On Thursday’s show, Stephen Colbert discussed the meaning of the second amendment of the US constitution, raising many of the issues that were discussed on this blog earlier that day.
The discussions in the comments that followed my blog post were notable for their reasoned quality around what is a highly charged topic. Why are such sober discussions so rare in the media and in government? The Daily Show had two segments that provided many examples of how quickly people resort to hyperbole so that the Godwin’s Law limit is reached in a remarkably short time.
(These clips were aired on January 17, 2013. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)