Jon Stewart is a comedic genius, so it's a pretty rare occurrence for one of his humorous political rants to cause a reaction that isn't laughter. His monologue on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri was one of those rare occurrences. It incites emotions of anger, sadness, and even heartfelt compassion. Let's face it, for regular watchers of The Daily Show, the content has become so predictable that the most emotion we display while watching it is probably a few chuckles and a lot of head shaking. It's not that it is boring or unfunny by any means, but the show takes the same path every episode. Poking fun at an ignorant politician's statement, and absolutely shitting on Fox News. Same stuff, different episode.
But what Stewart showed us in his segment about Ferguson was far from his norm. Stewart's been around for a while, and this side of him has rarely ever been seen. Scripted or not.. this is one of the most powerful and heartfelt speeches covering Ferguson, racism, and just plain compassion for other human beings.