Saturday, October 30th, 2010
Here’s Jon Stewart’s 12-minute concluding speech at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear from Saturday at the National Mall in Washington.
Just prior to the speech, Stephen Colbert presented two video montages of TV news media clips. The point of the rally was to comment on our news media, journalists and journalism organizations (“the country’s 24 hour political pundit perpetual panic conflictinator”) that have failed in their duty to inform the public, the very organizations that, for the most part, set our national agenda. The image of America shown to us is not reality, and yet that image influences the real world. This is a parenting issue, if you care about the world our kids inherit.
Here is the counterpoint, from Bill Maher: