Comics who are serious about public policy and our nation
Read this interview with Lewis Black and this longer interview with Jon Stewart, and let's ask ourselves: Could Wolf Blitzer or, heaven knows, Norah O'Donnell tell us anything as remotely insightful or important?
Bonus interview: Moyers interviews Josh Marshall.
We live in an upside-down world, where comics and bloggers do the job of informing us and providing insightful analysis--while the Blitzers and O'Donnells focus on horse race analogies, gossip and Communications 101 talk about people's "perceptions." Worse, when they discuss policy issues, whether it is Social Security or Iraq, they can't basic facts straight and repeat what they hear from lobbyists at swank cocktail parties.
Blitzer, O'Donnell and most of their colleagues are incompetent and deserve nothing but derision from those who care about public policy and our nation.