Thursday, July 09, 2009

A Tell of a Turning Tide?

Watch this Jon Stewart clip, and pay close attention to what happens at the 0:38 mark, or rather, what doesn't happen.

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Just a few months ago, Stewart's uttering the line "But, that's OK. Our president's Barack Obama!" would have resulted in an explosion of spontaneous cheers and applause from his studio audience.

It even sounds like he paused there intentionally, anticipating such an outbreak, only to be met by dead silence.

All that's missing was the dubbed-in sound of crickets.