This past Christmas I spent time with my brother who introduced me to Jon Stewart. He has several choice Jon Stewart episodes recorded that he showed me.
This guy, Jon Stewart, is extremely talented at doing to conservatives precisely what the quoted paragraph above correctly opines we should be doing to "progressives". He deftly and mercilessly roasts the conservative's tactics in a way that is hilarious and totally believable to the less informed viewer. He is an extremely talented entertainer and comedian behaving as a news reporter and political commentator and is enormously engaging.
As I was watching him, I was thinking that "This guy is REALLY getting his leftist message across" and that we (conservatism) have nothing even close to this guy.
I don't have a clue how conservatives could possibly counter the effectiveness of Jon Stewart's spew, the truth is obviously not working, at least all by itself it isn't.
If an extremely talented conservative counterpart were to emerge, he (or she) certainly wouldn't be granted the venue that Stewart enjoys.
There are bound to be extremely witty conservative performers out there who could balance this guy and this genre to some degree, and surely there are producers that would see the profit in a conservative counterpoint? Maybe in India?
Look at how incredible Rush Limbaugh did with his TV show - not because he was exactly camera friendly and an expert on TV, but he WAS intelligent, witty and filled an enormous VOID in the marketplace. Ditto Glenn Beck. As soon as Matt Drudge got “controversial” on his Fox News TV Show, the “Bigs” canned him. Amazing what the left gets away with, without standards, and the conservatives are crucified for being even 10% as controversial.
Thanks for your response!