|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Bernie Goldberg Fires Back|
Then too is the biggest joke is Stewart saying that he never calls himself "edgy", when in fact the "edgy" card is what he's exploited throughout his whole career--he wouldn't have his career if the lib media didn't consistently present him as "edgy". Look, I can admit that unlike Bill Maher, Jon Stewart can be funny at times, but when you take yourself as seriously as Stewart often does with politics and social commentary (again, part of Goldberg's point), don't get your panties all wet when the same people you obsess over, FOX News, calls you out on how much of a phony you are.
With that, Stewart and choir continued to sing the vulgar lyrics.
Unfortunately lost in all the gratuitous profanity was that Stewart admitted NBC, ABC, and CBS are liberally biased -- "the disorganized liberal influence you find on NBC, ABC and CBS."
Regardless of how "faint" Stewart might believe this influence is, at least he acknowledged it Tuesday night.
But doesn't that undermine his entire rebuttal?
Goldberg's point Monday was that the press are liberally-biased, and that Stewart is aiding and abetting such bias by almost exclusively focusing on Fox's conservative leanings.
Irrespective of whether or not "The Daily Show" host wants to be fair and balanced, the fact that he recognizes bias at the other networks but typically fails to call them on it while regularly attacking Fox makes him part of the problem AND thereby validates Goldberg's argument.
Earlier in the segment, Stewart said:Maybe so, but those same liberal elites know that when they go on "The Daily Show," the host is going to toss them softballs, which again was Goldberg's point.
Not all of us have your guts Bernie. It takes a tough man to walk into O'Reilly's lion's den to criticize liberal elites.