Really. She did.
Anita Dunn, Chairman Obama’s outgoing communications director, actually hailed Jon Stewart’s Daily Show as one of the following programs devoted to “fact-checking” and “investigative journalism.”
Here’s the full quote. She’s referring to the so-called misinformation put out regarding the Obama/Reid/Pelosi government-mandated health care bill:
“The people who exposed this: Jon Stewart of the Daily Show on Comedy Central,” Dunn said yesterday at the Bloomberg Washington Summit. “That’s where you are getting fact-checking and investigative journalism these days.”
Now let me state this: Unlike many liberals who criticize conservative talk radio personalities without ever listening to them, I actually watch The Daily Show periodically (sometimes regularly), so I can formulate an opinion on the show based on my viewing experiences.
The show is usually very entertaining. I know Stewart loathes conservatives, particularly social ones, but I can still enjoy some of the show’s humor and bits. But the show is just that–entertaining; it’s not an unbiased, fact-checking news program as Dunn would have you believe.
Further, the show doesn’t conduct “investigative journalism;” it spoofs the likes of Geraldo Rivera.
Anitia Dunn is the quintessential whackjob liberal. If you don’t believe that after reading her opinion of The Daily Show, wait until you read her take on MSNBC. Get ready.
Here you go:
After the controversy between the White House and Fox News erupted, Karl Rove, former President George W. Bush’s political adviser, said that cable news channel MSNBC had a left-leaning bias. Dunn disputed that contention.
“MSNBC has as a host of their morning program a former Republican congressman who was a member of Newt Gingrich’s revolution,” she said, referring to Joe Scarborough, the former Florida Republican congressman who hosts “Morning Joe.”
So according to Dunn, MSNBC isn’t a liberal organization because it employees at least one conservative host. By this illogic Fox News wouldn’t be conservative-leaning because it employees a multitude of liberals (i.e. Geraldo Rivera, Greta Van Susteren, Chris Wallace, etc.). Besides, does Joe Scarborough cancel out the liberal combination of Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, and Rachel Maddow?
Anita Dunn = Liberal whackjob