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One of the much remarked upon annoying things that pompous *ss Jon Stewart does on a regular basis is his “clown nose on / clown nose off” routine. In between his jokes, he makes serious political points. However, if he gets called on it, it’s “Woah, woah, I’m just a comedian.” In other words, he likes to play at being a serious political commentator, but when he gets taken to task for it, he pretends that he does no such thing.
Well, the mainstream medialoves to do the same thing with scandalous gossip. When say, John Edwards, gets caught cheating on his wife, they wouldn’t be caught dead printing that sort of trash unless they have no other choice. But, when Levi Johnston acts like white trash by going on the Tyra Banks Show to attack the Palins, the media jumps on it with both feet.
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