Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

October 16, 2004

by J

More on Stewart and Corrupted Media

Another good comment about Stewart's takedown of Begala and Carlson:
And a telling moment was when Begala asked Jon, "as a professional comedian...as not just a citizen..."

Jon replied sarcastically, "which I hold to be much more important than a citizen..."

He IS a citizen.  We ALL are.  And HE'S disgusted at the current state of journalism.  Jon Stewart, like David Cross, Bill Maher, and yes, Michael Moore, are all speaking out.  Using their wit, at first, to drive some points, with comfort by evoking some laughter.  But now?  They're tired of it all.  As we ALL should be.

They're tired of this sorry-ass reporting passing as "investigative journalism" these days.  Right now, with this administration, there's plenty of material to make "Watergate" look like nothing.  Nothing.  And where is it?  Hidden in the form of a three paragraph "extra" waaaay back on page A22 of the paper.  If that.

And these "news shows" or "debate shows"?  They're as Jon pointed out:  theater posing as news.  There are young men and women DYING over in Iraq over a fuckin' lie.  And these morons (Carlson, Begala, Novak, Coulter, et al), or all behaving like this is just your average election year.  Like nothing or REAL importance is going on.  When there is a whole fricken' grocery list of f'ups made by the current administration.  
It is enough to make one weep into one's numbing-alcoholic-beverage-of-choice.
Posted by J at October 16, 2004 12:11 PM

Check out today's LA Times, they have a recap and some truly clueless statements by Tucker Carlson...

Posted by: NYCO at October 18, 2004 10:51 AM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
The Politics of Truth... A Diplomat's Memoir

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush

Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow

Clinton Wars
The Clinton Wars

Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

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