Thursday, October 11, 2007

Are they masochists?

By Libby

You have to wonder why the GOP and smug elitists like Chris Matthews are willing to appear on the Daily Show knowing full well about Jon Stewart's rapier wit. Take our Second Lady's recent appearance.

Shorter Lynne Cheney: Screw our allies. As long as the terrorists are bombing them and not us, we're winning and you should thank George and Dickie for keeping you safe. [video at link]

Stewart of course very politely skewered her and the audience booed. She should have expected as much. You have to wonder. There are you know, a whole class of people who are aroused by humiliation. It's one of the classic traits of masochism. Just saying...

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Blogger nolocontendere said...

I've wondered about that too, and they probably clamor to get on the Daily Show for two main reasons - They're full of self important hubris and think they'll prevail, and still believe in the hoary adage that any exposure is good exposure. Of course most of them wind up skewered like Matthews the other week. One wonders how many interviews wind up on the cutting room floor because it just got too bloody and ugly.

11:13:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I think it's a testament to Stewart's influence that they want to be on the show. He's got the attention of the demo they want to reach but the few I've seen seem surprised when he skewers them. Same with Colbert.

9:42:00 AM  

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