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Forum Post: 'The Daily Show' is very much a part of the machine its feigned criticism is aimed at. (...)

Posted 1 year ago on April 4, 2013, 9:18 a.m. EST by KevinPotts (356)
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[ 'The Daily Show' is very much a part of the machine its feigned criticism is aimed at. -Trevor Widger‏@AnytimeTrevor ]

‏Kevin Potts@KevinLynnPotts ‏@AnytimeTrevor:

Stewart pokes fun at both parties (and rightly so) but he does it in a way that actually perpetuates the false left/right paradigm of the mainstream, without ever offering any real solutions. And he gets by with it by saying it’s all “just jokes” and it’s not his responsibility to ever be serious about anything because he’s not a real journalist, despite the Millions of dedicated viewers who now turn to such Comedy Shows as an alternative/replacement for “News”.

Comedy can be used as A Very Powerful Medium For Revolutionary Change -To Make Us Think -To Wake Us Up -To Challenge Social Norms -To Rally Hearts And Minds Against Injustice. But without such intentions, when Comedy is used Strictly For Entertainment Purposes Only -when the only goal is “to make people laugh“, Comedy can also be used as A Very Powerful OPIATE OF THE MASSES. And I’m not trying to say that ALL comedy for the sake of comedy is “bad” either, I’m saying there is A HUGE Difference between George Carlin Comedy and Larry The Cable Guy Comedy and how those two different types of comedy effect their audience. One is capable of encouraging Much Needed Intellectualism -of rallying hearts and minds against an unjust, corrupt system -of producing an audience of “Critical Thinkers”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oBo8CJxatQ

The other (“For Entertainment Purposes Only”) tells the equivalent of "fart jokes" and produces an apathetic audience of temporarily/emotionally satisfied “Tickle-Me-Elmos”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JqvmGON0AM

“Critics have chastised Stewart for not conducting sufficiently hard-hitting interviews with his political guests, some of whom he may have lampooned in previous segments. Stewart and other Daily Show writers have responded to such criticism by saying that they do not have any journalistic responsibility and that as comedians their only duty is to provide entertainment.” -Wiki

Stewart is funny, I give him that (and I think he gets it on many levels) but after watching an average episode of “The Daily Show” I was always left with the sentiment/feeling that our corrupt political system is ridiculously screwed but that’s “Just The Way It Is” and the only thing we can really do about it is “Laugh”. Those Democrats sure are crazy, but at least they’re not as crazy as the Bat-Shit-Crazy-Republicans. Ha! Ha! Ain’t it funny?! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw9b6-uuFr8

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Daily Show Fail | Weapons of Mass Distraction http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_uNHf7E-Zk&feature=youtu.be

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[-] 1 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 1 year ago

Yep, the show belittles activity for or against.

"Stewart pokes fun at both parties (and rightly so) but he does it in a way that actually perpetuates the false left/right paradigm of the mainstream, without ever offering any real solutions. And he gets by with it by saying it’s all “just jokes” and it’s not his responsibility to ever be serious about anything because he’s not a real journalist, despite the Millions of dedicated viewers who now turn to such Comedy Shows as an alternative/replacement for “News”."

Or, if stewart is laughing, we should be crying.

[-] 1 points by KevinPotts (356) 1 year ago
[-] 1 points by HCabret (-327) 1 year ago

You do realise that The Daily Show is on Comedy central, don't you?

John Stewart's job is offend as many people as possible in 22 minutes.

[-] 2 points by KevinPotts (356) 1 year ago

"It is time for revolution to live in the blood of every intellectually-active person in this world." https://twitter.com/RevoltToday

[-] 1 points by HCabret (-327) 1 year ago

I don't think I consider my self "intellectually active" just ask inclusionman.

[-] 1 points by freakzilla3 (-75) 1 year ago

Always remember, intellectual and intelligent are not the same thing. :)

[-] 1 points by HCabret (-327) 1 year ago

If that is the case I'd rather be intelligent. :)

I'd like to actually BE smart not just sound smart.

Using big words doesn't make you smart.

[-] 2 points by freakzilla3 (-75) 1 year ago

A sublimely veracious elucidation on your part. :)

[-] 1 points by HCabret (-327) 1 year ago

Dude, like I said......uh duh..... What was I talking about?

You are what we dumbs like to call a PSUEDOintellectual.