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The Bigot on Comedy Central: Jon Stewart
Political Perspective by Tim King Salem-News.com
Jon Stewart is so used to the good life that he wouldn't know a victim if he saw one, but then he doesn't need to see them to know if they are legitimate victims, he only needs to know that they are of his own religion; that they are Jewish. Arabs apparently don't count, what a bigot!
(SALEM, Ore.) - There is a reason Jon Stewart has such an intact comedy news throne. He's well educated, always current, a sharp wit; he's funny, and he's the right religion. In my mind's eye, Stewart's face keeps blurring with Ted Nugent's, and those of other heroes who have eventually shown their real colors. The reason is simple: these are the pop culture sellouts.
I couldn't care less what religion he or anyone else is, until it starts getting in the way of the human race, which it did in last night's program where he rips into veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas.
No, I did not include the clip, that's on the Daily Show site, though I did include some video to illustrate why blind support of Israel's systematic elimination of the Palestinian people is a goal that only brings great reprisal and retaliation.
It takes comedy down a dreary road in my opinion, when people like Stewart speak in terms so ignorantly offensive to Palestinians, journalists, and all people with half a brain in on-air jobs, who have some control over their final script. But all comedy aside, Stewart is heartless for attacking nine generations of American journalism and history, a person who knew Presidents when Stewart was still a baby playing in his poop.
Helen Thomas, the only real voice in her league with the guts and fortitude to tell the truth about what Israel has become; a cruel gatekeeper for a whole population that owned the land Israel now comprises, only 60 years ago.
Jon Stewart obviously believes the line about the "Chosen People who can kill and pillage in the name of God" or however their exact spin on it goes, I suppose it depends on the year, and region.
Israel's military operates like the Nazi's who oppressed them in the 1930's and 1940's and while it isn't socially acceptable to talk about it, it is still being increasingly discussed. The people of Gaza are sniped from Israeli towers, farmers are shot down in their fields.
Families are slaughtered by Israel's military while having picnics on the beach.
Jon Stewart is cool with that, it creeps me out.
I have heard Jon Stewart go on about "Iran's nukes" when in fact there is not a shred of evidence that there is any plan there for nuclear weapons; it is against their philosophy and I defy any reader to show me a passage where Iran talks about wanting or planning to have nuclear arms.
But Israel has hundreds, and every stinking one is illegal. They refuse to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty; illegal and dangerous, that's what Israel is.
So after 60 years, it is still OK, with Jon Stewart of the Daily Show, to act like the tragic plight of the Palestinian people is just fine, perfectly OK.
Then he has the lack of class to go on and on and on about racism.
He's Jewish, so as long as he leaves Arabs out, he's meeting personal goals, and Israeli goals.
He's obviously personally pissed that Helen Thomas had the guts to tell a rabbi who asked her thoughts on Israel, "Tell them to get the Hell out of Palestine" - that is what Helen Thomas said.
This rabbi himself dresses up with his black hat and does a comedy act where he imitates a Mexican person, it is foul and repulsive, so bad I won't even add the YouTube clip, you can find it easily I'm sure, it is really lame.
No reference to that offensive racism on the Daily Show. I'm considering pulling one of their own tricks on them and simply counting how many times he says 'racist' and 'racism' in the Helen Thomas piece, the little tool.
Stewart said in regard to the statement, "I'm sure once Ms. Thomas saw that her comments might be misinterpreted by the people at Jewish heritage festivity day, where she made them, she explained what they should do."
He misses the fact that she took had the confidence to trust the little racist rabbi; she was telling him the truth, with regard to how she sees it, from an inside perspective in the White House dating back to the earliest years of broadcasting.
Maybe she has a point Jon Stewart, but then you are 'cool' with Israeli oppression and the murder of little kids, ooops, I meant "Israel's right to defend itself", and the slaughter in Gaza, oh there I go again, "Operation Cast Lead" (somehow that doesn't sound much better). Then of course it is no big deal to you that Israel uses weapons that are expressly illegal under the Geneva Convention. Jon Stewart is one of the smartest guys around, he has to know, why would he choose to ridicule an American hero for speaking out?
who have to be escorted to school to escape daily violence from 'settlers' intent in harming them. Groups like the Christian Peacemakers Team literally has to escort the kids past the radical Jews to simply keep them safe.
Oh wait, that's right, they are 'defending themselves' as they attack little boys and girls in the streets, I almost forgot that Steward isn't cool, after all I always thought he was, but all good things run their course.
We reported recently that the settlers are now organizing terror cells, to train in techniques that allow them to more effectively kill Palestinians, and if you actually read the story, and look at the images, you will see little Israeli kids being trained to be terrorists against the indigenous population that these entitlement babies have to steal from.
Oh, and if a settler squats in one of these 'settlement' homes for ten years, he gets it for free. What a deal, the Islamic crazies get 72 virgins, (that is mostly BS by the way, very limited philosophy, heavily used by groups like FOX News and the White House, but not necessarily true), and the Zionists get a free house, a little home of oppression that they can call their own.
Stewart's reply to Helen Thomas' statement about how Israelis should give the country back to the Palestinians, "to Poland, and Germany, the United States and everywhere else", was predictable, and mostly only understood by fellow Jews...
"That's too bad actually, they said they are going to get her seat, Elijah." (Laughter)
Stewart: "You know that joke killed when she told it to Moses... boom!"
Yeah, all of the New York pizazz and a loud 'boom' from the little IDF soldier Stewart to make sure lots of people clap. Not like they don't have a person holding a "clap now" sign, you know they do.
Then he said, "Why did the Jews ever leave Germany and Poland?"
Which is a total implication that it is 'dangerous' for Jewish people to live in Germany today, and not one Jewish or German friend in recent years has tried to push that story. There are neo-Nazi's in the back alleys and all, but you get your ass kicked in Germany for displaying a swastika; it isn't considered cool at all, and it isn't like there aren't always plenty of Israelis in Germany on any given day.
He compared her to a racist manifestation of the Sesame Street character, Elmo. Must've had the writers on overtime for that one, eh Jon?
What I could do is show pictures of little children intentionally attacked by the Israeli military during their winter siege on Gaza, 2008/2009.
Schools were targeted, hospitals were targeted. I will never relinquish an inch in this area, I only regret not being in Palestine right now to aid our brothers and sisters who are starving and under constant daily threat from Israeli 'settlers' - friends of Stewart's who are all religious fanatical Zionists intent on clearing all Palestinians from the land, in the name of God of course.
Yeah right, what a line of sh*t that is, no decent God would ever have instructed Israel to become the ugly evil tyrant that once went after the Jewish population.
Any real hope for a peaceful solution seems far away, though the recent murders of unarmed peace activists aboard the Mavi Marmara in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla are bringing about an end to the blockade, along with the efforts of Egypt and Turkey.
Israel went too far and definitely lost some of their grip, thank goodness for that.
Neighboring Muslim countries have been looking the other way for a long time, better and easier for them to do whatever Israel wants, their people are safer that way.
Hey Stewart, what about Emily? Do you know who I'm talking about? Right, the Jewish American art student from New York who lost an eye last week when one of your cousins over in Israel shot her at point blank range with a tear gas gun. She didn't die, thank God, but she lost an eye and was really hurt badly.
Cool with you Jon Stewart?
No mention of her in the Helen Thomas piece, why not?
Some Jewish people, like Emily, are the best people in the world, like Muslims, and Christians, and Buddhists, but you don't have some damned right to stand in judgment of someone like Helen Thomas, you're totally a punk next to her and you will never be her, because you chose to be a jokemaker instead of a serious journalist, whatever.
Israeli people write every day in comments and to my email address, asking why I don't tell the other side of the story. My immediate answer is that there is only one truth; one group is suffering and one group is benefiting, and that group is clearly Israel.
But what is Israel? There is no easy answer, the best one is that it is not Israel, it is Palestine.
Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. You can send Tim an email at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org