Talk:Jon Stewart

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Oscar quotes[edit]

Nice job with the "sourced" Oscar quotes guys. A whole 1 out of 4 is correct, which I suppose is better accuracy that most of the quotes on this page. Sigh.

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.80.132.250 (talkcontribs) 01:38, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for calling attention to this problem. I have moved the three questionable quotes into the Attributed section. But please consider that the strength of wikis is the ability of any reader to make changes when they see such problems. You are welcome to fix the sources, move the quotes, or even delete them if you feel they are incorrect. If others disagree with your actions, they can make their own changes, and if need be, conflicting parties can discuss the issues on this talk page, which it why it exists. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 02:23, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
Very well... as much as I hate redoing what someone else should have done right in the first place, I fixed them, not that it put a dent into the problem. I'd be willing to bet the majority of quotes on this site are inaccurate. - 71.80.132.250 09:24, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
If you have a problem editing material that someone else didn't write to your standards, MediaWiki projects may not be the place for you. The entire purpose of Wikipedia, Wikiquote, and its sister projects is to provide a place where anyone can edit articles with the information and talents they have, on the assumption (rather effectively demonstrated by WP and hopefully more so every day by WQ) that a million eyeballs and typing fingers will improve this raw material into excellence. We make no claim that every article is 100% accurate. (Indeed, even professionally published material rarely can do that.) This project works because people are willing and eager to fix what needs fixing. Each contribution does put a dent in problems; our 7000+ editors can fix an amazing amount of dents that way. I hope that you will join in the spirit of the work here by doing precisely what you "hate" — making inaccurate quotes accurate, especially when based on published sources (so we can remove editors' imperfect recollections from the equation). ~ Jeff Q (talk) 11:17, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
Um, are you serious? There aren't "writing standards" here. There are quotes that are either correct or incorrect and no in between, and it seems that more often than not they are incorrect. What I have a problem with is people pulling stuff out of their ass because they're too lazy to do something the right way, forcing others to do the work for them. Look at the movie piracy quote from the Oscars, then look at it before I edited it. It wasn't even close. And yet, it was supposedly "sourced". This site is worthless if you can't even trust "sourced" quotes. - 66.214.124.152 10:13, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Question[edit]

To what extent do TDS quotes belong here? If we're quoting something Jon said on The Daily Show (specifically, in the scripted segments), should that go here (because, after all, he did say it) or on the TDS page (because it's from the show, and Jon isn't solely responsible for the content of the script he's reading)? 220.237.40.198 12:35, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Never mind; answered at village pump. I've moved 90% of the Daily Show quotes to the TDS page and put a "See also" link in. The quotes I've kept here are either personal comments (such as the September 20 speech) or unscripted interview pieces. 220.237.40.198 23:58, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Unsourced[edit]

Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages (see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations); but if you can provide a reliable and precise source for any quote on this list please move it to Jon Stewart.

  • I fought the law and the law lost!
    • Following CNN's cancellation of Crossfire.
  • I love watching the White House press conferences; they're very enjoyable. I love watching talented journalists who spent their entire lives to get the point where they're in the White House press corps, only to find out they're dictation machines where the White House will tell them what to say. But I'm watching it today and the strangest thing happened: today was the first press conference since they released the President's Vietnam service record and suddenly, it's like there's a whole new attitude. I have just one question for the press corps: Where the fuck have you been? You're starting to ask questions now? Now? All of a sudden, they've got questions and it's about his Vietnam service. Guys, you're like eight wars behind. Hey! I heard there was a break-in at the Watergate! You might want to check in on that!
  • I heard Dennis Kucinich say in a debate, "When I'm president..." and I just wanted to stop him and say, "Dude."
  • I'm 145 pounds of asthma.
    • On Oprah After the Show
  • It's like putting Captain Ahab in charge of save the whales.
    • On Bush's Cabinet.
  • What was God thinking in putting all his holy sites in one area? Like two blocks from each other. Is the idea for God ... He just put it in there like, "I just want to see who wants it more."
  • Clearly, I like to poke fun.
  • We are... Mosque-keteers, if you will!
  • It's six degrees of people who don't eat bacon!
  • I mean, 'Team Pelosi'? I think we can all agree that the prefix 'Team' should only be used in support of shirtless werewolves...