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November 8, 2012 in Uncategorized
Best Jon Stewart clip ever?
Something to revisit when the fiscal cliff negotiations make you mad.
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November 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm
I like Jon Stewart and I think Fox News is a joke but I was watching this live when it happened and I think it was actually solid journalism. Karl Rove had a legitimate question and they went and answered it. And when he got the answer he basically said ok, if you say so.
I learned why Ohio was called only because the question was raised and they were genuinely interested in the answer. So i don’t see why this is fodder for Jon Stewart.
November 8, 2012 at 9:47 pm
Jeff, lets not intellectualize this. The whole clip is priceless. Every 5 seconds a gem pops out.
November 8, 2012 at 11:42 pm
Actually, I believe that the best Stewart clip ever, which I have posted for my Pigouvian taxes part of my PhD micro, is “Crash for Clunkers”: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-november-11-2009/crash-for-clunkers
November 9, 2012 at 8:40 am
This is great. I like the Seinfeld double dipping episode for externalities.
November 9, 2012 at 7:46 am
I didn’t watch it live so I was saw it with some hindsight bias. E.g. behind the scenes Rove was in contact with the Romney campaign who did wanted Ohio NOT to be called (http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/11/how-rove-fought-with-fox-over-ohio.html). He tried to do their bidding. Rove had to know that when the networks unanimously call a state early the evidence has to be super solid. So, he knows he’s just causing trouble. The Fox News desk should also trust their stats guys over Rove plus they should also know everyone else has called OH for Obama. But they are caught up in their own spin and don’t just relay the stats desk response to Rove. Megyn Kelly’s phrase about “using math to make yourself feel better” is right on the spot and I think the Fox news stats guys come out of this very well. Megyn Kelly walks back to the grungy back office – also great TV. So, I think it is both riveting and fodder for Jon Stewart. Here’s anotrher account: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/us/politics/roves-on-air-rebuttal-of-foxs-ohio-vote-call-raises-questions-about-his-role.html
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