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Matt Lauer and the rest of the NBC “Today” crew couldn’t stop awkwardly laughing Monday morning when Sarah Palin expressed her desire to “infiltrate some turf.” Lauer asked her what that meant, and she asked, rhetorically, what he thought it meant.
To Sarah, it means “going rogue.”
No, Jon Stewart says. Just no.
“I think it means you’re cynically exploiting a manufactured notion of yourself as a crusader against a monolithic exclusionary activist liberal media whilst actually enjoying a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship with them, only to the detriment of the rest of the country.”
From there, Stewart tore apart Palin’s appearance, which was more of a chance for her to push her “nonsense” than infiltrating the “lamestream media.”
Here’s the classic Stewart takedown: In the same segment of an interview with Lauer, Palin managed to push the notion that Barack Obama’s “socialist policies” are “failing” and, two minutes later, saying how those policies have benefitted only people on Wall Street.
“Right! Wall Street! Fat cats! Reaping the benefits!…of the…failed…socialist…wait, that doesn’t make any sense.”
Then he nailed the part of Palin’s appearance that makes people tick. First, aside from Stewart’s point, Lauer asked the panel to raise their hands, but Sarah Palin doesn’t have time for that. The panel was discussing Oprah’s failed attempt at her OWN Network, and of course, Palin said, the problem is that she doesn’t have any conservatives and patriots on her show.
“The simplicity and prejudice of your worldview, that the patriotism and goodness of something is in direct proportion only to the amount of conservatism in said thing. And that equation so rules your life that you offered that advice spontaneously to the question of, ‘How do you think Oprah’s doing?'”
Jon Stewart is doing just fine. Watch below:
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