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Oct 17 2012

The Daily Show on the vice presidential debate

Monday was the earliest opportunity they got to comment on last Thursday’s debate and they did a good job of combining humor with political analysis.

In part 1, Jon Stewart chronicles the remarkable performance of ‘Crazy Old Uncle’ Joe Biden.

In part 2 he points how you can know when your side has won the debate is when your opponents start criticizing your style. A point of curiosity about something that I am not in a position to judge. The Fox News stable of commentators seemed to think that women would be turned off by Biden’s aggressiveness and demeanor. Apart from the fact that any sweeping generalization concerning half the population is certainly wrong, is there even a germ of truth in such an assertion?

And in part 3, he did what he clearly enjoys most and does best, and that is rip into the media for their pathetic performance in general.

(These clips appeared on October 15, 2012. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)

2 comments

  1. 1
    Gwynnyd

    I wouldn’t want to bang either Joe Biden or Paul Ryan so I don’t know how ‘turned on’ I was by either’s demeanor. I quite enjoyed the way Biden made Ryan look. The Veep has a very attractive and open smile. I’d have Joe to dinner and I’m sure we’d have a great conversation. Ryan, on the other hand, used a smile I can only describe as smarmy. I’ve seen him be more natural, but not during that debate. While he’s trying to look serious, he just looks insincere… like a preacher trying too hard to convince me to tithe or a used car salesman assuring me he knows the oil was changed every 3000 miles.

  2. 2
    ImRike

    Oh, but check out Zinnia’s blog: Jimmy Kimmel’s crew went out on Tuesday afternoon and asked people on the street what they thought about “last night’s” presidential debate, and people actually described how they watched and who they thought won….
    After watching that, I don’t know why we need the debates at all – people watch it, even if it isn’t there! Ha ha!

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