Originally Posted by trumptman
Stewart is a clown. As he will remind you, his show is on a comedy network and the purpose is to mock and caricature rather than dealing out straight news or information.
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WHO BROUGHT DOWN A POLITICAL SCUMBAG!
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The fact that so many prefer mockery to information says two things, one the information content or regular news is very low (ie it sucks) and second that when someone deals with information in a manner that reflects their own thinking, they will turn in. Those who watch Stewart prefer to have their information and their reasoning reduced to mocking statements and cartoons.
The problem isn't that there are no more Edward R Morrows. The problem is that there is no one around who would watch him because he doesn't make funny faces and shout insults.
In a remarkably unbiased way no less?
Stewart is the exact opposite of relevant. The world's largest debtor nation is doubling down on spending and consumption and we want someone to make us laugh while the ship sinks so we don't feel bad about addressing the hard issues.
Stewart is the clown who makes us laugh while the barbarians are at the gates.
There was something about Cramer...oh yes, watch it again
There are plenty of news sources and plenty of people pointing at the right answers. The problem is that no one will listen to them or even understand them when they prefer or can only engage in cartoonish thinking. Stewart is a distraction from social relevance. He pockets millions each year. You make him sound above the fray when he is on Comedy Central which is owned by Viacom and they pay him millions to keep people giggling instead of thinking.
Of course there are many other outlets for information. No argument there. The only thing is, it seems that they are not IN THIS COUNTRY.
Pick who you will, but the source for information has been taken from us. Yes, us, the "Freedom of Speech" us. Though some have broken the barriers before, the method of providing the truth and the freedom to speak of it has been eroded away (much more I'd say in the last 8 years, from my 49 year old "Get off my Creedance Records" point of view).
The only ones who seem to reveal the truth tend to make us laugh also. Go figger
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