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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Al Franken was just a comedian. What is Glenn Beck "just" so we can not take him seriously as well?
    self described rodeo clown, much more serious bidness than a comedian

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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Different time, different medium.

    I doubt you've read enough Twain or watched enough Daily Show to accurately compare their relevance to their time. So, I'm not even sure why you bother commenting on something which you couldn't possibly have a meaningful opinion.
    So colbert and Stewart are modern day mark twains....


    Other than your nasty personal attack which is a lie of speculation on your part. You really have some nerve reporting me ad nauseum then engaging in personal attacks.


    Colbert and Stewart are certainly two of today's the most popular comedic voices. They have certainly had more success in reaching wider audiences than either Bill Maher or Dennis Miller.

    Bill maher is a liberal.

    But let's compare apples to apples..... Neither of those two are a limbaugh who markets himself too as an entertainer.
    You should try to remember, ideas are conveyed by researching information, vetting sources, and confirming said information. Not by regurgitating talking points given to you by your "news" station.
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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Maybe I'm missing something, but what exactly is the attraction of this thing? It's going to be a bunch of self-satisfied yuppies sniffing their own farts and congratulating themselves on being smarter than everyone else.
    The point of it is humor, sarcasm, and the like. I'm hardly a yuppie, and most assuredly not a liberal. I plan on attending if I can find someone to go with. Because I think it'll be fun and ****ing hilarious. I chose not to go to Beck's sermon on the mount because I can't stomach mass religious worship.

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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Al Franken was just a comedian. What is Glenn Beck "just" so we can not take him seriously as well?
    A disingenuous idiot.

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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    A disingenuous idiot.
    What do you believe he's disingenuous about?


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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    What do you believe he's disingenuous about?
    Take health care reform. he sung a very different song when he was on CNN than he does at Fox. He is clearly one who changes his views to suit the audience he's trying to appease. That is being disingenuous by definition.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Take health care reform. he sung a very different song when he was on CNN than he does at Fox. He is clearly one who changes his views to suit the audience he's trying to appease. That is being disingenuous by definition.
    How did he change his views on health care reform? And....he has a different audience?
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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    How did he change his views on health care reform?
    I thought Stewart captured it with the proper humor:

    Glenn Beck's Operation - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 8/13/2009 - Video Clip | Comedy Central

    Oh, and let's not for get all his wheeping. Who could possibily take that seriously?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    So colbert and Stewart are modern day mark twains....


    Other than your nasty personal attack which is a lie of speculation on your part. You really have some nerve reporting me ad nauseum then engaging in personal attacks.
    You made a broad comparative judgement between modern political satirists and a great American author, and I questioned your qualifications to make that judgement. If you feel unfairly 'attacked' then step up, list your qualifications and articulate your opinion with something more than icons.

    You can't really compare mediums, but you can compare audiences and their influence on American society and culture. But to do that you have to not only know Twain's work, but how people perceived his work throughout his career.

    Bill maher is a liberal.
    And, your point?

    But let's compare apples to apples..... Neither of those two are a limbaugh who markets himself too as an entertainer.
    And, your point? Limbaugh has a substantial audience and he influences the opinions of those listening to them. Will future media-historians look back and see his influence as a positive benefit to society? Will people be quoting him in the next century and remember him as a great thinker, or will he become a modern Father Coughlin?

    To further illustrate, Joseph McCarthy had a huge influence on his society as did Edward R. Murrow during the same time -- how do we see them today?

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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Do you realize how much you sound like Glenn Beck? The bolded part is exactly the reason for the creation of the 9/12 Movement. It's interesting how many similarities people have even though they're on opposite sides of the political stream.
    With respect to the context of my full comment, I was referring to people's feelings about the current status and direction of the conversations and rhetoric going on in politics and in the media right now.

    Claiming racism, claiming Communism, claiming Muslim "victory mosques", claiming this person or that person is intentionally seeking to destroy America, etc... do these things sound like civil and productive conversations to you?

    Like Jon Stewart said, let's take it down a notch -- for America.
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