October 20, 2011

Boy, go out on a limb!

The LA Times reports on the extremely tough bit that Jon Stewart did the other night on the GOP's hypocrisy regarding the Occupy Wall Street protesters:

On Tuesday night's episode of 'The Daily Show," Jon Stewart took aim at Republicans who claim that the growing 'Occupy' movement is a divisive phenomenon that pits Americans against other Americans.

Stewart kicked off the segment with a montage of conservatives rallying their base with bellicose rhetoric: "Take our country back!", "Get your musket!" and so on. He followed it with a series of clips in which some of the very same Republicans expressed their dismay over the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Most notable was House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who expressed his increasing concern over the "growing mobs occupying Wall Street" and characterized the protests as class warfare. "Believe it or not, some in this town have condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans," he said.

Stewart seized upon Cantor's apparent inconsistency. "If Republicans don't condone pitting Americans against Americans, then who is it that we Americans should be taking this country back from?" he wondered.

Gee, what an original bit. Why doesn't Stewart go after liberals and the Democrats who did their damndest to portray the Tea Party in the most vile, negative terms with virtually no evidence to back it up, but who now support the OWSers -- protesters who've done magnitudes more vile, negative things than the Tea Partiers ever did.

The answer is simple: Stewart is one of the above liberals, and, of course, it doesn't fit THE NARRATIVETM.


Posted by Hube at October 20, 2011 06:23 PM | TrackBack

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