How Rachel is Like FOX News: Applying Jon Stewart to 'Big Brother 13'
How Rachel is Like FOX News: Applying Jon Stewart to 'Big Brother 13'
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
I enjoy The Daily Show because it often expresses thoughts and ideas that I think better than I could ever hope to do myself. But I never thought I could apply it to Big Brother 13. Until last night.

Maybe I'm crazy and have Big Brother 13 on the mind (which I do, since it has completely taken over my life), but on last night's episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart delivered a brilliant and pointed commentary against FOX News that is exactly how I feel about Rachel and the other veterans this season on the CBS reality show.

In this clip, Jon Stewart points out how FOX News and its conservative pundits love to accuse liberals of playing "the victim card" before showing how it's really the conservatives who feel like they're the ones really under attack.

What does any of this have to do with Big Brother 13, you may ask? Well, in this video, simply replace all instances of "conservatives" with "Rachel and Brendon," the resident power couple, and replace "liberals" with Cassi, Daniele, Dominic or anyone else who calls Rachel, Brendon and the other veterans out on their B.S.


Do you see what I mean? In the Big Brother 13 house, Rachel constantly accuses everyone else of playing the victim and making her look like the villain, only to whine about how she's the real victim. The logical thought process of Rachel is identical to that of FOX News, and the comparison is even stronger when you consider the fact that, like FOX News, Rachel is the one with all the real power. She crushes everyone else in competitions the same way FOX News crushes MSNBC and CNN in the ratings.

So thank you, Jon Stewart, for explaining this massive logic gap for me. In the video, Stewart says "That is some of the most free range, organically grown, disingenuous, ideologically marinated unselfawareness I've ever seen in the wild." He may be talking about Sean Hannity, but as far as I'm concerned, the quote could easily be applied to Rachel.

(Image courtesy of Comedy Central/CBS, Video courtesy of Comedy Central)


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