I almost never read anything associated with the name Breitbart. That lying, evil, bloated, contemptible bag of shit and everything that appears on his website is just too commonly ugly, hateful, backward and constructed on lies. But it’s the internet…sometimes a browser slips on a skid mark and there one is, in the bucket of shit.
Off the back of the recent battle between Jon Stewart and Fox News over who’s biased and who’s funny, some fucking hack named Erin Brown spent two weeks watching The Daily Show and calculated the seconds and percentages of time Jon spent making jokes about “Liberals” versus the seconds and percentages of time he spent making jokes about “Conservatives”.
She goes into painful detail with regard to a particular segment dealing with Michelle Bachmann and her husband Marcus. In much the same way that explaining a joke robs it of humour, the means employed to dissect a joke reveal more about the surgeon than it does about the joke. The entire piece is a steaming pile of butthurt hackery!
Fox spends hours every day, across multiple programs and a variety of hosts, attacking Stewart; allegations of bias and just not being funny hour after hour, day after day. Jon has 30 minutes, four nights a week, and it just kills Brown that HIS message is funnier, broader and smarter. Every single time he appears on O’Reilly’s show, or with Chris Wallace, he just buries them alive. It’s got to be driving those poor goose-steppers insane!
Brown says that STEWART brands Fox News as conservative, but then admits as much when she calculates how many jokes he points in their direction as evidence of his liberal bias! If Fox ISN’T conservative, then her premise falls apart. If it IS conservative, then Stewart’s not wrong when he points out their slanted agenda and biased methods, is he?
Bachmann is the stuff satire is made of! She DOESN’T know her American history…or much about anything else that isn’t in Leviticus. Her husband is a therapist the way I’m an auto mechanic – it’s just something he does.
He practices in one of the few states that doesn’t require a license for a REASON. Brown’s claim that he ALLEGEDLY engages in anti-gay, or “gay reparative” therapy is just more of the sort of frantic dancing around the truth people expect from anything labeled Breitbart. Marcus Bachmann has admitted to conducting such therapy; it has been proven despite his initial denials, and every – EVERY – respectable medical organization in America condemns such practices as emotionally and psychologically harmful. Marcus Bachmann obtained his degrees from religious diploma mills and has no legitimate qualifications to provide therapy to anyone beyond having read the bible.
And if his mincing boogie-shoes and flaming lilted voice aren’t triggering your Gaydar, you’re in denial. He won’t be the first or the last hard-core Christian, anti-gay crusader to be jolted out of the closet to the embarrassment of his wife and children.
It wasn’t that long ago some gang of conservatives tried to put together their own Onion / Daily Show styled comedy program. It lasted perhaps a month simply because it wasn’t funny. Stilted, forced, with no understanding of what makes comedy funny, much less irony, satire, hypocrisy…
Erin Brown’s whining, “Stewart doesn’t go after the LEFT as much as he does the RIGHT, so he’s BIASED,” only demonstrates the degree to which SHE just don’t get it. It’s not Stewart’s fault that the right is simply comprised of dumber hypocrites, bolder liars and more craven ignoramuses than the left. Just as when they make the same complaint about “The Media” being biased in favour of liberals. It isn’t. REALITY is.
Calculating the seconds and percentages of two weeks worth of shows as evidence that Stewart is suffering from Liberal bias misses the alternative explanation: It’s simply that conservatives offer FAR more opportunities for comedy. They are far more frequently saying and doing the stupid, hypocritical sort of things at which people may easily point and laugh. Perhaps Brown should focus her attention on making her heroes and peers stop engaging in such pathetic behaviour. If they stop feeding Stewart straight lines, he’ll stop making jokes about them. Here’s a good place to start: Stop playing whiny butthurt conservative victim.