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The Dailyshow/Colbert Report: "Where Roe V Wade is two ways to get across a river."

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  • RaynagaRaynaga Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    moniker wrote: »
    Honestly, I think the US needs tighter regulations for what a channel can and can not do if they want to be able to call themselves a news network.
    For example, if Fox continues making shit up to slander people, maybe they shouldn't be able to call themselves a news station.

    That's a pretty horrible idea. You don't answer bullshit with censorship, you answer it with more words pointing out just how much bullshit it is.

    He wasn't saying they couldn't say it, just that they shouldn't be able to call it news.

    Still not a good idea, but yeah.

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I wasn't suggesting censorship. They could still have a network with all the same content. They just couldn't call it a news network if it had that much bullshit.

    Reading comprehension ftw.

    It wouldn't just be regarding Fox News. All news networks could be held to a certain set of standards.

    That's still censorship as meeting the government declared standards of 'truth' in order to be labeled a news source would provide a chilling effect on journalism. Unless, of course, the standards/definition was so broad as to be meaningless anyway.

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  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I feel like the news industry needs an ESRB system. Completely voluntary and industry-defined, of course.

    This paper has been rated O for as close to cold hard objective fact as is humanly possible.
    This site has been rated F for generally factual.
    This show has been rated Y for truthiness.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Shadowen wrote: »
    I feel like the news industry needs an ESRB system. Completely voluntary and industry-defined, of course.

    This paper has been rated O for as close to cold hard objective fact as is humanly possible.
    This site has been rated F for generally factual.
    This show has been rated Y for truthiness.

    The problem organizations already proclaim themselves to be fair and objective.

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    what slander was going on?

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  • OmeksOmeks Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    what slander was going on?

    Hannity MoZ: We're introducing a new feature where for every day of Obama's first 100 days, we peel off a page from this wall that will eventually reveal the "real" Barack Obama.

    Also, they're still calling him a damn dirty socialist.

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Omeks wrote: »
    what slander was going on?

    Hannity MoZ: We're introducing a new feature where for every day of Obama's first 100 days, we peel off a page from this wall that will eventually reveal the "real" Barack Obama.

    Also, they're still calling him a damn dirty socialist.

    I really can't wait to see what the picture is. It can't be as pedestrian as that Kenyan garb photo, so what is it? Him flipping off some babies while kicking a kitten?

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    moniker wrote: »
    Omeks wrote: »
    what slander was going on?

    Hannity MoZ: We're introducing a new feature where for every day of Obama's first 100 days, we peel off a page from this wall that will eventually reveal the "real" Barack Obama.

    Also, they're still calling him a damn dirty socialist.

    I really can't wait to see what the picture is. It can't be as pedestrian as that Kenyan garb photo, so what is it? Him flipping off some babies while kicking a kitten?

    It's really a huge tease, and it's a picture of Obama hugging a puppy while riding a bumper car.

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  • OmeksOmeks Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    MKR wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    Omeks wrote: »
    what slander was going on?

    Hannity MoZ: We're introducing a new feature where for every day of Obama's first 100 days, we peel off a page from this wall that will eventually reveal the "real" Barack Obama.

    Also, they're still calling him a damn dirty socialist.

    I really can't wait to see what the picture is. It can't be as pedestrian as that Kenyan garb photo, so what is it? Him flipping off some babies while kicking a kitten?

    It's really a huge tease, and it's a picture of Obama hugging a puppy while riding a bumper car.

    I'm putting my money down on it being a picture of Karl Marx.

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  • VeritasVRVeritasVR Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Omeks wrote: »
    MKR wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    Omeks wrote: »
    what slander was going on?

    Hannity MoZ: We're introducing a new feature where for every day of Obama's first 100 days, we peel off a page from this wall that will eventually reveal the "real" Barack Obama.

    Also, they're still calling him a damn dirty socialist.

    I really can't wait to see what the picture is. It can't be as pedestrian as that Kenyan garb photo, so what is it? Him flipping off some babies while kicking a kitten?

    It's really a huge tease, and it's a picture of Obama hugging a puppy while riding a bumper car.

    I'm putting my money down on it being a picture of Karl Marx.

    It's going to be a Photoshop'ed picture of him punching a baby. THIS IS THE REAL OBAMA, PEOPLE.

    Kind of like the picture of him smoking was Photoshop'ed.

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  • TubularLuggageTubularLuggage Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Seriously, Fox News needs to fuck off.
    Now, obviously my 'suggestion' earlier in the thread isn't legitimate so much as a knee jerk reaction to Fox News being so fucking stupid. Free speech is more important that cubing their bullshit, but I do really wish they'd fuck off. FFS, I'm a Libertarian, and I'm overjoyed at Obama being the president. Can't they just drop it and realize that the country actually has a future now?

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Fox News is simply a symptom of the current political atmosphere where people care more about rooting for their team than getting things done.

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  • override367override367 ALL minions Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    No, people believe Obama is going to fail and actively root for him to do so. If Obama led the country into annihilation there would be legions of cheering Republicans happily excepting oblivion if it meant that they were right.


    See, us democrat types are kinda similar. We waited with Bush to fail repeatedly, but not with joy. We watched Bush repeatedly hit the nation in the balls with a baseball bat with anger and sadness. Places like Fox News will watch Obama succeed and be filled with anger and stupidity.

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  • Lady EriLady Eri Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Jragghen wrote: »
    Fox News is simply a symptom of the current political atmosphere where people care more about rooting for their team than getting things done.

    Fox News is a symptom of Murdoch not being dead.

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  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I catched up on this weeks show last night, and the NAACP interview was pretty great.

    "Do you think that by the end of the decade, we can put a black man on the moon?"

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Vyolynce wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    if nothing else, the daily show will continue to have material as they make fun of fox news

    That was my take as well. It certainly seems to be incredibly ripe low-hanging fruit.

    Biden has already started doing stupid shit too.

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  • Lord Of The PantsLord Of The Pants Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Now, I'm the biggest Gitmo fan, but the last one wasn't as good.

    The jokes weren't as snappy, and the "reveal" was just dumb. It's gotta AT LEAST look like an accident.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    It seemed like he was trying to push his agenda more than make jokes.

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    VeritasVR wrote: »
    Kind of like the picture of him smoking was Photoshop'ed.

    Was it, though? It's known that he was a heavy smoker before his presidential run.

    I remember Colbert making a joke about it, in context of the story where some black people didn't think he was part of the black community.

    "The only thing black about Barack Obama is his lungs!"

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  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Lady Eri wrote: »
    Jragghen wrote: »
    Fox News is simply a symptom of the current political atmosphere where people care more about rooting for their team than getting things done.

    Fox News is a symptom of Murdoch not being dead.

    Don't be dumb. Murdoch doesn't run every single division of Fox, it's Roger Ailes that's the problem.

    In fact, I'm pretty surprised that Jon hasn't brought up to any of the tools from Fox that've been on his show that Murdoch endorsed Obama. So according to them, their boss endorses socialism. :lol:

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Cherrn wrote: »
    VeritasVR wrote: »
    Kind of like the picture of him smoking was Photoshop'ed.

    Was it, though? It's known that he was a heavy smoker before his presidential run.

    I remember Colbert making a joke about it, in context of the story where some black people didn't think he was part of the black community.

    "The only thing black about Barack Obama is his lungs!"

    Yeah that picture was photoshopped though Obama was a smoker, and if he can hide it from Michelle, probably still is on occasion.

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  • JebuJebu Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    L|ama wrote: »
    Vyolynce wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    if nothing else, the daily show will continue to have material as they make fun of fox news

    That was my take as well. It certainly seems to be incredibly ripe low-hanging fruit.

    Biden has already started doing stupid shit too.

    "In case you were wondering what Barack Obama's 'shut the fuck up' face looks like..."

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  • PicardathonPicardathon Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Lady Eri wrote: »
    Jragghen wrote: »
    Fox News is simply a symptom of the current political atmosphere where people care more about rooting for their team than getting things done.

    Fox News is a symptom of Murdoch not being dead.

    Don't be dumb. Murdoch doesn't run every single division of Fox, it's Roger Ailes that's the problem.

    In fact, I'm pretty surprised that Jon hasn't brought up to any of the tools from Fox that've been on his show that Murdoch endorsed Obama. So according to them, their boss endorses socialism. :lol:

    Murdoch thought that Obama was going to win, although he didn't want him to.

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  • PicardathonPicardathon Registered User
    edited January 2009
    VeritasVR wrote: »
    Omeks wrote: »
    MKR wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    Omeks wrote: »
    what slander was going on?

    Hannity MoZ: We're introducing a new feature where for every day of Obama's first 100 days, we peel off a page from this wall that will eventually reveal the "real" Barack Obama.

    Also, they're still calling him a damn dirty socialist.

    I really can't wait to see what the picture is. It can't be as pedestrian as that Kenyan garb photo, so what is it? Him flipping off some babies while kicking a kitten?

    It's really a huge tease, and it's a picture of Obama hugging a puppy while riding a bumper car.

    I'm putting my money down on it being a picture of Karl Marx.

    It's going to be a Photoshop'ed picture of him punching a baby. THIS IS THE REAL OBAMA, PEOPLE.

    Kind of like the picture of him smoking was Photoshop'ed.

    I'm betting on this being the whitey tape.

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  • PicardathonPicardathon Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Omeks wrote: »
    what slander was going on?

    Hannity MoZ: We're introducing a new feature where for every day of Obama's first 100 days, we peel off a page from this wall that will eventually reveal the "real" Barack Obama.

    Also, they're still calling him a damn dirty socialist.

    Whitey tape.
    Called it.

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  • bychancebychance Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    edit. I think I know what it is, but I'm not telling.

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  • TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Cherrn wrote: »
    VeritasVR wrote: »
    Kind of like the picture of him smoking was Photoshop'ed.

    Was it, though? It's known that he was a heavy smoker before his presidential run.

    I remember Colbert making a joke about it, in context of the story where some black people didn't think he was part of the black community.

    "The only thing black about Barack Obama is his lungs!"

    It's a photoshop.

    On Gitmo: I did enjoy the message in the dialogue, which is that Terrorists (big T) want us to move in the direction that Bush was pushing, meaning less freedom and more clutching our rolls of plastic sheeting and duct tape in a dimly lit basement, huddled around our uncooked can of beans.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    L|ama wrote: »
    Vyolynce wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    if nothing else, the daily show will continue to have material as they make fun of fox news

    That was my take as well. It certainly seems to be incredibly ripe low-hanging fruit.

    Biden has already started doing stupid shit too.

    I don't really follow these things all that closely, but I'm pretty sure you meant to type "hasn't stopped" instead of "has already started".

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  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Just finished watching tonight's Colbert. It's funny how one fixates on certain things...


    ...like the very loud audience member who laughed like the Predator. Please tell me I wasn't the only one distracted by that guy.

    please?

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I just don't see how a news network that thought a fist pound was a 'terrorist fist jab' can claim to have any credibility. That and that alone completely blew my mind.

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  • AegisAegis Not Quite TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Ahahaha, Omar.

    Holy shit.

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  • psychotixpsychotix __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2009
    Cherrn wrote: »
    VeritasVR wrote: »
    Kind of like the picture of him smoking was Photoshop'ed.

    Was it, though? It's known that he was a heavy smoker before his presidential run.

    I remember Colbert making a joke about it, in context of the story where some black people didn't think he was part of the black community.

    "The only thing black about Barack Obama is his lungs!"

    Yeah that picture was photoshopped though Obama was a smoker, and if he can hide it from Michelle, probably still is on occasion.

    Didn't he admit on TV that he still smokes off and on? Not that it fucking matters. Let the man smoke a cig, and drink his wine. Really now, who gives a damn?

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  • Bruce ForsythBruce Forsyth Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    VoodooV wrote: »
    Just finished watching tonight's Colbert. It's funny how one fixates on certain things...


    ...like the very loud audience member who laughed like the Predator. Please tell me I wasn't the only one distracted by that guy.

    please?

    Yup. I always notice when there's a person with an annoying laugh in the audience. The worst part is they always laugh at every single joke.

    Why can't people with annoying laughs have discerning senses of humour?

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  • QliphothQliphoth Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Wow you guys have more people in prison than China, thats pretty fucked.

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  • XheroXhero la contr'une Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Qliphoth wrote: »
    Wow you guys have more people in prison than China, thats pretty fucked.

    They tend to kill theirs, at cheaper cost to boot!

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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2009
    I fell out of bed laughing so hard at the Omar bit. When the song kicked in? I doubled over laughing and tumbled to the floor.

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Qliphoth wrote: »
    Wow you guys have more people in prison than China, thats pretty fucked.

    To be fair, he added "per capita". China might well have more people in prison (or "missing"), but their population is much higher than yours.

    The guy with the predator laugh was annoying.

    His first guest seemed about happy as he could be to get on the show. Maybe he was a little nervous, but it seemed more to me like Colbert could've smacked him around for an hour and he would've remained a happy man.

    hOmar was indeed glorious.

    And the second interview was pretty top notch. Puns and innuendo flying, it was a damned fine event.

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  • tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Forar wrote: »
    Qliphoth wrote: »
    Wow you guys have more people in prison than China, thats pretty fucked.

    To be fair, he added "per capita". China might well have more people in prison (or "missing"), but their population is much higher than yours.

    I just looked up some numbers, and it looks like the US has both the highest incarceration rate and the largest absolute number of prisoners. However, the reason is probably because the "official" number in China is 1.5 million, but the actual number is most likely much higher than that (10 million possibly).

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    psychotix wrote: »
    Cherrn wrote: »
    VeritasVR wrote: »
    Kind of like the picture of him smoking was Photoshop'ed.

    Was it, though? It's known that he was a heavy smoker before his presidential run.

    I remember Colbert making a joke about it, in context of the story where some black people didn't think he was part of the black community.

    "The only thing black about Barack Obama is his lungs!"

    Yeah that picture was photoshopped though Obama was a smoker, and if he can hide it from Michelle, probably still is on occasion.

    Didn't he admit on TV that he still smokes off and on? Not that it fucking matters. Let the man smoke a cig, and drink his wine. Really now, who gives a damn?
    He copped to the occasional cig on the campaign trail, specifically during the primary.

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Jimmy Carter is so awesome.

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