As most of you know, I am a big fan of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. It might even be the thing that keeps me sane as our Democratic congressional majority gets sucked into a quagmire of conservative politics over health care reform, world leaders struggle to come to any sort of agreement on Climate Change in Copenhagen and the U.S. announces plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan–one of which is likely to be my husband, many more friends of ours.
So like many of you, I watched the December 16 episode hoping for some comic relief. And I got it. For sure. He is so good at pointing out idiocies on the national political stage that, even when I am appalled, I laugh. That was true during this episode too. But there was one story…a bit he included in his coverage of a Tea Party rally…that floored me. Not his take on it (which I love), but that someone, anyone–even a right wing ass bag like Laura Ingraham–would dare. [Read more...]