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Jon Stewart Talks Ferguson, Skewers Fox News Coverage of Michael Brown Shooting

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It's like the ice-bucket challenge, except you just get maced in the face.
The chaos has calmed in Ferguson, but the nationwide conversation about race and police mistreatment that Michael Brown's death sparked continues.

And now that Jon Stewart is back from vacation, he's diving in headfirst.

Stewart aims straight for a favorite target of his, FOX News, on Tuesday night's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, watching apoplectically as the network's anchors struggle to understand why America has to talk about race at all in the wake of Brown's shooting.

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"This isn't all about just one man killed in one town. It is about how people of color, no matter their socioeconomic standing, face obstacles in this country with surprising grace," Stewart says after taking the ice-bucket-inspired Ferguson challenge, which just means getting maced in the face.

"I guarantee you 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...[pause] I'm going to say last couple of hours, because of their skin color," Stewart says. "Race is there, and it is a constant. You're tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it."

Stewart is, admittedly, a little late to the party since he was on vacation when the unrest in Ferguson began. If you want to see a more timely rant from someone with Stewart's ferocity and wisdom but in a British accent, don't miss former The Daily Show correspondent John Oliver's take from Last Week Tonight:

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.



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Dan Steiner
Dan Steiner

Jon Stewart is just like 99% of everyone else who comments on the Ferguson situation : he doesn't know a damn thing about what actually happened

ronnietee
ronnietee

Ir's really fucking simple

1) DON"T ROB STORES

2) DON'T FUCK WITH POLICE OFFICERS

(especially not when you're 6'4 and 300lbs)

Seriously, this shit is so simple.  All these idiots acting like we need to have some sort of "DISCUSSION"

We don't need no goddamn discussion.  It's like Chris Rock said, DON'T START NONE, WON'T BE NONE

Kelli Mayahi
Kelli Mayahi

Hello, white is a color too. ..if ya don't believe me buy a box of crayons! !!!

Donna Munger
Donna Munger

What makes you think it is only the " colored" folks have faced this?

Ksmith Wash
Ksmith Wash

Hey Dumb Ass! The year is 2014 current time 8:20 AM

Ksmith Wash
Ksmith Wash

"Of color?" REALLY! I am Black NOT OF COLOR! Whites amaze me being as lame as they are!

Kevin Bunten
Kevin Bunten

priceless: Stewart to Hannity: "you really have no fuckin idea do you"

Trish Siems
Trish Siems

Rft has been posting one sided opinions since this entire thing started!!!

Mike Jones
Mike Jones

if I was living a lifestyle in which I acted like/associated with criminals, i'd expect the exact same thing. if a white dude in my neighborhood with a shitty kia robbed a grocery store, I wouldn't be surprised if I was pulled over and questioned for driving around 5 minutes later because I fit that profile. I also understand logic, which seems to evade a large portion of the black community. it's really not that hard to understand.

Mike Jones
Mike Jones

I guarantee you that every person in this country, regardless of color/religion/ethnicity, has faced an indignity, from the ridiculous to the grotesque to the sometimes fatal, at some point in their life. get the hell over it.

Jeff Sass
Jeff Sass

Because he's Jewish Steve Mincer. He's extrapolating on the fact that as a Jew he , as have I have faced many indignities at the hands of the ignorant. It's not a tough leap.

Samantha Sheridan
Samantha Sheridan

regardless, even the police chief said the robbery was unrelated.

Samantha Sheridan
Samantha Sheridan

there are no facts to report. it's all still under investigation.

Debbie Lass
Debbie Lass

Tanya Christmann i know what we can read......the incident report.....oh yeah none was originally filed and the one released was empty. A shooting that resulted in death and six shots warrented a blank incident report. That doesnt seem suspicious at all.

Trudy Henry Cannon
Trudy Henry Cannon

I think electing a black president, twice, indicates that racism isn't as widespread as it used to be, and is moving in the right direction. Change doesn't happen overnight. All we need now is for black racism to go the same direction.....

Kris Kay
Kris Kay

Charon Keys Terrence Rupert Sheldon AlMoe IamJustme Roosevelt Moore Jermieka Lawary. Just saying even comedians get it. Lol

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"If you actually believe that electing a black president means there is no more racism you've got serious problems." = did i say that? nope. if you think i said that... or implied that... you've got serious problems.

Donny Cox
Donny Cox

Steve Mincer the black prez was probably voted in by the black Panthers.... .oops I mean the black people....

Matt Ferch
Matt Ferch

Lorraine, you're a total fucking ignorant moron.

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

considering the fact that Mo is a red state, and the only 2 largely blue parts are KC and stl city. ....

Maria Sparks
Maria Sparks

If you actually believe that electing a black president means there is no more racism you've got serious problems.

Dennis Springer
Dennis Springer

Brttny .. I originally 'liked' the page to keep up with local music and the other activities. I didn't realize the depth of the intolerant leftist liberal propigation of hate that would mostly consume it's news feed. Thanks for the tip.

Donny Cox
Donny Cox

Rich Woelbling if your taking up for me thank u.. if not thanks for your comment.. we all know that strong armed robber was stealing.... white black or Mexican stealing is stealing.... I wish that he just wouldn't of kept running at the cop and I'm sure that the cop wishes he wouldn't of done what he did either after all I don't think the cop wanted to have to kill anyone.... Can't we all just get along??

Donny Cox
Donny Cox

Mike Brown fly that confederate flag!! Yeah!!

Tom Baker
Tom Baker

Why do we care about what these professional non-news opinion people say? He does smart-mouthed editorial commentary that isn't authoritative or journalistic, so just turn it all off and think for yourself, folks! Stop following the leader and believe in your ability to interpret the news!

Brittny Stansfield
Brittny Stansfield

You know you don't have to 'like' pages you disagree with right...?

Ronnie Marchlewski
Ronnie Marchlewski

What?!?! Jon Stewart doesn't like Fox News? Please, tell me more...

Laurie Catanzaro-Vanover
Laurie Catanzaro-Vanover

Why cant people build each other up instead of tearing each other apart? If we stopped doing that maybe things would get better

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

yes. racism is so bad we elected a black president. twice.

Tony Boschert
Tony Boschert

Tiffany, the entire department was disbanded, not him as an individual. The entire department and admin were all, in effect, fired. He had no disciplinary actions against him. It's been in many major news outlets. To imply that he was fired for racial tensions as an individual is wrong.

Paul Lucid
Paul Lucid

Ah and the democrats were for small, localized government while the republicans wear for a stronger federal government. How times have changed.

Rodney Stewart
Rodney Stewart

Lorrain ............. Did you see the heart warming hug M.B. gave the store clerk as he was leaving ? It was a thoughtful , endearing show of love by the "big ol' teddy bear" ........SMFH

Mark Reynolds
Mark Reynolds

Maybe I am an extremist, but, let's kill all the nazi guys. Can't possibly be rehabilitated.

Rich Woelbling
Rich Woelbling

Lorrain Louise, don't buy the hype. The store owner isn't saying anything for fear of his life. And if he didn't steal, why did Dorian Johnson ADMIT to theft with brown

Mike Brown
Mike Brown

You guys racist? I can fly whatever flag I want! I also fly the American Flag! You dicks have a comment on that! SMD!!

Rich Woelbling
Rich Woelbling

I agree that the African American community has faced many hardships, and will continue to do so. But I worked in a building where I was 1 of 6 white people out of a office of 300 people and I was ridiculed, passed over for a promotion and falsely accused of being racist just so I would get fired. There are a lot of racists out there, and where I worked, they were all black. It sucks, but that is the world that we live in here in St. Louis.

Tyrone Austin
Tyrone Austin

Over $150,000,000 in lawsuits over Mike Brown, My Question is . How much will any of these people involved are willing to Make World Business History with a just a portion of the funds and reduce Gas so Job growth can star in Black communities. ??? Google The Hydrogen Car Fender Insert program that reduced gas to below $1.99gl and lower. This is a $3BILLION A MONTH PROGRAM. Just don't give it all back to the MAN. 1/4 of Big Oil Revenues in American hands. - YouTube Video for The Hydrogen Car Fender Insert program► 1:17► 1:17 www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2TAvFwKlAQ

Mike Brown
Mike Brown

Love the Confederate Flag! Remember you Liberals, Democrats, were for slavery! Long live the South!!

Lorrain Louise
Lorrain Louise

Donny Cox - he didn't rob the store. Let me repeat that - He didn't rob the store. A customer assumed he did because they didn't see the exchange of cash and called 911, probably because Michael was big and black. Neither the store owner nor the clerks say there was theft and none of them called the cops. And even if he did, you seem to think he deserved getting killed over some stolen stogies. That's sick.

Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas

Oh... You were a big fan, eh? GTFO...

Dennis Springer
Dennis Springer

RFT wears an ASSHAT. Anyone that supports this hate feeding media pat themselves on the back better than everyone clown posse is a hate crime instigator that should be prosecuted to pay the bills for the millions spent in Ferguson to help restore peace along with the rest of the media. Fuck off and your newsfeed

Lorrain Louise
Lorrain Louise

Good. We don't want people like you watching anyway.

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