As everyone who was on the internet yesterday is aware, President Obama attended Nelson Mandela’s memorial service and a few things happened that caused ALL THE OUTRAGE in people who are prone to be outraged. First and foremost: Obama’s handshake with Cuba’s Raul Castro (who is most accurately pointed out in the above video as the Jim Belushi of Castros).
Jon Stewart of course came to the rescue last night prepared to point out the irony, hypocrisy, and general foolishness surrounding the non-news handshake backlash. And it’s times like these that I appreciate The Daily Show the most. Because as the end of the segment reminds us, Stewart knows exactly where the line is between defensible and indefensible.