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Jon Stewart on Faux Republican Outrage

Jon Stewart had a perfect take on Joe Biden and his idiotic “back in chains” comment. What Biden said was incredibly stupid and reprehensible. But even more ridiculous is the faux outrage from the right, who are suddenly shocked — shocked! — that anyone would engage in divisive rhetoric during a campaign.

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  1. Jordan Genso says

    Unfortunately, the video is only the first two minutes of the segment, so it doesn’t include the faux outrage from the right.

    If you go to http://www.thedailyshow.com and go to the ‘Full Episodes’ tab, the segment is from the 8/15 show.

  2. ricko says

    Joe Biden, can you BELIEVE he said that?

    Well, yeah, I can.

    I can’t believe at this late date Ed finds anything to complain about except the GOP reaction.

  3. says

    What Biden said was incredibly stupid and reprehensible.

    “Stupid and reprehensible”? Not even. Merely off-key and exaggerated, y’all. Letting banks write their own rules is an excellent way to allow them to run riot and destroy the independence and freedom of their client/victims. Again.

  4. d cwilson says

    Biden’s comment was, well, vintage Biden. He used the first image that popped into his head. I wouldn’t call it “reprenhensible”, just a bad word choice to describe the inevitable result of the GOP’s plans.

    But of course, the media has to play the false equivalency game. If a republican says something that’s truly reprehensible, we have to pretend that something a democrat said was just as bad.

  5. Chiroptera says

    I was only able to do a quick Google on Biden and his remarks since I’m at work right now.

    Can someone explain what is so offensive about Biden’s remarks? The few hits I looked at suggests mostly because Republicans are outraged. I can see this as potentially offensive to African-Americans, but the few hits I looked at didn’t mention the response from the African-American community.

  6. says

    Chiroptera “I can see this as potentially offensive to African-Americans, but the few hits I looked at didn’t mention the response from the African-American community.”
    The Right is being offended for them, since African-Americans can’t outwardly be offended at Biden (and the Democrats) terrible remarks, since they have to keep their heads down while they’re on the democrat plantation.

  7. says

    When Joe Biden says something “reprehensible”* while hosting the bankers, oil patchers or some other $multi-gazitrillion special interest group in a closed meeting at the WH? THAT I’m gonna wanna hear about, y’all.

    You don’t suppose that the GOP will be disavowing the comments of MO’s own Asshole Akin’s, do you?

    * And his comment is a long, long way from that.

  8. Chiroptera says

    d cwilson, #4: But of course, the media has to play the false equivalency game.

    And to be a true equivalence to some of the things the Republicans have been saying about women, Biden would have had to say that some blacks really deserve to be in chains, some blacks voluntarily put themelves in chains, and, besides, everyone knows that blacks have special neurotransmitters that make beatings and whippings not all that bad.

  9. scienceavenger says

    Luckily we have GOPers coming out with truly reprehensible things on a near daily basis (legitimate pregnancy-preventing rape anyone?), so the false equivalency with Biden’s comments, which were merely politically awkward and not remotely in the same league, will fade quicker than you can say “fast and furious”.

  10. Jordan Genso says

    @7

    You don’t suppose that the GOP will be disavowing the comments of MO’s own Asshole Akin’s, do you?

    They already are. Even though he’s no worse than several of the 2010 Tea Party Republican senatorial candidates, the party doesn’t want a repeat of Sharon Angle, Ken Buck, the “not a witch” person, etc.

    What’s quite entertaining though is the base does still want more of those candidates, so Akin will probably stay in and go against the party’s stated preference.

  11. dingojack says

    Dear Ed -
    Please don’t ever refer to Jon Stewart again, because evidently as ‘children of a lesser god’ we don’t deserve the benefit of his ‘golden goodness’ even from his own website.
    If Mr Stewart treats me with contempt…
    Dingo

  12. eric says

    When Joe Biden says something “reprehensible…

    …it’s a day ending in y. His mouth is probably one of the main reasons there is a “Vice” in front of his position title.

  13. says

    Of course Malcom X, Jr’s minion, Joe Biden, will engage in divisive rhetoric. He pals around with people who pal around with terrorists. These people have phony birth certificates and hate white people. One of them was a red diaper baby, trained by communists to usurp power in the US and send all the white people to concentration camps.

  14. caseloweraz says

    I don’t see Biden’s remark as reprehensible. We’ve seen the results of banks and Wall Street writing their own rules. The phrase “wage slaves” comes to mind. And black folks are disproportionally affected by such economic inequality. So Biden’s allusion to actual slavery may have been politically tone-deaf and unfortunate, but I would call it a minor gaffe at worst.

    I wonder how many black leaders objected.

  15. bobaho says

    @dingojack: Your dispute is with Mr Stewart’s employer. Whether something is available to various countries or even to people served by particular cable companies within a given country, is the prerogative of the producer, not the performer. I would gladly eviscerate the sleaze ball at Time Warner Cable who blocks my access to ESPN3. It has nothing to do with country, and everything to do with greed of the distributor.

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