Jon Stewart of The Daily Show Doesn’t Blame Toxic Political Discourse For Arizona Jared Loughner Shooting Massacre


The Democrats might want to learn some thing from the Daily Shows, Jon Stewart.

As reported at Mediaite, Jon Stewart appears to be the voice of reason as Democrats try and play party politics with the terrible events of the Tucson, AZ shooting massacre at the hands of crazed gunman Jared Loughner. Instead of doing his usual satirical dialogue, Stewart addressed his audience and discussed the henious actions of a gunman who killed six, wounded many and left US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition. Stewart went so far as to tell his audience to concentrate on the positive and the heroic actions that came from his tragedy, rather than focus on the negative and speculation.

Jon Stewart did not blame the toxic political discourse or the vitriol, “prejudice and bigotry”as some have claimed  for the shooting, although he stated that such rhetoric is not productive to finding solutions to issues and problems. There is a responsibility of those involved in political debate. I have to commend Jon Stewart for his reserved, thoughtful and well thought out remorseful, yet positive dialogue in dealing with such a heinous and deadly act. It is a far crime from those on the LEFT have been doing either in print, web, cable or even politicians. Stewart even made an “enemies” reference which is a direct shot at President Obama who called Republican opponents “enemies”.

I do think that its important for us to watch our rhetoric, I do think that its a worthwhile goal not to conflate our political opponents with our enemies if for no other reason than to draw a better distinction between the manifestos of paranoid mad men and what passes for acceptable political and pundit speak. It would be really nice if the ramblings of crazy people didn’t in any way resemble how we actually talk to each other on TV. Let’s at least make troubled individuals easier to spot.

 Is it any wonder why so many have rejected the LEFT’s spin that the actions of Jared Loughner were caused by toxic political discourse? The LEFT cannot even spin the very people who are their demographic.

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  • Comments

    12 Responses to “Jon Stewart of The Daily Show Doesn’t Blame Toxic Political Discourse For Arizona Jared Loughner Shooting Massacre”

    1. on January 11th, 2011 2:51 pm

      not to conflate our political opponents with our enemies

      Hmmm,President Barack Hussein Obama said we should punish our enemies.

    2. paula on January 11th, 2011 5:13 pm

      Although I have always been a conservative I like Jon Stewart and find him to be honest and fair. I don’t care for Chris Matthews very much but have recently found him to be somewhat honest and fair. The same goes for Bill Mahr. I guess by “fair” I mean that they are not fawning all over Obama and making excuses for the things he says and does. They tell it like it is. They will never replace O’Reilly or Beck in my heart but they certainly deserve credit for being truthful.

    3. johndao on January 11th, 2011 8:23 pm

      I love how you use Stewart when he proves your point.BOTH sides are playing party politics and you know it.Rep Virginia Foxx(R) said “he was the liberal of liberals”

      where is your condemnation and outrage?

      If Barney Frank would have said he was conservative of conservatives, you would be freaking out.

    4. Flippy on January 12th, 2011 10:39 am

      No matter how well-meaning the average citizen is, their only window into the political world is the media.

      The Press, for its part, exists specifically to inform the average citizen.

      The 24 news cycle has exposed the fact that there just isn’t that much to talk about; and the rise of “opinion news” took root.

      At that time, “the Press” broke their covenant; the News no longer has the goal of informing the people, but they now exist to convince the people. If the facts don’t support the message, then the facts aren’t relevant and new facts are manufactured.

      This process continues until we are so steeped in our own bullshit that we can no longer comprehend a contrary opinion; and we no longer seek it out because we have too much invested in our opinions.

      I know most have stopped reading already….but how about not watching opinion shows for a bit. This includes just about anything on Fox, CNN, and MSNBC.

      Turn on your local network news for a while. Lets read a real newspaper. These are the institutions that fulfill the purpose of a free press; the opinion shows just take advantage and monetize that freedom; they tell you what to think.

    5. paula on January 12th, 2011 10:46 am

      I like Bill O’Reilly because he never “blindly” condemns anyone – especially Obama. He is always fair and balanced. On the other side of the fence is Jon Stewart and although I don’t share his views I find that he is also fair and balanced. Why do you have a problem with that?

    6. super dave on January 12th, 2011 11:19 am

      #3: you are lacking severely in intelligence.

    7. NGBoston on January 12th, 2011 12:26 pm

      Plead Not Guilty!

      Posted 1/10/2011 12:59:00 PM

      Apparently it is time for me, a radio host, to turn myself in as an accomplice to murder.
      I hadn’t realized I was a suspect, but watching television and reading the newspapers, many people are.
      At least it will be cool to see, down at the police station, Thomas Jefferson, the Republican Party, Sara Palin, the Tea Party and my friends at Fox News.
      They are suspects, too.
      This means, of course, that a majority of us across the country are at least indirectly responsible for this awful crime – supporting, as we do, the controversial ideas (e.g. The Constitution, especially the 2nd amendment) that explain this violence.
      Think of it: this is great police work!
      Within 48 hours, millions of people apprehended for what, to an amateur, looked like the senseless crime of a single insane individual.
      But, much as the left would love to have it, low taxes, legal immigration and the Republican victory on November 2 are not responsible for the “hateful tone” to which they keep alluding.
      I don’t recall the Tea Party advocating hate. I do recall Reverend Wright advocating hate.
      I do recall the media – and President Obama – bending over backward to insist there was no connection between the Fort Hood shooter and Radical Jihad.
      But, yet, somehow, we just Know the Tea Party (et al) are guilty here.
      I plead not guilty.
      And so should you.

      - JS
      Posted By: Jay Severin 96.9 FM


    8. Scott on January 12th, 2011 1:10 pm

      #3 you have reading comprehension problems. He is a liberal…his classmates and friends have described him this way.

      conservatives do not read the Communist Manifesto; LIBERALS DO.

      Have you not watched TV lately…plenty of Dems have already came out and said he was a right winger without the REAL FACTS that he is NOT; but a left winging independent. You don’t have to be registered D to be a liberal.

      You just to have crazy thoughts like liberals!

      Jon Stewart is still a d***

    9. super dave on January 12th, 2011 5:25 pm


    10. johndao on January 12th, 2011 5:28 pm


      You are right.Liberals are to blame for this, as they are also to blame with everything that is wrong in America.My bad.

    11. Flippy on January 12th, 2011 6:02 pm

      Pardon to interrupt, but many high school kids read the communist manifesto. Parts of it are required reading for economics classes along with Adam Smith and others. The fact that some punk lists it as a book he has read means nothing in itself…in fact this guy is way to insane to have a coherent left/right bent in either direction.

    12. Michelle Smith on January 12th, 2011 7:03 pm

      The point is that within minutes of the shootings in Arizona the liberals were blaming Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Conservative talk radio & the Tea Party when not the facts were yet released as to who the shooter was or what his motives were. The liberal media also continued to blame the Conservatives & Sarah Palin. There was nothing & is nothing that ties this lunatic in with the Tea Party, Sarah Palin or any political party for that matter but that didn’t stop the hate speech and the blaming from the left wing moonbats. The guy is certifiably nuts and he and only he is responsible for his actions. He pulled the trigger and he caused the death of 6 and the wounding of at least 15 others.

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