At his rally for Democrats on two days ago in Washington, Jon Stewart took a shot at MSNBC's Keith Olbermann with a video strongly suggesting that Olbermann does as much fear-mongering and name-calling as the talking heads on Fox News and CNN.
Now Olbermann is all bent out of shape, complaining that Stewart went too far. Olbermann even tweeted with some fear-mongering and name-calling:
"I thought his [Stewart's] message, on the eve of an election full of Tea Psychos, was terribly timed."
Stewart ended his "Rally for Sanity" rock show/comedy show/Democrats echo-chamber on the Mall on a civilly serious note by declaring that, despite our disagreements, most Americans get along well every day of the week. He again blamed the 24-hour-a-day news media for trying to polarize the nation. He even said the Tea Party isn't racist.
'Jumped a shark.' Stewart's speech seemed out of character for a comedian whose fake news show reserves 90 percent of its mockery and criticism for anyone who challenges Democratic Party orthodoxy. Either he has noticed the Democrats are rife with corruption and incompetence, or he wants to broaden his TV audience. But Olbermann took Stewart's flirtation with even-handedness as treason.
Olberman said Stewart had "jumped a shark" -- had blundered into a career-ending stunt.
I don't think Stewart jumped a shark. I think it was "jumping the idiot," and the idiot didn't notice.