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I have to admire Jon Stewart’s thoughts on the tragedy in Tucson.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Arizona Shootings Reaction
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Stewart is a fine humorist, easily one of the best satirical observers of current events we’ve ever had.

I have to admit that my own reaction was somewhat less metered. I wanted at least some of the people who have deliberately set the tone of national rhetoric at such a high-pitched squeal to be held accountable. I wanted someone to sue Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck and a few others until they have to sit down and shut up. I no longer believe that would be helpful. Rightful, maybe, but not helpful.

So just watch Stewart. He’s good at this, whether he knows it or not.