While stuck on an airplane to LAX, I stumbled across the O’Reilly Factor, and in an effort to keep an open mind to all sides of the debate, I begrudgingly watched Bill O’Reilly’s Ferguson coverage. The entire O’Reilly rundown reeked of racism, with claims about a plea to focus on black-on-black crime, in addition to statistics meant to suggest that racism is a thing of the past. But only Jon Stewart could adequately express the outrage. Watch Larry Wilmore’s look at the issue, with great quotes such as, “Quit calling it black-on-black crime. It’s just crime,” and “I have a dream. That one day, the actions of a few sh*tty white people will be seen as discrediting their entire race.”
Jon Stewart’s bad joke landed him in the penalty box with some pissed of Americans who look to the lauded political satirist for their daily sanity. When asked by Christiane Amanpour if he voted, Stewart sarcastically said he “just moved and [he] doesn’t even know where his thing is now.” The flip remark sent off a firestorm, with most people rightfully suggesting Stewart demeaned the voting process as unimportant. Watch the Daily Show host cool off the hot water with an apology below.
The comedic cowboy strikes again. In response to conservative crash-test dummies denouncing our President for his coffee salute, Jon Stewart steamrolled the worst offenders, saying “Fuck you for your false patriotism,” and pointing out that FOX News commanded respect for our armed forces while simultaneously laughing at a “boobs on the ground” joke by FOX News host Eric Bolling mere minutes later. In case you missed it, the bloated Bolling made a sexist joke about the UAE’s first female fighter pilot, thus offering far more disrespect than his station demanded of our President. Watch Stewart pounce on these partisan hacks below.