Back from his vacation and making his first comments on the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., last night Jon Stewart went after white privilege and his most favorite target, Fox News. With two weeks’ worth of material and prep time, the 10 minute evisceration he unleashed was very humorous and even more on-point.
After the typical potshots at the belligerent correspondents, the tone turned serious as Stewart discussed a reality that he feels few white people see or do anything about: that life in the U.S. is different for black people than it is for white people.
He pointed out that the discussion surrounding Ferguson has been made about race because, quite frankly, it is. Addressing the inequities and the fact that “every person of color in this country has faced an indignity, from the ridiculous to the grotesque to the sometimes fatal, at some point in their—I'm going to say the last couple of hours—because of their skin color” is the only way to prevent future incidents like what happened to Michael Brown from happening, he said.
Also, on an unrelated note, we learned that Sean Hannity treats every traffic stop like it’s Mardi Gras. That is an image that will haunt everyone for a lifetime.
[via The Wrap]