The 'Daily Show' has been on vacation during the entire Ferguson story. Thankfully, that ended last night.
When people say Jon Stewart is the face of news these days, this is the face they mean.
Big news stories over the last decade have had an irritating tendency to break while the Daily Show and the Colbert Report are on vacation, but the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and the protests and police crackdowns that followed is a story that stands out. This saga is fraught with tension, and it's being subjected to a relentless counter-narrative from conservative news outlets like Fox News. But although some things are complicated—the timeline of the protesters vs. the police, explaining why police have tanks, figuring out why police released an unrelated video allegedly showing Michael Brown robbing a convenience store—it's also a very simple story once you strip away the hysteria that's been intentionally added by the media. And that's something Jon Stewart and this show do very well, so thank goodness they're back.
You tell those out-of-touch white guys, white guy who pretty much usually gets it. You tell them.
(by Johnny McNulty)