For eight very
long minutes Jon Stewart spoofs Glenn Beck. Good luck slogging through the last half. As my mind wandered near the end two questions suddenly came to me: Why won't Michelle Pfeiffer take my calls and other than Keith Olbermann, who's more spoof-able nowadays than Jon Stewart? Consider how much comedy gold there is to grab hold of:
1. He's desperately in love with himself.
2. His audience will laugh at anything (as this overlong skit proves).
3. Whenever the show's energy starts to die, Stewart reliably resorts to Plan B: Much VOLUME followed by Funny Face.
4. He's a coward who hides his Leftist in-the-tankness behind that tired "I'm just a clown" schtick. Hell, even Olbermann has the guts to step in the arena and take a hit. As does Glenn Beck, for that matter.
5. When he does do a serious interview and the guest gets the better of him, Stewart goes for the cheap joke to win the audience back.
Jon Stewart is a Palace Guard not a satirist.
In my book, that makes him fair game.