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    Have you ever watched Rachel Maddow? Your comment above...."I think anyone with an interest in politics needs to consume a little from each if they really want to be well informed." Perhaps you should take your own advice. I watch different news outlets but do learn a lot from the Maddow show.

    ETA... Jon Stewart is a comedian, Rachel Maddow is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    Have you ever watched Rachel Maddow? Your comment above...."I think anyone with an interest in politics needs to consume a little from each if they really want to be well informed." Perhaps you should take your own advice. I watch different news outlets but do learn a lot from the Maddow show.
    I've seen bits and pieces of her show. I used to listen to her a lot on Air America but that didn't last long enough to become a proper parody of conservative talk radio, which is the only way it could possibly appeal to a mass audience since liberals apparently didn't like it either, at least not enough to support its existence.

    To be honest, I've never really enjoyed TV or radio political pundits, they're all so absolutely partisan and have too much time to go on and on about whoever is the current enemy that they become tiresome quickly. I did like Rush Limbaugh, mostly because he was a master of satire, and I found it amusing that liberals couldn't grasp that.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I did like Rush Limbaugh, mostly because he was a master of satire, and I found it amusing that liberals couldn't grasp that.
    Do you think republicans grasped that? And if so what is your evidence of that beyond your ‘oh so sophisticated sense of satire’?

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    Well, I'm an uber liberal, and my brother - an otherwise intelligent man- is very conservative. I found Rush the Lush totally hysterical, while my Db took him oh-so-very-seriously. So to jp - many of the Republicans I know indeed did NOT think he had a "satirical" bent. Alan is very special in that, it seems!

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    When I think of conservative satire I think of Stephen Colbert, not rush Limbaugh. When I think of rush Limbaugh I just think what a ****ing asshole.

    Apparently the people who wrote the two Wikipedia pages feel the same as me. The first sentence of the page about The Colbert Report points out that it is satire. The page about rush Limbaugh calls him conservative and never mentions satire.

    If I had to guess I would guess this is just another example of republicans making up weird definitions of words to fit their desired outcome. Like how everything about the democrats is ‘socialism’ even if the particular thing has nothing to do with socialism. Or the stupid bitch the other day that tried to claim that the 10 year old rape victim from Ohio hadn’t had an abortion.

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    Colbert was pretty funny 15-20 years ago, but after his 137th fawning interview with Democratic politicians, it became pretty clear his priority was pushing an agenda over humor.

    I do like to tune into Rachel Maddow on election nights. Especially when she gives her impression of a frustrated pundit.

    But by and large my favorite comedians seem to be the ones the woke crowd want to destroy.

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    Stephanie Miller maintains that Republican humor is meanness with no punchline. Matt Gaetz's recent rant is a perfect example.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFO15cI-hls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I've seen bits and pieces of her show. I used to listen to her a lot on Air America but that didn't last long enough to become a proper parody of conservative talk radio, which is the only way it could possibly appeal to a mass audience since liberals apparently didn't like it either, at least not enough to support its existence.

    To be honest, I've never really enjoyed TV or radio political pundits, they're all so absolutely partisan and have too much time to go on and on about whoever is the current enemy that they become tiresome quickly. I did like Rush Limbaugh, mostly because he was a master of satire, and I found it amusing that liberals couldn't grasp that.
    Rush had talent on loan from God. He did his show with half his brain tied behind his back just to make it fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Rush had talent on loan from God. He did his show with half his brain tied behind his back just to make it fair.
    Ha, Exactly!
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    I used to listen to Rush on long drives in the middle of now where with limited ratio stations. I'll give it him for being an entertainer and can understand his appeal, but humor is not a word I would use. I could listen to Rush for a little bit, but cannot deal with Hannity. They are/were very good at inspiring anger.

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