Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

General Discussion

Showing Original Post only (View all)


(9,025 posts)
Wed Feb 14, 2024, 12:39 AM Feb 14

People mad at Jon Stewart missed a hell of an interview [View all]

You can always tell when reactions are based on clips or social media commentary or just assumptions, because last night's Daily Show was clearly strongly anti-Trump and anti-Republican in flavor. Some people are sensitive to criticism - any and all. Nothing to be done for that.

But for those who aren't, the last two thirds of Jon Stewart's interview with the Economist's Zanny Minton Beddoes was fantastic. Below is the link to the full episode on Comedy Central. To save time (and delicate sensibilities) let me just say they start the global conversation at:

33:00 It's about a ten minute discussion after that point.

They discuss the global Right's attempts to create a New World Order, Trump's role in that, threats to NATO, and how Republicans are enabling or promoting it. One of the best conversations I've seen on television lately. Best of all, they just talk about it. They don't dumb it down, figure their audience isn't intelligent enough to grasp it, or tell you want to think. They just discuss it.

People grousing about Stewart are missing out.

Don't let the ever-squeaks drown the conversation. This was a good one.


68 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Don't think so, watched enough of it to come away sad re: Stewart. elleng Feb 14 #1
For sure NoRethugFriends Feb 14 #2
These things aren't mutually exclusive. TwilightZone Feb 14 #3
I wanted to highlight the interview Sympthsical Feb 14 #5
Yes and no. TwilightZone Feb 14 #8
I think insularity is dangerous Sympthsical Feb 14 #14
You're essentially doing the same thing. TwilightZone Feb 14 #38
What's the false equivalence? Sympthsical Feb 14 #47
I don't think you are talking past one another, you are avoiding the issue. 58Sunliner Feb 14 #52
It really is okay... Think. Again. Feb 14 #15
Of course. TwilightZone Feb 14 #37
.... rdchili96 Feb 15 #60
Point taken angrychair Feb 14 #10
One of the things that show offers limbicnuminousity Feb 14 #4
Yes it does PatSeg Feb 14 #43
Glad I watched ramapo Feb 14 #6
I thought it was a great interview. In It to Win It Feb 14 #7
Absolutely. Plus, he can grab the attention of swing voters lindysalsagal Feb 14 #42
Yes, one can joke about "age" PatSeg Feb 14 #45
We are in the "Diner" episode and we are laughing. I don't think Jon has lost his mojo. Hekate Feb 14 #9
I love Ronny Chieng Sympthsical Feb 14 #11
Right rdchili96 Feb 15 #61
Wrong. Liberals have not "lost their minds." SunSeeker Feb 16 #66
+1 betsuni Feb 16 #67
Did you like the first part of the interview SocialDemocrat61 Feb 14 #12
Thank you NoRethugFriends Feb 14 #13
I have a much thicker skin Sympthsical Feb 14 #16
And that boys & girls SocialDemocrat61 Feb 14 #17
I've rarely seen pretending away problems result in a win Sympthsical Feb 14 #19
Defending democrats when they are unfairly attacked SocialDemocrat61 Feb 14 #22
THIS SunSeeker Feb 14 #28
Yeah, it was a good one. progressoid Feb 14 #18
You've talked me into it. I am going to give the show another chance with this interview. SoFlaBro Feb 14 #20
Thanks for posting this RussBLib Feb 14 #21
Weird...mine did as well... Missed the last 30 min... Chakaconcarne Feb 14 #31
Oh, a lot of services PatSeg Feb 14 #46
Yes, it was a great interview. ificandream Feb 14 #23
After I got over my surprise at how tough Stewart was on the age thing, I realized he made an important point. summer_in_TX Feb 14 #24
My brain has been battered by the taps Hope22 Feb 14 #25
+1 betsuni Feb 14 #29
Exactly. MorbidButterflyTat Feb 14 #54
Post removed Post removed Feb 15 #62
Stewart's always been one of the best interviewers in the business Warpy Feb 14 #26
I didn't miss it. I wish I did. She played into the both sides nonsense too. SunSeeker Feb 14 #27
"Constructive criticism" has had a new definition for about a decade, based on the idea that betsuni Feb 14 #30
"We're just fucking sick and tired of the bullshit..." MorbidButterflyTat Feb 14 #55
.... rdchili96 Feb 15 #59
What "purity test" are you talking about? nt SunSeeker Feb 16 #65
"Purity test" of not despising Democrats on a forum for supporters of Democrats, apparently. betsuni Feb 16 #68
you must have missed this one bigtree Feb 14 #32
I didn't miss it Sympthsical Feb 14 #33
Oh, really? bigtree Feb 14 #34
Also didn't miss that Sympthsical Feb 14 #36
it's actually part of a pattern of discouraging voters bigtree Feb 14 #39
There are two kinds of party voters Sympthsical Feb 14 #44
the age issue is a problem for people who keep saying it's a problem bigtree Feb 14 #48
This message was self-deleted by its author redqueen Feb 14 #35
bothsiderisim oldinmtdem92 Feb 14 #40
bothsiderisim oldinmtdem92 Feb 14 #41
I recorded the show on Rebl2 Feb 14 #49
Hm. MorbidButterflyTat Feb 14 #50
I said what I said Sympthsical Feb 14 #51
i expected more truth from Jon Stewart samsingh Feb 14 #53
Jon is a comedian Groundhawg Feb 14 #56
He has an agenda and a purpose for coming out. Hope22 Feb 14 #57
heheh rdchili96 Feb 15 #63
..... rdchili96 Feb 15 #58
Anything that normalizes Trump is a danger to democracy. SunSeeker Feb 16 #64
Latest Discussions»General Discussion»People mad at Jon Stewart...