Is it more funny or sad that people who are outraged about "fake news" think John Stewart and Steven Colbert are legitimate sources?

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  • hace 4 años
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    I don't think it's funny or sad...I think it's typical. Typical political hypocrisy. These guys aren't reporters...they are comedians and entertainers in the political commentary environment...but they often put a spin on legitimate news items in such a way as to constitute reporting, and I know people who cite them as a source for their political and personal beliefs and agendas.

    It's like the people who first decried the Electoral College as an anachronism for it's ability to choose Trump over Clinton as president, and how it should absolutely be discontinued, because it was really designed to be a collection of snooty, high-brow people who were going to choose the President over the will of the "ignorant" masses. But now, after denigrating how the "ignorant masses" have selected Trump as President, this same crowd wants the Electoral College to exercise it's snooty, high-brow position to elect Clinton instead.

    People want what they want. People believe what they want to believe. And a lot of times they don't even know why they want what they want, or believe what they want to believe.

    (BTW, I just moved your question from "Consumer Electronics > Land Phones" to "Politics & Government > Civic Participation." Someone else has since moved it to the "Other - Politics & Government" category, which works just as well if not better.)

  • Anónimo
    hace 4 años

    Well put Variable 46 - Wow I am not sure who the bad guys are and good guys

    but there are huge amounts of people who watch John Stewart and Steven Colbert and DO think they are funny but factual too, my nephew who is very bright but blinded by college education

    John Stewart and Steven Colbert are not funny to me, then again there are many so called funny people who are anything but funny Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell -- and yes I agree humor takes intelligence but it also takes discretion and John Stewart and Steven Colbert have none. And while I defend all people to enjoy what they like.

    the real fact is MANY people who like John Stewart and Steven Colbert do NOT get any facts from legitimate information source BUT with NBC and others faking stories like the exploding GMC pickups and Brian Williams faking stories about being shot at, or by Dan Rather faking letter about bush ,,, how can they know what is real ?

    there are many people looking to be comfortable and some need hate to feel safe, John Stewart and Steven Colbert find a customer base in these people and make no mistake comedy central and others are just "evil corporations" looking to make a profit

    Funny is Bob Hope -- look him up

  • hace 4 años

    You obviously do not understand what a "source" of news is or you have never seen these two comedians. Stewart and Colbert are not the source of any news. Anyone with a brain who watches them knows that. They take other sources and comment on them. Mostly, they reveal why some sources are bogus by doing the research the sources neglected to do or purposely left out.

    As an example, any story stating Stewart and Colbert are the source of fake news IS fake news.

  • hace 4 años

    What you're missing is that anyone watching Stewart or Colbert KNEW they were watching fake news. The idiots who, say, swallowed that B.S. story about an alleged Clinton/ Podesta child sex ring based at a D.C. area pizza joint are the ones with their heads up their backsides.

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  • Anónimo
    hace 4 años

    Nobody but conservatives take Stewart or Colbert as serious sources of news. Most people understand its satirical, atleast those with a sense of humour.

  • justa
    Lv 7
    hace 4 años

    You don't understand what fake news is if you think that comedians are spreading fake news. They aren't appearing as journalists or legitimate news sources, they are well known comedians. But then people on the right don't always get the Onion either.

    Fake news is totally made up with the intent of making people angry.

  • Judith
    Lv 7
    hace 4 años

    Unlike you, the people who enjoy Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are people who are smart enough to realize that they are COMEDIANS who amuse us with their slant on the news. They are not news sources. They are commentators. They express their personal opinions.

    Apparently their brand of humor is above your ability to understand it for what it is.

  • Anónimo
    hace 4 años

    Colbert needs to be removed from public view

    by the FCC. He is an outright liar. And Fake

    news provider. He needs to be shut down.

  • Anónimo
    hace 4 años

    Funny.

    Fuente(s): 1 Okay, i answered 12 of your questions. If you post anymore, i will answer them. I will put you on follow to keep up with you.
  • hace 4 años

    Can you not answer my questions again just to be ignorant, I never post anonymous and its a health problem I'm worried about not attention seeking so get your facts straight and don't make immature judgements

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