This week comedian Jon Stewart made headlines with a rant he went on during a meeting of the House Judiciary Committee. Faced with a bunch of empty chairs, Stewart angrily denounced members of Congress for supposedly not caring about the plight 9/11 first responders.
Stewart was there to testify in favor of legislation appropriating more money to the 9/11 victims fund, and he got a little heated:
I’ve never been a fan of Jon Stewart. He’s an undeniably talented man, but his forays into American politics have been deeply hurtful to the process. Whether it was helping to pioneer the politics-as-entertainment genre with his Daily Show schtick or the usual clueless celebrity buffoonery he’s prone to, Stewart has generally made things worse. Not better.