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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The actual problem with Jon Stewart

You can tell how Trump-friendly Jon Stewart's both-sides monologue was, on his return to the Daily Show, by all the right-wing ghouls who approved - like Elon Musk.

Meanwhile, Paul Krugman testifies that Biden is fine, based on talking to him in-person. Unlike Stewart.

Jon Stewart's monologue was a classic example of letting the perfect be the enemy of the good.

He suggested voting against Trump (the good) was less important than people, in some ideal world, using all their time and energy to fight every day for good causes (the perfect.)

This from a guy who shows up for work one day a week.

Classic Sarandon-style aiding and abetting the very very bad.

Although I have occasionally praised Stewart on this blog, I have had misgivings about Jon Stewart. 

First, when he was promoting the Wuhan Lab conspiracy, and then, even more when he made a video with Susan Sarandon, with the message that anybody who criticized Sarandon for her statements during the 2016 campaign stupidly believed that she single-handedly gave the election to Trump. 

But fascists loved his monologue.

Steven Colbert showed how it should be done - you can criticize Biden without piling on and both-siding, while reminding people that TRUMP IS A RAPIST.

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