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.