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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:42 AM

Geez, I miss Jon Stewart.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:45 AM

1. Me too...😞

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:55 AM

2. I wasn't thrilled with that interview...

He think Biden has a schtick. Whereas, Bernie had none. 🙄

Biden not his guy emphasized.
Then you get the “but”..... he’s a good guy.

Not great agenda. Just a heartfelt guy.

I was very disappointed. That he basically said he’d have to hold his nose.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:20 AM

3. Yeah, he's kind of jumped the shark

As evidenced by the bomb his new movie has laid. With a meager 40% approval rating (like Trump’s!) on from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, it is apparently out of touch to the point of insult. What happened?

East Coast slickness meets heartland folksiness in “Irresistible,” a political satire so broad and blunt that it flattens every joke and deflates every setup. Movies like this should skip and jab; instead, this second feature from the writer and director Jon Stewart (after his impressively accomplished prison drama, “Rosewater,” in 2014) lumbers and flails. Set shortly after the 2016 election, it feels like an artifact from a particularly contentious past, a stale corn chip trampled into Party-convention carpeting.

. . . Attacking both political affiliations with equal disgust, “Irresistible” seems disappointingly fatigued, its glossy veneer concealing a hollow core. Stewart’s plodding script, far removed from the light-footed political commentary he regularly delivered on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” evinces no apparent zest for its subject.

. . . Trafficking in the elitism it purports to deplore, “Irresistible” presents a homespun cliché of Middle America, where Wi-Fi is like gold dust and political ads scream with flags and fear-mongering. This patronizing tone can at times be troubling

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/25/movies/irresistible-review.html

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Response to frazzled (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:06 PM

5. Talk about schtick.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:41 AM

4. I have some serious disagreements with Jon's

political views. I love him as a comedian but I think he stinks when it comes to politics. He should stick to what he knows and keep his political views out of the public realm. He needs to take some classes to get more educated about the political structure we have and that what he's advocating is not in line with that.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:08 PM

6. I thought I'd be creamed when I said I didn't like him in that interview.

It’s great to find out I’m not the only one.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:15 PM

8. Back in 2016...

He lost me when he went out of his way to bash HRC.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:17 PM

9. I remember that too. Plus he and Colbert always make fun of people's looks.

I dislike that.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:12 PM

7. Me too, but I mostly liked his "reporters" back then.

People like John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, Steve Carell, etc.

Trevor Noah didn't have as strong a supporting cast, the last time I checked. I stopped watching it after awhile, then dropped cable entirely soon thereafter.

Edit: Stewart stepped down in August 2016, which fits for me. I dropped my cable subscription not long after Trump was declared the winner in November. I couldn't stand the idea of seeing him constantly on cable, as had happened before the election.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:02 PM

10. I miss him too. Trever Noah has really stepped it up during the pandemic though.

They are our touchstones for reality, political comedians. Thank god for the internet and the new venues we can hear them in.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:46 PM

11. Trevor was a good choice.

But Jon can start a new show with so many venues.

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Response to Swede (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:48 PM

12. Noah has done his own thing and grown. What i liked about Jon Stewart

was whatever people were saying online during the day, his take was always completely original.

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Response to Swede (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:09 PM

13. He's been making the rounds this week, also appeared with Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert:

The Daily Social Distancing Show: Jon Stewart Talks "Irresistible", Confederate Statues & COVID-19
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017589800

Stephen Colbert - Guest Jon Stewart
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017589569

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