Posts Tagged ‘jon stewart’

That’s for every democratic politician who thought this would get votes for them!

And for Oprah and Arianna Huffington and anyone else who paid people to come.

It looks like Comedy Central is REALLY trying to stage manage a successful rally:

Steve Albani:
Please note, taping for television or any other filming is strictly prohibited between 3rd and 7th Street without a media credential.

Richard Pollack sets him straight about the law:

Although it may not make any sense to you at this moment, the National Mall is not a TV set, although it may look like one.

As the former chief Washington producer for ABC’s “Good Morning America” for nine years, let me assure you that you cannot bar cameras from public walkways on the Mall. It has never happened.

And so we will be there crew and all.

It does seem a bit incredulous that a rally for “reasonableness” should exclude freely based camera crews exercising their First Amendment rights to cover your attendees walking on public property. Unless this is Prague in 1968. And unless Comedy Central own tanks. Or unless it deploys a Comedy Police with enforcement powers.

An attempt to protect their live show, or an attempt to manage news? It will be fun to see them try to stop people on public property filming and tweeting. I don’t think it will go over well with their fans. Are these people really this stupid?

I smell crashing and burning.

Update: After 2 hours of watching this I know why they were forbiding filming. It really REALLY Su*&^!

Update: Tweet of the day:

This really says it all

At least on the Stewart Rally:

they’re going to be out on the mall yukkin’ it up and then going out and getting drunk.

Yup it’s going to be a well attended keg party.

Yes we can: BUT!

Posted: October 28, 2010 by datechguy in media, opinion/news
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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.