Comedian Jon Stewart brought the Solyndra scandal to his Daily Show audience yesterday, and did a fine job of explaining it to a sizable audience that might have been hearing the details for the first time. Every now and then, you hear stories about how a shocking number of young people get their news from the Daily Show. Stewart’s lagging a few days behind high-information observers of the political scene, but he just helped quite a few people catch up, and produced a really funny segment in the bargain.
The best comedy is funny in different ways, when viewed from different angles. When Stewart talks about Solyndra as a “tailor-made scandal,” he’s zinging Obama critics, but delivering a far sharper jab to the President for living down to the lowest expectations of his detractors.
(hat tip to John Nolte at Big Hollywood for the video clip.)