Why Is Jon Stewart Wielding A Gun On Television? Oh, Right. Fox News.
"The Daily Show" went on hiatus immediately following the tragedy at Sandy Hook. That means Jon Stewart had four weeks to get angry about all the insane things some opponents to gun control have been saying, many of them on live television. Have I mentioned he's angry? He's very angry. You won't like Jon Stewart when he's angry. (Actually, you probably will.) Ah, sanity. After watching that clip of noted crazy person Alex Jones shouting at Piers Morgan (which, shockingly, aired on CNN and not Fox News), I needed this.
Scapegoat Hunter: Part 1
Highlights: At 3:08 he makes a great point about what part of our culture we should look at when we talk about media influencing violent behavior, at 4:00 you'll see where the headline for this post came from, and from 5:40 onward, get ready to facepalm right along with him.
Scapegoat Hunter: Part 2
Highlights: At :36, he asks the perfect question, at 3:46 the "Bourne" film franchise is improved with help from Woody Allen, at 4:23 there are no bad ideas except maybe these two, at 5:32, as promised, he gets very angry, and then, finally, at 6:44, he gets to the bottom of this whole problem: imaginary Hitler.