04 Jan 2011

Daily Show Rips Happy Meal Ban

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This is almost as delicious as a McDouble–and even cheaper. Make sure you watch the exchange starting at 3:00.

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12 Responses to “Daily Show Rips Happy Meal Ban”

  1. Anon says:


  2. Doug says:

    This seriously has to be the best leftist exposé of the absurdities of such regulation. I was in shock at the blatant hypocrisy.

  3. Michael J. Green says:

    “You’ve literally created a nanny state: to get your toy, you’re gonna have to eat your fruits and vegetables.” Awesome.

  4. Douglas says:

    What’s really gold would be the somber discussion over government spending, state budgets, pensions and unions on Morning Joe (Jan 4). Ed Schultz and Paul Krugman could probably be heard grumbling “Et tu, Brute?”


  5. Bob Roddis says:

    I think I’ve given up on that wacky libertarian thing. Not the Austrian thing, just the libertarian thing.

    So, when we take power, all citizens over 7 will be compelled to engage in daily readings of “The PIG Guide to the Great Depression and New Deal”. SWAT teams will swarm about the nation giving daily “quizzes”.

  6. John says:

    The Daily Show now offers harder-hitting interviews than the news channels. I’m not sure the last time I watched an interviewee get set up and trapped by the interviewer on the MSM news channels.

  7. Silas Barta says:

    How edited are these interviews? The rudeness of that interviewer guy shocks even me. (Yes, me!) I remember the Daily Show piece on the unions hiring temps for protestors, and it was the same thing there.

    Why does anyone ever agree to be interviewed by the Daily Show when it’s such a disrespectful, sarcastic guy?

    (And yes, I know the stuff with e.g. the girl having a camera duct-taped to her head is fake).

    • bobmurphy says:

      Silas, I think DK is right. For all the guy knew, the Daily Show would show his “perfectly reasonable” remarks and contrast them with some stooge from McDonald’s (or CATO or whatever) arguing that Big Macs weren’t all that bad, in the grand scheme of things. I mean, a bunch of us were surprised at how that interview turned out, so I don’t think that guy expected it either.

      Also, let’s face it: If they contacted me and said, “Hey, we hear you advocate capitalist provision of police and armies, can we interview you?” I would still do it. How could I say no to being on the Daily Show?

  8. Daniel Kuehn says:

    This was fantastic.

    Silas – I think people agree to be interviewed because they genuinely think they’re are the ones who “get it” and are going to be treated as such. Lots of people are mocked on the show, but lots of people are championed as well. Too many people make the mistake of assuming they’re in the latter category.

  9. Silas Barta says:

    Thanks for the theories, Bob and Daniel_Kuehn, that makes more sense out of it.

    Hm, I should do an Xtranormal of what it would look like for the Daily Show to interview Bob on the topic of capitalist armies … except I couldn’t splice in the inflammatory footage that they probably would 😛

  10. Michael says:

    this content must viewed understanding the The Daily Show is an entertainment program hosted by an admitted fake newsman on a comedy channel. Beyond that it is funny indeed. Another amusing example of the pretzel logic of the subjectivist statists attempting to butter both sides of their bread then explaining we should not try the same.

  11. James Miller says:

    Utterly fantastic, nuff’ said