Jon Stewart and his crew of fake newscasters over at Comedy Central’s, the Daily Show, have shown their true colours. I was able to ignore the show’s partisan bias previous to the US presidential campaign as they were generally doing some funny satirical comedy, but unfortunately Stewart and his band of democratic lackeys have picked the wrong horse and now they’re bitching and whining like a bunch of school-girls who didn’t get picked for the prom. Its a pathetic gesture from a group that has everything to lose by opening participating in partisan events.
Having voted for Sen. John Kerry, America’s most-trusted name in fake news couldn’t conceal his disappointment Tuesday night when he arrived at Comedy Central’s “Indecision 2004” party at The Park.
Stewart had suggested last week that Bush, rather than Kerry, would give his show more material. But “Daily Show” correspondent Steven Colbert told us: “It’s not worth it. I’d happily be dull for four years instead.”
I’ll never watch the show again, will you?
Here is another perfect example of parody/satire crossing the line into partisanship.
BUSH-bashing cartoonist Garry Trudeau is in danger of having his “Doonesbury” comic strip dropped by papers across the country as he gets increasingly partisan. In the Oct. 30 strip, Trudeau had Vice President Dick Cheney say, “Tell him to go [bleep] himself,” an echo of the remark he made to Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy in June. Newspaper editors complained that neither Trudeau nor Universal Press Syndicate warned them about the line in advance. Some 20 papers pulled the strip, and some are considering killing “Doonesbury” altogether.
Last summer, a consortium of 38 newspapers decided to drop “Doonesbury” because its Republican-bashing generated so many complaints.