It was an all-ascot evening last night on "The Daily Show."
After repeatedly calling out Roland Martin for having the audacity to don an ascot during a news segment, "The Daily Show" host has joined Martin's ascot call to arms. Too bad Stewart was wearing it wrong for the first part of the show.
“Touche, Roland Martin,” the host said. “Turns out, it’s not so easy.” But he didn’t give up – Stewart continued to wear his golden ascot throughout the entire program, and at one point was joined by Senior British Person John Oliver….also wearing an ascot.
Oliver isn’t trying to become more American – in fact, he doesn’t even know who Roland Martin is. As he explained to Stewart, “I’m wearing this because chilly neck breezes are the leading killer of British people.”
Sadly, Stewart isn’t keeping the look for long. “Roland, I’m going back to ties, and do you know why Roland Martin? I’m not cool enough for this,” he said. “It is clear to me that only a cool man can pull this off and I am a loser.”
Why can't people criticize each others' politics with the same good humor these two are able to bring to their disagreement over fashion?
Just compare this to the O'Reilly/Stewart debacle(s). I understand that ascots are easier to be lighthearted about than, say, bullying, but I just wish someone could give many in the media (and its a tendency I've seen expressed more by the Right than by the Left, I have to day) lessons in grace and humor in the face of sometimes bitter disagreement: and use this interchange as a template.
Just like conservatives. They can't take 1 second to lighten up. You would think after devastating earthquakes in Haiti and Chile along with other negative events in the headlines, they could enjoy this article for what it is... comic relief. Of course nobody cares about an ascott. That's the beauty of it. and as far as fox beating out msnbc and cnn in the ratings... entertainment always trumps news in the ratings.. Take one minute to see how foxnews is classified and I'll bet you'll find the word entertainment there.. However, you can't really call it that since die har roghties take every word that comes from fox news as the gospel
Race card? Paint dry? You're kidding, right "char?" I think you're confusing The Daily Show with Glenn Beck's and Rush Limbaugh's and Bill O'Lielly's shows, where they never come out and actually SAY the "n-word," but you get their drift from the "code" they speak. The "code" understood by bigots and know-nothings. Martin looked utterly silly in that stupid ascot, and Stewart (cleverly) jumped all over it. Beck, Limbaugh, O'Reilly and Hannity only WISH they could be as entertaining. Of course, they'd have to first realize that that's all they are: ENTERTAINERS. And in their cases, not very good ones. They show here that it's true: http://www.tvdrawing.com
This segment was funny. I don't like Roland's writing at all but it proved to be quite amusing. Of course, Jon Stewart is hilarious he always is, good show.
Roland, it looks like your neck is going to give birth...
there are a lot of dumb people out there Jim, that's why the world is so screwed up.
STEWART WINS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!
It's Poe vs. Freud. They both smoked the same opium, but Poe called his writings fiction. They're all entertainers but Stewart calls his show comedy and the others (on both sides of the aisle) call it truth. Get above it all, observe it from the outside and make up your own mind. Don't depend on Ed Schultz or Rush Limbaugh to tell you how to think. You supposedly left home so your parents wouldn't tell you what to do anymore. Why do you let the radio, Web and TV tell you what to do now? At least your mom made you a PBJ once in awhile! What has the TV made for you lately?
I watch the Daily Show because he's an equal opportunity insulter. We are a silly people sometimes and he reminds us of that daily. Great show!
why if the right is so wrong does Fox News beat all the "liberal" media in the ratings something seems a miss
Was that jon stewart in the weed movie?
Watching these two idiots and seeing all the stupid comments on here makes me feel smart. Thanks everyone!
Don't throw bones at dogs that you do not want to keep around. Just ignore the political coat-tail riding fringe and their one track minds. They're trolls by any other name, just like the "This this news?" crew (who constantly and selfishly fail to understand not all news is based on their interests alone).
Love Jon Stewart's daily show.
I seen it, cracked up. I totally lost it at 'F-r-r-r-r-rISBEE catching dogs!!'
To all of you right-wingers: Jon Stewart is a comedian who happens to host a faux news comedy show. He has never and does not advertise himself as a journalist or reporter or political commentator and yet he has more integrity and honesty than all of the FOX news talking heads put together. He is not one sided and biased like the O'Reillys, Hannitys, Becks and Limbaughs. He calls it like it is without spin or partisanship. He's self-deprecating, intelligent, humble and honest which are qualities absent in those mentioned previously. It must gall you people that someone who isn't even trying to be serious at all has more clout than the whole neocon cavalcade. Stewart calls out anyone and everyone who deserves it regardless of their liberal/conservative stance and while there are some liberal commentators who walk the party line, he doesn't have to carry anyone else's water but his own.
I stopped watching John Stewart (not his real name) a long time ago. It's boring as heck. Who's Roland Martin and why do we care about his ascot? Why is this "news" anyway?
"Indiana Jones' gay brother called– he wants his hat back." PRICELESS.
@ Char........... please go in peace back to Faux News blogs. Thanks!
Love the Daily Show!
No one of consequence. Char is the bitter and twisted little pill who tried to start a minor diatribe 11 posts from the start of this funny story and managed along the way to get some support from his equally bitter and ill informed loony buddies. They obviously can't see the forest for the trees.
Who is Char? I thought it was Roland Vs. John Stewart.
You can dish it, but can't take it!!
"Liberals are one big 'mutual admiration society'".
Only liberals, huh, Heather? As a registered independent, I'd like to play devil's advocate and point out that I've seen Bill O'Reilly interview Glen Beck and the only thing missing is a reach around! Quit kidding yourself with your bull$#!@ partisan viewpoint. Whenever a talk show personality has a guest appearance to their "ideological" liking, it's an a$$-smooch-a-thon on both sides of the political aisle.
Oh, and I've watched The Daily Show for almost 10 years now and John is on top of his game. The show's ratings are indicative of that.
Rowland Martin is a poser. Pretends to be religious but has very secular opinions. He is lost inside and what he says has little to no value. The ascot is stupid. Give me a break. Just Rowland pretending to be something else that he isn't.
Funny stuff... but Martin still doesn't know what the hell he's talking about most of the time.
I just took for the whole thing for what it was: comic relief. I just happen to enjoy the Daily Show and don't take it seriously.
gotta love the idiots who turned this into a political rant. I don't see the word Republican, Democrat, liberal or conservative anywhere in the article but for some reason people feel that need to bring it up. For example Char, your post has nothing to do with the article but you just couldn't wait to make a liberal bashing post. Is your life that empty and sad inside?
Liberals are one big "mutual admiration" society. Stewart was funny about 8 years ago but now he just makes me sick with the in-joke smirking. Gawk he must've had an adoring mom. As for Martin, oh please. What a loser.
Your brain is as big as that of an insect.
Two boring elitest who think they are better than anyone else. No, I didn't watch it, I was busy watching someone a lot more intelligent, Glen Beck, Shaun Hannity and Bill O' Reilly. Ok, liberals take your shots, I won't read it anyway.
c'mon guys....i mean really. can't you people even stop long enough to just laugh about two people who don't take themselves too seriously about a silly issue. i can't stand people who always put a damper on everyone else's fun. it's all in fun....whether you agree with roland martin or not. he is in no way a bad journalist. he simply gives his take on issues which he cares about, as do they all. if you don't agree, that's o.k. but name-calling.....please, please, get over yourselves. i'm reminded of a story the late richard pryor told some years ago...he recounted an ocassion where he had a disagreement with a caucasian man in a bar. richard was merely interested in settling the argument and moving on. in the course of the back and forth between the two, the man called richard the n-word. i remember the hurt look in his eyes as he stated that all he wanted to do was talk to the man who couldn't even do that without reducing him to something less than a human being. so c'mon people, there are lot more serious issues out there. take a break and have a laugh sometime. that was funny!!!!
Hey Avo, you and Char need to lighten up occasionally. Life isn't all doom and gloom.
Yes, I agree. Roland Martin "killed". So funny. And Jon Stewart stoked the hilarity. It was male-bondng one-upmanship at its best.
Hilarious!!! I love it! I going to go get me an ascot...
Dannytelevision: That's ROWAN AND MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN.... Roland Martin is a journalist/columnist. Get your bippy fixed.
John Stewart is fabulous!
Martin, you must get on the daily show and defend the ascot!!!
I mean what is this all about.
Makes no sense, instead of talking about other importance topics in the globe MR. CNN, you are talking about unneccessary isssues.
The "code"? Seriously? You need to take the tin foil hat off Keith, it's over-heating your brain.
Jon Stewart is a national treasure.
The ascot is something that an impeccable dresser can pull off. Roland Martin's shirt collars are too small to get around his fat neck, so he wears an ascot. His jackets are too small for him and his pants are too long. A man his size can't dress off the rack. He seriously needs a tailor. Roland, spend the extra money and get custom fitting.
RSM is fat-no-neck with head-no-brain who writes with empty words of hate but in this case his picture sends 1000 pork filled messages.
i love Roland and John stewart. People get all upset over Martin's articles but he has thye right to his opinion, the same as Glenn & Rush.
Aschots are ridiculous.
Great show. Hopefully he'll invite Keith Olberman to appear and then beat that big sissy with a axe handle till she cries.
Funny Funny Funny – and I am so proud of Roland Martin "going with the flow." Cool move Mr. Martin. Jon Stewart is comic genius!
Martin looks like a fat NO-NECK!
You rock Char!
Stewart = Funny As Always
Martin = Not Taking Himself Too Seriously
char cant loosen his screws anymore than they are....his head would float away (somebody draw balloon boy a diagram since he wont get it)
The rush job JStew did in going from tie to ascot probably led to the neckerchief thing he had going on (reminded me of Fred from Scooby Doo). This is classic media humor which allow their true personalities to shine. Great work fellas. I'm off to get an ascot today and a minocle. Can anyone tell me if it is a fashion faux pas to wear both with a tuxedo and top hat while handing out $200 bills in Monopoly money at my next theme party???
Jon Stewart, America's number 1 export (or should be). And Char, loosen the screws in your neck will ya'.
Please get a life!!! Can't you laugh at anything, or does everything have to tie into this liberal bashing that you and all the other "FOX DRONES" spew every day. Get outside and allow a little sunshine to wash over your face to brighten up your day and your gloomy, bitter disposition.
Oh Char......what a one eyed moron you are
CHAR, Of all of the comments regarding this article, yours is the only one that made any reference to race. Hate it appears is what you do best. Maybe you ingested some of this paint before it dried moron.
Race card? Paint dry? You're kidding, right "char?" I think you're confusing The Daily Show with Glenn Beck's and Rush Limbaugh's and Bill O'Lielly's shows, where they never come out and actually SAY the "n-word," but you get their drift from the "code" they speak. The "code" understood by bigots and know-nothings. Martin looked utterly silly in that stupid ascot, and Stewart (cleverly) jumped all over it. Beck, Limbaugh, O'Reilly and Hannity only WISH they could be as entertaining. Of course, they'd have to first realize that that's all they are: ENTERTAINERS. And in their cases, not very good ones.
You and people like you are so damned boring.
Roland Martin is a disgrace to Journalism ( I read and choke on almost every column) but I'm glad to see he's pursuing other venues like Comedy, it makes his articles now seem funny (hopefully on purpose), instead of sad. Maybe he'll start wearing a powdered wig...
You know, his face is on the $100 bill...
John Stewart is our currency !!
Roland Martin is okay...he just need to put down the fork once in a while!
couple of liberals putting on a show. its like watching paint dry.
i'm surprised they didn' throw the race card in the mix.
which is what hey are best at.
I'm a fan of both men and if Stewart can get martin to come on the Daily Show that would be a coup that would rank up there with SNL reeling in Betty White!
People talk about Jay Leno, Conan, David Letterman, et. al. being funny, but in my book NOBODY on TV right now can touch Jon Stewart for flat out being funny all the time. I can't remember a 'bad show' of Jon's during his stint running The Daily Show. Kudos to you JS for both being funny as h3ll and 'keeping it real'.
Oops. minus apostrophe.
Roland Martin's column's are some of the dumbest things I've ever read, but he's definitely the winner here.
Both Martin and Stewart displayed class in this. Too bad we can't have more people learn from their example....
That was AWESOME.
I would like to see this back and forth continue, how much fun would it be if Martin was to go on the daily show?
I LOVE Roland and Martin...you bet your bippy!
I've questioned some of Roland's comments in the past so don't always agree with him but I thought he handle this magnanimously :o)
Love the Daily Show and how Mr. Martin handled the whole thing. Very very funny. Stewart dos indeed look ridiculous in an ascot but Martin is rocking it proper, keep it up!
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