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Magnificent jerkery from the UK Times on the Daily Show


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Just amazing stuff from the times today. Jon Stewart leaving the Daily show for 2 months to direct a (probably bad) movie. He's being replaced by John Oliver, long time Daily Show on air contributor, and star of...the smurfs. But anyway, the times ran this as the story:

Unknown British comedian to fill in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show | The Times

Unknown British comedian to fill in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show



The broadcaster Jon Stewart has been called the most trusted man in America: an Edward R Murrow for the cable news generation who speaks four nights a week from his pulpit on The Daily Show and is idolised by liberals from coast to coast.
This summer viewers will instead be greeted instead by a bespectacled comedian from Birmingham with untidy black hair and untidier British dentistry.
Previous jobs held by Oliver? Podcast host of the Bugle distributed by Timesonline until he as fired for being scathingly critical of rupert Murdoch and the phone hacking nature of his publications.

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Not as good as it used to be. American audiences are painful. Have you ever been to a cinema in the US?
 

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They talk to the on screen characters Otto:( They talk. To the screen.

Oliver of course IS KNOWN TO THE DAILY AUDIENCE what with him having worked on he show 5 years
 

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I know, I know. A bit dopey from beer. It's strange the way we waste so much time on the Vinny show instead of watching Jon.
 
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Stewart is a genius.
 

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Just amazing stuff from the times today. Jon Stewart leaving the Daily show for 2 months to direct a (probably bad) movie. He's being replaced by John Oliver, long time Daily Show on air contributor, and star of...the smurfs. But anyway, the times ran this as the story:

Unknown British comedian to fill in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show | The


Previous jobs held by Oliver? Podcast host of the Bugle distributed by Timesonline until he as fired for being scathingly critical of rupert Murdoch and the phone hacking nature of his publications.

Top top stuff Times.


What is jerkery, and what is the point of this thread ?
 

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What is jerkery, and what is the point of this thread ?
A company who formally employed someone, fired them for speaking out against the company, then runs an article claiming not to know him when he gets appointed to present a show with over 2 million viewers an episode. It's a nice reminder of the petty vindictiveness of Murdoch Inc.
 
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I like John Oliver's contributions on the Daily Show so hopefully he'll be good in many ways I prefer his style of comedy to Stewart's.
 

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Just amazing stuff from the times today. Jon Stewart leaving the Daily show for 2 months to direct a (probably bad) movie. He's being replaced by John Oliver, long time Daily Show on air contributor, and star of...the smurfs. But anyway, the times ran this as the story:

Unknown British comedian to fill in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show | The Times



Previous jobs held by Oliver? Podcast host of the Bugle distributed by Timesonline until he as fired for being scathingly critical of rupert Murdoch and the phone hacking nature of his publications.

Top top stuff Times.

I goggled him ,and yes ,unknown British comedian John Oliver is Jewish.
Surprise surprise.
 

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