Stewart-Maddow

More

Don't know if you guys saw this, but here it is. Stewart is, as usual, really sharp. It's really hard for me to disagree with his general critique--cable news was first among many reasons I tossed my television. I think he's only half-right about the rancor at work in the country. His point that people with kids have stuff in common too is a good one. But that's about the broader American society--not the political realm which is where cable news lives. Perhaps people go to MSNBC to get a robust portrait of American life. But I kind of doubt it. I think the core of their audience is made up of political junkies.


Socially, we surely have a lot in common. But in terms of politics, we've always been at war. I get tired of watching that war over and over again. I'm just burnt out on politics. I can't think about the latest outrageous statement from Sarah Palin. But there is an audience that devours this stuff. 

Again, I was terribly impressed with Stewart. I thought his point on Bush and the "war criminal" charge was astute. But I wish his critique included the audience.


Jump to comments
Presented by

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

A Technicolor Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier

Video

What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets

Video

Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.

Video

What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

Video

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Writers

Up
Down

More in National

From This Author

Just In