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Ron Paul on the Daily Show 9/27 - All Video Links

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Updated: Politico spins this interview in worst way.
Title "Jon Stewarts advice for Ron Paul."
Presents the interview as though Jon is mocking RP's campaign.

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Ok! Updated from Daily Show website for those that missed it:

Full show

Aired Interview Segment: Part 1 Part 2

Unedited, extended interview online: playlist
Individual: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) will make his third appearance as a guest on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Monday, September 26 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT), his first since announcing his intentions to seek the 2012 Republican nomination for President of the United States of America.

Dr. Paul's last appearance on "The Daily Show" was on September 29, 2009. He also appeared on June 4, 2007.

Despite facing an uphill battle against more media darlings like Rick Perry, Texas Representative Ron Paul appears to be gaining momentum. The campaign is opening offices and launching ad buys, in an attempt to capitalize on rising poll numbers and strong fundraising.

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I don't know about y'all

but tonight in SC, this episode was repeated. That's a plus!! :)

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Jon needs to interview Tom Woods!

WE know what Ron's talking about, but I don't think this interview broke any ground with the liberal crowd. Sometimes I wish Tom Woods could do Ron's speaking for him.. He (Tom) presents the argument so well and with so many facts and historical examples that it becomes practically impossible to disagree with. Thomas Woods is the by far the best voice to articulate Ron Paul's philosophy so that the layman can understand it. It wasn't until I heard Tom's collection of lectures on mises.org that I truly felt confident in my support for an unregulated market, voluntary association etc.

I know he's already doing so much for the campaign, I just hope the world gets to hear him speak more often.

I wish Dr. Paul

would close his points he makes.
He seems to assume his audience is all people like US here.
He made the point of the free market "regulating" vs. a regulatory agency. Well Ron, HOW!! In 30 seconds, tell us how. If he cant start doing this, he wont get the momentum he mentioned that he needs.

Jackson County Georgia

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson

EPA = regulatory agency

"Seal of Goodhousekeeping" a free market consumer , or hey,
"Consumer Reports" both free market regulators.

I got the feeling that Jon Stewart still doesn't get it,

even after this interview. Sure wish he would crack open "The Revolution: A Manifesto". :(

Obviously Jon is beholden

Obviously Jon is beholden with the corporation that handles him. That's why he cannot post the interview on it's entirety on TDS website for all the Americans to see. All the meaty part of the interview was cut off. If Jon Stewart is a really brave man why did he cut the interview on his website and we have to settle for resourceful individuals to post the full interview of Ron Paul. And yes Jon still doesn't get it.

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."

No He Gets It

He understands that Ron is advocating some form of laissez faire capitalism....however, it's of the variety that he and his audience of union hacks and nanny-staters were taught to believe existed in this country in the 1800's. You heard Stewart say it, and you heard the audience applaud loudly when Stewart made the case that such times in American history were 'rapacious'.

The correct answer to the question of whether a system like the one Ron promotes has been tried in this country is a firm "NO".....but it will be when Ron is president!!!

We have had crony capitalism and corporatism, but never a system where a true free market has existed. Given where we are, it will be difficult to imagine rolling things back (for most people). But there is enough good libertarian literature and thought today that it could be done, bit by bit, but it will takes years of effort.

I think deep down on the

I think deep down on the inside Stewart loves and admires Ron Paul. If you would watch his recent shows, and in particular this interview with O'Reilly in '10, he was practically saying "I am Ron Paul."


I think if he tries to defend Paul anymore, he'd be at risk of losing all of his liberal audience and getting booted off the air.

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Ouch! Facebookers - This needs serious help

The comments are terrible.


Second comment thingy down: (says this below, with a little video of RP)

The Daily Show
‎"It seems like what gets a lot of attention is saying one thing a few years ago and then changing your position. Have you thought about flip-flopping?" - Jon Stewart to Ron Paul http://on.cc.com/rmnaF2

Yikes! So many victims of government propaganda!

It's terrible to see.


to hear Ron Paul talk freely.

What an intellingent and thoughtful man.

The LAST consistent politician left...you got that right!

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Who remembers Jon's love/hate relationship with John McCain?

Those who are AVID viewers of The Daily Show (I'm talking for YEARS here) remember how at one time Jon put John McCain on a HUGE pedestal, prior to his 2008 run, though.

Stewart revered McCain for his military service, admired him for his "Maverick" status, etc...then came the fall or "sell-out" as I think Stewart perceived it. And the backlash was between funny and sad as Jon showed McCain no mercy in his chastisement on national TV for his flip-flopping back to the GOP base vs. bringing the base to a different philosophical place.

I think Jon has found now the "REAL DEAL" in Ron, seeing someone whose consistency spans some 30 years in public life and office. Just look at his comments regarding Ron in Rolling Stone. I think "he thinks" that in Ron Paul (regardless of philosophical differences) he's finally found a politician he can "trust" as evidenced by Jon's closing statement in the interview last night.

My point is as long as Ron remains true to his principles and consistent in his ideologies (which we all know will be...well, forever...lol), Jon is going to continue to prop up Ron based on that one trait alone...the trait he seemingly most admires. And need I remind you, Stewart has a HUGE audience/following and is now considered the "most trusted name in news" by national polls...even though he is a "comedian". If "laughter is the best medicine" who better for Jon to team up with than the good "doctor" in this campaign...;-)

Jon has found himself a true statesman and philosophical "thinker"...and I think he's loving it!

RON PAUL NEEDS YOUR HELP!! Ron Paul VS Bill O'Reilly!!!

Bill O'Reilly is currently holding a poll at "Bill O'Reilly.com" The Poll is: Based on the Debates so Far Which Candidate do you Support? We HAVE TO WIN THIS FOR RON PAUL!!! We all know how much Bill'o hates RP!! Once again, VOTE FOR RON PAUL AT "Bill O'Reilly.com"

Aired Interview Segment: Part

Aired Interview Segment: Part 1 Part 2

I clicked on both of these above, and neither of them work now.

Good. They probably got some complaints....

That means most people who watch this interview online will now see the full version.

More people will watch the full online interview compared to a single night's viewing audience.

Comedy Central probably saw the ratings from last night.....

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

That was one hell of an

That was one hell of an interesting interview!

For a moment, I thought I was watching PBS.

What I liked most about this interview was Dr. Paul's overall demeanor. I felt very comfortable watching Ron speak. He was at ease, and highly interesting to listen to. The honesty of his statements came across in his body language.

This was a very intellectual kind of interview, many watching would not have a clue what was being talked about....but the whole thing came across very well.

Jon Stewart gave an excellent interview, and I think he was somewhat amazed at the end of it.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Very disappointed

So many missed opportunities. Why couldn't he give a coherent example of Church-run hospitals taking care of people?

The unedited version is SOOO much better!

It's so much easier to see how respectful and truly curious Jon is with Ron Paul with the whole interview! Wow! I wish everyone could see it.

DVR'd it.


The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Yeah, the dailyshow.com did a hack job on the interview!

I watched the "Full Show" on the dailyshow.com yesterday and it had a completely different feel to it. It was hacked up to the point where it had a negative effect! Many parts were missing!

Watching the actual full interview it was amazing! Ron Paul did really well!

Who did the hack job at dailyshow.com!


At least they have the full interview on the homepage now, even if it is cut in 3 pieces: http://www.thedailyshow.com/

This is good practice for Ron Paul

He doesn't usually get the chance to articulate his philosophy on major media. Not everybody agrees with the way he proposes government, mostly because they either work for the government, or they're too brainwashed to think they can't live without it. This begins a new era for Ron Paul-having the opportunity to explain.

alan laney

People oppose Ron Paul for his philosophy

and, in this case, they cheered when Jon Stewart voiced his skepticism about that philosophy. It's all beside the point. Ron Paul would not single-handedly institute a libertarian government. He said he wouldn't rip the rug out from under people who were reliant on the welfare state. And we know we can take him at his word.

So to try and portray him as the grim reaper for all welfare recipients is misleading.

What we'd get with Ron Paul is PEACE and a better chance for prosperity, and that is such an important truth, that to obscure it, even as Jon Stewart does here with subtlety and a modicum of respect, is just a crying shame. We're losing our best hope because people can't differentiate between media myths and reality.

Well, this kind of an

audience will cheer for limburger cheese. They cheered when Ron Paul dissed Socialism and Jon Stewart is a self proclaimed Socialist so...

It was just good to have the venue and hear Ron Paul speak truth.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

the biggest corporation

jon steward seems like he don't understand that the biggest corporation in the world is US government, plus, unlike other corporations like apple, google or even exxon, it has a monstrous army and the ability of taking people money without minding of something like "customer satisfaction".
the worst thing corporations can do is using government for thier own purposes. I simply don't understand this kind of rethoric, unless it's a sort of cripto-marxism.

Good Interview - Signs of future debate questions

I think the interview was great for a couple of reasons. The biggest obsticle to getting the folks to consider Ron Paul is overcoming the "fear of change". Most people have a comfort keeping things the way they are, unless they see imminent danger ahead.

Ron Paul wants to do government right. Not a kick the can, Not a patch job for now. This means substantial change and to some that is leaving the comfort zone - frightening.

Stewart asks Paul the right question, "If we shrink the Fed govt, don't we introduce new problems or fears at the State level?" He does three things, 1. gets his core listening base tuned into what Ron Paul has to say in a now confrontational manner, 2. gets to hear how much depth there is the Ron's plans, 3. Ron Paul gets a chance to answer something deeper than questions about Executive Orders and fences on the border.

I hope the Paul campaign, sees this interview as the stepping stone for the near future, how to develop answers to get the majority to leave a comfort zone and vote for change. To me this is critical to lean folks from both Romney and democrats to change.

I think Stewart wants to really like Paul as a president. Celebs for Ron Paul is growing quite quickly.

"This isn't what the govern meant"

"Win the crowd and you will win your freedom"



Appreciate the link, but I've

Appreciate the link, but I've already seen the one that was on television. I'm trying to find the extended interview.

they are right above in the main post

the group of 3 links. mostly part 2 was edited out as the show is only 22 mins


I'm a little out of touch but I'm not sure what you mean by extended. Do you mean the conversation after the camera was off or the unedited?

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