Satire married to ignorance is only funny to the ignorant

Jon Stewart recently used his Daily Show pulpit to mock the Healthcare Exchanges because of the software issues they’ve been having.  I’ve been working in the software field for decades.  I figured there would be problems because the systems re complex and have to meet a lot of federal regulations and simultaneously integrate with  diverse set of private insurance company web sites.  I mostly like Stewart, but when he mocks things he doesn’t understand, he comes off as a twit.  On that night, he was a big twit.  It’s okay to mock stuff and I get that it’s comedy, but comedy doesn’t have to operate from ignorance.  That makes it dumb comedy, and dumb comedy isn’t funny.


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