I love this country.
For many different reasons, one being the system of check and balances. Insuring that no one branch of government gets to big for its britches. There are a few loopholes in this system of course. It hard to make something perfect, but that’s also the beauty of our system. We can change it! Well our elected officials can change it…but that’s neither here nor there.
Another thing I love about our country is freedom of the press. If you just study China, Cuba or North Korea for a bit you can see how important this is. Our government isn’t controlling the press at all. There is no propaganda. If a Senator or Congressman or who ever does something wrong…the press is right there letting everyone know about it. Heck they followed the death of Anna Nicole Smith for 2 day straight. Yet in North Korea I bet most of their population still believes that last month they put a satellite in space. They have no idea their missile splashed down in the pacific. It’s kind of crazy. The Press here can almost say and do anything they want!
So now where are their checks and balances? Who is there to say…What The Heck!!!
Enter Jon Stewart.
In this clip here you can see a prime example of what I’m talking about. Check it out. (I also recently figured out how to put video’s on here so I’m going to play with it a bit.)
Serously, no one else noticed that? If they did, I didn’t hear it anywhere. That’s just crazy talk in my opinion.
They don’t just pick on Fox News either. They run the whole gambit. For almost an entire week back in march, there was pretty much a fight going on between The Daily show and MSNBC. More specifically Jim Cramer. I’ll save you the trouble of looking for them all and put the highlights here…..
March 4, CNBC Financial Advice
March 9, In Cramer We Trust
March 10, Basic Cable Personality Clash Skirmish
March 12, 2009 Jim Cramer Interview. This is just good journalism. It’s in 3 parts, but 2 are short.
How about when the media plays off our most basic emotions, just to keep us watching.
I could give many more examples….but bottom line….The Daily show is worth setting your Tivo for….