Thursday, March 07, 2013

Friendly Fire

Today's Daily Banter piece is kind of pegged off something from my old nemesis, Salon. (I'll chase them 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares maelstrom and 'round perdition's flames before I give them up.) What I've written points out the breathtaking arrogance and ingratitude of those on the left who complain that Jon Stewart isn't tough enough, and reminds them that Stewart is the best fucking friend they've got.

Here's the opening shot:

"I’m not sure where I’d be if I woke up one morning and discovered that Alternet and Salon were suddenly bastions of rational, practical thinking, free from ridiculously pie-in-the-sky moralizing and a lot of liberals shooting themselves in the collective foot. I think it would be like Matt Taibbi finding out that Tom Friedman had finally learned how to use metaphors properly and wasn’t incessantly fixated on drawing grand global theories based on a two-minute conversation he had with his driver. What would I have to give me a laugh with my morning coffee if there weren’t David Sirota and columns like the one on Jon Stewart currently getting the Alternet-Salon double-barreling?

In the piece, titled '7 Examples of Cowardice on The Daily Show,' blogger Scott Hill calls out what he sees as a pattern of spinelessness on the part of Jon Stewart, even going so far as to ask why the host 'wimps out' so often."

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