posted on May, 31 2006 @ 03:30 PM
I think I understand what you're getting at. However, it occurs to me that the particular people you've mentioned are primarily
comedians/entertainers, not journalists or credible pundits. They're paid to draw an audience and help make money for their employers (and their
employer's stockholders). Their shows are, as Steve Martin once put it, Professional Show-Biz Entertainment, and while they're not entirely without
insight or thought, are designed primarily to elicit laughter and deliver eyeballs to their advertisers.
As much as I like Bill Maher and Jon Stewart, I don't know how much value I would place on any information about, 9/11 for example, they would
provide. Simply by dint of their place in the American pop-cultural landscape, the information could be interpreted as corrupted by their handling of
On the other hand, that's just me -- I could be wrong.