Political Animal


August 27, 2014 12:15 PM “You Really Have No Idea, Do You?”

By Ed Kilgore

One of the things I do to limit my time and preserve my sanity is to strictly ration any exposure to political talk on TV. That includes the Daily Show and the Colbert Report, unfortunately. But I do watch clips now and then, and I agree with TPM’s Catherine Thompson that last night Jon Stewart delivered “the rant on Ferguson you’ve been waiting for.” It’s mostly aimed at Fox coverage of the events in Ferguson, including one Hannity segment that left Stewart mumbling: “You really have no idea, do you?” But it offers the most effective response yet to the “only racists talk about race” underpinning of much of the conservative commentary on racial episodes that has become second nature of late.

Do watch it all:

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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