The Daily Show on Baltimore

Once again, a comedy show comes up with a pretty good analysis of the events in Baltimore. Jon Stewart points out that these kinds of eruptions have occurred time and time again because the conditions that trigger them are never addressed and that the way that such disturbances are viewed depends on the kinds of people doing the rioting.

(This clip aired on April 28, 2015. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Nightly Show outside the US, please see this earlier post. If the videos autoplay, please see here for a diagnosis and possible solutions.)


  1. lanir says

    The most sobering, depressing thing about that is it hadn’t really entered my thoughts that the solution must reach beyond the police department. I knew the violence was a symptom and not the problem itself but as far as realistic solutions go I wasn’t even on the right page.

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