Another mainstream shift. Here are two segments that Jon Stewart's Daily Show did last week mocking the U.S. for cutting off UNESCO funding because the agency voted to admit Palestine as a member. The pieces feature brilliant comedic turns by John Oliver. The butt of his report is Robert Wexler, the dogged former Florida congressman who now heads some Israel lobby organization. Oliver exposes the U.S. move as heartless and hurtful to our image around the world.
The reports are best politically for their repetition of the word Palestine, though in the end they come up short. The comedians are unable to talk about the Israel lobby, which is what effected the aid cutoff. They can't name the villain, though Stewart knows the villain. Wexler is his contemporary, and this is a Jewish problem. Just impossible to talk about openly. I guess that's next.