Thursday, September 26, 2013

Jon Stewart forces Richard Dawkins to be a non-asshole, if only for a few moments

I have expressed my admiration for Jon Stewart many times on this blog, and Monday's Daily Show provides another reason for admiration.

To my surprise, Stewart, virtually alone among media people, actually quizzed Richard Dawkins on the possibility that religion might not be entirely the source of all violence and stupidity. Not that I think that Dawkins will learn anything from this - I think that Stewart is such a skillful interviewer, so perfectly genial, that he has produced a virtual miracle - making Richard Dawkins seem unarrogant and non-contemptuous.

Kudos to you, Jon Stewart.