In addition to shedding light on the current situation in Pakistan, Jon Stewart uses understatement, juxtaposition and irony, to diminish the prominence of the controversy between the United States and France.
Stewart understates the extent to which the “controversy” the French claims the U.
Although Jon Stewart is an advocate of Obama and his administration his satire conveys to the audience that he is still an open political mind.
In conclusion, Jon Stewarts conveys his satire different from some of his colleagues such as Stephen Colbert.
He later acknowledges the reality of the unfortunate situation, to not discredit his ethos.
In another instance in the clip, Stewart uses reversal to ridicule the fact that, only a few days after the humanitarian report, The President of Pakistan and President Obama meet to discuss the situation. S to “lay low amidst the recent discoveries” was the opposite of what the U. Stewart uses humor to shed light on the serious situation, but then injects his own thoughts in order to tie in his audience to his opinions .
” Jon Stewart satirically oppose the recent events that took place last week in which reports have surfaced that the U.
S has failed to acknowledge the numerous civilian deaths in Pakistan drone strikes, and France and Germany have discovered that the United States National Security Administration has been spying on them for over a decade.
The incongruity of the clip was mainly meant for a satirical/comedic effect (To poke fun at the mess the United States is in at the moment), but it also has an important political distinction. Stewart’s satire however climaxes near the end of the video when Jay Carney (United States Press Secretary) issue a press response stating, “The President assured, the Chancellor the United States is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor.
Stewart pinpoints the detail that Jay Carne stated the United States “is not” and “will not” monitor the chancellor, but there was no mention of a past tense “we were not.” Stewart finds it funny that the white house Press Secretary, whose job is to issue statements to the press, might have missed such an important detail.