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‘Daily Show’: Revenge of the Curds

Posted on Feb 22, 2011

Let’s get a couple of things straight about this situation going down in Wisconsin: First, yes, the clash between thousands of union-friendly employees and Gov. Scott Walker is a big deal, but no, this conflict is not at all like the one that just occurred in Egypt. Or Tunisia.  —KA

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By MrWebster, February 22, 2011 at 10:33 pm Link to this comment
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One commentator on another site said that Stewart is going the way the way of Dennis Miller. Much of his visual imagery in the WI segment was negative toward the actual protesters.  The governor’s images were actually done in soft tones and at first very positive that accented his looks. This is immediately contrasted to the chanting heavy set female organizer. At the end, the segment devolved in the end to simply a issue between those gawd awful chattering classes.  He ends up calling this rather serious protest bizzaro world.  He also used absolute analogy fallacy in that he stressed rather pointedly that WI was not like Egypt, and in effect marginalizing the protest.  He neglected to mention that the soft spoken handsome governor so well portrayed rather directly threatened violence through the National Guard against any protests. 

Stewart has a hard time with such direct action agains the status quo by “liberals”.  Stewart should also remembe boycotts are like apple pie.  Even Lincoln jumped through a window as a lawmaker to prevent a quorum.

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By zagostino, February 22, 2011 at 8:05 pm Link to this comment

Here is a good comedic political piece with
refreshing perspective, a perspective a large segment
of the populace are will-fully blind to:

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By realveive, February 22, 2011 at 7:52 pm Link to this comment

Stewart’s shot at Wisconsin’s departed senators indicates a rather large ignorance abyss in Jon’s cranium.

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