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President Barack Obama summoned television host Jon Stewart to the White House on several occasions before he made major announcements, according to a Politico article that revealed the secret connection between "The Daily Show" host and the president. News of the private meetings surfaced Tuesday as Stewart prepares to end his tenure as host on Aug. 6.

Some have questioned Stewart's ethics because he did not disclose his connection to Obama. "The summoning of Stewart to the White House validates the belief that the comedian is more influential on the public discourse than any journalist," said a Minnesota Public Radio article Tuesday. "But do the rules of journalism apply to a comedian who doesn’t consider himself a journalist even as the people watching consider him one?"

Obama frequently appears on the "The Daily Show," and he visited most recently last Tuesday, close to Stewart's departure date. He used the segment to discuss topics such as the Iran nuclear deal. Three of the seven times Obama has been on the show have been when he was in office.

 

 

See video commentary on this story from The Young Turk’s Cenk Uygur

 

Jon Stewart’s secret White House visits : http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2015/07/jon-stewarts-secret-white-house-visits-000178

 

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If it's on youtube, it isn't exactly a secret.

Besides, John Stewart is more intelligent than all of congress combined.  He should be meeting with the President!  FFS, John needs to be our next president! 

John takes no bullshit, isn't afraid to call a turd a turd, and doesn't bow to special interests.

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If it's on youtube, it isn't exactly a secret.

Besides, John Stewart is more intelligent than all of congress combined.  He should be meeting with the President!  FFS, John needs to be our next president! 

John takes no bullshit, isn't afraid to call a turd a turd, and doesn't bow to special interests.

doesn't bow to special interests.

There aren't enough smilies in the world to do justice to this inanity.

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doesn't bow to special interests.

There aren't enough smilies in the world to do justice to this inanity.

What makes you think that John gives in to special interests?

If it's because he supports a two-state solution, gay marriage, women's rights, and etc... it's because those are in line with his beliefs.  John's biggest concern is the influence of money in politics.  He's leaving the Daily Show because he doesn't believe his time there has had any impact on the issue of money in politics, and so he is moving on to other projects. 

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What makes you think that John gives in to special interests?

If it's because he supports a two-state solution, gay marriage, women's rights, and etc... it's because those are in line with his beliefs.  John's biggest concern is the influence of money in politics.  He's leaving the Daily Show because he doesn't believe his time there has had any impact on the issue of money in politics, and so he is moving on to other projects. 

I like Stewart. I hardly ever watch tv but have seen him a few times. I oppose gay marriage, preferring a different type of contract which makes more sense than husband-wife, oppose women's rights though I am a woman, don't know what etc. means. Stewart is a funny charming fellow. Also an authority figure. Yes, he is. Young people don't know sh*t from Shinola about how the world works nowadays. But they trust Stewart, Bill Maher, Saturday Night Live, and the drek that passes for entertainment on tv and in social media. Even straight "news" shows have the obligation to clearly label current events from opinion pieces. They don't, they slant, they omit, they dance the dance they are told to dance. Journalism is dead. The NWO Agenda is now a fully-operational death star.

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If it's on youtube, it isn't exactly a secret.

Besides, John Stewart is more intelligent than all of congress combined.  He should be meeting with the President!  FFS, John needs to be our next president! 

John takes no bullshit, isn't afraid to call a turd a turd, and doesn't bow to special interests.

I think you must have meant "all of the republicans in Congress"?  :chuckle:

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I think you must have meant "all of the republicans in Congress"?  :chuckle:

Good one, Hawk.

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If it's on youtube, it isn't exactly a secret.

Besides, John Stewart is more intelligent than all of congress combined.  He should be meeting with the President!  FFS, John needs to be our next president! 

John takes no bullshit, isn't afraid to call a turd a turd, and doesn't bow to special interests.

you need to look up who he is and his brother. John talks out of both sides of his mouth. I use to like him! 

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I think you must have meant "all of the republicans in Congress"?  :chuckle:

Have you ever looked through the complete roster of bills that each member of congress introduces each year?

Stupidity reigns on both sides of the isle in congress.

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If it's on youtube, it isn't exactly a secret.

Besides, John Stewart is more intelligent than all of congress combined.  He should be meeting with the President!  FFS, John needs to be our next president! 

John takes no bullshit, isn't afraid to call a turd a turd, and doesn't bow to special interests.

:balk2: :padllbli:

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doesn't bow to special interests.

There aren't enough smilies in the world to do justice to this inanity.

:cmicsfee:

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What makes you think that John gives in to special interests?

If it's because he supports a two-state solution, gay marriage, women's rights, and etc... it's because those are in line with his beliefs.  John's biggest concern is the influence of money in politics.  He's leaving the Daily Show because he doesn't believe his time there has had any impact on the issue of money in politics, and so he is moving on to other projects. 

:Mf5MC59: :jptdknpa: :padllbli:

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