I know this is a dead thread basically, but I saw some things and still wanted to comment on.
For reference, I am not party-affiliated,but I tend to hate conservatives more than liberals. Additionally, I absolutely love both Colbert and
Originally posted by TupacShakur
reply to post by mikemck1976
Yeah and the funny thing is that Jon Stewart viewers have been found to be more informed than MSM viewers.
There is a very, very key thing you didn't point out with the chart you added, Mikemck1976. That poll was from Sept. 28, 2004 (well, more
specifically, the article that had the poll). Not to be rude, but quoting a 7 year old poll isn't too convincing of your point of view.
In fact, in a more recent poll, many other sources topped The Daily Show (Fox News itself still didn't, though). For example, in the poll, Hannity
got 31%, O'Reilly @ 29% and The Daily Show @ 22%. I used to have the chart someplace, but I can't find it now.
Chris Wallace talked
. (Note: I give no credence to the site that I linked to itself. It is just one site of many that has the #'s on it.) And in fact, when
it came out, Jon Stewart admitted it as well on the show. In the situation, he was blasting others on how misinformed their audiences were, then he
showed the list that had The Daily Show lower than others. Stewart jokingly got pissed off, saying to the viewers (paraphrased) "Thanks a lot guys!
Way to make me look like an ass."
I do have to mention that in between those two polls (2004 and 2011), there is a 2007 poll showing strong knowledge for Daily Show over other source,
at The Pew
Having said all that, some of the "informed viewer" polls are ridiculous. In at least one example, the test is only 4 questions long, and are about
who is in office now ("who is the speaker of the house?" Etc. Etc).
The point is that, it is very difficult to make a claim that The Daily Show and Colbert Report are so high up when there are significant numbers of
examples where it's ambiguous at best.
Originally posted by DragonTattooz
I seriously believe that a Stewart/Colbert presidential ticket would be unstoppable. Too bad neither one of them would be willing to take the huge
paycut- and the diminishment of respect that comes along with becoming a politician.
Keep in mind that I like the guys...
This is just crazy. The biggest problem is that they don't offer solutions. Sure, they (and their staffs) can tear apart other people, but they
don't say what they would do different. Their role, just like all political commentators is to do two things: Tell you what is wrong in the world and
tell you who is to blame for it.
A couple things that fall completely into the "opinion" category for me. No offense to those quoted below:
Originally posted by 8ILlBILl8
All tv PROGRAMS (they are PROGRAMING your mind) is meant to manipulate your thoughts aka brain wash. The elite (lack of better terms) control the tv
%100, the most powerful weapon on earth. Look at the symbolism.
Even for some of the things I see here, that part about the networks being so manipulative just made me chuckle for being over the top.
Originally posted by 8ILlBILl8
I was watching Colbert the other day they showed a clip of people calling him the anti Christ. What they did not show was Obama's speech, witch he
called him self God.
This stll annoys me when I see it. Now,I am guessing that you are referring to the Sept. 11 reading of Psalm 46. In that case, this is the biggest
leap of logic since... well, fill in your own answer here. It's the epitome of jumping at shadows and overanalyzing every word because there MUST be
some hidden meaning in everything.
Originally posted by jaxnmarko
reply to post by randomname
Stephen Colbert is NOT Jewish, he is Catholic, born into a devout Catholic family, the youngest of 11 children.
Ouch. You seemed to have taken that (Colbert was Jewish) a bit too personally, I think. Might just be the use of all caps for "not." But, you are
right in that randomnames comment was a bit incendiary, to say the least.
Originally posted by fooks
they are comedians, therefore their whole paycheck revolves around comedy and they use a skewed view.
I would consider them satirists, not comedians. Small difference I know, but to me it's a significant difference.
I've reached the end of my char cou