Why do people think Jon Liebowitz a.k.a. Jon Stewart is funny? He’s not funny. He’s crude and tasteless. People keep telling me how funny he is and how I should watch the “Daily Show.” Why? So I can watch him say things like this?
Jon Stewart: Fox Newsers Are ‘Extremists’ Who View the World Through ‘Sh*t-Colored Glasses’
Tim Graham | June 8, 2009 - 14:14 ET
Alex Leo at The Huffington Post was delighted that Jon Stewart mocked Fox News “crazypants coverage” of President Obama’s opus in Cairo. Stewart said of the speech: ”How will it play with the extremists?” and then showed a Fox News Alert logo and a set of Fox clips.
Then Stewart just let the hate flow, mocking Fox’s Gretchen Carlson with these words: “What a torture it must be for such pretty people to have to see such ugly things. That’s what happens when you view the world and apparently hear the world through ”sh*t-colored glasses.” (Complete with bleep.) Who hears with glasses?
In the snippet Comedy Central plucked out, Carlson was pointing out that it might be considered odd to pander to Middle Eastern countries where America is unpopular. Stewart thought it was obvious that you need to “woo” dictatorial Middle Eastern regimes as Obama is seeking to do.
You know it’s getting weird when Bush-era liberal cynics start bashing people for being “cynical.” That’s apparently out of style now, as Stewart lamented Fox: ”Wow, you guys are so cynical!”
What followed was thoroughly unfunny, unless you begin with the assumption that you cannot believe people do not see that Barack Obama is not just a gift to Americans, but a gift the whole world should treasure. The editing is quick and dirty, and Fox anchors and conservatives from Michelle Malkin to Jonah Goldberg are sliced into pieces and mocked as crazy.
It gets especially weird when Stewart sets Fox up like a straw man as opponents of diplomacy. “You’re the network that most vociferously and enthusiasticallly supported our attempts to reform a region through military action. But where you draw the line is conversation. Maybe you don’t mind engaging the Middle East. It’s Obama’s methodology. Perhaps if his words carried more pop.” Stewart showed a video imagining the Cairo crowd being bombed with words like “tolerance” and “respect.”
Tolerance and respect? Bold words coming from a man who during one show last fall told Sarah Palin, “F*ck you!”
Bold words coming from a person who dismissed Mark Levin’s book “Liberty and Tyranny” as a diatribe from an angry conservative who’s just pissed off that a Democrat is in the White House, saying “It’s supposed to taste like a sh*t sandwich.” Except if he actually read the book, which he most likely didn’t, he would have know Levin wrote the lion’s share of the book before Obama was even elected.
Jon Stewart Liebowitz, you are as clueless as that president you worship. Michelle Malkin and Jonah Goldberg have had hangnails with more intelligence and class than you will ever have. You are also ignorant, hateful, and intolerant of anybody who doesn’t think exactly the same as you and your not very enlightened audience.
Just like a liberal.
Look in the mirror, Liebowitz. There you’ll discover the real extremist in this scenario.