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America's parallel universe

By Robert T. Smith
web posted February 16, 2015

Emblematic of the angst apparently felt by many, Dylan Byers lamentations on the website Politico is entitled "A dark hour for America."  His piece provides the left wing of America's apparent concern over Bryan William's suspension from NBC news and the departure of Jon Stewart from The Daily Show.  As a member of the right wing of America, it may be a bit impolite, but at best who cares and at worst good riddance. 

To the left, Brian Williams is apparently the face of an entire news network, a stoic, stalwart delivering the hard hitting news about what is and isn't important to his fellow Americans.  To the right, Brian Williams is more the typical mouthpiece for the Democrat party...his nightly offerings skewed to support his and their leftist ideology.  Certainly, newsworthy events of the day around the world were presented by Mr. Williams, but the parallel universe of his offerings was more related to the perspective from which he presented the news.  Also, many times it was also what was not presented that was telling.  To many on the right, Mr. Williams is nothing more than the every-man (or woman) of the alphabet soup left wing media...NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, etc...  Mr. Williams' newscasts will rightly not be missed. 

Jon Stewart's departure from The Daily Show is described in the referenced Politico tome as "a blow to television news....As Dan Pfeiffer, the longtime adviser to President Barack Obama, told On Media earlier tonight, "Few people in media had the ability to influence the political debate like Jon Stewart."  Speaking on behalf of the right...Wow! 

Apparently, many in the 18 to 34 year old demographic obtain their news from Mr. Stewart... a left wing comedian.  Is it any wonder that our President's typical speaking event occurs at colleges throughout the country.  Our generation "clueless"? would derive their understanding of the world from a leftist comedian.

While Mr. Stewart would mock those on the right from his leftist parallel universe, he could overlook any amount of crazy on the left.  Consider Congressman Hank Johnson's worry that Guam would capsize should we send too many military personnel or equipment to that island.  Perhaps Vice President Biden pontificating on how we should spend our way out of debt.  Maybe Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi opining that voting on legislation unread is a responsible means of law making...ad infinitum.  There really is no end to the possible comedy shtick that could be derived from the left.  Mr. Stewart's leftist form of comedy will also rightly not be missed.

The topic seems to highlight the parallel universe we find ourselves living in, in America.  Not really left or right, but truly a separate reality the left has termed partisanship, as a pejorative directed at those who don't agree with their universe world-view.  Is the departure of Mr. Williams and Mr. Stewart from their roles in the media truly a universal dark hour for America, or is it a net improvement? ESR

Robert T. Smith is an environmental scientist who spends his days enjoying life and the pursuit of happiness with his family.  He confesses to cling to his liberty, guns and religion, with antipathy toward the arrogant ruling elites throughout the country.






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