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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jon Stewart to Jobs: Microsoft Was Supposed to be the Evil One

Posted By on Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 1:21 AM

In testament to the ever increasing mainstream appeal of the high drama, high stakes tech and gadget world, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart tore into iPhonegate during his opening monologue tonight, making an interesting analogy between Apple and Big Brother, astutely using Apple's 1984 commercial as ammo.

Key takeaway: Don't take down the little guy.

"If you're going to break down someone's door why don't you start with AT&T for godsakes, they make your amazing phone unusable, as a phone..."

Stewart is right about the power of his specific audience -- "This is way more explosive than putting Muhammad in a bikini to my audience." Yes, to the loyal overly-educated uber-liberal fanboys that worship the Daily Show, comparing Apple to "The Man" is the media equivalent of a fatwa.

We've bet you Jobs has seen it, and also, hopefully, who ever is in charge of fixing shit at AT&T.

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