“Neoconservatives Love Jon Stewart”

“Neoconservatives Love Jon Stewart,” a short piece on Political Irony, presents a surprising statistic: “[S]ince Obama took office, Stewart has had more conservatives appear on his show than liberals.”

Few more rampant liberals appear on cable, so this might seem off. Yet it’s not. This article quickly presents the reason for this in the words of conservative Bill Kristol: “He doesn’t take cheap shots. Jon is smart.”

Smart people reveal their intelligence by asking intelligent questions and actually listening to answers before asking other intelligent questions. That’s the key to discourse, in fact. And Stewart does this well. So I’m not at all surprised that many online polls put this comedian at the top of the list of trusted names in news. Political irony indeed.



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