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Jon Stewart Tackles Solyndra

 

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.)

 

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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