- Patriots and pinheads April 22
On Monday night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart made a pretty persuasive case that Sean Hannity would be using his Fox News show to eviscerate fee-dodging Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy if... well, Stewart isn't quite sure why Hannity is defending Bundy. Federal laws are against Bundy, the courts have ruled against him, and even the Nevada constitution — which he recognizes as legitimate, a courtesy he denies the federal government — makes Bundy a scofflaw.
These are all points also made by Glenn Beck and Tucker Carlson, among other conservatives — a rare place for Stewart to be, as he acknowledged Monday night: "Sean Hannity has now made Glenn Beck the voice of reason." At the same time, Hannity isn't alone — Sen. Dean Heller (R) considers Bundy and his armed defenders "patriots." So does Bundy. But when the rancher compared himself to the Founding Fathers, Stewart had enough: "Dude, you're a welfare rancher trying to pull off the world's largest cattle dine-and-dash." --Peter Weber
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- How academia's liberal bias is killing social science
- Diagnosing the Home Alone burglars' injuries: A professional weighs in
- How Wall Street is chipping away at reform
- Why Pakistan won't hunt down the terrorists within its borders
- How I lost all my money
- 10 things you need to know today: December 21, 2014
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- A brief history of the Christmas present
- Sorry, GOP, tax cuts don't pay for themselves
Subscribe to the Week