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.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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