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Old 03-08-2014, 12:29 AM
 
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With Jon Stewart? I'm confused and I can't put my finger on it. Has the show changed under Obama's Presidency or have I changed? Too much of his perspectives are politically correct, preachy and unrealistic.

As someone that voted for Obama in 2008, Jon gives Barrack *much more* leeway than he did GWB.

Am I wrong here?
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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With Jon Stewart? I'm confused and I can't put my finger on it. Has the show changed under Obama's Presidency or have I changed? Too much of his perspectives are politically correct, preachy and unrealistic.

As someone that voted for Obama in 2008, Jon gives Barrack *much more* leeway than he did GWB.

Am I wrong here?
Depends, give an example of where he gave President Obama leeway, but not GWB.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Stasis
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He's always been left leaning -even in the Bush years. It's so much easier to ridicule the right than the left.
The best the right could come up with today on these forums was R-S-P-E-C-T.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:51 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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With Jon Stewart? I'm confused and I can't put my finger on it. Has the show changed under Obama's Presidency or have I changed? Too much of his perspectives are politically correct, preachy and unrealistic.

As someone that voted for Obama in 2008, Jon gives Barrack *much more* leeway than he did GWB.

Am I wrong here?
I noticed it too, I used to love this show. He has become much more partisan since Obama was elected.
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:00 AM
 
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Depends, give an example of where he gave President Obama leeway, but not GWB.
I just don't see him riding Obama on a nightly basis like he did Bush. The Nation hasn't improved, yet Stewart seems to have moved onto new targets in the political game.

Maybe my view is flawed, meaning Stewart hasn't changed: He's always been far left leaning.

While Colbert's "character" is obviously right leaning, he still challenges every guest he has on. I'm currently watching as Stewart has a guest speaking on Crimea and her opinion is extremely elementary and out dated from the Cold War. Yet he doesn't challenge her opinions, just continues lobbing softballs.

The episodes "Special piece" was a catch em, on how there are poor people without health care in America. Is there a nation on the globe with more accessible college entry than the USA? There are so many issues on this globe and I'm supposed to feel sorry for people unwilling to attend college/get a job. Come on Stewart
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:05 AM
 
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I noticed it too, I used to love this show. He has become much more partisan since Obama was elected.
Seriously. I still agree with him most of the time but there are frequent glimpses of him being too partisan. I can't remember the last time Stewart went against the majority view (Pre Obama?). Take a stand, shock me for once.
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:07 AM
 
Location: kcmo
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I think daily show/Colbert are great for viewing on smartphones via apps
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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These late night talk shows really just cater to senior citizens with insomnia. They could really care less about the politics of them.
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:18 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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These late night talk shows really just cater to senior citizens with insomnia. They could really care less about the politics of them.
I'd say some of them, such as the Daily Show and Conan, cater more to the college stoner types rather than the seniors lol.
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:39 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I like Stewart, but I liked John Oliver much better.
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