Friday, October 15, 2004

Why Jon Stewart is God

Jon Stewart is God. Jon Stewart is a good steward.
Stewart means steward. And being a good steward is doing God's work on earth.
By standing up to the paymasters, the Mammoniacal, The Overblown, Jon Stewart is David standing up to Goliath, Moses parting the bloody sea. Literally enthused.

Thanks to another David, David Brock, for all his great work, and for providing this wondrous clip of Jon Stewart confronting the Goliath of CNN.


STEWART: Now, this is theater. It's obvious. How old are you?
CARLSON: Thirty-five. STEWART: And you wear a bow tie.

STEWART: You know, the interesting thing I have is, you have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably.
CARLSON: You need to get a job at a journalism school, I think.
STEWART: You need to go to one.

CARLSON: What's it like to have dinner with you? It must be excruciating. Do you like lecture people like this or do you come over to their house and sit and lecture them; they're not doing the right thing, that they're missing their opportunities, evading their responsibilities? STEWART: If I think they are.
CARLSON: I wouldn't want to eat with you, man. That's horrible.
STEWART: I know. And you won't.