by Brad Nelson 3/9/14
Despite all my rants online in various forms, I actually hold very few people or things in contempt. Amongst those relatively few are Al Gore, Bill Clinton, B. Hussein Obama (and his administrative gadflies), Hillary Clinton, mandatory fluorescent light bulbs, and “early childhood education” (which encapsulates Communism and all forms of Leftist mind-bullying, so it is a very big category indeed).
Joe Biden is not included amongst this crowd because, after all, how can you dislike a clown? But there is one clown who garners my contempt, and that is Jon Leibowitz (aka “Jon Stewart”).
What gets me about Leibowitz is that he manages to degrade three things at the same time: politics, comedy, and talk show hosts (although two of three need very little help in this regard).
I’ll not bother to tell you why, for Kevin Williamson has done the hard work. He must have woken up the other morning and eaten his Wheaties for he demolishes this clown, “Stewart,” in ways I could have never imagined.
Here’s a couple excerpts from his article, The Destroyer Cometh:
Mr. Stewart is the host of a fake news show, the genesis of which probably was a conversation that went approximately like this: Brother-in-Law: “There’s nothing funny on Saturday Night Live except the ‘Weekend Update.’ They should really just do that for the whole show.” Jon Stewart: “Hey . . . !” Mr. Stewart is among the lowest forms of intellectual parasite in the political universe, with no particular insights or interesting ideas of his own, reliant upon the very broadest and least clever sort of humor, using ancient editing techniques to make clumsy or silly political statements sound worse than they are and then pantomiming outrage at the results…
Mr. Stewart is the leading voice of the half-bright Left because he is a master practitioner of the art of half-bright vitriolic denunciation. His intellectual biography is that of a consummate lightweight — a William and Mary frat boy who majored in psychology, which must have been a disappointment to his father, a professor of physics…
And surely one reason some are calling Williamson the new “Steyn” at NRO is because of quips such as this:
…and a career-boosting stint on MTV, where he was second only to Beavis and Butt-Head in the ratings. He subsequently may have matched Beavis and Butt-Head’s popularity, but he has never risen to comparable heights of social insight.
Reading a take-down of cultural buffoons such as Stewart, instead of elevating them (cough…Christ Christie…cough), is tonic for the soul, especially when it comes to the increasingly Establishment-oriented and PC National Review Online.
This article comes on the heels of Williamson’s brilliant take-down of feminism, The Feminist Mystique, which was covered by me here. (Me me me!!!! It’s all about MEEEE…Sorry, I was getting too much into the spirit of Leibowitz’s idiotic and pretentious humor. I apologize.)
Brilliant job, Kevin.
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