If you didn’t see Jon Stewart’s darky impression of Herman Cain last week, you can be thankful. I’d call it an unfortunate, not very funny moment, because that’s what my reaction was when I heard Stewart mocking Republican candidate for president, Herman Cain. I like Stewart and when he is attacking genuine hypocrisy, pompous and crass behavior no one is better.
Yes, Stewart is a comedian who has gone after many bloviating, self-aggrandizing jackasses in politics and the media (who can forget Roland Martin and his ascot), but he is also a liberal/progressive/Obama supporter par excellence.
Stewart has never gone after Obama and his policies with the same ferocity that he has with opponents of the Obama agenda.
Birthers and Palin are bad, Obama and Obamacare are good. His comedy routines clearly demonstrate in his world, Fox News is bad and The Daily Show is good…simplistic and true for him.
If Stewart really were half as “fair minded“ as he pretends he is, his very bad Amos ‘n Andy impersonation of Cain might be over looked; but he isn’t and it can’t. Stewart insists he isn’t an ideologue or activist, and yet he is both!
If you listen to the Chris Wallace/Jon Stewart interview it is apparent how defensive and condescending Stewart can be. It’s about 9:37 mark in the interview when Stewart starts saying things like, “what you will never understand… because of the soup you live in…no ideological agenda on my part, yada yada” what he is really saying is I’m the good guy and you (Chris Wallace) aren’t, ergo I get to make fun of you, conservatives, and Fox News.
Herman Cain, however, is not amused and has said so. Cain has bitch slapped journalists who reported that his sly comment about 3 page bills being signed when he is president as reality based news and Jon Stewart in particular, calling them stupid and racists.
Here’s where it’s really starting to get good. Numerous members of the Soros/Progressive MSM are insulted that Cain has called them racists! Insulted, I say. Huff Po, the LA Times, the New Daily News, Salon all are whinning and spinning.
Listen closely and one can almost hear them behind closed doors, “How dare that SOB call US racists?”
How dare he, indeed? It appears what all these fine folks have in common is they feel that Cain played the race card on them! The race card is their play. The nerve of the fella! Notice that not one of them questions Jon Stewart attempt at humor, possibly conceding that just maybe this routine was in poor taste in this hyper charged racial environment!.
Irony, I love the sound of irony in the afternoon. The LA Times Andrew Malcolm is miffed at Herman Cain. No, actually the LA Times is howling & offended that Herman Cain called ’em the way he saw them.
Herman Cain may have found the perfect way to get media attention Wednesday: call the real journalists (real journalists…that’s a hot one! emphasis mine) “stupid” for believing the words that come out of his mouth, and deem the most popular faux journalist a racist for … being a comedian.
Yesterday in a firehouse in Iowa City, Iowa, the deep-dish pizza eater began burning bridges with the press (LOL that’s another hot one!) by using the curiously familiar technique … of denouncing journalists for actually writing down what the GOP presidential hopeful said.
One final note to all those “out there” drinking their Kool-Aid supremely confident they are unbiased and that what Jon Stewart did was OK. Take the following “Is it really funny quiz”.
If Bill O’Reilly or Glenn Beck were to have said the exact same thing about Herman Cain (word for word), affecting the same black face/Amos ‘n Andy voice would you still think the comedy routine was funny? If the answer is “no” Cain was right to bitch slap the whole damn bunch of you!