As a Florida State University dropout, I’m uniquely qualified to snicker at last night’s Daily Show field piece, wherein (big word!) Jason Jones travels to Arizona State University to ask students why their college is denying graduation speaker Barack Obama an honorary degree. It’s the lowest hanging of fruit for ridicule, and basically the most obvious field piece that could possibly be done this week, but somehow it still works! Let’s be really generous in our hearts and assume that there are plenty of Arizona State students who are smart — in fact, too smart to talk to The Daily Show. And let’s laugh at the other ones.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||M – Th 11p / 10c|
|Arizona State Snubs Obama|
When the one chick at the party said “He (bleeeeep), why should he get an honorary degree?”, I totally thought she said something much worse than “hasn’t done shit.” Sorry to misunderestimate you, Arizona State.