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    Ah, so you consider the Daily Show, a parody news program on a channel all about comedy as a news source, most excellent!

    I trust you also agree with its analysis that Cheney is a Sith Lord/the Penguin?
     
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    Why should I have a problem with that? You think that just because I can recognize that Obama is a narcissist with delusions of grander I am somehow incapable of recognizing that Cheney is a fear mongering idiot? Unlike you, I realize that everyone in power is a danger to us all, which is why I want to restrict their power. you prefer to believe that good intentions and words make a difference. Don't expect me to be fooled just because you are.
     
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    Parody and satire can often deliver more truth than any traditional news program.
     
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    I know, I never said I disagreed with its assessment. Are we allowed now to use things like the Daily Show and other news/comedy programs as fodder for serious discussion and evidence? Traditionally and usually, people we do often get flack from those at the other end of the political spectrum.
     
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    Frodo wasn't a narcissist.
     
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    Sure! There are people who use WND as a source all the time.
     
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    I view it as more of a Johnson type commentary rather than a jumping off point for serious discussion. Sort of a "If he's lost Stewart, he's lost liberal America" moment.
     
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    I think he lost Liberal America long ago. At this point it's more of they're being more vocal about it.
     
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    Why not, unless you can point to anything he said that is an outright lie I see no problem using it as a source. Makes more sense than quoting someone who thinks Bush walks on water and is never wrong.
     

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