Jon Stewart has taken some heat in the liberal world for the relatively tepid political ideology of his “Rally to Restore Sanity.” This site got in on the criticism too. The flack obviously bugged Stewart, because he went on Rachel Maddow last night to clarify the ideology behind the event. He seemed to suggest the entire thing was an exercise in media criticism–a desperate plea to end the media’s tendency to rhetorically divide every issue into a red state/blue state catfight.
Fair enough. But we still think in the midst of sweeping home foreclosures, unrelenting unemployment, health care crisis and the general decline of the American empire, there might be more important things to fight for than a more complex TV news narrative. How about turning your TVs off and picking up a newspaper? Or maybe picking up a trash bag and cleaning up your neighborhood? Or a shovel and helping to build a community garden? Something. Anything.
Previously on FBLA: Deconstructing Jon Stewart’s ‘Rally to Restore Sanity’