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    Comedy Central Refutes O'Reilly's Claim

    Mon Sep 27, 7:14 PM ET

    By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

    NEW YORK - The folks at Comedy Central were annoyed when Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly kept referring to "The Daily Show" audience as "stoned slackers." So they did a little research. And guess whose audience is more educated?



    Viewers of Jon Stewart's show are more likely to have completed four years of college than people who watch "The O'Reilly Factor," according to Nielsen Media Research.


    O'Reilly's teasing came when Stewart appeared on his show earlier this month.


    "You know what's really frightening?" O'Reilly said. "You actually have an influence on this presidential election. That is scary, but it's true. You've got stoned slackers watching your dopey show every night and they can vote."


    Comedy Central executives realized, and O'Reilly acknowledged, that he was poking fun. But they said they didn't want a misconception to persist.


    "If the head of General Motors was watching O'Reilly's show, that could be very important to us," said Doug Herzog, Comedy Central president.


    "If you listen to O'Reilly, you get the sense that it was crazy longhairs behind the show," he said. "And it's not. It's great, smart television that attracts a well-compensated audience, most of whom are voting age."


    Relax, said Fox News Channel spokesman Rob Zimmerman.


    "Comedy Central must have lost their sense of humor," Zimmerman said. "Without Jon Stewart, Comedy Central would turn into the Great American Country Channel."


    Comedy Central also touted a recent study by the University of Pennsylvania's National Annenberg Election Survey, which said young viewers of "The Daily Show" were more likely to answer questions about politics correctly than those who don't.


    Comedy Central had no statistics on how many people watch "The Daily Show" stoned.


    Although seemingly taken aback by repeated "stoned slackers" references while talking with O'Reilly, Stewart was ready with a joke.


    "This election is going to rely on the undecided," he said. "And who is more undecided than stoned slackers? Ice cream or pretzels? Ice cream or pretzels? What's it going to be?


    Whether it's the slacker or no-slacker zone, O'Reilly is entering it Oct. 7, when he's scheduled to appear on "The Daily Show."


    So if Stewart's audience is comprised of stoned slackers, how would Herzog describe O'Reilly's audience?


    "I'm not getting into that game," he said.














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    And your point is...?

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    There is no point. Motor never has a point. He just gets these fits of oral diahrea.
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    Originally posted by special ed
    And your point is...?
    ditto

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    More insight on how Motordork got his education.

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    Just pointing out retardedness of Fox News and it's viewers (right wing republicans, you).

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    point is there is no moral high ground, just a lot of people out for themselves.
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    The people at Fox News have lost touch with reality. Al Franken is an entertainer. Remember he was a writer and performer on SNL. Fox people got all upset, when Franken made fun of them. Franken loved it. He made butt loads of money over it. Now Fox wants to challenge the journalistic integrity of another comedian.
    It is obvious they do not know what journalistic integrity is if they keep challenging the journalistic integrity of comedians.

    Maybe they do realize and they are just challenging their own peers in the entertainment business.
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    WTF are you rambling about?

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    For the people who rode the little bus to school, I will explain.

    Comedians and entertianers have always made fun of people in public positions. Most people realize, comedians are making jokes. Anybody that watches John Stewart to get their news is not too bright. A news caster that says they do a better job of reporting the news than a comedian, just does not understand the concept of comedy. Their veiw of reality is at least a bit skewed. Comparing their news broadcast to a comedy show is bringing their news reporting down to the level of a comedy show.

    The right wing has just brought a new twist to the concept of PC. They want you to beleive it is treason to make jokes about their heros. It is okay to make jokes about Clinton, but it is not okay to make jokes about Bush. Double standards are just double standards.
    I forgot we are at war, the normal rules of conduct do not apply. Rules of McCarthyism apply now, right?

    If the superheat ain't right it ain't charged right.

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