Monday, October 20, 2008

MSM silent on Jon Stewart 's Palin expletive

Mary Katharine Ham reports at the Weekly Standard’s The Blog - - -

Speaking to a college audience in Boston, Mass. Friday, "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart used his stand-up routine to respond to Sarah Palin's comments about "pro-America" parts of the country, shedding the profanity restrictions that govern his Comedy Central show.

"She said that small towns, that's the part of the country she really likes going to because that's the pro-America part of the country. You know, I just want to say to her, just very quickly: [expletive] you," Stewart said to raucous applause.

Palin addressed a North Carolina fund-raiser Thursday night saying, "We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington, D.C. We believe...that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation."

The comment was quickly picked up by media outlets and the Obama campaign, whose spokesman Bill Burton asked in an e-mail to reporters, "What part of the country isn’t pro-America?"

Stewart didn't let his own harsh language stop him from criticizing John McCain and Palin for divisiveness.

"I can't take it anymore...After eight years of this divisiveness, we're back to this idea that only small-town America is the real America," he said.

The Manhattan native accused the Republicans of "writing off whole swaths of the country," saying "cities are just a lot of towns piled on top of each other in one place."

During the same routine, however, he seemed to write off Palin's rural swath of the country, referring to the governor's home not as Alaska, Wasilla, or Juneau, but as "the woods."

"McCain made an interesting vice presidential choice," he said. "I like the woods...I just don't know if I would pull my vice president out of the woods randomly."

Stewart also joked about Palin's recent statements on Barack Obama's links to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and Obama's abortion stances, distorting her statements[.]...

The media has devoted hundreds of stories of late to the tenor of audience comments at McCain-Palin rallies, fretting about "rage" and "incitement" by the campaign, but the only account of Stewart's appearance is a one-sentence mention in the Boston Globe, and his abusive Palin comments are not included.

Ham's entire post's here.


You can bet if a prominent McCain supporter had said “Expletive you, Obama,” if would be the MSM’s lead story that day.

But what Jon Stewart did is different.

Stewart wasn’t directing his obscenity at the MSM’s candidate or his running mate.

MSM news orgs have different standards for different parties.

But shhh. We’re not supposed to know that.

Thank heavens for the small group of reporters and commenters with the integrity to bring us news most of MSM hides from us.


Anonymous said...

Headline: -Obama Assembles U.S.'s 'Largest Law Firm' To Monitor Elections-
I am making a prediction now, this election will have challenges in all 57 states.

Anonymous said...

Four attorneys in my offspring's law firm are already slated to go to different parts of the country.

Anonymous said...

Joe Biden is a loose cannon that gets little scrutiny. He says Sarah Palin is not ready for a world crisis.

This is a headline story:
-Biden Promises World Crisis
Immediately after Obama Elected-

But, at, this is their tease:

-Joe Biden's Fears-
Obama campaign not amused. He's been yanked off the campaign trail possibly for a cork fitting.

You have to admit, that is clever.

Anonymous said...

John, And the drumbeat/echo news goes on:

Raleigh N&O: Complaints About ACORN Just 'Politics'
NewsBusters ^

It seems like the editorial departments of liberal newspapers across America are going out of their way to assure us that ACORN, which has been been submitting massive numbers of fraudulent "voter" registrations, is really doing nothing much to complain about.

And if you do complain, you should shut up as the Los Angeles Times told John McCain or you are just playing politics as the Raleigh News & Observer asserted today in an editorial ……...