Saturday, April 24, 2010

Credit Where Its Due: Jon Stewart

I rarely find myself a fan of Jon Stewart these days. I've taken more than a few shots at him on this blog, and even more whenever Mrs. Copious and I get on the subject. But when Jon Stewart is right, like he is in the video below, he's right, and he should get credit for it. Especially from me.

As someone who got his own fatwa/death threat card punched long before 9/11, when I was involved with the paperback publication of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, I appreciate what he's done here more than I can express as I sit with my first coffee of the morning and write this post. And hearing him make the distinction between "basically decent human beings" he disagrees with and who are "at worst, worthy adversaries" (like Bernie Goldberg and Fox News) and the real enemy is something I've waited a long time to hear from him.

Your invitation to dinner at our home is hereby reinstated, Jon, because for once, that f-bomb tag line of yours was truly deserved by its target.

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