Hearst Newspapers editor-at-large Phil Bronstein is the latest blogger to call out Jon Stewart for his rant against TV news. Stewart made the comments at a DNC breakfast Monday morning. He called 24-hour news channels “gerbil wheels” and took particular aim at Fox News saying their Fair & Balanced claim is an insult “to people with brains.” A Fox spokesperson fired back calling Stewart “out of touch.” Some on the Web, including Bronstein, agree:
I look to Jon for great irreverence, brilliant, rapier-like insight and hilarity. Please, Jon, don’t start saying what everyone else says. Unless you’re going to satirize yourself…Jon sees cable news as a circus but thinks only certain people can get away with wearing the red nose and big, floppy shoes?…Come back, Jon!
Jossip was even more direct with their post yesterday: “congrats, Stewart — this is what you have helped wrought. Now wipe that self-serving smirk off your face, and find a new punchline.”
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