Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jon Stewart on political polarization

The thing that I truly believe is that the overwhelming majority of the country is not this conflict-driven group of ideologues.  It just isn’t.  And that ultimately always wins out.  Because no matter what, the guy with the NRA bumper sticker and the Don’t Tread on Me flag is still going to pull over when he sees an accident and help out No Nukes guy, and vice-versa....So I’m always of the mindset that any asshole victory is short-lived.  It just is.  They lose.  Assholes lose.  They’re annoying.  They cause momentary hardships.  But they ultimately lose.  And that’s a good thing.
—Jon Stewart in the Rolling Stone magazine on September 29, 2011.

This not manifested in the media we watch, though. It is sad that Al Jazeera provides more intelligent, objective information than CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Fox Business News, Headline News, and CNBC. In fact, Al Jazeera, PBS, and BBC are the only honorable sources of information available on television (perhaps I have neglected one though).

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