The jokes…they tell themselves.

The truth is controversial. None more so than when cadging a column from the New York Post.

So Brian Williams goes out (for six months) humiliated and derided. Jon Stewart goes out (permanently, one hopes) the same day, but on a giant Comedy Homecoming King float, with a 21-gun salute from the media, his path strewn with roses and teardrops.

Why? Brian Williams lied about his personal exploits a few times. Jon Stewart was unabashedly and habitually dishonest.

Maybe it slipped your notice, but media watchers like Kyle here have cringed at Jon Stewart’s telecasts for years. On a nightly basis he’d say all sorts of crap that wasn’t true.

Though Stewart has often claimed he does a “fake news show,” “The Daily Show” isn’t that. It’s a real news show punctuated with puns, jokes, asides and the occasional moment of staged sanctimony.

Except for when it regularly went off the air a couple weeks at a time, or longer, and though it never bothered with the day’s events, preferring to dish on politics by way of puns, jokes, asides and ham-handed sanctimony, The Daily Show was really the news. And God bless Rush Limbaugh, who is really the Library of Congress.

Most other journalists aren’t allowed to swear or to slam powerful figures (lest they be denied chances to interview them in future). Their editors make them tone down their opinions and cloak them behind weasel words like “critics say”… Yet Stewart uses his funnyman status as a license to dispense with even the most minimal journalistic standards.

It’s not often a piece ostensibly sorting the realities of modern media runs headlong down a rational dead-end. “[S]tewart uses his funnyman status as a license to dispense with even the most minimal journalistic standards.” Likewise, Andrew Dice Clay uses his funnyman status to dispense with Mother Goose’s most minimal narrative standards. You see the problem.

Get both sides of the story? Hey, I’m just a comedian, man. Try to be responsible about what the real issues are? Dude, that’s too heavy, we just want to set up the next d- -k joke.

Damn right here come the dick jokes Kyle. Those alone should have set you, or at least a sane person, straight. By the way just when were you convinced you had any grasp of comedy? Why do you wingnuts even pretend? Does it have the slightest to do with high-profile embarrassment?

Moore introduced House Bill 365, that would “expand indecent exposure law to include any nipple exposure, including men’s, and any garment that ‘gives the appearance or simulates’ a person’s buttocks, genitals, pelvic area or female nipple,” according to an Associated Press story that appeared in the Billings Gazette…

“Yoga pants should be illegal in public anyway,” Moore said after the hearing.

That’s Moore’s Montana House Bill 365. It’s still currently set to be the law of the land now rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. But now that Moore’s been widely ridiculed…

…the Republican says it was just one big joke.

Right, surely. The legislature is a comedy club. And down in South Carolina, state senator Tom Corbin addressed his colleague, the only female state senator, Katrina Shealy at a bigwig’s dinner.

…Corbin made a pair of comments…starting with the bizarre remark, “I see it only took me two years to get you wearing shoes.”

Apparently, this was another reference to Corbin’s view that the proper place for women is “barefoot and pregnant”…

Corbin replied with what he later characterized as a “joke.”

She asked Corbin why she, apart from all the other senators, should remain barefoot and pregnant. And that’s when the ‘jokes’ just got funnier:

“Well, you know God created man first,” Corbin told his colleague. “Then he took the rib out of man to make woman. And you know, a rib is a lesser cut of meat.”

Corbin later told a local TV station that he meant no offense.

“We were all joking and laughing,” said Corbin.

Everybody was joking and laughing – except for the target of his ‘ribbing’, who was a humorless bitch. It’s always the liberals who have take everything in life SO seriously.


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  1. avatar toma says:

    Re-written just now.

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