It was a memorial service for one of the most important man on the face of the earth. But if you listened to the American media earlier this week, the story was not about Mandela or his amazing accomplishments in ending Apartheid, or becoming South Africa’s first black president, or his underlining amazing quality of forgiveness. No. If you listened to the American media covering the Nelson Mandela memorial, all you heard was about a handshake between President Obama and Cuba’s Raúl Castro.
Or, and a selfie the President took.
This fact did not escape the watchful eyes of one of the most on-point media man in America, Jon Stewart.