More Pot & Kettle Crap
So... am I the only one in America today who finds it a little more than silly that Jon Stewart ("The Daily Show") is being lauded for sticking it to Jim Cramer ("Mad Money") for being too much an entertainer and not enough of a journalist? I mean... really, people. Jon Stewart?
Shoot, I guess if you make people laugh for twelve years on a fake news show they forget all about the "fake" part. The show is on Comedy Central, for Pete's sake, and he's telling people to do more real journalism and less entertainment?!
Could it be... just maybe... that the bulk of Americans are so pissed off about the economy that they're just beyond ready to see somebody get reamed for it? Seems likely to me.
Do I think Stewart is funny? Undeniably. Do I think he's also a pompous ass? Absolutely. Excuse me if I don't agree that a dude who made a career out of "nanny nanny boo boo-ing" others is the example of journalistic integrity. Shoot, man, he was in Big Daddy and Mixed Nuts, but has the nerve to question the smarts of others? Sorry, call me cranky, but I can't see the Daily Show as anything more than a glorified Friar's Roast. To give it any more weight or importance than that is... well, laughable. If America is now truly viewing The Daily Show as a real news show, and Jon Stewart as a real journalist... then we may have bigger problems than the recession.