Jon Stewart is one of those guys that I really don’t “get” in terms of popularity. He seems to be appealing to my demographic which makes almost no sense to me because I always thought that the people in my demographic tried to stay away from supporting folks who pass off garbage as truth. I don’t know – I just don’t find the guy funny. And I don’t think he offers any relevant political “comedy” whenever he rants about how bad Republicans and conservatives are for the country. In fact, ranting and raving like that not only harms free speech in general, but it attempts to stifle serious debate among the country’s younger population.
However, he did mention something the other night on his show that is, by far, the best thing I’ve ever heard him say. Here, take a look for yourself:
Again, I don’t really care for Stewart but he is on point here. What gives with the lack of Ron Paul coverage?! Look, I know that Paul’s campaign goes out of its way to spike the post-debate text message polls and stuff the audience members with their supporters, but that’s the way it is – why deny its existence? In fact, you might argue that Paul is getting the same treatment that the Tea Party received early on in their creation. Remember that? Remember when there were hundreds of thousands of people marching on Washington, DC and the media was like, “Oh? What? No, we don’t know anything about this Tea Party stuff. Are they racists?”
Why is Ron Paul getting that type of treatment? It’s bizarre. In fact, it’s the type of bizarre that makes people wonder about the media – how can every single news outlet deny the man’s existence when he’s clearly a front runner right now? Gah!