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The Daily Show & The Colbert Report

Discussion in 'Other Policies' started by Brandon, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Brandon

    Brandon Well-Known Member

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    What is everyones thoughts on Jon Stewart's and Stephen Colbert's Shows on Comedy Central?

    I personally like both shows. Although I find the audience rather biased and one-sided. Even when conservatives make broad comments that practically everyone would agree with, the audience is silent and you can hear the birds chirping it's so quiet.

    Overall it is a rather funny show (well, so is The O'Reilly Factor).
     
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    sarah Well-Known Member

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    Funny shows, but in a differant way then the O'Reilly Factor. I would personally rather watch the Daily Show/ Colbert Report any day, O'Reilly bothers me.
     
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    I enjoy both shows. I wonder if the media is getting the message these shows are trying to express. Obviously if we didnt have such a biased and abused media system these shows wouldnt be so highly viewed and thought to be funny. These shows speak volumes to me about the probelm we face with the media monsters we have created.
     
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    I enjoy the Daily Show, but I do think sarcasm and cynicism are becoming as much a trend of our society as anything.
     
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    I read somewhere that an amazing amount of people cite these shows as their major news source.
     
  6. Brandon

    Brandon Well-Known Member

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    That is sad! Don't those people know it is all parody!
     
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    The funny thing is, these shows have so many viewers that people seem to be forgetting that.
     
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    Though is it really any worse then fox news or other news sources as a major news service.....

     
  9. sarah

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    I personally think Fox news is worse, mostly because it claims to be a 'real' news station.
     
  10. Furious George

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    As Stewart himself proclaims, his show is 'Info-tainment'.
     
  11. Brandon

    Brandon Well-Known Member

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    I dont think Fox News is worse. Fox News is a news network not a parody show. While they both have their biases, one of them is actually reporting the news.
     
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    I guess that is the issue. Fox actually takes itself seriously.....

     
  13. palefrost

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    This should be explored more. Why, should be asked. I dont think for a moment the audiance these shows attract are dumb people. I think its more like realize they are given a BS view from all the media outlets and figure "F-IT" let me laugh at the state of this mess i see around me. Thats why i watch.


    Honestly i understand why. Jon Stewart isn't afraid to ask the politicians some serious questions hidden in sarcastic humor. I haven't seen any other news program even try to take on the BS we see in the news.

    Maybe the politicians and news outlets should take a closer look at what the daily show audience is really watching. I think the statements about how crazy the whole political machine has become and this seems to be the only show on that genuinely holds a opinion which i agree with.
     
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