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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dran Jon Stewart you where wrong, now where is the apology, Hmmmmmm?

Pelosi hits back at Jon Stewart: You’re wrong, I’m no hypocrite
By Bob Cusack
Posted: 04/22/09 08:12 PM [ET]
Republicans in Congress are petrified of offending conservative talk-radio icon Rush Limbaugh, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) isn’t scared of taking on left-leaning Jon Stewart. The Comedy Central “Daily Show” host recently called Pelosi out for being hypocritical on budget reconciliation rules (which must be the only time in history that budget reconciliation and comedy have been intertwined).The reconciliation rules would allow Democrats to pass healthcare reform with only 51 Senate votes, stripping the GOP of its filibuster rights.

Stewart aired video clips ostensibly showing Pelosi embracing the partisan budget maneuver this year but condemning it when Democrats were in the minority.A smirking Stewart noted the irony of Pelosi’s contrasting statements.Asked for comment this week, Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami fired back.“She was not talking about reconciliation in that clip — it was about judicial nominations and the nuclear option. This has nothing to do with reconciliation ... Jon Stewart had it wrong (shocking, I know),” Elshami wrote.As Stewart would say — Oh, snap!We don’t want to get in the way of a good fight, but a review of newspaper articles and transcripts shows that Pelosi is dead on and Stewart is dead wrong.Will Stewart apologize? ITK contacted Stewart’s flack, but Stewart is apparently in bunker mentality, declining to respond to what surely will become known as DailyShowgate.Pelosi appeared on Stewart’s show a week after he had mocked her. The reconciliation topic didn’t come up (but the tension was palpable).
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