Jon Stewart v pompous twit

Written By: - Date published: 12:40 pm, May 22nd, 2011 - 9 comments
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9 comments on “Jon Stewart v pompous twit”

  1. No match really, the great Stewart versus that jackass Oreilly, too easy.

  2. Policy Parrot 2

    Bill seems to be trying to push together Obama and black anarchists, and Jon comes through and busts it up.

  3. Craig 3

    Why don’t we have analogous comedians here? I’d dearly love to skewer Garf Georgg, Lindsay Perigo, Karl du Fresne and Michael Laws on the edge of a barbed wit…

  4. ron 4

    It IS a big hole in our comedy landscape. Bomber can be amusing when he skewers some of the more loony Rightists. Jeremy Elwood has a nice political edge to his comedy. But there really isn’t anyone doing what JS does. I imagine that it’s partly because of the research needed to be that informed and partly because many NZ comedians are wedded to a cynical, ironic style that precludes any sort of partisan comments. One well known NZ comic – a friend of mine – un-friended me on Facebook because of my politically inspired postings!

    • fatty 4.1

      I find the Herald a good laugh…its more or less a NZ version of The Onion

  5. Classic final 3 seconds!

  6. Craig 6

    Fatty- I did say *intentionally funny*. Garf Georgg’s columns don’t count. He’s just chronometrically overendowed…

  7. I think Colbert laying into Bill O’Reilly is even better than this.

  8. Michael 8

    I find it amazing how the news media in USA consistently underestimates Jon Stewart, just because he hosts a parody show does not mean he’s slow. He has to be one of the wittiest yet incisive analytical political commentators in the country. Quite rightly included in Time Magazine’s list of most influential people in the USA. Seriously love his work.

    It is entertaining though to compare the politics of the US and NZ. By US standards, I would be considered staunch left wing (stances on public healthcare, social services, etc) yet by NZ standards [and certainly by this website’s “standards”] I would be considered right wing.

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