Jon Stewart makes horrible point

Since Jon Stewart was caught claiming Fox News viewers were stupid, even though polling indicates the opposite, he’s apparently attempted to defend himself by pointing out that Fox News has more recorded untruths on Politifact than he does.  I think he thought that was a good point.  It is not.  Why?  Here's a partial list.

1)      Fox News airs around 84 times the programming as Jon Stewart does. Fox News is a network.  Not a half hour, four days a week show—they should make more errors.  Plus, Stewart spends half of his time interviewing people like Ricky Gervais and Cameron Diaz.  Unless he gets the date of a movie release wrong, I’m not sure how he’d make an error there.

2)   Jon Stewart’s show is taped. It's not live.  With a few exceptions, Fox is airing live programming with no net.  When they make a mistake its out there.  If Stewart makes a mistake, he can edit it out.  Though, I don't know why he'd bother, because...

3) Jon Stewart's show doesn’t seem to be regularly fact checked by Politifact. Or anyone else.  Why would it be?  If they went through his shows with a fine toothed comb like they do Fox News, they’d surely find errors too.  But, why would they bother?  Who cares if Jon Stewart makes an error?  He’s doing a comedy show.  Greg Gutfeld does a comedy show and has zero errors on Politifact.  Does that mean he’s more accurate than Stewart?  (He is, but for completely different reasons.)

4)  The Daily Show is largely a scripted show, which means they have time to fact check it in advance.  When someone like Glenn or O'Reilly do actually make a mistake, it's usually when talking off the top of their heads, trying to remember the details of something they had read previously.  Jon Stewart never has to do that, because he's just reading his material.   Remember, after commercials, The Daily Show is doing about 22 minutes of programming per day, four days a week.  For that task, this is a portion of their writing staff.

(By the way, nice diversity...did you learn from Keith Olbermann?)

(Or maybe, it was the White House Correspondents Dinner.)

5) Politifact sometimes does really awful work. That doesn’t mean they don’t do some really great work too.  But, are they seriously still standing by this?  Reason magazine points out this one. And, if you have a month to waste, go through this list and find out how many times you can call BS on their Truth-o-Meter.

6)    Politifact has a fairly obvious liberal bent. They are not exclusively liberal.  They will tell the truth about false claims by liberals.  But to say a government health care takeover is the biggest lie of the year is insultingly stupid.  The government tells you what must be covered in your plan, requires you to participate, gives you maximums on what you spend, fines you if you’re not covered, decides which treatments are acceptable, forces justification of rate increases, subsidizes the cost of the plans, and forces insurance companies to cover people they don’t want to cover—and that's just a handful of the 2,700 pages of Obamacare.  It might not be Canada, and no—Nancy Pelosi isn’t literally doing the surgery.  But, 83 million people were on some form of government health insurance BEFORE Obamacare.  Where will we be at the end of this?

I'm sure there are plenty of other reasons that Stewart's complaint was idiotic, but I'm getting bored.  You get the point.  When you think about a guy doing a scripted, taped, ideologically aligned comedy show, four days a week, for a half hour--it's amazing he could ever be caught in a error by Politifact.  But, he did.  What's amazing is that Stewart is so blindly revered by the media, his insanely flawed "Oh yeah, they lie more than me" can pass for anything other than pathetic.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

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