Turning of the Tide

If, like me, you’re not in the habit of watching CNN, you probably missed the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart lay a righteous smackdown on Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala. I did. Sure, you can read the transcript, but that doesn’t really do it justice.

For the full-on effect, if you have a fast internet connection, you’ll want to watch the video

Jon Stewart, I salute you. On the one hand, it’s depressing that it takes a comedy show host to raise this issue and not, say, a journalist. On the other hand, I guess mocking the powerful has always been the right of jesters and fools. Jon Stewart is a superb fool. And I don’t mean that as an insult.