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  •  Ha! (0+ / 0-)
    I'll tell you why--ratings. Stewart needs to get major Republican leaders on his show, and if he were to call out David Barton, there's a risk that Mike Huckabee (who has stated Americans should be forcibly indoctrinated with Barton's teachings) and the rest of the pack wouldn't come knocking.

    Stewart doesn't need to do that. But you can damned sure bet that Viacom demands it.

    And if Stewart wants to keep this nice, cushy gig, he is gonna do whatever they damned well tell him to do. And if they want him to help indoctrinate people with bullshit, that's what he's going to do.

    REPEAL the Telecomm Act & REVIEW this decision. NO journalist should be fired because their boss can't have the truth told.

    by lunachickie on Fri May 06, 2011 at 09:56:00 AM PDT

    •  Absolute nonsense. (0+ / 0-)

      Putting aside how little you think of Jon Stewart...

      In your world, Viacom actually has some reason to give a crap about what Barton has to say?  

      And, the way they promote him and his views, is by using their sway to book him on a show with a host who will challenge him, and an audience that is utterly opposed to what Barton has to say.

      To what end?

      The best pizza comes from New York.

      by JakeC on Fri May 06, 2011 at 02:56:37 PM PDT

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      •  You wish! (0+ / 0-)

        The end justifying such means is to legitimize any bullshit that divides the people of this country.

        And Jon Stewart gives them cover.

        I'm sorry you're too short-sighted--or dazzled--to see that. Jon Stewart means nothing to me--how much you think of a Hollywood celebrity says an awful lot about you, though...

        REPEAL the Telecomm Act & REVIEW this decision. NO journalist should be fired because their boss can't have the truth told.

        by lunachickie on Sun May 08, 2011 at 06:58:41 AM PDT

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