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    Anyone else like John Stewart? I have for a while, but I hope He is not "selling out."


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    I like John Stewart. Haven't watched him in a few weeks, my sattelite is temporarily disconnected ...


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    His gig is getting old, and a lot of his jokes seemed very forced now. It doesn't really help when his audience claps and laughs at every joke though. The Daily Show was 100% better when they didn't aim their demographics so heavily at a liberal audience. He's making jokes about Bush because his audience expects him to, not because there's humour in it. It's not really his problem though, as his higher-ups have directed the show to a worse place.

    If that show is still running when there's a democrat president, you'll see funnier jokes without the baggage of semi-fanaticism.
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    When I first started watching the show last year sometime, it was pretty slanted to the left (bashing conservatives), that's why I liked it. Then, around election time, for a few months, it swung the other way (bashing both sides), and now, yeah, it has definitely swung back to the left. I've just begun to wonder if there is a more sinister motive behind the show. For instance, a conservative attempt at keeping the liberals from feeling that they have not completely lost everything. "We still have good ole John Stewart on our side?"

    Just my crazy conspiracy theories again. I do wonder who owns Comedy Central though. That might clarify things some, though it could take some work to find out who really owns it, and then who really controls it. Anyone know?
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    When John Stewart came on the show, it definately took more of a political edge than when Craig Kilborn did it. The Daily Show didn't start off as purely political satire. It had a broader range of material - it was making fun of news shows. But now its all about making fun of conserative groups and the US government's bureaucracy. It's fun sometimes, but the show has narrowed its scope so much.

    I stopped watching it when John Stewart did his exagerated Bush impression for one minute straight and the audience applauded and whooped - not cause it was funny or witty - just because it was making fun of Bush.
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    Grazzhoppa,

    Can I assume that you are either a Bush fan or a conservative, or both? If so, I guess we are diametrically opposed, most likely, in many regards. However, I'd like to hear what you think about Bush and the conservative party in general, if you'd care to talk about it. I'll try to be rational and non-inflammatory if you will. Or we can slug it out. Whatever we're in the mood for. :P
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    sure. I don't believe I am able to be labled as a conservative or liberal. My views usually swing depending the issue.

    What do I think of Bush and his administration? I think he either has a hidden agenda or is pathetically dimwitted. I believe his administration has taken the world into another cold war like era. Every press conference or speech he makes is laden with ideas so simple and impractical that I actaully laughed out loud at him. I think Bush represents America perfectly in that we are a backward, religious state.

    I guess I stopped watching the Daily Show more for the the studio audience than John Stewart. The audience is like Letterman or Leno's audience - they applaude and laugh more for the host than the show's material. John Stewart doesn't have to work for a laugh anymore.
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    So true, imo. All of it. I think of Bush as more of a figurehead, or a puppet, and am not really sure who the power is behind him. Could be Cheney or Rove, but I think it goes even further than that. Not really sure, and I guess that means that whoever it is behind the scenes is doing a pretty good job of keeping the general American public distracted and blinded.

    What do you think about the Presidency becoming nothing more really than a "high shool" type popularity contest? Maybe it's always really been that way, I don't know. But it seems that who you would rather have a beer with is more important than who you think would make a great president.

    So what if Kerry was a bit of a dufus? I think he would have at least thought about what he did before doing it. To me, he probably would have made a great President, in the tradition of an Abe Lincoln. I think his heart, at least, was in the right place. I think he has learned more about himself and life in general than the Bush's of the world ever will.
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