The Daily Show last night was devastatingly well done, though I didn’t laugh much. The blatant xenophobia and disgustingly eager politicization and distortion on display in the media (particularly Fox News, of course) is just so goddamn ugly, it makes me sick to be in the same world as these people. But Jon got in some devastating hits:
"If you’re looking for a bearded guy who’s killed a lot of Americans —" *points at Lincoln Memorial*
Steve Doocy: “[Bergdahl’s] father told him, right before he went missing, to ‘Obey your conscience’ — which sounds, to some, like whatever you want to do, go ahead.”
Jon: “Yeah, sure, it sounds that way to some…specifically to those who don’t know what a conscience is.”
Part two is here, this is actually a continuous segment. Part two covers the horrible reaction to Bergdahl’s father speaking Pashto. I just. Why can’t anyone point out that Muslims have died for this country, too.
But thankfully Jon concluded with the contrast of the latest shooting (by white folks, natch, claiming alliance with Clive Bundy), in Las Vegas:
"Oh, well, don’t worry about that. Because we just need to protect this country from terrorists…with beards."
And part three tears apart the astounding hubris of “I would have done this better.”