“The IRS shifts the burden of proof from the tinfoil behatted to the government by targeting the Tea Party and other conservative groups.”
Apparently Mr. Stewart seems to now be leading the consciousness of his audience to begin to distrust the government and this administration’s motives.
View the video here (adult language bleeped out)
Mr. Stewart, speaking publicly to Barack Obama:
“Congratulations President Barack Obama… [on the removal of] the last arrow in your pro-government quiver: skepticism about your opponents.”
“This has, in one seismic moment, shifted the burden of proof from the tin foil behatted, to the Government.”
“In a few short weeks, you’ve managed to show that when the government wants to do good things, your managerial competence lies somewhere between David Brent and a cat chasing a laser pointer. But when government wants to flex it’s more malevolant muscles, you’re f%#$ing IRON MAN!”
For the first quarter of 2013, “The Daily Show” averaged 2.5 million total viewers and a 1.3 Adults 18-49 rating (1.4 million Adult 18-49 viewers). The series exhibited especially strong growth among younger viewers with ratings up +21% among Adults 18-24 and +18% among Men 18-24 versus 1Q 2012. “The Daily Show” was the most-watched late night talk show among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 18-24, Adults 25-34, Men 18-49, Men 18-34, Men 18-24 and during 1Q 2013. (source)
It would seem that he got quite a cheer from the audience. If this is the number one late night show, perhaps this is a pivot point in the consciousness of the main stream media’s customers.
Unfortunately, Mr. Stewart is still dismissive of the Benghazi incident cover up. Maybe he’ll come around…
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