This is an absolutely excellent interview in a lot of ways, and I can’t help but wonder what today’s political arena would be like if every discussion was even within the same ballpark of rationality as this discussion.
I side more with Maddow — the false equivalence meme has more traction than it deserves by rights of how untrue it is. But Stewart is great at articulating, and clarifying, his positions. And not just that, but making sure that HIS words are understood correctly, rather than trying to reinterpret Maddow’s. It’s ultimately a discussion I’d like to multiply by a billion. That would be political nirvana.