I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Stewart is decent, but I can't stand the whole interaction he has between his reporters. Your reporters are crazy people that say crazy and stupid things, and you attempt to play the sensible and dumbfounded anchor. I get it; move on, already!
Colbert is better I think, but he does a lot of stuff that isn't funny. He's a master at what he does but he needs better writers. And he needs to bring back the District segment and more on-the-ground reporting segments. And I never thought The Word was that funny, either.
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
Personally, I've watched very little of him. To me he fits in the same category as Letterman. That is, fairly talentless stand ups who wrongly think themselves witty.
I enjoy satire, even about people and ideas I admire, but I insist on it being clever.
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Stewart is hilarious and on point. He makes fun of both sides, though the right general feeds more out. The side reports are funny as hell! Did you see the one where they compared the RNC to Katrina? It was hysterical!
Veni. Vidi. Vici.
-Gaius Julius Caesar
The Only Thing to Fear is Fear Itself.
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt
I love the Daily Show, but I gotta agree with RightofCenter about Colbert being the man. He's satirical on a Jonathan Swift level.
Review the old Chevy Chase Weekend Updates to refine your sense of satire.
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What Swift did in that, Colbert does to a tee.
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language...No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne