Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jon Stewart on the events in Tucson

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Yet another great commentary from Jon Stewart, who repeatedly makes more sense than the talking heads on cable news. Obama would benefit from watching this prior to his speech to the nation. But such complexities are beyond him or the news "pundits." For me the best lines were: "let's at least make troubled individuals easier to spot," which underscores the danger of tolerating extreme and violent political rhetoric and imagery in public rallies and protests, and his discussion of the need to remember the "anonymous goodness" and civic commitment to democracy of the dead and wounded.

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