Maybe it was because I was waiting for some sane commentary about the Michael Jackon acquital. Whatever it was, it was just too funny.
Here's the link to the Jackson segment from The Daily Show:
What is so marvelous about Jon Stewart is that he is beyond brutally honest, but in a such a funny way that he can make the most awful stories still show the human condition at its best, when rolling on the floor with laughter.
I'm a late convert to The Daily Show, though my students have pestered me to watch him for a long time. It was his appearance on Crossfire that got me interested in him,
He's really a serious guy - he just happens to be funny as hell.
Forget television news, just watch Jon Stewart.
And if you want to see what kind of intellect he has, check out this clip from Crossfire in which he outflanks two of television's best known talking heads. At least they were. They didn't last long after this encounter.