So it appears that I’m not the only one who couldn’t just let the events in Gaza pass without comment (http://bitchmagazine.org/post/the-politics-of-pop-culture). Mr. Jon Stewart also had an opinion and a pretty forceful one at that:
Jon is getting a few snarky posts in comments, but from what I’ve seen he’s also gotten some really positive feedback as well. That nobody is calling for his job, I think, is a huge huge leap of goodness that I am very proud and happy to see.
Jon’s skit also made me think (as his commentaries often do), what would have happened if it had been a woman making those exact same comments? Do you think he would have been embraced by so many people?