“You see, you being ignorant of those attempts [to address Black-on-Black crime] doesn’t mean the issue itself is being ignored in the same way that when it snows where you live doesn’t mean the world isn’t getting hotter.”
Not only does Jon Stewart come off as one of the greatest friends in the world – look at the people associated with his show who’ve gone on to receive their own – but the guy is one of the most vocal flamethrowers at anything FOX-related. Having already called the station out for its, ummm, “lopsided” coverage over the years, he followed it up last night with a nine-minute monologue on Michael Brown, Ferguson and the obvious racial inequalities in America* that can only be described in one .gif.
Those familiar with Stewart’s style already know what to expect: quick jabs from Jon, mixed in with troll-worthy statements from Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and more only to be followed up with a haymaker from Jon driving home his point.
I cannot and will not speak for anyone else on TSS or anyone who frequents this corner of the Internet when I say this. But Stewart and John Oliver weaved in factoid-after-factoid, exposing racial bias from a different perspective other than those who actually experience it and did it all with sharp humor. Their separate rants represent two of the more powerful media moments – Killer Mike’s CNN interview being another – to arise since Darren Wilson decided to dump an entire clip in Michael Brown’s body.
In short, though, FOX News just makes this entirely too easy for Jon Stewart.
* – Including a very specific example at the very end of the clip about his own building.