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  •  in he 92nd st. Y interview, stewart clearly said (0+ / 0-)

    that this is not about promoting democrats, or putting republicans down. this rally is about making fun of how messed-up our political public debate has become. it's a meta-rally, if you like....

    "teabaggers say: i want my country back. well, i say: i want my country forward! ... " (bill.maher)

    by CoEcoCe on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 06:40:10 PM PDT

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    •  Perhaps (1+ / 0-)
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      Perhaps he also said it because what he said at first was decidedly distasteful and folks let them/Viacom know that they'd shived the left's effort to rally all while continuing to give exposure -- even through humor -- to the right.

      If indeed he was telling the truth about his original intent, as you write it, then it seems that he was more than happy to put a Democratic effort he knew was coming down, yet now claims he doesn't want to "put down" Republicans.  I presume you typed it wrong, however, because that would be shitty even for Jon Stewart.

      If he was indeed truly intending to do a march about discourse, then he should have done it after the election.  There is no question that Stewart knew about 10.2.10 when he made this decision - he'd been sent stuff well in advance same as every other media figure.  And he ignored it, as did Colbert.

      Sorry, he doesn't get a pass from me on this one.  It smells too bad - whether one attributes it to selfishness or something more intentional.

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      by shanikka on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 06:46:33 PM PDT

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      •  at the dailyshow/colbertreport, they dont give a (0+ / 0-)

        shit about 10.02.10. they are not political cheerleaders for any side.
        nor should they.
        do the rally after the election ??? that doesnt make and PR sense ....
        energy builds up to an election, not after it...

        "teabaggers say: i want my country back. well, i say: i want my country forward! ... " (bill.maher)

        by CoEcoCe on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 06:50:07 PM PDT

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        •  But they Gave a Shit (1+ / 0-)
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          About Glenn Beck's march didn't they?  Of course they did.  Just because they made fun of some aspects of it didn't mean they also by doing so publicized it fairly constantly in the month before it took place, and afterward.

          You just said this rally was not about the election - it is supposed to be about the "tone of discourse" you said.  Well, that's not as important right now as mobilizing and GOTV progressive voters.  Or do you disagree?

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          by shanikka on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 06:51:41 PM PDT

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          •  10.30.10 is about general citizenship. (0+ / 0-)

            not electoral strategies.

            "teabaggers say: i want my country back. well, i say: i want my country forward! ... " (bill.maher)

            by CoEcoCe on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 06:52:54 PM PDT

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          •  They gave a shit about Beck's march.... (0+ / 0-)

            Because Beck is the kind of devisive figure Stewart routinely rails against. You seem to making the same mistake do those claim in polls that they get their "news" from the Daily Show. It's not a "news" show. Their job is not to publicize upcoming political rallies. Their job is to lampoon stupidity on whichever side of the aisle they find it, and more importantly IMHO, to call out the media on their inconsistencies.

            It makes no sense to me to blame Stewart or Colbert for the media's failure to cover the One Nation Rally.

            •  I Don't (0+ / 0-)

              Think that you telling me what their job is, unless you happen to be named Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert, is any more than just your differing opinion about them and their shows.  However, since I never speculated about what their "job" is (yet you somehow seem to know - do you work for Viacom?) I'm not sure what the purpose of your comment about that is.  

              The issue is inconsistent behavior on their part.  Behavior that had an impact on something important.  Not what their "job" is, or is not.

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              by shanikka on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 04:26:43 AM PDT

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              •  No, I don't work for Viacom (1+ / 0-)
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                But Stewart has frequently talked about what he sees as his job.

                I still don't see how you can blame Stewart/Colbert for the MEDIA'S lack of coverage of the One Nation Rally.

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