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White House: Jon Stewart ‘more
substantive’ than other media outlets

Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/7/2013 1:22:02 PM

During a press gaggle today, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney suggested that President Obama’s interview with comedian Jon Stewart on the Daily Show was ‘more substantive’ than other interviews he had during the campaign. Carney quoted a statement during the briefing about President Obama’s executive powers in foreign policy decisions from a Daily Show interview in October of 2012. “Is the ‘Daily Show’ a proper platform for a foreign policy discussion like that?” asked a reporter in response. “When the President is asked a question, he answers it,” Carney said sternly.

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Ahh yes, those in the highest office in our land confirm how brilliant they are. s/o Doesn´t make you feel great the are the ones in charge. Maybe if they had allowed another interview with Bret Baier they could have seen a "more substantive" interview. Oh, that´s right, they hate Fox and after the last interview 0bama wouldn´t get near Bret Baier.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 2/7/2013 1:32:39 PM     (No. 9163994)

Yeah. Ten second sound bites interspersed with gutter talk presented as "wit" is so much more substantive. Sheesh.

Probably true for the Honey Boo Boo crowd, at least.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 2/7/2013 1:38:44 PM     (No. 9164004)

From Wikipedia. Bold is mine:

Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962), is an American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian. He is widely known as host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program that airs on Comedy Central.

Stewart graduated in 1984 from The College of William & Mary in Virginia, where he played on the soccer team and initially majored in chemistry before switching to psychology.

Apparently it doesn´t take much to be a serious journalist like Stewart (or the current occupier of the Oval Office, for that matter).

All you have to be is a comedic master manipulator...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blunderbuss, 2/7/2013 1:39:08 PM     (No. 9164005)

Somebody please tell me this is a fake news story from the Onion. That jack@ZZ is a comedian, not a journalist.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nimby, 2/7/2013 1:41:18 PM     (No. 9164008)

Jon Stewart is certainly more substantive than this administration.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 2/7/2013 1:41:47 PM     (No. 9164010)

You beat me to it, #4. Spot on.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: zoidberg, 2/7/2013 1:49:41 PM     (No. 9164021)

Jon Stewart´s interview with Obama was more substantive than Scott Pelley´s.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: joew9, 2/7/2013 2:17:08 PM     (No. 9164055)

The people at the White House have a level of intellectual maturity that allows them to actually believe Jon Stewart is a worthwhile media source. They probably find Southpark too intellectually challenging or else they only get the scatological jokes. And likewise they probably think Gulliver´s Travels is a childrens book about little people.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: rubberneck, 2/7/2013 2:27:54 PM     (No. 9164077)

At least Stewart doesn´t pretend he´s all about "objective journalism," like the alphabet news outlets. And he´s a valuable source of low information, for the low-information public.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kelty, 2/7/2013 2:28:53 PM     (No. 9164084)

Satire can be substantive. He recently got on smarmy Al Gore about as much as any dem - and he was completely out of his league with John Yoo.

Jon Stewart´s technique is to speak in a calm reasonable, substantive voice when presenting his side and then lampoon the other side. That´s fine, I´ve liked him since MTV - although it´s getting a bit old.

Even in my most deeply libertarian stage of life, FOX made me puke.

Come on Fox, up your game. Reduce the makeup/graphics for at least 1 hour a day, despite ratings, and sincerely try your best - just for ONE HOUR - to come up with the best solution for EVERYONE. Go for the deeper truth. The republicanism/conservatism will still be there. It works.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kelty, 2/7/2013 2:30:55 PM     (No. 9164089)

Fox can call it "But seriously though..." and have it star Bobby Jindal. Whatever. Just get it done.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: big red navy cheif, 2/7/2013 2:33:23 PM     (No. 9164099)

“When the President is asked a question, he answers it,” Carney said sternly.

I see Carney is doing satire now, too.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bjnealeigh, 2/7/2013 3:38:33 PM     (No. 9164231)

He know the questions! Dummy Carney, there is no dumber press secretary than you, chosen by the dumbest nitwit that ever ran our country in the ground.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: coyote, 2/7/2013 4:01:31 PM     (No. 9164277)

Steward substantive? Now, Carney, that´s a real knee-slapper.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: convert, 2/7/2013 6:59:31 PM     (No. 9164556)

Y´all are missing the point here!! BWAA haa--I guarantee the presstitutes got it, though! Howzit feel, boys, bein´ the Prez´s b--ch? LOL...

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