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AMALThat's a hilarious clip. But frankly I always had second thoughts about J Steward, the fact that he is critical of US policy toward the middle east does not mean he really empathizes with the problems of the Arab world, let alone their just causes. The subtext of this clip goes I think into that consistant J.S. outlouk. He might wanted to expose, a la Ali G, some American ignorance, but it just, as usual, takes place at our expense, confirming the stereotypes, and debunking the seriousness of Aljazeera English...NG
LOL ... this is hilarious .... Absolutely funnyThe good thing is that they're "humanizing" aljazeera, just as many do with other frightening "changes"Thanks for sharing
As I wrote before , I had one hell of a day to the point I was gown to get beer and cigarettes and just blow it , I go to your site and lord and be hold you make me smile thank ,thank you are the best :-)Remy
Hi NG,But aren't you asking too much of J. Stewart? His main aim is to critique the media and his own government. He does that very very well. And when he does stuff about Arabs and Islam, he's never racist, which is a feat considering how easy it is to get a cheap laugh at our expense. Unlike with other comdedians, when I watch John Stewart I'm never sitting on the edge of my seat. In this clip, I don't see how he is making fun of the seriousness of Al Jazeera. He's making fun of the shallowness of the American media--one of his consistent themes.
Qwaider,I agree with you about the humanizing part,esp. in light of all the bad press al Jazeera gets in the US and its banning.
Hi Remy,I'm glad my blog is doing a little something about discouraging smoking--considering all the depressing news I post. Take it easy :)
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