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 Post subject: jon stewart.....
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:04 am 
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i really like the daily show with jon stewart and i watched the episode where he had Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on.

however, what i didn't like was jon constantly cutting them off as they tried to answer his questions...it was annoying. they attempted to give some great insight into today's issue (karl rove) but jon kept interrupting them.

as i said, i like jon and his show and i know he's under pressure with time when he has guests, but he should allow them to speak and answer questions. i got the impression that jon didn't really care what they had to say, he just wanted to make his comments heard.

my personal feelings was that jon handled that show poorly, but i'll continue to watch the show.


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I didn't hear that, but I know what you mean. I get Air America over the computer and Al Franken has some wonderful guests. Unfortunately, he is so obsessed with getting his jokes in that he doesn't allow the guests to talk--certainly not as much as I would like to hear.

Guess we have to chalk that up to comedians not being the best people to interview important guests--but they are still far above the MSM crowd.

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 Post subject: The Daily Show is great. Some shows should be 60 minutes!
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G'day mga, dori;

Back "From the Wilderness". I saw that program and I noticed that as well. He may have given a hint when after the break Jon said " Well as much as we could cram in, in 8 minutes". Just not enough time for a full interview. Sometimes we wish that a show like this was extended to a full hour when they're is a guest or guests that are so important. He mentioned that the last time he had two guests, was when the other guest was a dummy, and that you couldn't tell HIM from the guy made of wood. What a joker.


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hey...welcome back!! how was the trip?


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Hey, DO.g's...WELCOME!

Glad you're safely back! :D

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 Post subject: Haida Gwaii to you all
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The trip was unreal. The Charlottes are out of this time. It is listed as a must see, as one of the 80 most important places to visit in the world. Now I have only 79 more to go. What with the gale force winds and steady drizzle, it is not a place for the faint of heart. When the sun came out it is beyond belief. We saw the sun on our last 2 days when we went by Moresby Explorers zodiacs to Skeddans and Tanu, two ancient Haida villages to see the decaying totems. The south island is called Moresby and most of it is part of a world heritage protectorate site. We stayed on the east side of the island as it is much calmer. They say that the west side is so extreme that the only comparisn to relate the fury of the waves is that their force is equivalent to a wind force of 1500KM/hr or 1000mph. That is unimaginable on earth,and is a comparison to the force of the waves hitting the coastline. Needless to say, there aren't many people who live or have lived on the west side. The saddest part was the old growth forests have all been raped from the island.

Spent a week on the island , then drove back to Victoria from Prince Rupert across to Prince George and down to Osoyoos- within spitting distance of the USofA. Close enough for a reprobate such as I. Put on close to 3000Km, thats 1800 miles in the KIA SUV, and was totally out of the loop. Saw the London bombings in Sandspit on the Charlottes at a pub between gales, but that was all the news I got while away. Thank whatever great force (Jesse?) for this site. Have plenty of reading to catch up on, so I will be absorbed in the quest for truthlies over the next few days. Glad you folks were busy so I can get up with the facts.

Fired up my computer when I got home and it didn't work. The processor was burnt after the fan failed. Took two days but now I'm up and running. Glad to be back and thanks for the welcome home.


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 Post subject: Isn't comedy sacred?
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Back to jon stewart, did you hear that the woman director interviewed by Ed Helms in an art display called Controversy, was fired for not getting an OK from her boss to do the interview. This is a subtle example of control by our leaders who can exercise their will upon us when we exercise our freedoms and is a form of blacklisting. Thus can they control us, and our finances become a weapon they control and use to manipulate. Freedom of speech- as long as it's ok, and what they want to hear.


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 Post subject: We win again! Yay smart asses.
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Another tidbit of info from Sept. 29/04, just before the election, was that CNN did a survey that shows Daily Show viewers are more informed politically than any other talk shows.

From CNN- So, three guys are watching TV.

One turns on Jay Leno. One tunes into David Letterman. And the other watches Jon Stewart.

Who's better informed politically?

In a recent survey, viewers of Stewart's "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central tested better than Letterman and Leno viewers on a six-question politics quiz. (How do you stack up? Take the quiz and compare your score.)

Viewers of all three shows know more about the background of presidential candidates and their positions on issues than people who don't watch late-night TV.

On top of that, "Daily Show" viewers know more about election issues than people who regularly read newspapers or watch television news, according to the National Annenberg Election Survey. (Pop quiz)

Dannagal Goldthwaite Young, a senior research analyst at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, said "Daily Show" viewers came out on top "even when education, party identification, following politics, watching cable news, receiving campaign information online, age and gender are taken into consideration."

The quiz was given to 19,013 adults between July 15 and September 19.

The quiz included these questions:

"Who favors allowing workers to invest some of their Social Security contributions in the stock market?" Answer: Bush.

"Who urges Congress to extend the federal law banning assault weapons?" Answer: Kerry.

While viewers of NBC's "The Tonight Show" and CBS's "The Late Show" scored better than the general public, Stewart's fans came out on top.

Leno and Letterman viewers scored 49 percent on the quiz. But "Daily Show" viewers scored 60 percent on average.

Scores were even lower for those who read a newspaper or watch network news four days a week.

Comedy Central was waiting for news like this. On September 17, Stewart appeared on Bill O'Reilly's "The O'Reilly Factor" only to be told his viewers are "stoned slackers" and "dopey kids."

"You know what's really frightening?" O'Reilly asked Stewart. " You actually have an influence on this presidential election. That is scary, but it's true."

Comedy Central used its viewers' test scores Tuesday to strike back at Fox News Channel and O'Reilly's viewers.

It also trotted out stats from Nielsen Media Research to show that Stewart's viewers are not only smart, but more educated than O'Reilly's.

"Daily Show" viewers are 78 percent more likely than the average adult to have four or more years of college education, while O'Reilly's audience is only 24 percent more likely to have that much schooling.

Plus, the network noted, "Daily Show" viewers are 26 percent more likely to have a household income more than $100,000, while O'Reilly's audience is only 11 percent more likely to make that much money.

So the guy watching Stewart may not only be smart, but may also be rich.


This proves that once upon a time CNN was good for 1 thing. Putting O'Reilly in perspective.


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