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Posted on Dec 28, 2009

An end-of-the-year recap of some of Jon Stewart and Co.’s devastating critiques of Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, from “leave it there” to tea party march madness.

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By Night-Gaunt, January 8, 2010 at 10:14 am Link to this comment

It depends on if they are nailing Cheney to the wall for his profligate lies and inaccuracies then yes it is good. I would never have expected him to ever be interviewed on MSNBC. MSNBC is far better than FOX will ever be both in news and analysis and commentary.

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By BobZ, December 30, 2009 at 1:09 pm Link to this comment

Real news can be covered in about 15 minutes. That leaves a lot of additional
time for the cable news networks to fill. And what do they fill it with but a
bunch of opinions, some good, but mostly a total waste of viewers time. Jon
Stewart does a good job of pointing this out with a combination of fact
checking and humor. Fox News has managed to attract a large following of way
right of center viewers by hiring even further right commentators and inviting
mainly right wing guests on their program. The end result is a lot of vilification
of Democrats, minorities, gays, immigrants, muslims, and unions. For
moderates and liberals, Fox News is pretty much unwatchable. That leaves us
with CNN and MSNBC. Their problem is they make an attempt to be fair and
balanced by treating subject’s like Obama’s citizenship as if there are two valid
points of view. They present us with guests like Dick Cheney and treat his
comments as having credibility. Since almost all of the conservatives only
watch Fox, we on the left are stuck with CNN and MSNBC subjecting us to
comments by conservative voices. An example is right now - an interview on
MSNBC with Dick Cheney. This guy has zero credibility with liberal Americans
so why is MSNBC rubbing this guy in our faces. Let Cheney go on Fox where
they can fawn over him like ex-royalty. No wonder CNN and MSNBC don’t have
very good ratings.

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By D, December 29, 2009 at 2:55 am Link to this comment
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Oh jonny, without you my sleepless nights are empty.

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By yrscrewed, December 28, 2009 at 8:54 pm Link to this comment

This guy and fox no-news channels r both a** h***

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