Whatever your politics, you cannot deny that comedian Jon Stewart has a history of attacking the hypocrisy and high ideals of journalism, for his subversive approach to media criticism. Firebrand. What does that mean in the era of President Donald Trump? In a post-Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing world?
Jon Stewart and Dave Chappelle sat down with CNN's Christiane Amanpour. And Stewart pulled no punches. He said what so many of us have been thinking all along:
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Smite the bean counters! Chuff. Chuff. But "we the journalists." Chuff. That is the encapsulation of smug journalism.
Stewart hosted the Daily Show back when it was actually sort of funny — sometimes, it was even hilarious. I wonder how he would handle the job today, in this environment, when Trump is President and the press has an ugly infatuation with him, an obsession that pretends to be hatred. A yearning that pretends to be duty, a kind of prowling, stalker-ish fixation on the man and his destruction, completely unwilling to admit that they are, inarguably, a massive reason he rose to power in the first place.
People are tired of the stuffy, (mostly bicoastal) media elites who act like they are the voice of Americans.
People are tired of the stuffy, (mostly bicoastal) media elites who act like they are the voice of Americans. Well, I'm here to tell you that your suspicions are correct. They do not speak for you, America.
You can tell we're knee-deep in a humorless time, now more than ever, when the comedians are rebuking the journalists, when humor holds more power than the words of a journalist.