Let’s hope Jon Stewart hasn’t checked in with the BBC this morning.
The liberal host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show spend a portion of his nightly “newscast” Wednesday spinning madly on behalf of the Obama administration over the latest Benghazi hearings.
The comedian took a deadly serious matter and used it as a wedge against … the GOP.
“You can’t understand why everyone else isn’t as outraged as you, when it’s because the rest of us aren’t sure if what you’re saying is true,” Stewart says about pundits who wonder why the public isn’t angrier about the story. “And to be quite frank, you do have somewhat of a history of hysteria.”
Truth to power? Holding the president and his team accountable for their actions and honesty? Heck, that’s what the years 2000-2008 were all about in Stewart’s world. The GOP is always to blame, a knee-jerk reaction to reality which belies Stewart’s label as a political comedian of consequence.
To be fair, Stewart has increasingly crossed the political aisle to smite Obama in recent months. This, however, is different. Not only are the stakes higher, the Benghazi whistleblowers could snuff out Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations.
That means Stewart must rush to the front lines, eager to defend his liberal colleagues no matter the truth. The fact that four Americans died during the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Libya must be pushed aside for partisan point scoring.