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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
...I don't suppose the cynicism among young people just might come from stolen elections, an illegal war started by people who care not about their lives, loss of privacy, lies and more lies, sending their future overseas and ruining the environment that these kids were hoping to live in is making them cynical. No... it must be that little comedian who's on 4 nights a week. Yeah, that's it! That's the ticket! He's singlehandedly poisoning democracy!
Originally posted by ShakyaHeir
I have a feeling that the Jon Stewart detractors in this thread have never even watched the show. If they had they would have stopped watching Fox or CNN a long time ago.
Originally posted by spanishcaravan
I love the daily show. The thing is, the daily show cant make up its material. It merely gets it from the major news channels.
Originally posted by spanishcaravan...The colbert report is great also,i say keep it up.We need more shows like these.
Originally posted by subz
I dont recall reading any one being critical of John Stewart in this thread
Originally posted by clearwater
After some thought, I've decided it's not amusing at all that the Washington Post would devote an entire article to obscuring the issues of voter turn-out by accusing a comedian who vents a nation's frustration with humour of encouraging cynicism.
It's indicative of a media that cares little for the needs of its readers and kowtows to those with whom Stewart is unpopular. I guess they learnt their lesson well with the Valerie Plume fiasco. Perhaps an administration that engages in treason is more the cause of voter frustration.
"Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization." - Winston Churchill
America is becoming a highly censored and censured society.
Originally posted by polanksi
"Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me."
Originally posted by Nygdan
Before everyone gets worked up over this, firstly, its a column, ie, an opinion peice, not a news article. Its not the Washington Post reporting that stewart is an actual enemy of the state.
The author of the peice is doing some tongue in cheek humour....precisely like the Daily Show.
It is rather sad if the Daily Show makes people more apathetic and less involved.