Sunday, June 19, 2011

Jon Stewart puts Republican Fox News Pundit Chris Wallace in his Place!

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 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."

1 comment:

Felix Jaure said...

The start of the G.O.P. 2012 general election campaign was officially launched on President Obama's Inauguration day. Fox News immediately started bombarding the air waves with negative reviews of the new administration's inability to miraculously resolve the economic problems inherited by the past 8 year's of economic deterioration provided by the Bush administration. The Republican Party highly criticized President Obama's stimulus package that served to resuscitate life to a critically ill economy by administering emergency C.P.R. to a nation drowning in recession.

The G.O.P. proposed resolution to combat the economic disaster was to extend the Bush era tax cuts to the rich for an additional 2 years. Laura Tyson business Professor at U.C. Berkley however disagreed, claiming that the 35 - 40 billion dollars annual contribution to the wealthy in the form of tax breaks was ranked eleventh on the list of effectiveness on job creation.

Regardless of the facts, Fox has been highly effective in creating a short term memory loss to their Republican audience. Fox News however failed in their most recent attempt to infiltrate Canada's airwaves. Right-wing Prime Minister Stephen Harper, requested for "Canada's Radio act" to be repealed, a law forbidding a license broadcaster to deliberately pass on falsified information to the public. Canadians wisely rejected the prime Minister proposal and chose not to expose their citizens to the same type of paranoia Fox has successfully administered to their audience in the United States.

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