You got that? In times of national crisis, the proper role of the comedian is not to challenge the prevailing jingoistic hysteria, but to induce smiles.
To me, it seems like that excuse undermines the whole show. After spending years pointing out again and again how subtext can be used to quite clearly send certain messages, to turn around and deny the possibility of any sort of subtext on his show is, in my view, hypocritical.
Kwine: An interesting article, thanks for posting it. I'm not surprised at the avalanche of defensive comments in this thread. You all are supposed to be made uncomfortable. We're all too comfortable. Instead of trying to reassure us from your couch that the message of the article isn't to be taken seriously for one reason or another, embrace your discomfort and try to alleviate it by channeling it into action.
STEWART: I think you're right. I think we should have more full context and more of the types of things that you're talking about. But I don't understand how that's purely a liberal or conservative bias. That's, like I said, sensationalist and somewhat lazy. But I don't understand how that's partisan.
The embarrassment is that I'm given credibility in this world because of the disappointment that the public has in what the news media does.
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