Friday, December 17, 2010

Jon Stewart Did Something Wonderful Last Night

Jon Stewart of The Daily Show has been hammering a particular issue this week, one which needed to be talked about.

There is a bill before the U.S. Senate that would give financial and medical aid to the first responders of 9/11. The Republicans filibustered every bill that didn't have to do with extending tax cuts to every American, so that measure, which was named after a heroic police officer, James Zadroga, who died from the health complications from being down at Ground Zero for months.

And the fact that the media was ignoring this made Stewart angry, very angry, and for his final show of 2010, he decided to do something about it.

He was so incensed by this injustice that he decided to devote his whole show to the issue, discussing the matter with 9/11 first responders and letting them talk about their health and other problems they are facing without that legislation.

The reason that I liked this, aside from getting those stories out to people who watch the show, is now a few more media outlets are discussing this issue. Granted it is focusing on Jon Stewart talking about the story, but more coverage about the issue, no matter how it is being framed, is a good thing.

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