Friday, Jon Stewart broke through the curtain on CNN’s Crossfire. If you haven’t seen it already, you must view one of the streams of Stewart’s appearance.
He did something that no one approved for appearance on TV has been willing to do: he told the truth about the corrosive effect of cable TV news on our democracy. It was only a couple of minutes in 24 hours that day, but you could feel the refreshing breath of fresh air.
What’s amazing is that you don’t see this more often. Everyone’s a media critic and if you’re paying attention, you know this already. But if you’re not paying attention, you’re not getting this message.
To continue stating the obvious, to say that the Daily Show is the best show on TV is like saying that 30-year-old Talisker is the best way to get drunk.