Jon Stewart: Savior of the Economy?

Last month, I reported about how Jon Stewart’s hard pressing interview of Mike Huckabee about the issue of gay marriage earned him a spot as the most reliable name in news. Last night, he outdid himself once again. While interviewing Gwen Ifill and talking about Obama’s new economic stimulus package, he claims that the money shouldn’t go to the banks, but rather to the people who owe money so they can pay off their debts. He then followed it by saying this will happen in “a land of rainbows and unicorns.” I don’t know a thing about economics but, that idea is pretty brilliant. Could it work? Does this plan sound plausible to you? Why haven’t any other news anchors thought of alternatives? Is anyone in Washington (or the media) listening? 

See the interview below: