That is the single biggest take away line from the Jon Stewart / President Obama appearance on comedy central:

“You ran on very high rhetoric, hope and change, and the Democrats this year seem to be running on, ‘Please baby, one more chance’,’’ Mr. Stewart said at one point. At another, he asked the president if he was now running on “Yes we can, with certain conditions.’’

Mr. Obama replied, “I think I would say, ‘Yes we can, but –“

Yes we can BUT!

With a slick sales pitch you can get people to go to a new restaurant, but if the food stinks, it doesn’t matter how you sell it they’re not coming back.

When even the NYT can’t spin this positive you know the game is up.

Arianna Huffington is putting up a quarter of a mil for buses to the John Stewart rally:

Arianna Huffington’s surprise gift to Jon Stewart — a convoy of shuttle buses to his “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington — was an even bigger surprise to the folks at the Huffington Post.

And the cost of the grand gesture — an estimated $250,000 for 100 buses for thousands of New Yorkers — is making some of Huffington Post’s finance executives wince, according to insiders.

Hey it’s her money and she can do with it what she wants but that again shows the desperation of the left to make something ANYTHING look like a tea party rally in terms of success.

How what is going to be basically a giant DC comedy show and frat party, is going to inspire people to vote democratic party has not been made quite clear, but it’s not the reality, it’s the NUMBERS they want…

…they are counting on the MSM to create the reality for them.

Word of advice, forget the 1/4 mil for the buses, kick in an extra 10 grand to hire people to pick up the trash.

then you are either Andrew Sullivan or you paid no attention during the first half of 2009.

Don’t forget that the big story last year was how even comedians wouldn’t touch Obama. Stewart provided a very small tweak of his inaugural speech comparing it to Bush’s in Jan. In Feb the story was nothing is funny about Obama flash forward to May 15 when I post on Stewart hitting Obama by name saying:

Jon Stewart has now directly ridiculed president Obama by name. He has done it on a primary news source for the far left and for many young people who pay no attention, and not only that he has done it in a way that a person who has no idea about politics can understand.

People may not realize how big this is. Will this mean that other comics will now be willing to hit him? Will this give the imprimatur to other to speak up? Only time will tell, but the first time is always easiest.

In September Stewart hit the Acorn story and it stuck.

Hey MSM when John Stewart isn’t going to go along you’d better start worrying.

Don’t forget that CNN felt compelled to fact check SNL when they hit Obama once in OCTOBER!.

Do you realize if Jeffrey Immelt owned Comedy Central we still might not have anyone in the media saying boo to Barack Obama.

Memeorandum thread here

A: He has forced the media’s hand.

Twice before Stewart has led the media. Back in January he was the first to tweak Obama as Bush 3 and remember the atmosphere where that took place:

As an aside, did you note the hesitancy of the audience to laugh at this stuff? They’re really so besotted, they think they’re not supposed to laugh or question President Obama, who Hollywood is declaring we must “pledge to serve.”

That was back in January when nobody would touch him. It was Stewart’s move that allowed what would eventually follow.

Next Came ACORN, While all the media was pretending the tapes didn’t exist Stewart Struck.

When you have a video on the Daily Show that complements Fox News AND Michelle Malkin vs the regular media then you know you have troubles.

Hey MSM when Jon Stewart isn’t going to go along you’d better start worrying.

And now for the 3rd Time John Stewart has struck on a story that the MSM has ignored or pooh poohed.

What does this mean? It means that the story that the MSM has ignored is now before the audience. It means that the customers of NBC & MSNBC that has made the green cause their own is openly scooped by a person who openly states that his business is “fake news”

This explains why so many on the left consider him a valuable news source. To them he is “breaking news”.

Stewart is biased, that is known but he is smarter than the networks. He is far sighted enough to know what was coming and got ahead of it, (at least compared with the MSM).

Stewart and his staff’s actions protect his reputation as a newsman & staff. Apparently their reputations are more significant than the reputations of Couric, Williams, et/al. Just think about it, a fake newsman is more worried about getting news out than the people who supposedly do it for a living.

If the media is not ashamed, it’s only because they have no pride or standards left.

It would be very funny if it wasn’t so sad.

Update: Jon not John

…then I’ve lost the liberal college kids.

When you have a video on the Daily Show that complements Fox News AND Michelle Malkin vs the regular media then you know you have troubles.

Hey MSM when Jon Stewart isn’t going to go along you’d better start worrying.

Update: Glenn Reynolds: “You know the story’s got legs now.”

Update 2: Hotair:

Kudos to Jon Stewart, who doesn’t sugar-coat the embarrassment at all — to the apparent delight of his audience, who get kudos of their own.


Gateway pundit
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If O’Keefe and Giles would have gone to CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, NY Times, etc. with this story they would not have been given the same polite customer service that the ACORN staff gave them.

Lets see if the media has the balls to call Jon Stewart a Racist.

Update: Jon not John

Via Ann Althouse let us note a seminal moment in the Obama administration:

the Daily show discovers that Obama is like Bush.

You will note that the sparks really started to fly at Pelosi once Jon Stewart went after her. It’s one thing for Rush or Hanity or even Bill O’Reilly to go after her. The left couldn’t care less. To their true believers they are not legitimate sources, to those same people however Jon Stewart is.

Jon Stewart has now directly ridiculed president Obama by name. He has done it on a primary news source for the far left and for many young people who pay no attention, and not only that he has done it in a way that a person who has no idea about politics can understand.

People may not realize how big this is. Will this mean that other comics will now be willing to hit him? Will this give the imprimatur to other to speak up? Only time will tell, but the first time is always easiest.