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Best Late Night Show ?

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by John Corn, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    Bleh, fugetabout 'em all. "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart just has to be the funniest night time entertainment on TV (the Emmy's seem to agree for 7 years straight). Other than his interviews (which are a waste of time) the first 15-20 minutes when he's lambasting everyone has me in tears. Yea, he's a lefty, but so what because it is just SO funny. His writers are remarkable.
     
  2. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    I had to quit smoking dope a couple decades ago for my job, so the only late night shows I record are Daily show and Colbert report. Funny enough that is how I get my nightly news as well. I have tried to watch the other ones a couple times and it does not keep my interest. Letterman was funny back in the previously mentioned days, but without medicinal assistance, not so much.
     
  3. renbutler

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    I'm not going to pick on you, because a lot of people in polls admit the same thing. But that's a.) a scathing indictment of all modern journalism and b.) a bit frightening because there is just as little effort on Comedy Central to be balanced as there is in all the other media outlets.

    If you choose just one source for news, please realize that you might not actually be getting but one small side of every story.
     
  4. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    !rolling!rolling


    Seriously? You're comparing COMEDY Central with other media news outlets and expect COMEDY Central to present a "balanced" look at the news? Ohhhhhh Myyyyyyyyy! It's C-O-M-E-D-Y.
     
  5. SPACEMAKER

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

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    Why is it that anyone who operates from a position of logic and reason while calling BS on that which is BS is considered a lefty?
     
  6. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

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    Wow. Holy cow. You couldn't have misread my comment any worse than that.

    I'm not the one who says I get my "news" from CC. I said that anybody who gets their news from CC cannot reasonably expect balance.

    I never said that I expected CC to provide balance; if anything, I was saying the exact opposite.
     
  7. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

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    Their targets are almost exclusively on the right. Now, if you believe the right is the only side worth targeting, this might seem "logical" and "reasonable." But, no, it's partisan. All sides have enough of a share of silliness to target. To choose one side to target places one squarely on the other side.
     
  8. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

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    Actually, though his personal views are "left" of the currently really right center (compared to 20th Century politics), Stewart has been very critical of the Obama administration, lampoons the Democratic Congressional leadership, and still frequently makes fun of Democratic Senator and 2004 Presidential candidate John Kerry.

    Yes, he can't pass up factually inaccurate or stupid sounding statements from the right and from the 24/7 news channels including not only Fox News but CNN and MSNBC. But that hardly makes him biased.

    For instance, while he doesn't agree with Ron Paul on most positions, Stewart was the first to point out loudly that the press was ignoring Paul's continuing strong performance in Republican Presidential Race and Paul's historical consistency shown in his voting record and position statements. And he has had Paul on the show a number of times.

    I get my news by reading as the TV is a really poor source of news. But I also watch "The Daily Show" every night to see what the 24/7 News Channels have been focused on. It allows me to find out what non-issues will be headlines in the next few weeks.

    I don't forget that it was Stewart's relentless attacks on Congress that pushed the bill providing benefits to the 911 First Responders.

    I have a problem with any politician who can't laugh at his/her own blunders and IMHO there are plenty to go around on all sides. Compared to anyone else, Stewart points that out.
     
  9. renbutler

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    Thanks, phrelin. I admit that most of my experience with Stewart has been before the current year. I know that much of the left has turned against Obama for various reasons recently, but it's still rare for me to see any attacks on him (other than maybe low poll numbers) in mainstream comedy and other outlets.

    I think a lot of people are wary about criticizing him for several reasons, including the fact that some of Obama's strongest supporters have specifically claimed that the bulk of the opposition to the president is racially motivated. Although that's an outrageous (and easily disprovable) allegation, simply saying it attaches an implied stigma to even legitimate criticism of the president.
     
  10. cj9788

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    When I saw thread started by John Corn that took me back to the good ole days. Wow is this a dbs talk record for the oldest thread to come back from the dead?

    Anyways I like Craig Ferguson when I remember to watch. Back in the day it was Johnny Carson and when Carson was over it was the CBS Late Late movie, which was 45 min episodes of M*A*S*H.
     
  11. cj9788

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    BTW I dont blame person who brought this thread back up, I presume they tried to start a new thread and this thread popped up as already being discussed.

    IMO I think that is how most old threads creep back up.
     
  12. Cholly

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    To me, the Daily Show is the best of all the late night shows. However, I find the contributions by his cast members to be somewhat of a waste. The interviews at the end are too short to be of real value unless you go online to see the full extent of the interview. Five minutes of face time is simply not enough. I record his new shows on TiVo (conflict with late news) and watch them when I get a chance.
    Colbert seems to overreach in my opinion, trying to pretend he's a conservative while in truth he's somewhat of a leftist.
    At times, I'll watch a bit of Letterman, largely because his show follows the late news broadcast that I watch most often. I haven't watched Leno in quite a while and don't have HBO so I don't see Conan (no loss).
    I don't watch Kimmel or Fallon, and Ferguson comes on too late for me (although ic could record his show for later viewing).
    Nightline has degenerated since the departure of Ted Koppel. I'm looking forward to seeing him along with Brian Williams, Meridith Viera and others on the new "Rock Center" program starting Oct. 31 on NBC (10 pm Eastern). It should prove to be interesting.
     
  13. sigma1914

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    Conan is on TBS. Are you thinking of Bill Maher?
     
  14. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

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    My bad. :( When I did have HBO, watched Miller and Maher, as I recall. Two different political viewpoints.
     

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