Saturday, June 13, 2009

Joe Scarborough feuding with Jon Stewart, Scarborough says Jon Stewart has a "Napoleon Complex" and is an "angry man"

The Daily Show anchorman Jon Stewart has been feuding with MSNBC's Joe Scarborough in recent weeks. The feud began when Jon Stewart questioned Scarborough's integrity as he charged that the 'Morning Joe' program was heavily sponsored by coffee chain 'Starbucks'. Joe Scarborough responded in kind by insinuating Jon Stewart had a "Napoleon complex" and was an "angry man".

Here is rundown of the feud in reverse order.
Stewart sidesteps the feud with some over the top self-deprecation

VIDEO: Jon's Napoleonic Complex (June 10, 2009)
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Jon's Napoleonic Complex
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June 10, 2009: Jon's Napoleonic Complex
JON STEWART: I'm gonna start this show tonight as we do every night sitting down with good friends
(singing) Morning Joe, Morning Joe, its in the morning with a guy named Joe. I like my news like I like my coffee, watered down and stupid.
-- Plays video montage of Scarborough belittling Jon Stewart (pun intended)
For a small Napoleonic man -- I really hope this feud doesn't continue I don't think this show can afford it. I think we blew like $1000 on the pony shot
Joe Scarborough psychoanalyses Jon Stewart based on his experience with the man as a guest on his show

VIDEO: Joe Scarborough On Jon Stewart: 
A "Very, Very Angry Guy" With A "Napoleonic Complex"

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Did you hear Jon Stewart attacked us a couple of nights ago... he's an angry man
WILIE GEIST: I will just say, it seems there is something about Joe Scarborough that gets to Jon Stewart unlike most people
SCARBOROUGH: Some people have said its a Napoleonic complex... I don't know what it is but he is a very, very angry guy.
GEIST: He's angry at you, i'ts you. I don't know what it is?
SCARBOROUGH: He is. You know what's funny, I've been on a lot of these shows and everybody's pretty polite and decent. Colbert - great, Bill Maher - great. All of 'em. People that don't agree with me...
But Jon Stewart of the hundreds and hundreds of shows I've been on is the angriest person I've ever met
Interestingly Scarborough lumps Bill O'Reilly with Jon Stewart, not a surprising addition if you're talking about angry pundits
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Its kinda like Bill O'Reilly seriously, I've talked to Bill before, its like "Dude, you're on top of the world , you sell millions of books, you've got a million people watching you. You're the king of the cable world - Relaaaaax! Smile, life's good. Same with Jon Stewart. Don't be angry, smile. But he can't, its sad. I feel sorry for him actually.
Jon Stewart calls out Scarborough for a shameless corporate partnership

VIDEO: Morning Joe's Sarcastic Starbucks Sponsorship (June 8, 2009)
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Morning Joe's Sarcastic Starbucks Sponsorship
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June 8, 2009: Morning Joe's Sarcastic Starbucks Sponsorship
JON STEWART: I get it now. See at the time I thought your jokey manner was just the way you were sublimating your shame for the discomfort you feel deep in your soul after extinguishing the last smoldering embers of any of your program's journalistic bona fides but now I realise that that wasn't the case. I was wrong because I don't get sarcasm.
It's worth noting this video features two other memes I've highlighted on this blog 1) Scarborough takes a shot at Stewart for his over reliance on writers 2) Stewart questions whether Scarborough is a real person or playing a character. Both topics were touched on here
1) Barack Obama is Teleprompter-dependent. Jon Stewart is dependent on his writers
2) Alan Colmes wonders how "Real is your Favorite Radio Personality?" after a Talker shoots his wife and dog

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