That is because you are stupid, and probably evil to boot. Everyone knows TDS/Colbert are funny. Because they know humor is best when it mocks only conservatives and traditionalists. They are the most brilliant humorists in the world today, second only to the great Garrison Keillor. Keillor of course knows that Humor Goes One Way Only, and only mockery of conservatives is funny. But he gets extra points for sticking it to conservatives financially as well. Because Keillor gets a significant portion of his operating budget form the American taxpayer - more than half of whom he mocks and denigrates with his passive-aggressive humor. TDS/Colbert still have to operate in the evil corporate world. Which of course is magically not so evil when payday comes for them.
But you'd better face it: only the mockery of conservatives is funny. All right-thinking people agree.
Well, I rather wish Prairie Home Companion
would be done... I think it's gone stale for years. I truly wish Keillor would stop singing; his voice is not good, yet he insists on multiple songs every damn show. Harry Shearer and others have been making fun of his efforts for years now. I think PHC has sort of become like the old Saturday Evening Post
: you know what you're gonna get, and it will be comfortable but not terribly creative.
Yes, politically Keillor clearly is fairly left-leaning though as I recall he did say something that was perceived as quite homophobic that got him into a bit of trouble a few years ago, and homophobia is not typically associated with the left (though there are democratic-voting homophobes, too!
What I find intriguing is that this forum demonstrates so clearly how we all perceive the news news and entertainment through our various filters. You, Sardondi, clearly have little use for John Stewart. I think he is whip-smart (but, yeah, rather full of himself). Others here think that Michael Savage or Rush are just the funniest buggers out there who speak only truth. It seems like with such perspectives, never the twain shall meet! And yet we do have some common-ground. (Good books, good beer, good parenting....)
Here's a question though: was anyone secretly scared that the Boston bombers just might possibly turn out to be from your particular political camp? For instance, as a left-leaning neo-hippie academic elitist
, I was hoping these guys would not turn out to be from some environmental group. (I did not seriously think this was a possibility. I could be wrong, but it seems to me that American-made leftwing terrorism has sort of been on the wane for a long time. People bring up The Weathermen and tree-spikers -- for whom I hold NO sympathy -- but such players have sort of been off the mainstage for some time now it seems to me.)
I bet -- if we're being honest -- that some people on the right were worried that the bombers just might possibly have been from some right-wing group (maybe TP activists gone really bad).
It's a good lesson for everyone to avoid jumping to conclusions, yes?