Jon Stewart takes on Chris Wallace and Faux News…
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This is shaping up to be the proverbial 2×4 right between the Glenn Beck Tea Baggers beady eyes.
Not only are Americans sick and tired of the crazy ranting and frothing at the mouth by extremists trying to take over our Political Systems – but the idea has resonated worldwide, that if we don’t do something, the whack jobs will be in control.
EVENTS SCHEDULED IN 67 COUNTRIES
Jon Stewart’s spoofy politicalRally to Restore Sanity is headed toward world domination. Some 800 Sanity demonstrations in 67 nations are being planned around the globe to coincide with the Daily Show host’s DC demonstration this Saturday. Sanity marchers will gather from Paris to Mt. Everest’s base camp in Nepal. “Everyone was getting excited” about the Washington rally, “so I thought, ‘Gosh, why couldn’t we do something local?'” said a marketing consultant in Paris. She’s organizing the event for the Champs de Mars at the Eiffel Tower through Facebook. “We’ll be doing it sanely and calmly and with a sense of humor—which is a change from what’s been happening,” she adds.
The popularity of the rally reveals a deep-seated desire to pull politics back into rationality, a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government tells the Christian Science Monitor. “It’s weird to see people so worked up for the sake of a more rational political process,” he adds. Stewart has been pitching his rally to those who think “shouting is counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard.” There’s just one problem: “How does one restore sanity to a part of the world where it never existed?” asks a writer in the Jerusalem Post, who proposes an Israeli rally to “introduce” sanity.
In the words of a 50’s icon – “Be There, or be square!”
This is a strange one…
CNN has fired Rick Sanchez from the network after his comments on a radio program received widespread criticism.
(Oct. 1) — Television anchor Rick Sanchez makes a living talking to America, but it looks like the folksy CNN commentator put his foot in his mouth on a radio talk show.
When pressed by Dominik as to what he meant, specifically, Sanchez gave the following explanation.
“I think he looks at the world through his mom, who was a schoolteacher, and his dad, who was a physicist or something like that,” Sanchez said, according to transcripts provided by the radio program’s blog. “Great, I’m so happy that he grew up in a suburban middle-class New Jersey home with everything you could ever imagine.”
Dominick then asked what group it was that Stewart held a prejudiced view toward.
“Everybody else who’s not like him,” Sanchez responded. “Look at his show, I mean what does he surround himself with?”
Later in the program, Sanchez retracted the word “bigot” from his criticism of Stewart. “All right,” Sanchez said. “I’ll take the word bigot back; I’ll say prejudicial, uninformed.” But as the conversation continued, Sanchez hammered away at Stewart, and after Dominik noted that, being a Jew, Stewart had a sense of what it was to be an oppressed minority, Sanchez laughed.
“Very powerless people,” Sanchez said with a snicker. “He’s such a minority, I mean, you know. … Please, what are you kidding? I’m telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, and to imply that somehow they — the people in this country who are Jewish — are an oppressed minority? Yeah.”
Sanchez argued that Jews don’t experience the same level of discrimination as blacks and Hispanics.
“I grew up not speaking English, dealing with real prejudice every day as a kid; watching my dad work in a factory, wash dishes, drive a truck, get spit on. I’ve been told that I can’t do certain things in life simply because I was a Hispanic,” Sanchez said. “My friends who are black, I’ve seen that with them; I’ve seen that with a lot of minorities. I can’t really think — although I understand the plight of Jews, and all the experiences, and the things that have happened historically for them — but I can’t say that my buddy Glen or my buddy Izzy who I grew up with in South Florida ever were prejudiced against directly simply because they were Jewish. There may have been jokes around them or about other things, but it’s kinda — you know what I’m saying, it’s kind of a different thing.”
This is fair and tough criticism of President Obama’s failure to restore the rule of law which was so badly ripped to shreds during the Bushit Administration. Stewart is dead on in this one, and this has been a major failure of the Obama Administration.
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Uncle Tom extraordinaire and un-indicted conspirator Ken Blackwell gets taken to the woodshed by Jon Stewart…
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Th epitome of ignorance, indeed. Blackwell better stick to the Stupid-white-people’s network – Faux, as obviously he has been outed, and will continue to be outed for the buckdancing clown he is when facing anyone with an IQ above room temperature.