erik lundegaard

Wednesday February 11, 2015

Quote of the Day

“One of the key elements of 'The Daily Show'ís perspective has been this emphasis on deriding politiciansí decisiveness, hastiness, and machismo, as well as the voters who admire them for it. In doing so, it defends empathy and complex thinking. Because people who value such things often get crushed under the boots of people who value power, much of 'The Daily Show'ís humor is a form of relief. That relief restores us, and becomes a form of strength. Stewartís work on the show has been so central, so essential, that itís hard to imagine American political and comedic culture without it.”

-- Sarah Larson, “Jon Stewart's Big Announcement,” The New Yorker. I tend to think, as with his jokes, Stewart's timing here is perfect. You could tell he was getting increasingly frustrated at the continued idiocy of the far-right in this country and FOX-News in particular. But God I will miss him. He was our voice of sanity. Just watch the first 10 minutes of last night's episode.†

Jon Stewart, Barack Obama, "The Daily Show"

Posted at 05:04 PM on Wednesday February 11, 2015 in category Quote of the Day  
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