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Limbaugh chimed in

And Jon Stewart retorted.

Stewart tore into Boko Haram and said that #BringBackOurGirls actually proves Twitter can be more useful than you might think at pressuring people to do something. And so in reaction to Limbaugh rolling his eyes at the hashtag activism, Stewart came up with a new hashtag for people to use: #F*ckYouRush. Stewart even contrasted the people speaking out on the girls’ behalf with “that f*cking guy” Limbaugh to show what the two sides are in this argument.

I don’t know. Some people just really should get better hobbies.

 

Comments

  1. says

    While the stinging indictment of Rush was a reward in itself, I am going to remember this segment for its last few seconds. As I wrote on my Facebook post, I was stunned and moved.

    Following a video-clip — in which Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram and perpetrator of the heinous kidnapping, gleefully talks about killing — Jon Stewart spoke in an unusually somber voice – completely abandoning the jocularity – addressing Boko Haram:

    You guys are trying so hard to convince everybody that you are such badarses. What you’ve done with this kidnapping is highlight who the real badarses are, the kids you kidnapped. Compared to a teenager who knows that her desire for education could get her dragged into a snake infested jungle, to be sold as a bride by some demented, stick-chewing cartoon villain, but still gets up and goes to class everyday, fully aware of that danger, compared to their courage, I’d say Boko Haram is a bunch of little girls. But you know what, they don’t deserve that compliment.

    It brought tears to my eyes.

  2. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    @ ^ hoary puccoon : Seconded by me. Awesome, brilliant words from Jon Stewart. Thanks for that Kausik Datta.

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