Archive for May 18th, 2011
Earlier this week Jon Stewart made an appearance on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss the fake controversy that Fox News created regarding the rapper Common performing at The White House. If you haven’t seen the footage, here are the four segments that aired:
This whole controversy was so ridiculous from the get-go and I’m happy that Jon was around to point out said ridiculousness. Trying to make Common out at some thugged out, cop killer is laughable to anyone under 40. Common music is almost exclusively positive message and loved by white folks; like he’s the Cuba Gooding Jr. of rap.1
And while I think that almost anyone with a decent knowledge of pop culture could make the argument that Jon makes, very few could put it as eloquently as him. That man is a national treasure. He laid out his argument so well that O’Reilly was basically agreeing with him by then end of the segment. And in a rare sign of reason, O’Reilly’s audience even agreed with Jon. Check out this online survey take on billoreilly.com
Keep up the good work Mr. Stewart!
1. I was gonna say that Common is the Will Smith of rap, but actually Will Smith is the Will Smith of rap.