Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jon Stewart Gets Serious

I don't know if I've mentioned it lately, but I love, love, love Jon Stewart. He delivered a very serious program after this weekend's tragedy in Tuscon, and I thought I'd share it. Generally speaking, I refrain from talking too much about politics on my blog, but I think that we can all get on board with what he's saying, regardless of our political views.

"I do think that its important for us to watch our rhetoric, I do think that its a worthwhile goal not to conflate our political opponents with our enemies if for no other reason than to draw a better distinction between the manifestos of paranoid mad men and what passes for acceptable political and pundit speak. It would be really nice if the ramblings of crazy people didn’t in any way resemble how we actually talk to each other on TV. Let’s at least make troubled individuals easier to spot."

You can watch the full video here. I definitely recommend watching all 9 minutes and 34 seconds of it. You'll be glad you did.

1 comment:

  1. I try to watch all his shows. That rally he did some months back was a great idea.
    I'm glad he addressed the tragedy and he said sensible things but maybe because he is a comedian, he didn't appear to be that sincere. I was wondering if he was going to start laughing. Of course he didn't but it's hard to tell if he is not acting. BTW I did a post on this Monday. The nine-year-old girl's death just brings me to tears.
    thanks all the best



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