May 20th, 2012
12:16 PM ET

"The Daily Show": Guilty Pleasure

Former "Daily Show" producer Mike Rubens talks to Howard Kurtz about his experiences working for the late-night comedy show.

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  1. Mazlum

    The grandmother, who doesn't look forty, also had this to say:"...people shodlun't sit and judge people..."Lady, can you guess how you led your granddaughter toward this kind of mess in the first place?Ewwww.

    August 3, 2012 at 3:04 am | Reply
  2. tv22

    I found Mr. Rubins to be one of the most offensive and bigoted people I've ever seen. He "hates" all Republicans? I like the Daily Show and the fact that they do these absurd interviews, but I always found it entertaining and never felt myself hating people for their views – even if I disagree with them.

    I found his hate disturbing and in spite of the fact that he came to realize that people of differing opinions can be "nice" he still seems to have a pure hatred for anyone who disagrees with his politics.

    May 22, 2012 at 8:30 am | Reply
  3. Diane Oland

    Howard Kurtz was awfully condescending to Mr. Rubins, formally of The Daily Show. According to Mr. Kurtz, Mr. Rubins has left John Stewart's show and has gone to a "grown-up" job.

    Comedy is better at pointing out the lies and hypocrises of the modern day political system than the mainstream media that is supposed to cover it. That includes journalists like Mr. Kurtz. Especially journalists like Mr. Kurtz.

    For instance, why hasn't Mr. Kurtz had Thomas E. Mann and Norman J.Ornstein on Reliable Sources to discuss their provocative assertion that The Republican Party had run off the rails? Could it be because the authors criticize the mainstream press for not doing their job in reporting that the Republican party has been taken over by fringe elements?

    And what's wrong with mocking the views of anyone, anywhere on the political spectrum if their views are ridiculous?

    Mr. Kurtz, keep your day job. Your attempts at humor miss the mark.

    May 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Reply

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