolaDawg

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    Wow.
     
  12. Claude Clay

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    way, i mean way too funny....and than i realized it is NOT a Monty Python remake

    ---its the reality we are living
    that our children are being raised in

    ...is there a omicron for 'run screaming naked into the woods'?
     
  13. feedthehogs

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    You do understand that shows like this have a staff of writers and that opinions, comments and the such are 99.9% likey to come from a writer to get a laugh, sigh or other reaction from the audience don't you?

    And that this is entertainment plain and simple and not in anyway meant to be taken seriously or used as real news or information to base your decisions on right?
     
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    I was especially pleased with that Daily Show segment, but as others have said his last few remarks on firearms have been fairly reasonable.
     
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    While i have to agree that the daily show isn't a "serious" news outlet.. watch some "real" news channels and you will find that.. quite a bit of the time, neither are they! CNN has random crap of the day, vote for the news story, and gives 24 hour live coverage to dead pop stars. Fox reports some news straight, but most of it with a hell of a lot of personal slant. i haven't seen very many solid, unbiased stories as of late except when i watch the BBC news hour (and their local news is slanted, i'm sure, but without knowing the local politics it's hard to tell) or NPR. So if you have to chose between watching the "not news" that at least advertises that it's snake oil, or the "real" news which doesn't seem to realize it is supposed to give stories, not short attention span entertainment, i prefer the one that is upfront, and at the very least, makes me chuckle.
     
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    The news is also slanted by what they will and will not report. The BBC is a perfect example. While their reporting may not sound biased while you listen to or read the news story, they simply will not report certain stories that do not comport with their world view, and hence you have received slanted coverage. Nothing you can do except get your news from multiple sources.
     
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    Let's not get carried away folks!

    I DVR Stewart/Colbert every night-Stewart is not as pro gun/2nd as you might think-you can't really get a feel for his views based on his bits as both shows seem to be equal opportunity satirists.
    I was watching Stewart during one of his guest segment interviews 'bout a week ago-don't remember who/what the subject was, but during the interview he asked the guest "why don't you do something really useful, like reinstitute the AWB?"

    It's more difficult to get a reading on Colbert as he's never serious on his show, but I'd be surprised if he didn't lean (heavily?) left on guns/2nd Amemdment.
     
  18. seuadr

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    this is exactly why i LIKE jon stewart .. regardless of his personal political leanings he makes fun of both sides equally. He somehow remains unbiased in reporting regardless of his personal views when it seems impossible for a lot of other "news" outlets to do the self same thing.. and he isn't even a serious reporter! you would think that someone who was serious about making a lifetime of respectable reporting would do a much better job than a satire show.. or at least i would, at any rate :rolleyes:

    that is a fair point, TX selective reporting and heavily edited reporting also is wrong.

    like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwbB02-rCVw
     
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  19. Jim NE

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    I have to admit...that was good...not good enough to make me like Jon Stewart, mind you, but it was good.
     
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    "You do understand that shows like this have a staff of writers and that opinions, comments and the such are 99.9% likey to come from a writer to get a laugh, sigh or other reaction from the audience don't you?

    And that this is entertainment plain and simple and not in anyway meant to be taken seriously or used as real news or information to base your decisions on right? "


    What an accurate description of the daily show, fox, and cnn!

    I hope something comes out of the hearings worthwhile.
     
  21. Heretic

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    I can only say one thing. "BLACK PIECES OF PAPER!"
     
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    If I couldn't make fun of our political situations I'd probably have had a heart attack by now. Thank you Stewart and Colbert for preventing a massive coronary.
     
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    Oh man, I lost it when Issa held up the black papers xD
     
  24. Liberation

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    The only thing I found funny was the Tivo part and the black papers part.

    He says assault rifle only 10 times... anyways his viewers will still be stupid and not care about the fact the ATF are a bunch of morons.
     
  25. hnk45acp

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    You know I've been following this story in various media outlets and that was the first time I saw that image. It's such a great image it should be media crack but not one newspaper/network has shown it. Whether or not it's because of their bias of not wanting to show the ATF in a bad light or whatever I'm glad The Daily Show picked up on it.
     
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