Category Archives: Jon Stewart

Trusted Voices Falling Silent

The sun will come out tomorrow – bet your bottom dollar – unless it doesn’t. It could be another rainy day, but the sun will come out eventually, and that simpleminded cloying song isn’t that stupid. In that irritatingly heartwarming … Continue reading

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The Treachery of Images

Those of us who smoke a pipe – that would be mostly former English teachers and older academic sorts – know all about the painting. It’s “The Treachery of Images” (La trahison des images) – that 1929 painting by the … Continue reading

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Inadvertently Committing Journalism

Nope – haven’t figured it out yet – sorry. And it’s been years. Back on July 27, 2003 – six years ago – there were those remarks by the President – who was standing next to United Nations Secretary General … Continue reading

Posted in CNBC, Jim Cramer, Jon Stewart, Journalism, Journalism as Entertainment, Objective Journalism, Press Responsibility, Responsible Journalism, Stewart versus Cramer, Trusting One News Source over Another, Truthiness | 2 Comments

The Angry and Entirely Fictional Hidden Majority

There is this odd video clip – Bill O’Reilly as a guest on Jon Stewart’s Daily show, explaining to a quite skeptical Stewart that America is really a center-right nation, and in January, when Obama becomes president, Obama had better … Continue reading

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The New World

Shortly after Barack Obama won the election, rather handily, Our Man in Paris, Ric Erickson, the editor of MetropoleParis, left a comment at this site:   What are we going to do now that we’ve won? Who are we going … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Intellectualism, Changing the Subject, Colbert, Conservative Anti-Intellectualism, Dennis Miller, Financial Meltdown, Frank Rich, GOP In Tatters, History Being Made, Jon Stewart, MetropoleParis, New Political World, Obama, Obama Wins!, Palin Unqualified, Paris, Pittsburgh, Republicans in the Wilderness, Ric Erickson, The French, The more things change... | 1 Comment

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Tolerance for the dangerously absurd is the lifeblood of the two most popular comedy shows on cable television, Jon Stewart’s Daily Report, and Steve Colbert channeling a version of Bill O’Reilly on his show, The Colbert Report. The latter just … Continue reading

Posted in Bush, Colbert, Complexity, Couldn't Be So, Iran, Iraq, Iraq Civil War, John Yoo, Jon Stewart, Keith Olbermann, McCain, NIE, Nouri al-Maliki, Pakistan, Petraeus, Satire, The War, Torture, What Can Be Done | 1 Comment