Conservapedia on the Daily Show

As some of you may already know, Conservapedia got a mention on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart yesterday on June 28th. For those of you who did not have the opportunity to see this, the Column has laboriously managed to track it down, brought to you courtesy of Crooks and Liars.

Now, one thing I couldn’t help notice is that while Conservapedia will usually proudly parade any piece of news coverage they get around on the front page (seriously, that LA Times article was over a week ago), they seem to have missed this particular event completely. That’s sort of surprising, since I’d guess on average, the Daily Show has at least a few more viewers than the L.A. Times has readers. National television, too, definitely not bad. I’d say this is probably their best media appearance so far, so one would think they’d be proud. Someone should really run over and point it out to them, I think. I’m sure they’ll be happy.

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5 Responses to “Conservapedia on the Daily Show”


  1. 1 PalMD June 28, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    I’m sure they know about it by now. Several of them monitor RW. Perhaps they have finally decided that not all news is good news.

  2. 2 Gulik3 June 29, 2007 at 1:18 am

    Oh, they know. Last night, they had a flood of new users, all of whom ASchlafly swiftly permabanned. Then he shut down registration.

    Now THAT’S how you build a great encyclopedia. None of this ‘anyone can edit’ Wikipedia hippie nonsense here, nosiree!

  3. 3 PalMD June 29, 2007 at 2:46 am

    They get great publicity, and an assload of potential contributors, and slam to door. So is publicity good or bad?

  4. 4 human June 29, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    I just wanted to mention that, since next week is one of Jon & Stevie’s vacations and the shows will rerun, this segment will in all likelihood be “broadcast” again on the Fourth of July. Coincidence or snarky planning? We report, you absorb.

  5. 5 Trashbat June 30, 2007 at 12:11 am

    Nice to see the publicity has led to a massive increase in vandals to CP (of the non RW variety). It would be too much to ask that they realise that normal people think they are a joke…


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