Fox News’ Bob Beckel surprised his co-hosts on “The Five” by suggesting the U.S. might want to hold off on issuing student visas to Muslims until the administration gets a tighter grip on who’s in the country already. Beckel stuck by his statement despite a backlash from fellow liberals who thought he’d finally gone over to the dark side. He was not, however, about to let a young whippersnapper like Jon Stewart get away with questioning his progressive credentials.

Let’s give that another shot. How do the kids say it? “B4”? Spankings were so much easier in the old days before computers.

Beckel’s not even the first blowhard to call out Jon Stewart this week.

  • MarcoAurelius

    Stuart and other libs have no clue what the constitution says. Laughable that he thinks criteria for allowing foreign nationals to enter is a first amendment issue. Also has no clue what Miranda is. If FBI doesn’t use statements to convict him, then Miranda is completely irrelevant. Holder is a subversive, dishonest, noxious insect who should be impeached and disbarred. Obama is a pathological liar.

    • Jedd McHead

      There was nothing you said with which I can disagree.

    • JeffreyFuller

      Insects should be squashed. That’s the proper way to dispose of them.

  • Mark81150

    Stewart’s a low info voter with LOTS of false assumptions he’s unwilling to do the research on, but boy does he have lots of uninformed opinions about the Constitution. The left’s last refuge of a mindless scoundrel, when with nothing smart to say, tell them they’re trashing the Constitution.. when he routinely trashes the 2nd amendment himself..

    • MC12

      I bet he knows a lot more about Constitution than you do.

  • https://twitter.com/SmileyRoffle Smiley

    Stewart is nothing more than a snake oil salesman. That’s by his own admission: http://watching-tv.ew.com/2009/03/13/jon-stewart-jim/

    During the overhyped Jim Cramer “takedown” interview he slips in that he admits they are both “snake oil salesmen”, because anyone with a brain knows that’s exactly what they are; Jim Cramer is to finance what Jon Stewart is to journalism. But Stewart’s low-info moron fans will never be smart enough get that.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    People think Jon Stewart is some kind of intellectual. He is just another opinionated liberal comic with a TV show to blather on about his ideology and be sarcastic about Republicans in the news. Truly groundbreaking stuff. Every once in a great while he will make a good point but it is few and far between.

    • lainer51

      ZING!

      • luke

        While I don’t agree with much of Stewart, I would say that he is, actually, quite an intellectual. I would dare anyone to take him on in a debate, he’s sharp as a tack, albeit misguided

        • lainer51

          the same has been said about O. and, of course, that “intellect” has been disputed many times; being a good orator does not a smart person make.

          • pajamakat

            Obama is not a good orator. Look what happens every time he goes off script. I am amazed that people think he’ s brilliant. He’s an idiot.

        • Dallas El Cazador

          Please. Every time Leibowitz gets called out on one of his many “inaccuracies”, he runs and hides behind his “I’m just a comic” bush. He couldn’t hold his own in a high school debate club.

        • grais

          “quite an intellectual” compared to whom? members of his audience? Harry Reid? Joe Biden? Obama?

        • https://twitter.com/SmileyRoffle Smiley

          There’s a massive line of noted conservatives, libertarians, and others that would love to be on his show to expose his charlatan ass. And that’s why Leibowitz won’t have any of them on; the only time he brings a non-leftist on, it’s only one that will play the game.

        • jetch

          luke, stewart is witty, not sharp as a tack. he’s got good zingers that are not based on facts. he doesn’t truly debate people, he zings them and makes a face like “duhhh”. any true intellectual would destroy him in a debate.

        • AdoEdem

          I wouldn’t say he’s an intellectual. Being a wordsmith/someone good with words or being able to come up with one-liners on the spot isn’t really the same thing. He’s very, very good at creating the illusion by using wordplay to fill the void. Or just making grotesque faces to let his audience know when they’re supposed to laugh.

          The thing here is that a lot of people in this day and age confuse writing well/expressing oneself well with deep intellect. But as a wordsmith myself, I can tell you it’s caca. Writers can be just as stupid as anyone else. In some cases, more so.

        • Adela Wagner

          Was Milton Friedman ever on his show? He would have had Jonnyboy in the corner,stuck in a fetal position, sucking his thumb, whimpering and pissing himself. Now THAT would have been a show.
          JS will not seriously debate, it’s ALL for the chuckles, and chuckle heads.

    • http://twitter.com/4ever_a_kafir Travis Wolfeil

      For someone who considers Fox News MORE BIASED than MSNBC, he’s pretty dense! Yeah, being a comedian and making stupid—and often untrue—jokes and rants about your political opponents is such a worthy job! And for those liberals who’ll mention his wealth: #1. Money isn’t everything; #2. Don’t leftists consider wealth “evil”? Also, Stewart considers himself more of a “socialist” or an “independent” than a “Democrat.” I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything more oxymoronic coming from a liberal simpleton who thinks they’re smart. He takes the cake for being the stupidest! (That’s if, unless, you don’t count Richard Dawkins’ idea that if Jesus were on Earth today, he’d be an “atheist.”)

      • Brad

        Stewart is far more intelligent than you are. You wouldn’t have the courage to debate him.

        • http://twitter.com/4ever_a_kafir Travis Wolfeil

          Right, right. It’s very intelligent to think that socialism and independent politics are even close to each other. I wouldn’t need to “debate” him, because socialism is a failure.

    • Brad

      He’s far more intelligent than the draft dodger Rush Limbaugh.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        ^the face of butthurt

    • William Glenn Early

      Actually, having seen him in appearances with both Bill O’Reilly and Chris Wallace, I’d have to say that he’s a very well-informed, erudite and culturally aware individual. His debating skills are actually very precise, and he does well by NOT sticking to talking points; and he even concedes when his postulation is countered and proven invalid. The problem I have with him is the way he will take clips from those appearances, edit them, and present them on his own show in such a way as to make him appear the superior intellect instead of an acceptable and competent debater. And doing so amid the constant stream of glib, smug, self-serving, “I know better than you,” attitude he constantly displays on his own show is really quite infantile… Really, he should know better; but being an elitist lib, I guess he can’t see the forest for the trees…

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        Well, see that is the problem. Being sarcastic and charismatic gives the APPEARANCE of intelligence, it’s not actual intelligence. People often make that mistake.

        • William Glenn Early

          Agreed. It’s a shame that there are people–especially the supposed educated–who get their news primarily fom Jon Stewart’s parody of a news show. He carries himself with far too much importance, and no sense of how ironic his position is. As I said, he should know better.

          • Brad

            People don’t get their news from Stewart’s show. Don’t believe everything Fox News tells you.

      • Brad

        When he was interviewed by Wallace it was Fox News who edited the interview to make Stewart look dumber. Does he think he knows better than anyone else? Maybe he does. But is he any different from Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly or Sean Hannity? They’re all arrogant and smug and elitists. Stewart is not even as elitist as Limbaugh or Hannity.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      23 Jon Stewart fans apparently couldn’t get a date on a Friday night

  • bo1921

    Stewart simply parrots the leftist line and is lionized for it as being courageous and “cutting edge.” Nothing could be further from the truth. He attacks only those who will never threaten him, or be around him. Real courage and cutting edge commentary and “humor” are not found on his show – Just allegiance to the same old same old.

  • Tony0920

    sorry, i just read “blowhard to call out John Stewart” #hashechanged? I’ve seen MANY reasons to call him out, over the past year. He reeks of kiss-ass.

  • Kabong30

    Is there a reason people keep calling him out as Liebowitz? Not for nothing but people take stage names all the time and it just basically sounds like they’re just trying to point out that he’s Jewish. Is it something he distanced himself from via moe than just the name change?

    • oconnellc

      MM including Trump here is pretty pathetic on her part, given how much she slams him on every other subject. She might as well have just included a headline calling him a dirty jew…

      • Dallas El Cazador

        It’s called “irony”. Notice the blowhard descriptor?

        • oconnellc

          It would be irony if MM was actually supporting Stewart. See “irony” means that the intended meaning of something is different than the actual meaning. So it would be ironic if she was including a quote from Trump to show that Stewart was in fact correct and she was supporting him. Otherwise, it isn’t irony. It is just MM quoting Trump at a time when it suits her. The fact that she takes a shot at Trump at the same time doesn’t substantively change anything.

          • Dallas El Cazador

            No, the irony here is that even Trump, a known blowhard, calls out this dull tool for being a blowhard. And yes, irony often is when the statement was meant in opposite of it’s literal meaning. Your example doesn’t show that though.If Michelle was using Trump to corroborate her support, how is that meant in opposite to what she pointed out? You’re just unhappy Leibowitz had his pants around his knees again, and Twitchy pointed it out.

          • oconnellc

            “irony often is when the statement was meant in opposite of it’s literal meaning”

            No. That is exactly what irony is. You should look it up and know the meaning of the word before you use it again. It MM agrees with Trump, then quoting him isn’t ironic. It is something else. If MM does not agree with Trump, then quoting him is ironic, again, because her intended meaning is different from the actual meaning. If MM’s actual meaning was the same as the literal meaning, then that isn’t irony.

            And as I have stated elsewhere, going out of your way to call him ‘Leibowitz’ makes you look like a clown (my intended meaning and the actual meaning are that you look like a clown, again, no irony). Save yourself the effort and just call him a dirty jew so we can be clear what you are trying to say.

    • Tyson Litz

      Or it could be that he specifically CHOSE “Stewart” in order to hide his family’s religion, since he appears to be ashamed of it. Usually a ‘stage name’ will be at least remotely associated to the original name. But he couldn’t even do that. He’s so weak he had to change the spelling of his own middle name. Either way, his ‘comedy’ and the stoned audience that laps it up as actual news are pathetic shallow diggers. But at least he makes jokes both ways… The other day he made fun of Joe Lieberman!!! Cutting Edge!!!

      • Kabong30

        Well, that’s kinda my point. When we like what he says, he’s great and so astute. Then when he flips back to raging lib mode it’s, “Hey you guys, don’t forget this dude is a big ol’ Hollywood Jew.” Just seems petty and small and we’re supposed to be the ones who are right, we don’t need that kind of thing.

        • https://twitter.com/SmileyRoffle Smiley

          Who has said he’s “great and astute”, other than maybe his Beltway RINO pals? The problem many have with him is not that he’s isn’t on “our side”, it’s that he’s a phony and snake oil salesman. We’re talking about the same guy who bashed Romney’s wealth but yet is only around $20K poorer than Mitt.

          As for the Liebowitz jokes, it’s to underscore his phoniness, duh. Isn’t it curious how the same guy who bashes Fox News for being Teh Racist Whiteyz all day feels the need to give himself a WASPy stage name for some reason?

          • Kabong30

            Ok some valid points there.

          • Ser

            Jeez, he only dropped his last name when he started in stand-up because some announcer had trouble saying it right. It IS curious why that’s always been made into a big deal by those who don’t agree with him. Again, he never hides where he comes from.

            And he didn’t bash Romney for his wealth, but for his attitude about taxes and for looking down on people who need help from the government. Big difference.

          • https://twitter.com/SmileyRoffle Smiley

            Victimhood, last refuge of a liberal scoundrel. A real man is proud of his name and culture and wouldn’t hide it or make excuses no matter who has a problem pronouncing his name. By the way, where was this sensitivity of yours when he was mocking Herman Cain with an Amos-and-Andy accent?

            As for Romney, Leibowitz bashed him with the “he’s 1%, so everything he says is suspect” meme. Even though he differs from Romney’s wealth by less than $20 grand. Snake oil salesman, pal.

          • Kabong30

            Where were you when any bad thing happened ever?

          • https://twitter.com/SmileyRoffle Smiley

            Being awesome. Yourself, Pikachu?

          • Kabong30

            Just making sure. Seems like we should all have comments for anything that ever happened that we didn’t like.

          • https://twitter.com/SmileyRoffle Smiley

            The other poster doesn’t need to have typed comments anywhere in particular. Just wondering if he ever disapproved of Leibowitz mocking Herman Cain with a black stereotype accent, which is fair since he, like yourself, is very sensitive to us using Lebowitz’s real name.

          • Kabong30

            It’s less a sensitivity to it’s use then a question on it’s timing and why it should matter to anyone. Considering all of the legitimate criticism that could be lobbed, getting caught up on the guy’s name seems exceptionally petty. Why does it matter to you if an a-hole chooses to be called a d-bag? You see what I’m saying? All it does is call your motive into question which detracts from any over all point you may have.

          • https://twitter.com/SmileyRoffle Smiley

            I don’t know about you dude, but no one here but yourself is hung up on names. Is Leibowitz not his real name? If so, why is it not ok to use it?

            Question still stands regarding Leibowitz and Herman Cain, by the by.

          • Ser

            He’s a comedian and he does voices. A lot of time, for a lot op people and most of them are not black. When you go after all singers, actors and writers who have changed their names, than we’re talking about the same thing. Somehow I don’t think you’re doing that, but have targeted only Stewart for what’s a very common practice in the artists world. Which makes me question your motives, yes.

            And he’s proud enough of his culture to never hide where he comes from, but even brings it up a lot. On the other hand he’s estranged from his father and has said that he’s made his stage name his legal name because of him. So how does that make him not a real man? At least he’s someone who has the b*lls to say what he thinks of people or their shows to their faces. That’s a real man in my book.

            As for Romney, Stewart didn’t bash him for being a member of the 1%. I guess you don’t watch his show, because Stewart is always very particular and detailed in why he calls out someone. He does have a problem with the 1% getting all kind of tax privileges they don’t really need, while others have to pay a higher tax percentage, yes. He’s specific in his opinions there as well. Should make it easy enough to debate his points, instead of saying ‘but he changed his Jewish name and he’s wealthy, so he’s baaaad….’

          • https://twitter.com/SmileyRoffle Smiley

            My last post was days ago, dude. Then again, you did type up a lot of spiel there, maybe it took you that long to finish it.

            First of all, way to evade the Herman Cain question. Somehow, you missed all of that in your spiel. Once more, is the Hermain Cain “minstrel accent” used by Leibowitz racist or not? How about the buffoonish, ebonics-spewing puppet he used for Michael Steele, is that also ok with you? Or the times he mocked Tea Parties as poor rednecks? (talk about bashing the poor).

            Secondly, actors with phony stage names are mocked all the time.
            Never heard someone mock Nicolas Cage as “Nick Coppola”? We do it because it’s a great symbol of how phony they are. But you insist on making it a race issue because that’s all you libs ever have. While at the same time dodging Leibowitz’s own questionable race-baiting.
            And yes, if he dropped his real name because of marketability or because he was butthurt over someone mispronouncing it, then Leibowitz is a tool. Think Annie Leibovitz did the same? Then again, Annie did always say: “I’m more interested in being good than famous”.

            Thirdly, you really need to get a clue regarding his mendacity on Romney’s wealth. Check this link, which has it all compiled here. As you can see in the DS clip in the article, Leibowitz is clearly baiting the audience over Romney’s wealth, even though he’s almost as rich (and will be RICHER when he reaches Romney’s current age). Then Leibowitz clowns Romney over dodging taxes while he himself has tax warrants out for him. Remember: “snake oil salesman”. Leibowitz’s own words.

            http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/17/jon-stewart-mocks-rich-romney-while-outpacing-him-in-wealth/#ixzz2RmvBP3KV

          • Ser

            Yeah, well, I’m not on forums all day every day, I’ve other things to do.

            And if you want to spout off about a comedian doing comedy, you go right ahead. Just know it’s laughable. But racist it’s not and anyway, Stewart is far from racist. His actions and convictions speak louder than the fact he does voices sometimes on his show. Which you can find funny or not.

            It’s a shame that you seem to have a lot of anger there. Life is better when you lighten up and direct your energy elewhere.

          • https://twitter.com/SmileyRoffle Smiley

            “Yeah, well, I’m not on forums all day every day, I’ve other things to do.”
            Whew, for a second there I thought you were a sucker for punishment.

            Anyway so you agree that Leibowitz’s minstrel voice for Herman Cain is perfectly fine. That is, I’m guessing you do, because you just sort of imply it and avoid saying it directly, but as a lib that’s to be expected.

            Anyhoo, so minstrel voices, buffoon black puppets, Mormon jokes, teabagger redneck jokes, all are fine, because, if I follow, it’s because Leibowitz is a comedian and he’s doing “comedy”. But us using Leibowitz’s real name is darkness incarnate because…we are not comedians.

            I know how to resolve this. I hereby declare all non-leftists in all the universe comedians. Yay! Peace in our time. :) My stage name, btw, is Jon McAwesome. And you thought I was angry! :) Psh posh.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Does anyone remember the Three Stooges? Moe (Moshe, or Moses), Curly (Jerome) and Shemp (Samuel, but “Shemp” was the only way they were able to pronounce his name as kids, or something)’s original last name was Horowitz. They changed it to “Howard” as stage names, but never lost sight or track of their Jewish roots. This was demonstrated in their Patriotic comedy shorts, such as “You Natsy Spy” and “I’ll Never Heil Again”, which depict Moe and Curly (With Larry Fineberg, who shortened his last name to Fine) parodying and Satirizing Hitler and his Third Reich. And this was happening as the world was learning about the atrocities Hitler was committing. Jawamax 8<{D} Just sayin'…

        • Prodius

          Being Cacaucasian myself I have known many with Hebrew first names. Jerome, Samuel, David (brother), Michael (Brother), Matthew, Paul, John, etc… are all common first names in European (especially American of Europoean descent). Moshe (moses) is the only one not common but yet I new a Jewish American named Moshe quite well.

      • Ser

        He changed his middle name into his last name (with a more appropiate spelling). And anyone who has seen his show or some of the interviews with him knows he’s a Jew. He doesn’t hide it, he frequently makes it a part of his show.

    • SideshowJon36

      He also started working in the 1980s, not the 1950s. No need for the change

      • Elke E. Wilhelm

        I agree. Changing to a stage name was so 1930s and 1940s when studio bosses owned you. Stewart didn’t have to change his name. He chose to.

        • Elke E. Wilhelm

          Oh, and Annie Liebowitz never changed her name and people love her. She’s been very successful. Go figure.

      • Kabong30

        Why is it at all an issue? How does it at all relate to anything he says? He’s a lib, isn’t that enough to say?

    • marcellucci

      Because it’s easier to be seen as funny when you’re not always thinking “Why does this jew hate Israel so much?”

    • Ser

      Yes, the only reason they have is because they want to ‘out’ him as a Jew. Which is pretty silly, because if there’s one thing Steward has never hidden, it’s that he’s a Jew. He frequently make jokes about it.

      Although some say it’s because they feel taking a stage name is ‘dishonest’. But I don’t think they’re following threads about other celebrities with stage names just to point out ‘it’s not their real name, people!’

      • https://twitter.com/SmileyRoffle Smiley

        If only we could strive to be more tolerant, like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, or those wonderful progressives booing Jerusalem at last year’s DNC.

  • riddler1620

    The older brother was not a citizen I believe.

  • grais

    Stewart and Beckel are both gasbags.

    • wwbdinct

      Precise and to the point!

    • jim wood

      I like and respect Beckel. He’s that crotchety uncle who gets on your last nerve but who says what he believes and believes what he says. And he says it on an unscripted show while surrounded by conservatives. He may be wrong but you respect what he says because he is the one who says it. Beckel is honest, courageous, and good-hearted. If, God forbid, your child grows up to be a progressive, let him be like Beckel.

      Stewart, on the other hand….

      • grais

        We’ll have to agree to disagree about Beckel. I see him as the ignorant, loud-mouthed baby brother who needs to be taken down a peg or two, who thinks the world didn’t exist until he showed up to tell us all how everything used to be. And he rarely ever looks anyone in the eye when he speaks ‘at’ them. Shifty, not-to-be-trusted.
        And I have every confidence that my grown-up child will never be a progressive. He’s rational, he can reason, and he understands what personal responsibility is. He sees the left for what it is. He’s not particularly fond of the right, either, but he has common sense.

  • Tanker74

    But Stewart is so talented. He makes faces when he thinks he’s said something clever or funny, and his audience just laughs and laughs.

    • MC12

      He is talented.

  • JeffreyFuller

    Who the he’ll is John Stewart??

  • Richard Wayne

    Comedy Central is the liberal alternative news source for liberals… Look at the ratings. Sooo many young people watch those dumb news shows religiously and repeat the talking points.

    • Brad

      Studies have shown that Daily Show viewers are more informed than Fox News viewers.

      • Prodius

        You mean the same study that had Mitt romney winning the Iowa straw poll instead of the actual winner Santorum?
        That study?
        Get real, if they can’t get the questions right then that proves they are ignorant or extremly biased.

  • Robby Gregg

    beckel also said Chinese as well he said we hand them a free ride of a collage exprince then they bomb or hack us and he was 100% right

  • thehappyhedgehog

    Beckel rejects equality before the law for people of all religions, and that sort of thinking is far outside the bounds of liberalism. If you can call the incoherent drunken babble that comes out of Beckel’s mouth “thinking.”

  • Tyson Litz

    Isn’t Jon “Stewart” the same tough guy who was so brave to annonce Cat Stevens was singing next by announg his name as simply “Joseph” instead of radical Islamist Cat Steven’s new chosen name of Yousef Islam???
    Yeah, “Stewart” is a real political intellect!

  • Judy007

    Isn’t Jon Stewart supposed to be a comedian? I no longer see him on CNN? NEVER found him funny at all. Why do some people think they can do comedy when they’re not really born to do it? Chris Rock – now when HE opens his mouth, it’s funny (BORN TO BE), also Billy Connoly, etc. Do people really laugh a lot at this guy?

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Two names:Jeff Foxworthy and Daniel Lawrence Whitney. Google ’em. ‘Nuff said. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • SideshowJon36

    Jon Stewart is funny, but his schtick is pretty basic. Also, he never beats the rerun of O’Reilly he competes against in the ratings

    • Brad

      Actually he always beats the rerun of O’Reilly. His reruns usually beat O’Reilly’s rerun too.

  • tjp77

    Where is it written in the constitution that student visas must be issued on request to all who seek them, without any discrimination?

  • ML

    Remind me again how the first Amendement applies to non-citizens….

  • irishgirl91

    Allow me to generalize. Libs like to generalize. Stewart said Fox worships the Constitution only to throw it out over Miranda of terrorist? He obvs. doesn’t watch, but is told what goes on the channel. There are plenty of pundits who do not agree w/application in this situation, and said so many times during these past weeks.

    • Ser

      They were in the clip as well. I know, short, very short in comparison to the rest, but Stewart did make sure to mention not everyone on Fox agrees.

  • Cal

    I was watching Beckel on Megyn Kelly’s show the other day, and I agree with him on suspending the issuing of student visas for a while. I was floored that he said something that made sense.

  • Brad

    Bob Beckel is nothing compared to Jon Stewart. He already lost this fight when he started to talk about student visas.

  • MC786

    I’m not a fan of Stewart but Beckel is an idiot. I’m glad Stewart made fun of him.

  • neoface

    Jon Stewart is Obama’s court jester, too bad so many kids think he is news. Stewart should have sign flashing behind him with a disclaimer “I’m just a comedian, and everything I say and do are satires”.

  • MC12

    Bob Beckel is pathetic and he is only embarrassing himself. King Stewart ripped him a new one and now he’s crying like a baby.

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    Jon Stewart is proof that, among liberals, you don’t have to be smart, you just have to be funny.

  • kateorjane

    Stewart and his groupies who credit him with some level of common sense/intelligence really need to give up the weed