posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 01:02 PM
Darn; a page 4 reply. All the good words and points have already been taken, put to use and made.
I won't let a little thing like irrelevance stop me.
The Daily Show is the only TV I watch aside from Deadliest Catch (and I don't actually watch the Daily Show on TV, I catch it day after online during
my lunch break).
I've had many people who I used to consider intelligent and insightful tell me how much they hated and despised Jon Stewart and the Daily Show
because it was no closer to the news than the Family Guy; jokes made on non-contextual instance and statements and followed up with funny jokes or
fart jokes - which is something Jon Stewart has even said about himself and his own show... so I guess all those idiots were right to some nth
Even if some of it is out of context, I can't help but feel that this show has more truth in it's facade than any given hour of cnn, fox, nbc, or
cbs show put together (or any other acronym for that matter). The fact that these things are really no laughing matter, yet pointing out how ironic
and ridiculous these things are is all Jon Stewart has to do to make us laugh makes it the perfect show. We can get informed and laugh our behinds off
at the same time.
Yet, when the issue is more removed then clip, and the issue becomes the interview, the 'snake oil' is put away and replaced with Roosevelt's
little talking, hard hitting 'big stick'. This interview, if nothing else, proved with no lack of emphasis or finality that The Daily Show is indeed
a real show addressing real concerns with real facts and opinions and is far more connected to the root issues and uncovering the truth of those
issues than any of the other crap artists who claim to do that and don't. We're only laughing because it's ridiculous, and it's only ridiculous
because it's true.
All that aside; as much as I love Jon Steward and as right as he was in this interview... I couldn't help but feel bad for Cramer. He had his behind
righteously handed to him. It was painful to watch... so I must be a masochist, because it was brilliant and I enjoyed ever second of it.
Thank you Jon Stewart!!