Why Does It Take a Comedian?

Realizing that there is a risk of predictability, the following clip of a Jon Stewart interview is worth watching. It is true that only a week or so ago I posted another Stewart moment (from his interview with President Obama). Please rest assured I have no intention of making this space an outpost for all things Jon Stewart. In truth, although I think it’s funny, I almost never watch his show.

However, I am compelled to submit opinions and commentary that I believe are relevant to the national conversation. In this case, Mr. Stewart is being interviewed by Rachel Maddow from MSNBC. He presents his opinions on the 24-hour news cycle and how the cable “news” stations have perverted the nature of civil debate in this country.

What is most troubling to me is that we only hear these kinds of things from comedians.

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