If there’s one thing I hope The Daily Show hangs onto after Jon Stewart leaves, it’s his ability to identify and dispatch bullshit at a breakneck pace. And this piece on the Baltimore riots offered more bullshit than usual.
The bullshit about how differently the media treats riots depending on who’s doing it? That’s bullshit.
The bullshit about Wolf Blitzer continually forgetting about riots in major American cities? That’s bullshit.
The bullshit about society basically ignoring the deteriorating socioeconomic conditions of a large metropolitan area until the place is a powder keg? That’s bullshit.
The bullshit about police violence? That’s bullshit.
And the bullshit about how the police force has become the de facto social service for neighborhoods without access to employment, education, health or child care? That’s effing bullshit.