Why aren’t more people pissed off at Jon Stewart recanting his statement that Harry Truman was a war criminal? Stewart seemingly does believe that Harry Truman was a war criminal, but he apologized anyway. Stewart was correct that Harry Truman was a war criminal, but he apologized anyway. If that’s not hypocrisy, then what is?
I can’t possibly believe that they forced his hand in recanting. I can’t possibly believe that Comedy Central was so bothered in that little statement that they forced him to apologize. He did this of his own will!
What Harry Truman ordered was a criminal act of genocide which killed 220,000 innocent men, women and children (about half during the event itself, and the other half over a period of years) through a weapon of mass destruction whose terrific nature defies the imagination. If any moral statement at all could be called basic, humane, compassionate, reasonable, rational, then it must be the statement that Truman’s actions were evil and criminal. I certainly wouldn’t take anyone seriously who did not agree with that statement. And yet Stewart just called a basic principle of morality “stupid” in the name of his hypocrisy.
Who can take this asshole liberal weakling Jon Stewart seriously after this, if he can’t even make a basic moral statement like “genocide is criminal” without recanting? He has nothing to say to anyone, no high ground on anything whatsoever. I am disgusted right now.
But it just goes to show once again that political discourse does not exist in the mainstream. It’s a sham. If someone as far on the margins as Stewart still can’t get himself to admit something so obvious and simple, then there’s nothing for us in the mainstream media.