Jon Stewart brought up a point during his interview with Chris Wallace that was very interesting to me. Why is he any different? From Voltaire, to George Carlin comedians have poked fun at politicians since the beginning of human civilization. Comedians have pointed out the absurdity of the current system no matter what system it is. They've mocked powerful politicians no matter the political party, and their ideology.
Despite the criticism from conservatives about Stewart, all comedians have brought their own biased into the work. Carlin preached his own anti voting stance, Voltaire preached civil liberties to Louis XIV. Other examples can be found in ancient and modern history. Is Stewart more of an ideologue than Carlin, or Voltaire, or Hicks?
So why is it that in this day and age we come to criticize the clown in the court so much? To make him explain his comedy, and accuse him of bias when he criticizes those that we like. To turn a blind eye to the criticism he gives to those that are so deserving on the other side , but to get on the cross when he turns it around on us. Whats your thoughts?