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  •  I think you are reading what you want to read... (14+ / 0-)

    I thought he did say they were the problem.  They may not be all of the problem in this country because they are not responsible for cancer (but they are making it harder to fix), they may not be responsible for drug addiction (but they are making it harder to fix), etc...

    I think you are looking for false equivalancy where it does not exist.

    "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

    by Buckeye Nut Schell on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:16:55 AM PST

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    •  Sorry no (8+ / 0-)

      This has been a problem with Stewart for a while and came to a head at his National Mall rally which was supposed to be a satirical slight at the so-called Tea Party and ended up an opportunity to lambaste progressives for...caring?

    •  I think (2+ / 0-)
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      SilentBrook, Bruin1815

      you just are not all that familiar with Jon's schtick.  He is one of the most infuriatingly not partisan policial persons on TV.  He tries to be this non partisan centrist despite devoting an overwhelming amount of his shows to bashing the GOP.   He's done countless interviews where he rails about all the back and forth, all the sniping and he engages in this false equivalency both side suck BS all the time.  He even had a bullshit non partisan political rally a few years ago and squandered a great opportunity to get people engaged in the political process and voting for real change and against the GOP and teabagging nutsacks.  

      For someone who devotes so much time bashing one side and is politically savvy enough to know that a large majority of our problems rest at their feet, he simply refuses to take the logical next step of politically advocating against them.  If they're such fucking assholes why won't you advocate for their removal via the political process?  Is it because they give you so much material for your shows?  If you're gonna bitch about them then get off the fucking pot and do something about it other than bitching.

      This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

      by DisNoir36 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 07:41:23 AM PST

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