Monday, November 1, 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity

I usually make it a point to stay away from politics in my blog. I am mostly just trying to have fun writing movie reviews here. I may occasionally interject some of my political views into my movie reviews but I like to keep that to a minimum. However, I attended Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity this weekend and I felt like it was something I needed to write about. The Rally itself isn't what is inspiring this blog post though, the fact that the message of the Rally had already been lost in the shuffle by the end of the day Saturday is really what has inspired me to write this.

I will start off by saying that the Rally was a lot of fun. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert were both very funny and the musical guests were great. Even if I do wish it were a little more comedy and a little less music. That is just me though, music isn't really one of the big loves of my life. Like most of skits on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, the comedy skits at the Rally mostly highlighted the complete absurdity that is the media and political discourse in this country.

Of course, there is no way the media in the country is ever going to understand just how absurd they are. Case in point, Keith Olbermann who tweeted "It wasn't a big shark but Jon Stewart jumped one just now with the 'everybody on Thr cable is the same' naiveté" near the end of the Rally. Honestly Keith, that just comes across as you being angry that Jon included you in his montage of people that are adding to the problem. Whether you like it or not Keith, you are the Bill O'Reilly of the left. You feed on hate, anger and fear just like he does, you just do it from the other side of the isle.