As someone who lost a friend in the Towers (Port Authority officer Donald Foreman ), I still have a hard time thinking of 9/11 without gritting my teeth in anger. I do remember in those early days after the attacks thinking that the entertainment industry did a good job embracing the public’s heartache and sharing messages of hope and patriotism. I watched David Letterman’s return to the air and tried to laugh with him, but my pain was too raw and he somehow did not come across as sincere.
On the other hand, I was very moved by Jon Stewart’s monologue
and there was no doubt about his pain.
It didn’t take long, however, for the entertainment industry to jump on the Bush derangement syndrome bandwagon and every film, show or play to be tainted with liberal hate.
Jon Stewart should take a look back on his feelings that day and tone down his contempt for all things conservative.
Until then, I don’t watch him or Letterman anymore.