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Old 08-09-2015, 02:02 AM   #41
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You did not ask that question in your post. Go back and read what you wrote.
My exact words.... "Huh? He intended to "demean" the opposition? You must know something I don't." Sure looks like a question. I needed to say "Please answer this question?" and not just put it as a question....

OK....I'll bite..... You state he has an agenda.....Could you please tell me what it is/was? I just thought he was a comedian bringing out some serious topics on a regular basis. I didn't know he was trying to bring down any particular person/organisation/country.
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Old 08-09-2015, 06:51 AM   #42
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I'll answer that question. The Daily Show was satire, and the subject was The Media, most often News Media. Within that scope everyone and everything was fair game.

Satire, by definition, uses irony and ridicule to express social commentary. Not everyone enjoys satire, as we can see from some of the responses in this thread, and a satirical tone is not what we want here at ER Forum.

For that reason, as MBAustin already pointed out, it's probably not a good idea to discuss examples of TDS satire.
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I kind of expected the hammer was coming.....
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Satire, I'm sure, is demeaning to some. If you go to a performance by a comedic satirist, you will probably hear demeaning speech. It's not for everyone.

I just read a transcript of JS interview by Larry King. It's pretty clear which way JS opinions and stance are coming from.

More recent interviews are telling. He seems to have grown tired of his role on the show. Wants to enjoy the kids and life.
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He was more than simply a comedian observing the goings on of the world.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/29/us...ouse.html?_r=0
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WASHINGTON — President Obama has submitted himself for a grilling on the set of “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart three times. But on at least two occasions, Mr. Obama also secretly met with the comedian on his own imposing turf.
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The two meetings — recorded in the official White House visitor log — were first noted this week by Politico. Current and former White House officials confirmed the visits, describing them as efforts by the president and his communications team to tap into Mr. Stewart’s influence with younger voters.

“Jon Stewart was a key influencer for millennials,” said Dag Vega, who worked for several years at the White House developing relationships with media figures. “They relied on him for an honest take on the news, and the president and senior staff know that.”
An "honest take on the news". Sigh
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