Liberal comedian Jon Stewart is apparently missing the spotlight. In an interview this week with the New York Times, Stewart said “tough shit” towards those who want less biased late night comedy, reported by The Daily Caller.
While he was doing an interview with friends and co-performer Robert Smigel, Stewart was asked, “For people who don’t share your politics and feel alienated by what they see in TV comedy — who wish we could go back to a more evenhanded era of Johnny Carson — do they have a point?”
“Here’s what I would say: Tough shit. Honestly,” he responded, “The idea that you’ve lost the pleasure of watching Carson? We all have lost that pleasure. I used to like watching Carson, too. But I think that’s a cop-out.”
He continued, “The people that say, ‘This culture isn’t for me,’ live in a nostalgic world. Those are the people that are the first to tell minorities, ‘Suck it up.’ Those are the first people to say to individuals that are being relentlessly either ostracized or legally threatened, ‘Oh, snowflake, watch yourself.’ But God forbid somebody doesn’t say ‘Merry Christmas.’ It’s the empty rhetoric of grievance, and I don’t feel bad in any way, whatsoever.”
There are so many things wrong with this statement, and with this kind of divisive thinking. People who are not fond of our liberal elitist culture cannot automatically be assumed insensitive towards minorities. America is fed up with the liberal media normalizing violent and hateful protests.
Stewart and Smigel were also asked about whether the internet is making more people seem offended. Stewart answered, “I don’t think they’re quicker to offend. I think it’s quicker that you know about it. The outrage has always been there–it just wasn’t on your feed.”
The problem with liberal comedians talking from a point of influence, like Stewart does unfortunately, is that they themselves don’t practice what they preach. Louis C.K. has just recently admitted to sexually harassing multiple women throughout the past decade, and guess who has always praised Louis for being a ‘great person’…Jon Stewart. These comedians are so trapped in their own bubble that they don’t even think what they’re doing is wrong until after the fact. They always have a justification for their indiscretions and are quick to change their rhetoric whenever they see fit.
The time of Hollywood elitists controlling the rhetoric of our media needs to stop before things really spiral out of control.