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The Problem With Jon Stewart

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Posted By: Toledo, 4/4/2022 7:00:07 AM

“To do a debate would be great. But that’s like saying pro wrestling is a show about athletic competition. … You have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably,” - Jon Stewart to the hosts of CNN’s Crossfire, October 15, 2004. I was busy walking my dog several weeks ago, on my lunchtime Thursday break, preoccupied with the piece I was trying to write in my head. The phone rang and a frantic booker was on the line. Would I be able to get to New York tomorrow to do an interview with Jon Stewart on race? I literally laughed out loud.

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Jon Stewart is no longer funny. He's a woke lunatic

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jinx 4/4/2022 7:13:05 AM (No. 1118800)
The trouble with Stewart is that he thinks we care what he has to say. He is a has-been comedian who was never that funny but made lots of money. He is trying to be relevant which he is not.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Highlander 4/4/2022 7:32:57 AM (No. 1118809)
The problem conservatives like Andrew Sullivan has, is believing anything liberals say in so-called “good faith.” With liberals, there is no good faith. Never believe them at all.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: philsner 4/4/2022 7:44:28 AM (No. 1118821)
Fool me once...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: petrichor 4/4/2022 7:45:54 AM (No. 1118826)
The Dems do not believe in debate. Look at Global Warming. Was there ever a debate? Will they ever debate voting rights? They have an agenda and the only thing that can stop them is the light of day ... debate.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: JrSample 4/4/2022 7:46:03 AM (No. 1118827)
If the US is the irredeemable racist hell-hole that they claim; why do so many people want to immigrate to it? We have a wave of nonwhite immigrants from all over the world who risk everything to try to enter and live in this country. In fact, black immigrants from Africa and the West Indies move here in large numbers, while very few [if any] American blacks immigrate to majority black or black governed countries. The 1619 reference is getting tiresome. Jamestown was part of the Virginia colony; owned and operated by the Virginia Company, a privately owned for profit business that was chartered by the British Crown in 1609. It was owned by private stockholders and was not the United States, which did not exist at the time. Every maritime country in the Western Hemisphere participated in the Transatlantic slave trade; largest numbers by Spain and Portugal. [Brazil did not emancipate their slaves until 1888].
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Reply 6 - Posted by: czechlist 4/4/2022 8:06:30 AM (No. 1118845)
So I didn't miss anything of any importance, again. I am a social outlier who never found anything amusing about Stewart, nor Seinfeld nor Maher nor The Simpsons, etc. They were all mindless entertainment and next day water cooler fodder which I watched once and then avoided. I am still amazed that sitcoms include laugh tracks to prompt viewers that something was supposed to have been funny.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: TruthFetish 4/4/2022 8:10:36 AM (No. 1118847)
The trouble with Jon Stewart is you must bring solid arguments or he eats you alive. Sullivan blew it here. Everything Jon Stewart says can be counted with facts. With a little practice, they are easy to recite in any debate. Sullivan needs to do is Thomas Sowell homework.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MDConservative 4/4/2022 11:02:12 AM (No. 1119025)
The problem isn't Jon Stewart...it's those who watch him.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: GrandmaP 4/4/2022 11:02:15 AM (No. 1119026)
This is an excellent article by Andrew Sullivan. It is well worth a read.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: thomthomp 4/4/2022 11:06:29 AM (No. 1119032)
I once composed a list of fundamental truths about so-called "liberals ". Number one was, "Liberals lie".
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Reply 11 - Posted by: JackBurton 4/4/2022 11:15:39 AM (No. 1119047)
Well of course that Bond guest would NEVER talk to a white person. That person would probably insist upon facts.
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