|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||M – Th 11p / 10c|
It’s old news that Speaker Pelosi’s latest antics (lies) on the subject of interrogation have been so over the top that even the lefty comedy news shows have targeted her, but it may be an ill omen for Democrats in how exactly they have attacked. Skits from shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report have been fairly formulaic during the Bush administration- taking various video clips out of context and inserting them into funny interviews or fake reports. Notice in the video above though that Stewart doesn’t take anything out of context nor does he use any misdirection, in fact he just reports the news. Nancy does all the work.
It will be interesting in the coming years as hope and change wanes into shameful same under different name to see if the trend continues. I have no doubt that SNL could add a laugh track to Pelosi’s latest press conference and just forego hiring a celebrity for the opening dialogue- actually the laugh track might not be necessary. Comedy writers all across the country are checking out the help wanted ads knowing that over the next couple of years that masters of beclownment like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Maxine Waters, Barney Frank, and don’t forget Joe Biden could make their services no longer necessary.