Sunday, July 03, 2011
Quote of the Day
"Jon's goal every night is to inform and illuminate, and to be funny while doing so. Whatever Jon's political leanings, he is an equal-opportunity comedian and satirist. Whether you're black, brown, green or purple, whether you're Hispanic, White, African-American, Arab or Chinese, whether you're liberal, conservative, libertarian or just plain apolitical, Jon just goes where the funny is (and sometimes it's the jugular). Nobody gets a pass. And that's exactly the way it should be."
-- Rick Sanchez on Jon Stewart
Sanchez goes on to say that he was wrong to call Stewart a bigot last year, an unfortunate career move since it provided incoming CNN management with the perfect excuse to fire him. For the record, he's defending Stewart and The Daily Show against accusations of racism and an overt liberal bias by quixotic conspiracy theorist and senile old man Bernie Goldberg -- and that wins Sanchez plenty of bonus points in my book.