A Letter to Todd
I know I have not uploaded much but I am working on what I think will be a powerful first major piece for this blog. Keep an eye out for it; “Responsibility.”
A quote from the former exec defending his remarks reads:
““I think it is funny to make jokes that enlighten people on political problems,” Kincannon said. He added the purpose of satire “sometimes is to offend people, to teach a lesson.”~Raw Story (http://s.tt/1znAR)
No. What The Daily Show and The Colbert Report do is political satire, that is comedy for the sake of enlightening people and offending people to get a point accross. What you did was completely insult the death of a young man who even if he was a “thug,” as you so beautifully and stereotypically put it, did not deserve to be shot like he was and for something as trivial as skin color, an issue a lot of people think we are past but it becomes so apparent everyday that we have SO much more work to do, as incompetent politicians like you prove it.
That’s where I stand.