Thursday, November 19, 2009

The real news

Jerry Garcia is famously credited with saying, "Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us." The Grateful Dead stepped up to the plate a number of times, and did things one wouldn't necessarily expect from a bunch of goofy musicians.

The same can be often said about Jon Stewart. Somebody has to say something and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be Jon Stewart. He's a comedian doing a journalist's job. There is a huge gaping void in the land of American journalism, and at this point, there is no newsperson with the stones to fill it. And until someone does, thank goodness for Jon & Co.

6 comments:

june said...

So, so, so, true...so, so, so sad! I'm sharing this on my FB page..

Keera said...

It is pathetic that clear-headed analysis of events and the news come from a team of comedy writers.



Gaw, I can't believe what I just wrote...



Is there any hope???

alice said...

I'm starting to think that "hope" was just a campaign slogan. :-/

Keera said...

Oh, don't get me started! "Just wars" are OK? He should never have won the peace prize. (I want to rant, but have to do some research first. I blame Christmas card writing for the delay. :-) )

alice said...

I'm trying to give the guy a chance to find his footing and be the great man who was promised to us in the campaign. But, so far, I have not been impressed with the Obama administration. Sigh.

Keera said...

I was going to give him his 100 days. And then some. But after his Nobel Peace Prize speech, he actually scared me. I heard things between the lines I am not happy about at all.