Jon Stewart,while emceeing yesterday's Peabody Awards for broadcasting excellence in New York, got off a couple good quips at the press, not unlike his appearance on Crossfire in 2004.
Here's my favorite,
"Thomas Jefferson once said: 'Of course the people don't want war. But the people can be brought to the bidding of their leader. All you have to do is tell them they're being attacked and denounce the pacifists for somehow a lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.' I think that was Jefferson. Oh wait. That was Hermann Goering. Shoot."As Steve Benen at the Washington Monthly pointed out, those are indeed the words of Hermann Goering.