Saturday, March 14, 2009

Before Stewart vs CNBC: Stewart vs Crossfire 2004

To follow up on yesterday morning's comment about the power of satire, and particularly of Jon Stewart's satire, here is the following from 2004:

Mmmmm me loves me some Jon Stewart. Political satire has a rich American history and a critical role to play in a functioning democracy, and in the case last week of Stewart vs CNBC, in a functioning capitalist democracy. Sometimes satire is the most effective way to bring such large and discordant forces into sharp relief. Operative word: sharp. See clip above and prior posts to wit. Jon Stewart is an American patriot and national treasure.