Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jon Stewart on Ron Paul



I promise you that I am NOT turning this into a political blog. I will soon return to my usual mix of stale jokes, non sequiturs, overly romanticized tales of my childhood, and occasional rotten photographs. But, as MY WIFE can all too readily inform you, every four years I must let this stuff out or else there is a very real possibility of my blowing a gasket and taking an axe to someone.

(If you think you've got it bad, it's nothing compared to the stuff I spout off about at home. MY WIFE has the patience of a saint. While I am a Libertarian Republican, she is fairly much a Socialist. That we will be married 20 years come February 29th is proof positive that love trumps politics.)

Anyway, the following may be old news to some of you, but it is new to me, and it is, by far, the best commentary I've seen on the media manipulation of the Republican nomination.




Thank you, Jon Stewart.

Soon, with stuff, but not much better than this, that's for damn sure.


23 comments:

Stephen Hayes said...

As usual, Jon uses humor to tell us staggering truths, and he educates us in the process.

Jeni said...

Sheesh! Talk about a glaring omission -er manipulation of the news! (Of course, the media doesn't do that, do they?) Maybe we would all be way better off watching Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert all the time for all the news?

Daryl Edelstein said...

We watch Mr Stewart every evening right after the network news, we record his 11 pm show and watch the following evening, I love when he plays a clip from some airbag's past which is the extreme opposite of what the airbag said in the present .. why do these morons continue to think what they said then wont come back to bite them? Monday night's show and Jon's treatment of Gingrich's media attack was fantastic .. I hope George Stephanopolis highlights it on This Week this Sunday morning ..

Craig said...

Yeah, I know. . . and there was no demonstration in DC over the weekend, either. . .

Michelle H. said...

I can honestly say I have never watched Jon Stewart.

Barbara Shallue said...

That was great! I hadn't seen it, so thanks for sharing it!

Buck said...

I think Stewart is waaay overrated in that he's much too prone to take the cheap shot and is largely a master of the obvious. But he was pretty much on point about the media and Paul, aside from the fact Stewart is owned by and is a part of said media (Viacom). Details.

IT (aka Ivan Toblog) said...

That's not funny. Why are we laughing?

The Broad said...

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert -- love 'em both to bits!

Craig said...

So. . . I gather that you and YOUR WIFE are like the Carville and Matlin of blog-space, huh?

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

I am not a big Jon Stewart fan but I can appreciate good humor when I see it. Sadly, it shouldn't have been funny but he was able to get his point across well by making it that way.

You and my husband would probably be friends. He listens to public radio and comes home spouting off (that's what I call it!) all he's heard, with great indignation. I can feel the volume in my ears turning way down to a slight buzz.

notactuallygod said...

And that's the reason he was voted 'most trusted newscaster' in a nationwide poll.

If I were God I'd have him as evening anchor on the galaxywide news network. (do you not get that on your planet?)

Uncle Skip, said...

I'm so tired of the campaigning now that I'm ready for the Christmas advertising to start.

Hilary said...

Stewart and Colbert are usually spot on.

Uncle Skip just made me laugh out loud.

Suldog said...

Hilary says...

"Uncle Skip just made me laugh out loud."

Me, too. I think that may be in the running for Suldog-blog-specific comment of the year.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

I had to come back to tell you I showed this to my husband. You now have a new fan! Thanks for sharing this with us.

dmarks said...

I do wonder how anyone who is aware of the world can be a socialist. It's the ideology of the Kim* dynasty in Korea, Mao, Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Assad in Syria, and even Gadhaffi. Every time it is tried things go bad, very bad.

Jackie said...

Gotta be honest with ya' Jim. I don't like Stewart (or Colbert or Maher)...but respect your opinion.
You know that.

Suldog said...

dmarks - Well, the idealism of those who truly believe in it is a far cry from the dictatorial viciousness of those you mentioned. As a Christian, I understand the desire for things to work in that way. As a realist, I understand that it only takes one true asshole to make it NOT work, thus it is highly unlikely to ever be viable in this world :-)

Clare Dunn said...

I'm with Uncle Skip on this one. is it Hallowe'en yet?

xoxoxo, cd

lime said...

ok, so your house sounds more and more like my house in some ways. mr. lime has finally given up being a republican and registered as a libertarian. he likes to call me a bleeding heart liberal to which i just respond that at least i have a heart. all in good fun here. actually i refuse to declare a party, as i have said before. i'd feel like i were selling part of my soul to do so.

anyway, all that said, i think jon stewart is spot on. i always enjoy his commentary and it really is disgusting how the media marginalizes and manipulates. just add it to my list of things that make me need to do a ritual cleansing after election season.

Cricket said...

Heh, heh. I've been resisting writing political posts for the moment, mainly because I'm tempted to write them the way I actually talk.

Apparently, to the current batch of Republic*nts, hell looks strangely like Canada.

* your choice of vowel.

Three Hundred Sixty Five said...

I "heart" Jon Stewart (for many reasons, not to mention his dashing good looks). I laugh/cry/gasp over his broadcasts like I do no others. His ability to show the viewing audience the absurdity that is America is nothing short of brilliance.