Y'know, I consume a lot of media, probably like you do. A lot of it is
pretty smart, like stuff from NPR. However, I'm finding that the best
commentary these days isn't from serious sources.
Daily Show on Comedy Central, with Jon Stewart.
Turns out, the "fake news" there is really good. The guy is funny,
yet the commentary is deeper and smarter than any other commentary I consume.
As a kid, I read the usual Shakespeare, and
almost the only thing I remember is the idea of the "wise
fool" usually in the form of a court jester. The deal is that such a guy
can say what he wants, because he's not intended to be taken seriously.
The fool can speak truth to power.
I guess that's what Stewart's doing on the
show, and it sure works for me.