This is not about a movie, but rather about villains worse than any found on film...
If you want to become angry--why not, we all lead such pleasant lives?--watch the first segment of the attached Daily Show. It is sad that it takes a humor show to highlight the worst ills of the US government and media, I mean Republicans and Fox News.
While we’re on the subject of hunger...
I can imagine how Fox News “experts”, evangelical idiots, Republican wingnuts, and talk radio blowhards would comment on this article...which I find interesting, credible, and frightening for my descendants.
Jon Stewart’s name should be added to the list of great Americans. And, I would add him to the list of people I would like to have as friend, with whom I could enjoy an occasional dinner. Of course, I’m too boring to merit such a waste of his time, but I am permitted to fantasize.
He seems to be the smartest guy on television, far more clever than most of the people he interviews. And, more intelligent than other television hosts. Why can’t he be King of the United States? That would solve many problems and be far more entertaining than the current government. I’m sure that he would behead most members of the Senate and House of Representatives, an act that would surely please most of his new subjects.
I have been a non-fan of CNN for years. Besides not covering the news very well, the channel spends more time promoting themselves than doing what they are supposed to do: report the news. If one spends much time in foreign countries with little choice in television programming, one tends to switch off CNN a lot.
There is little wonder that The Daily Show mocks this channel (whereas it respects, but loathes Fox News). They deserve any and all ridicule. The below bit from Non Sequitur proves the point.
I have posted many absurd statements by people of questionable intelligence and mental stability, but this article found in Salon must be the winner:
Right-wing author: Jon Stewart part of the culture that led to shootings
According to one right-wing author, the "Daily Show" host has helped "drive [God] out of our society"
The first sentence of that article is one of the weirdest thatI have read in a magazine:
New York Times bestselling author Joel Rosenberg tied Jon Stewart to the shootings in Newtown, Conn., because Stewart is part of “the cultural war against Jesus and Christmas” that helps “drive [God] out of our society, our of our schools and courts.”
This guy must not have visited a shopping mall lately, which usually start promoting Christmas soon after Labor Day.
Recently, when flipping through news channel in hopes of finding something captivating, I paused on Fox News (yeah, I know the word masochist just flashed through your mind) and heard the Head Blonde mention that the next topic would be Jon Stewart. Being a fan of The Daily Show, I wanted to hear how badly he would be treated. They would surely seek revenge for his constantly pointing out the truth about their lapses. I knew that he had been interviewed on air by Chris Matthews and imagined that he had said some outrageous things, which could be taken out of context and twisted.
One of the “Expert-Panel-of-Two-Blondes” started off by saying “I don’t even find him funny”. Realizing that I would be forced to listen to a humorless, petulant, brain-impaired bloviater with an opinion, I quickly switched channels to something serious.
Jon Stewart might, at times, be childish in the pursuit of entertainment, but his show is biting satire about serious topics. And, he is one of the best celebrity interviewers on television. The need of Fox News to attack him is a sign of success and a badge that he should wear proudly.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.