Jon Stewart’s Closing Rally Speech: “If We Amplify Everything, We Hear Nothing”

Jon Stewart’s Closing Rally Speech: “If We Amplify Everything, We Hear Nothing”: “Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear wrapped up this afternoon with one of its only serious moments—Jon Stewart’s 12-minute closing address—that was also its most important/poignant one.” (Via Gawker.tv.)

Returning Honor

A friend asked me to comment on why I found the Beck’s connection with Martin Luther’s King speech offensive, I had to take time to explain. I mean to be sure, the “Returning Honor” rally itself was fine and by the accounts I’ve skimmed, was pretty nice and a tamping down of the hatred of the recent past and hopefully a sign of a return to civil discourse. But I found Beck’s connection offensive and below is my explanation.