1. James

    I think that was Alan Alda in Crimes and Misdemeanors, the tragedy plus time thing. And you believe that Jon Stewart didn’t belittle conservatives?

      • Tim Magee

        Oh, stop, please. Jon Stewart was not “hard” on liberals. If he had been “hard” on liberals, then liberals wouldn’t love him. Your left wing point of view is constantly re-enforced by the media, the universities, pop culture, and political correctness within corporations and government. Not only are you surprised when your team loses, but when you lose an election, you don’t know how to deal with it. It’s much like Pauline Kael’s famous line following the 1972 election about wondering how Nixon won even though nobody she knew had voted for him. What you’re doing is trying to rationalize how DECENT people could have actually voted for Trump, so you theorize that it’s due to a lack of humor — or whatever. Ironically, that’s very humorous. (LOL)

        • Don’t you think we love those who are hard on us? How to explain family or friends then?:) I don’t think either party immune to mourning an election loss. And I think generalizations of beliefs of such a large group a risky business. I meant only to explain one possible angle. But I hope you agree, even if you disagree with my characterization of Stewart or the election, that it’s important that those on both sides develop our sense of humor. We must act as checks and balances on one another. And poor Kael. It seems she was actually ripping on herself with that comment, and it’s been widely misreported (http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/10/The-Fraudulent-Factoid-That-Refuses-to-Die).

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