Even Jon Stewart can’t believe Brian Ross didn’t get punished for blaming Tea Party

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(h/t: Newsbusters)

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  • sDee

    Bloody Gun Free Zones

  • gothicreader

    Well done Jon. #ABClies

  • MaroonRepublic

    That made me laugh. “Tea Party, low taxes, mad man. You do the math.”.

    Jon Stewart did a good job with that.

    • 4rcane

      what brian was trying to infer is worst. In his mind, its … tea party, violent racist, madman, leads to mass killing. He don’t view tea partiers as advocates of low taxes and limited government. He view tea partiers as mass murderers

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Brian, I would think that James Holmes isn’t an unsual name…there are probably more than a few in just about any city…whacha’ think? And like Jon Stewart said what does the Tea Party have to do with the tragedy anyway? If you wanted to smear the Tea Party (shock…), you gave it the ol’ ABC News try. And that’s why so many people are turning off television news, it’s corrupt, inept, and often times malicious in pushing its agenda.

    • freenca

      When even Jon Stewart gets it, whooo, ABCNews, Get a CLUE!!!! Our news media have been lying to us for many years! It’s absolute betrayal. IMHO!

  • I had to wait before listening to this. I was listening to the Mark Levin interview with Phylis Schlafly about her new book “No Higher Power”. Maybe Scoop could get the sound clip for us? 🙂 It sounds like an excellent book, read about it the other day, which explains a lot about dear leader and how the Catholic Church in Illinois helped put him in power. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/new-books-ironic-claim-catholic-church-paid-to-send-obama-to-an-alinsky-founded-groups-community-organizing-training-see-the-documents/

    As for this, well, I guess the left really thinks someone on the left screwed up when Jon Stewart says something about it. Hey Jon, you could have a whole year’s series on how the media does things like this.

  • JohnOfPhiladelphia

    And with that, Stewart discharges his duty to do one good and honest deed in the space of 365 days. Now he can go back to being a jerk and an all-round scumbag for the next 365 days.

    • StrangernFiction

      Yup, he threw us a bone.

  • Nukeman60

    It’s interesting that Stewart does throw Ross under the bus, but tries to give ABC a pass with the “shouldn’t you make him sit in the corner, or something” narrative. He makes his audience believe that it was just one ‘lazy’ reporter and totally ignores the fact that ABC makes a habit of doing these things. No mention of the other reporter twisting Holmes mother’s words? No mention of the multiple times ABC has pulled this crap before?

    As far as his audience goes, they must still think that ABC is a fine, upstanding news organization with just one ‘lazy’ guy making one simple mistake.

    I’m not impressed with their honesty, ABC’s or Jon’s.

    • JohnOfPhiladelphia


    • He was being absurd to show the absurdity (sound familiar?). He was dead on. He, to me, pointed out how out of touch they are at ABC. He’s on comedy central and that was probably the closest thing some of liberal friends saw as “news” in a month.

      • Nukeman60

        First of all, it wasn’t being ‘out of touch’ that caused this at ABC. They do this kind of thing on purpose (and get away with it way too much). Secondly, I understand Stewart is a ‘comedian’ and his audience wants funny, but they also don’t like it when anyone bashes those on the left. So he has to be careful not to go too far.

        You say he was dead on. So you actually believe that Ross was just being lazy and took the first google he could find? Whether or not his audience thinks it’s real news, doesn’t change the fact that he went easy on ABC.

        So my point stands.

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    I have no respect for Jon Stewart he has done plenty of dirty work.

  • Rshill7

    Looking for more viewers John? Sorry, no. One moment of clarity does not a wise, or even sane person make. You actively advocate for the left, from “action!” to “cut!”. Go ahead and fall in line here too before you become Clinton and/or Feinstein who also fell in line, after something was “said” to them. Something the hearer obviously believed.

    It should’ve, could’ve been a Tea Party member right John? After all, lower taxes and adhering to our Constitution is the definition of random violence isn’t it? Yep. Just as sure as 1-1 is O’?

    Have we heard so much as a peep or a squeak about those Occupy participants who actually raped and murdered folks…several of them? Heck no. They must enjoy some sort of blanket immunity. What I do know is this: A blanket or some sort of cover has been given these. Blanket guilt has been given those “steeped’ in freedom.

    A moment of clarity though…good for you. We found the needle in your haystack.

  • Joe

    The UN wants to legalize prostitution WORLDWIDE


    You know – This is really crazy –

    The UN really has to leave this Planet and go back to Bizarro World

    Whether you agree with them or not is not the issue

    The real issue is –

    ———————The World is in SHAMBLES under their watch

    ——————————–Who the heck do they think they are to promote anything ?

    Whether it be –

    Gun Control – Hookers – Green Energy – Assad killing Civilians – Iran Nuclear – Bla – Bla – Bla

    I will not conform with what they want – period

    If I wanted hookers – I would simply follow the Secret Service

    This is really crazy!


    • Is_Sense_Common

      Well Joe, the politicians just want their jobs to be legal, ya know. Afterall, they’re all wh0res.

      Sorry about the hyperbole. Only about 99.5% of them are…

      • KenInMontana

        THREAD WINNER!!!!!!

  • Is_Sense_Common

    Holy cow. What is this world coming to when I have to appreciate John Stewart’s ability to more correctly characterize a story than nearly anyone else?? I thank Mr. Stewart and give him serious props.

  • freenca

    No fact checking, No verification, No vetting.!!! Fits the mantra, doesn’t it??

    • Sure did for Huma.

      • freenca

        Boil it down to demi-glace stage and it becomes very clear and very rich! In food that’s a good thing. In politics it becomes very dangerous for the chefs as well as the diners. In politics there is very little between the taste of parfaits and garbage can material!

  • lilium479

    Don’t forget Stephy the Weasel.

  • kclightguy

    No matter how slimy the vehicle for the message….I’ll take this a victory for truth, justice and the American way!

  • Scoop, would you consider a thread for the Federal Reserve Transparency Act that is scheduled to be voted on tomorrow? Democratic Party leaders such as Steny Hoyer are urging Dems to vote against this bill, which would shed light on the corrupt central planning banking cartel that has debased our currency and caused boom and bust cycles for the last century.

    Allen West, Michele Bachmann and over 270 others in Congress (mostly Republicans) have co-sponsored this very important bill, but it is up to all of us to pressure our representatives to vote for this bill and send it to the Senate and then Obama’s desk.


  • Wow, when the left has lost Jon Stewart, then they’ve really done something wrong! This was such a huge mistake on the part of ABC and I don’t think it will go away anytime soon. After all, this is now the second time after a major shooting where the news networks have tried to pin a motive on either Sarah Palin or the Tea Parties, or both (the killings in Arizona and the serious wounding of Gabby Giffords was the other incident). Not only do the networks look foolish when they do this, but they outrage all Tea Party members and only make their ranks grow larger. It is clear that the mainstream media is just dying to link violence to the Tea Parties, even though they have never, ever, done anything violent (unlike Occupy Wall Street, which was built on violence). Tell me, if this man was linked to the Democratic Party, would ABC have mentioned that? Worse, were they checking to see if this guy WAS a member of the Democratic Party? I doubt it very much, which only shows you how biased they really are.

    • kong1967

      Don’t forget the Obama supporter that crashed his plane into the IRS building. He was a Tea Party member for a while until the facts came out.

  • Sober_Thinking


  • drphibes

    Have to give Stewart a lot of credit. He pleasantly surprises often.

  • KenInMontana

    Kudos to Mr. Stewart on this.

  • odin147

    trust me wait a little longer, he will be back to square one soon.

  • Mike Lee

    Now THAT was funny. I’m just shocked that Stewart actually stood up for the Tea Party in a way.

  • My bro posted this on my facebook page yesterday. It’s funny. I wanted to share it here.

  • kong1967

    Jon Stewart claims to not be bias and that he goes after both parties. Yeah, whatever. In any case he came through this time, and he is funny to watch even if he’s making fun of conservatives.

    • NCHokie02

      he does but he just goes after the left about once every 6 months or after they get called out for something that is obviously false to everyone and anyone with any common sense should know. But glad when he does come out with something against the left.

  • kong1967

    What the…? I have a $2,400 computer and when I just rebooted Windows didn’t even come up. I got a screen of black and white checkers!! Might be time to update my graphics card. Maybe it’s protesting all the liberal crap it has to display, lol.

  • GEDouglas

    ABC will more than likely promote him for being such a staunch advocate of their progressive agenda. Their only disappointment is he got caught doing what they do daily…distort.

  • NCHokie02

    doesn’t always go after the left but when he does it’s pretty funny.

  • FreddieandReady

    I appreciate this BUT it’s hard for me to take Stewart seriously when he says, “…this killer may have been part of the tea party. Who gives a sh*t?” I can guarentee that IF Holmes was part of the tea party, Stewart would be running with that!

  • CDS in Manitoba
  • The Federal Reserve Transparency Act passed the House with strong bipartisan support, 327-98.

    Now Harry Reid has already vowed to keep it from a vote in the Senate.

    Democrats love to call the GOP the party of Wall Street, but they are going to show the country that it is the Donkey party that is serving their bankster masters. Hypocritical jackasses.

  • Could Brian Ross be sorry? Or is he sorely misguided…Someone told me Liberal democrats are sweet, kind people, who have big hearts and pocketbooks…They like to share their goods…spread their wealth….Is that so????

  • Could Brian Ross be sorry? Or is he sorely misguided or misrepresenting …Someone told me Liberal democrats are sweet, kind people, who have big hearts and pocketbooks…They like to share their goods…spread their wealth….Is that so????