For all their iconoclasm, Stewart and his sidekick-in-sanity, Stephen Colbert, calculate to honor mainstream liberal pieties. Daily, Stewart shores up caustically the conventional wisdom of a moderate-left orthodoxy, scolding what are perceived to be the extremes, almost invariably of the right, in a fiesta of self-congratulation.There's no tool like a "cool" tool. And there's nothing sane about playing court jester to the Leviathan state.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
John Stewart will be holding his ironically-named "Restore Sanity" rally today in Washington. Is there really any point to it, besides hammering Fox? Tunku Varadarajan weighs in: