Jon Stewart: Is The NRA An ‘Elaborate, Avant-Guard, Joaquin-Phoenix-Style Joke’?

01.17.13 6 years ago 21 Comments

Did you see the new ad the NRA rolled out yesterday in response to the public outcry for stricter gun control laws following the Newtown massacre? Oh, it’s a goddamn doozy.

“Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” a deep-voiced narrator asks. “Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? Mr. Obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he’s just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security.”

Yeah. Oh yeah. Watch it below…

Naturally, Jon Stewart — fresh off of one of the best Daily Show segments of his career in the form of a recent monologue on gun control — could not let this pass, lamenting that the NRA is so ridiculous that it almost feels like an “elaborate, avant-guard, Joaquin-Phoenix-style joke … or a false-flag operation run by Michael Moore in an attempt to discredit responsible gun owners.”

Here’s part one…

And here’s part two…

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