In His Critique of Jon Stewart, Bill Maher Misses the Point

Although I am a big fan of Bill Maher, I really think he’s missing Jon Stewart’s point.

Read this article to see what Bill had to say. Unfortunately, the video has been removed:
Bill Maher vs. Jon Stewart: Maher Takes On Rally To Restore Sanity (VIDEO)

I’ve watched Stewart’s closing speech at the rally once in its entirety, and parts of it a few times. Stewart mostly was not talking about liberals and conservatives, per se. What he attacked was the media as a whole, specifically cable news. It was the air of bickering that Stewart despised, and to this, he claims that both liberals and conservatives are at fault.

The bigger point is this: People like Bill Maher and Keith Olbermann, likable as they are (to me, anyway), pretty much perpetuate the existence of Fox News because they need a target, someone to place the blame and ridicule. Jon Stewart believes that Maher, Olbermann, and other liberals need not to keep attacking Fox (other than correcting factual errors) in order to prove their points. Only by taking the high road will the state of American politics be less disgusting.

Author: dky1

A graduated (but still caffeinated) student. I write mostly politics and movie reviews in the Third Cup blog, and some fiction, short stories, and gaming journal on the Loner's Diaries blog.

2 thoughts on “In His Critique of Jon Stewart, Bill Maher Misses the Point”

  1. If people need Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to know how to vote, then people shouldn’t have the right to vote.

  2. The problem Bill Maher has, is that unless he can strip the freedom and rights of the people who he thinks are nuts, he’ll always have to treat them as people [my opinion vs your opinion]. But aren’t they’re people who won’t listen to Bill’s view’s on religion, and see him as “ignorant”? I mean, I doubt everone see’s George W Bush as a war criminal… So if you don’t think like Bill, does that make you nuts? Then he thinks you shouldn’t have any rights either.

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