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  •  I disagree (8+ / 0-)

    I think Jon quantified the whole MSNBC bias thing by mentioning they have a conservative in their morning show. He was basically saying they have a bias, but it is no where as ridiculous as Fox's.

    •  The segment was about Fox's bias (5+ / 0-)

      not about attacking flimsy doublespeak in answers from White House advisors that are meant to tamp down potential controversy.

      Instead it became "Look at me I mock everyone!  The White House isn't at war with MSNBC because it agrees with MSNBC!"  BS.

      The false pairing Stewart creates is that Valerie Jarrett's insignificant answer somehow goes with Fox's unrelenting, disgusting flow of propaganda.  It made my skin crawl watching those few examples for just a few seconds.  Her answer was anticlimactic in its understandable blandness.

      Fox is evil.  Jarrett was just flummoxed.  And it's merely my opinion that Stewart screwed up the segment right at the point I was hoping he'd finish with a satiric wallop.

      •  He does that all the time on this subject (2+ / 0-)
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        Muzikal203, samantha in oregon

        He can't help a bit of his own 'fair and balanced' mushiness in these instances.  He hammers Fox but he pushes the false belief that it's one side of a thing that actually has another side.  This segment did less of that than usual for him but he still blundered into it.  

        "An open mind means searching for facts, not ignoring them in the interest of fairness."

        by Sun dog on Fri Oct 30, 2009 at 10:46:38 AM PDT

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        •  I think Stephen Colbert is much better about it. (1+ / 0-)
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          "Reality has a well-known liberal bias."
          But Colbert gets away with it because his show is straight satire.

          •  Straight satire (2+ / 0-)
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            TrueBlueMajority, noe44

            That's an interesting phrase.  Seemingly ironic but perfectly descriptive.  Satire should be fearless and unapologetic.  Cut to the truth.  Stewart falls short of that a lot of the time even though he hits it some of the time.   Colbert is on another level.   He still gets me to hold my breath sometimes because you almost can't believe he can tell the jokes he does but he pulls it off.  Colbert is the modern day Mark Twain.  I think he's on that level of timelessness.  He's very good.  

            "An open mind means searching for facts, not ignoring them in the interest of fairness."

            by Sun dog on Fri Oct 30, 2009 at 01:03:43 PM PDT

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    •  The difference between MSNBC and Fox is easy (7+ / 0-)

      One is a gigantic, blatant, shameless, unrepentant, slanderous, lying sack of shit.  The other is MSNBC.

      I'm at a loss to explain why the Administration and even Keith and Rachel don't simply list the many examples of this.  What on MSNBC remotely compares with this, in which Fox showed a clip of the Joe Biden campaign quote from September 2008 mocking McCain's statement that "the fundamentals of the economy are strong," and dishonestly stated that it took place in March 2009 to mock Biden for saying that the economy was strong at that time.

      What could be more dishonest and corrupt than lying about when a quote was made to mock the VP?

      Here's a list of the top ten Fox lies, starting with slander that Kevin Jennings "knew about statutory rape."

      They lie in "news" and they lie in "opinion."  

      Why is it so hard for Jarrett or anyone else just to say this and give examles.

      The GOP: "You can always go to the Emergency Room."

      by Upper West on Fri Oct 30, 2009 at 10:46:25 AM PDT

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