Good stuff from the daily show. I’ve been enjoying reading the archives on this site.
i’m slowly being tortured by my job and this link which i have been trying to play since this morning and it absolutely will not cooperate
I love how the Daily Show calls out the MSM all day, every day. They never take themselves too seriously and hold a mirror up to the rest of us so we can try to do the same.
Still, the one refrain, “it’s just a cartoon” is leaving me with mixed feelings. On the one hand, I agree. Satire has its place, particularly in politics. I remember having a high school social studies teacher who was obsessed with political cartoons and he’d always have us analyzing them in class.
On the other hand, Black Americans have been portrayed negatively in cartoons since we got here! Hateful and ugly caricatures litter our history. So-called cartoons have been used to degrade and attack all people of color for years. So while I get it, and believe me, I do… I just don’t like saying it’s only a cartoon knowing that cartoons sometimes pack a heavy punch.
Bravo once again Stewart and crew.
Sorry, I clicked send by mistake. This is one of those things like nipplegate, it would have gone vitually unnoticed by a large portion of the country (I mean really, do people in the red states even know what the new yorker is?) if the media didn’t hype it up. I am not saying ignore it or it will go away, but they got way more mileage out of this than it deserved.