Saturday, August 08, 2015

Mr. Stewart Goes to Washington

Writing in Commentary, Jonathan S. Tobin on "Jon Stewart and the Politics of Contempt." An excerpt:

The point about his style is not that it was both funny and unfair, but the way it conveys a sort of not-so-secret handshake among the young and the fashionably liberal. In this world, differing views don’t have to be engaged with, let alone disputed. They can, instead, be dismissed with a vicious swipe aimed at conveying the message that anyone who dissents from liberal orthodoxy is beyond contempt.

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