So as long as we're making announcements, I have one, too.
I really don't like Jon Stewart.
|It might be that fucking smirk, or it might be...|
no, it's pretty much that fucking smirk.
But watching him for more than five or 10 minutes sets my goddamn teeth on edge.
|That fucking smirk.|
|Proto-smirk. But that floppy hair, though.|
|Believe it or not, having Howard Stern as one of his|
first guests was considered a coup. LOL.
|Remember Craig Kilborn? No?|
It doesn't matter.
|Maybe it was the suit that put it there.|
|I legit wanted one of these when I was five.|
(Which reminds me of another post I need to write about my adventures on Twitter. DON'T LET ME FORGET, GUYS.)
Over time, audiences realized that Jon Stewart's outrageous shit actually was at least as honest and factual as the "serious" news outlets, if not more so. And by 2009, he was the most trusted newsperson in America (ironically beating out Brian Williams, who, uh, made his own news today).
|#1 smug face in American TV journalism.|
But here's the thing. I think that Jon Stewart, along with Hillary Clinton, represents everything that is wrong with liberalism today.
And that's coming from someone who really crowds the left-hand side of the moderate line.
|Holding on to Canada, reaching for Sweden, that's me.|
|Even without the hand gesture, you know|
you're hearing from an asshole.
|The official motto of the left is "Bless your heart."|
|Not as easy as it looks.|
But just as I believe that credible conservatives shouldn't have to be so goddamn angry all the time, I believe that credible liberals shouldn't have to resort to epic smugness as their default setting.
|Don't make me take that bet.|
That's why I only ever watched the "must-see" clips from "The Daily Show" as they appeared on social media, and why I backed Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton back in 2008 (and hell, why I refused to vote for Bill Clinton in 1996 or Al Gore in 2000). There's no room for bullying, or condescension, or stridency, if you own your convictions. Sincerity is a pretty bright light. All the rest is theater and the cult of personality.
I wish Jon Stewart the very best, no matter where he goes after "The Daily Show." But man, I hope wherever he lands, I like him more.