Ignorant blowhard Bill Donohue has launched a campaign against Jon Stewart for not apologizing over an amusing graphic used during The Daily Show recently. He pledges to be relentless and successful, which is the really funny part of all this.
Jon Stewart refused to apologize last night for the unprecedented assault on Christian sensibilities he launched on April 16. In that episode, “The Daily Show” featured a naked woman with her legs spread and a nativity scene ornament placed between her legs; with the picture on the screen, Stewart laughed at what he called the “vagina manger.” To see the picture, click here.
Our effort against Stewart includes asking his most consistent sponsors to pull their advertising (if necessary, we are not ruling out a boycott of their products), and a lengthy public relations campaign. The goal? To get him to apologize. If that doesn’t work, we can guarantee that his reputation will never be the same.
Today we will contact Kraft, one of whose products, MiO Energy, was one of the five sponsors that advertised on both the April 17 and April 18 episodes. Moreover, we will contact those on our “Allied Organizations” list (over two days) to join this campaign. They will be asked to contact Steve Albani, Senior VP of Comedy Central Communications, and Kraft.
This is just the beginning. Over the next several weeks, we will contact every major Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Mormon and Muslim leader and organization in the nation; they will be sent the picture, along with Stewart’s remarks. We will contact Viacom (which owns Comedy Central, home to “The Daily Show”) making sure that all board members and senior management know about Stewart’s anti-Christian and grossly misogynist attack. We will take out ads in newspapers, etc. We are not going away.
What Jon Stewart did ranks with the most vulgar expression of hate speech ever aired on television. His incivility cannot go unanswered.
Perfect. Love it. This is like the drunk guy trying to heckle the comedian in a comedy club, thinking that they’re actually going to score some points against him. They never understand the disadvantage they’re at because A) the comedian has the microphone, B) the comedian is a professional and much funnier, and C) the audience will inevitably turn on you for being an asshole and cheer on the comedian. And that’s exactly what is going to happen here. Jon Stewart will turn this into comedy gold and Donohue will come off looking stupid, ineffective and humiliated. This is gonna be fun to watch.