Mary,Thanks for posting this. I never saw it in its original. Here's a little assignment for those who read BabyBlueOnline and other blogs that many of us access off of the SF page. Note how many post commemorative articles/vieos of 9/11 and then note how many do not. It may be a microcosmic way of noting how we, as people have changed in these past ten years. When I grew up in Canada, the license plates from La belle provence de Quebec carried the motto Je Me Souviens/ I Remember. The question that I now ask is, do we?
The sad thing is that now ten years later we're back at the business of judging people by the color of their skin..
What is striking about this clip is its apparent extemporaneous nature, coupled with its sincerity and intelligence. I suppose Stewart's acting skills could be in play and the whole thing was rolling on a teleprompter, but I don't think that was the case. It has all the earmarks of something he was forming as he spoke it from things he had been thinking hard about for a week. The currency of public discourse is so debased that something like this stands out (to borrow from Shakespeare) like a dove trooping with crows. Thanks for running this. Scout
You done good, dear BB. Thanks for calling this one back for us.
Although Jon Stewart is articulate, It seems similar to sending out a clown to say there is a fire in the theater. His comment about the irony of being able to see the statue of liberty was memorable. TV has involved us in more tragedy and trauma than we know how to handle.
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