UPON REFLECTION – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Upon Reflection

Jon Stewart’s rant at the Senate a couple of days ago is still all over the news. This is unusual insofar as he has beaten the “news cycle.” Lots of other things have happened, but he didn’t get forgotten. I think in part, he has not been forgotten because he was and is a particularly eloquent speaker and a very professional handler of news, microphones, and politicians and even after all these years, I miss him. No matter how many times he said “I’m just a comedian,” we all knew that was not true.

He may have started out in comedy, but he ended up as good a newsman as I have seen. Rather better than most.

So, for anyone who might have missed it, here it is again:

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And amazingly, today the House panel unanimously passes 9/11 victims fund bill after Jon Stewart shaming. Read about it in the New York Post.

Also, if you get a chance to take a look at, “Teach Your Children Well,” please watch the CSN&Y video. The artwork is heartbreaking and brought me to tears.

On reflection, some things news stories do last beyond their time as does some music. These are two of them.



Categories: #FOWC, Daily Prompt, Fandango's One Word Challenge, Marilyn Armstrong, Media, News

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13 replies

  1. McConnell has no intention of bringing the bill up for a vote. Jon Stewart was beyond eloquent….

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  2. Wow, just wow! Eloquence under pressure – as in frustrated angry upset hurting for the men and women whose job it was to respond to a crisis which they did without a moment’s hesitation! without pause! without thought! They went into the situation to do their jobs, to save as many lives as they could. They deserves respect consideration dignity and to be treated with the most the most! utmost fairness. So they don’t have to decide whether to eat take medicine live or live in a house! They should have the right to live!!!!!

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  3. I watched Jon Stewart and the others who spoke at the hearing. It was extraordinarily powerful.

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  4. Oh my, that is terrible that those first responders have to suffer like that.
    Leslie

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