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January 11, 2011

Jon Stewart gets serious about the Arizona shootings

by Deena Winter

The world is truly topsy-turvy when the fake news anchor is doing the best job of putting things into perspective:

 

Among the most quote-worthy things he said:

I do think it’s a worthwhile goal not to conflate our political opponents with enemies.

It would be really nice if the ramblings of crazy people didn’t in any way resemble how we actually talk to each other on TV.

You hear about crazy, but it’s rarer than you think.

If there is real solace in this, I think it’s that, for all the hyperbole and the vitriole that’s become a part of the political process, when the reality of that rhetoric — when actions match the disturbing nature of words, we haven’t lost our capacity to be horrified. And let us hope we never do.

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