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The Daily Show pounds Atlanta with fresh snark storm

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The Daily Show pounds Atlanta with fresh snark storm

The month of january 31, 2014Richard L. EldredgeComments

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Much like Georgia governor Nathan Deal’s reaction to Tuesday’s wintry mix, Atlantans were completely blindsided Thurs . when Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with John Stewart devoted six minutes of airtime to mocking us mercilessly. Describing our traffic snarling weather event being an “ice age doomsday zombie apocalypse,” Stewart considered: “I can’t even imagine just how much snow it might decide to try cause the zombie apocalypse. Three ft? Ten ft?” Cut to some clip of the Fox News anchor: “Two inches of snow hit the region.Inches “Really?” requested Stewart. “Two inches of snow? Is the fact that what goes on once the south is faced by something not particularly pointed out in Revelations?”

Stewart then began to lick on the allergy to HOV lanes. “It’s Suitable for a couple to talk about a vehicle, right?” Like a still of Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman from Driving Miss Daisy exhibited on screen behind him, Stewart added: “I know it was the final time anybody in Atlanta vehicle pooled, but nonetheless. It is really an emergency!”

Cut to some clip of Deal in a press conference: “We happen to be faced by having an unpredicted storm, There’s nobody within this room who might have predicted the amount or even the magnitude from the problem that developed.” The seem bite ended up being trailed by a number of Weather Funnel, CNN and WSB-TV Action News meteorologist Karen Minton clips, all properly forecasting the snow on Jan 27. Mentioning that Atlanta also can serve as The Elements Channel’s headquarters, Stewart added: “Not only had they been cautioned, the phone call was coming from the house! The Elements Funnel is situated in Atlanta. Also situated in Atlanta? The Society to prevent Highway Stuckage and also the National Department of Seeing S#*t Coming.”

Flashing Deal’s tweeted photo of him, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed, along with a Steve Penley painting of hizzonor at Tuesday’s Georgia Trend lunch honoring Reed as Georgian of the season in the Ritz Carlton downtown because the snow started falling, Stewart requested: “Georgian of the season? Who did he outperform for Georgian of the season? Paula Deen and also the guy who raped Ned Beatty in Deliverance?”

Not really WSB-TV Action News anchors Justin Player and Jovita Moore or even the 25 Action News reporters all supplying synchronised live coverage steered clear of ridicule. Stated Stewart: “Look, a 25 news box stack up!Inches On his Facebook page, Player was taking it in stride early Friday, even posting a photograph from the bit using the caption: “The Daily Show honored our 25 reporter box tonight.”

Daily Show fans around the program’s Facebook page, meanwhile, published greater than 100 snark-filled comments underneath the headline: “Tonight: Snow turns Atlanta into scene from Walking Dead (JK – no such factor as walking in Atlanta).” The lone voice of dissent within the feed? Cumming resident Tracy Lee White-colored who authored: “Jon, shame for you! Don’t perpetuate the parable it had become the snow.” Discussing a hyperlink to Atlanta magazine deputy editor and Atlanta historian Rebecca Burns’ Politico piece, “The Day We Lost Atlanta,” she added: “Read this short article. It’s the truest account of the items happened and why.” Advised viewer Kim Martino to White-colored and possibly all Georgians: “Tracy, The show makes fun from the news and occasions. That’s its purpose. Don’t go too seriously now. LOL.”

 

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