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Do yourself a favor and watch this again...Jon Stewart post-9/11 (the only copy)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by SuperflySnuka, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. After opening the greatest videos on youtube thread, then searching for two hours to find this video, I finally found it.

    Now I'm crying.

    You will, too.

    Jon Stewart's post-9/11 monologue on The Daily Show.

    http://www.livevideo.com/video/423A3D79844544E9998482272C2AAE57/tds-jon-stewart-s-post-9-11-speech.aspx
     
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Jesus H. Christ, I'd never seen that until now.

    Thanks.
     
  3. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    Stewart has never really rung true for me. I understand he has talent and is sometimes damn funny, but to me he's a comedian, not a political commentator whose word should be held up as the place to learn from. That said, maybe that speech was better than the canned ones because it was raw and stream of consciousness.

    But I can't help but look at many of these post-9/11 emotions through a sad, jaundiced eye now, considering that we wasted little time in starting to be pricks to one another all over again.
     
  4. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    Yup. And so would a lot of people.

    I'd rather listen to Metallica than Mozart.

    Entertainment is highly valued. I just feel that some people mistakenly see Stewart as their main source for news. He's an entertainer, who made a good stream of consciousness emotional speech here.
     
  5. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    The country's so large, so diverse (in every imaginable way) that there are precious few things that can truly unite us, that virtually everyone can agree on -- and almost all of those things are unspeakably tragic. The feeling of unity following 9/11 could never last. Iraq certainly exacerbated the divisions, but they would have inevitably returned in due time.
     
  6. "I want to tell you why I grieve (pause, voice crack) and why I don't despair."
    Wow.
     
  7. Lamar Mundane

    Lamar Mundane Member

    It's sad that Jon is the only one that gets it. He blasted Tucker Carlson, he spotlights hypocrisy and asks tough questions.

    If "real" TV anchors did the same, there actually might be some accountability.

    The fact that W and Cheney claim their records don't fall under presidential records laws is indefensible. There is no oversight by the fourth estate and Jon does an excellent job of contrasting that with the public's fascination with Anna Nicole and Paris.

    Jon is made for cable. The corporate powers that be at NBC would stifle and castrate his creativity.
     
  8. chester

    chester Member

    I was almost fine until he got to the part near the end where he talked about his view now being of the Statue of Liberty. For some reason, that's where I lost it.
     
  9. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    that was tremendous -- including the "statue of liberty" ending.
     
  10. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    Made it through it, but not sure how. Great stuff, and the best part is remembering how hard it was to talk about things then. He's got about 90 seconds of copy there, and it takes him nine minutes because that was a time when you just couldn't talk about that -- let alone to a nation -- for too long and keep yourself composed. I like him so much, but to see him in a situation like this is simply impressive.
     
  11. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Same here [grabbing for Kleenex right now].

    Has it really been almost 6 years? Wow.
     
  12. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Re: Do yourself a favor and watch this again...Jon Stewart post-9/11 (the only c

    That's as much a sad commentary on the state of television news -- and the struggles of the entire journalism community -- as it an indictment of the people who watch Stewart for "news." Probably even more so.
     
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