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Jon Stewart explains Fox News

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 30th 2009 5:10PM
Whatever your political opinions are and however your cable news tastes run, you have to admit that this Daily Show examination of how Fox News works is pretty smart. Not just as an explanation at how the news side works with the non-news side of the network, but as an explanation of how any organization can spin things their way.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
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emtae

I will explain the Daily Show.

It was much funnier when it was just a silly comedy show with Craig Kilborn.

Then, Jon Stewart turned it into a smug pep rally for liberals. The NYC-DC smug liberal crowd, to be exact.

November 01 2009 at 4:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Will

You mean as opposed to the hateful, mean-spirited pep rally for Republicans that is Fox News? Going by your logic, I don't see much difference.

November 02 2009 at 5:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Whoosh

as soon as a "news reporter" says "I think" or "I feel", it ceases to be news, and wanders off into opinion. the problem with news today is that there is too much air time to fill.

October 31 2009 at 2:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
CJ

Tell you the truth. I wouldn't work for Fox News Or MSNBC on the basis that I believe you can't work for either network and leave without a skewed way of thinking.

Still we're missing the point, just like I said it with Bush, I'll say it about Obama, they don't decide what reporters should be reporting. The White House can not place demands on the press that they play only their game.

The Obama Administration is mad that other media beside Fox News took up Accorn and the Green Czar being a "truther." Too bad. Those stories were not lies. They were the actual truth.

They were good news stories for the national media. You can't have an organization who taking federal funding filled with that much corruption. You can't have an administration official believe that 9/11 was a conspiracy.

Those two stories were effective news stories that Fox News broke.

Does Fox News get it wrong alot. Yes, but so does a lot of cable news. CNN's story about the 9/11/09 attack turned out to be a Coast Guard training session. MSNBC took up the case that Palin's baby boy was really her daughters and she was playing like she was the mother.

Still, I say the White House should be able to deal with it. Stop being wussies. They don't decide what news should be covered. They put it out there and hopefully someone catches it.

October 31 2009 at 12:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Garrett

Not an ounce of spin in this flippant reaction by Jon Stewart.

October 30 2009 at 6:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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hubris

He's a *comedian*. It's his JOB to be flippant. My goodness.

October 30 2009 at 6:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
svrkevi

Ha, Fox Entertainment....Which Is True Because Glenn Beck said he's an entertainer not a journalist.

October 30 2009 at 5:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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