Thanks, Jon Stewart

Just now on The Daily Show, Mr. Stewart presented a lovely segment that ruthlessly mocked the media’s coverage of Romney’s faith. The high point for me was watching Robert Jeffress rationalize his endorsement of a non-Christian cultist over a mainstream Christian.

If Mr. Stewart keeps up this level of coverage, he might just end up with a Boggs-Doniphan Gentile of the Year Award to add to his pile of Emmys.

Which would be awkward, as Mr. Stewart is in no way a gentile. But it would be his due, as Stephen Colbert won the BDGotYA in 2009.

I’ll post a clip as soon as it’s available online. In the meantime, those on the West Coast can watch the episode at its regularly appointed time.

UPDATE: Here is the clip. (wordpress.com doesn’t embed ComedyCentral videos)

Comments

  1. KerBearRN says:

    Can’t wait to see this!

  2. Unavailable from my location apparently…

  3. Brill. I agree naming him a Gentile would be quite audacious. :)

  4. Left Field says:

    Of course in some sense of the word, Stewart certainly is a Gentile.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gentile

  5. That’s pretty interesting that the Mormon usage is in there. A red-letter day!

  6. What? just because Colbert has one Stewart needs one too?

  7. Like all of Stewart’s criticism of those on the left it comes from the viewpoint of getting harsh digs in on the right and mocking the left. Is anyone left with a positive impression of Mormons after that clip? Or did he reinforce what the commentators said while once again pretending to transcend those he mocks?

  8. How did he reinforce what the commentators said? By mocking what they were saying, he gets to the point that what they were saying is ridiculous. Religion has no place in politics.

  9. What’s funny is that the BoM passage that the person decrying “liars” cites is one that almost exclusively uses *Biblical* language: “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie” (Revelation 22:15).

    Whoops, there go all the Christian politicians, too.

  10. Whoremongers and Sorcerers new television show was probably my favorite part of the whole clip.

  11. Researcher says:

    A quibble: he referred to Romney’s grandfather as a polygamist. Neither of Romney’s grandfathers was polygamous.

  12. Mommie Dearest says:

    I almost never watch The Daily Show, but thanks to your quick heads up I was able to catch this on a later replay on my actual tube. Now I know why my kids get their news from this guy. He deftly skewers all the many soft underbellies exposed by the GOP Romney-haters. I loved the part when they whine about electing a guy who worships a different god than yours, and he shows them how it’s done routinely every election by Jewish voters.

  13. Mormondom: Where Jews are Gentiles.

  14. CORRECTION…..Mormondom: Where Jews are refered to as Gentiles.

  15. MikeInWeHo says:

    I’m glad Jon Stewart held them to task, in his usual mock-everyone style (which is kinda like South Park). The Lawrence O’Donnell piece was particularly egregious. What if he had talked about the origin of Islam in a similar way?

  16. Boo to Daily Show US firewall.

  17. Two things:
    If you award Stewart the award, it should probably happen on his show.

    And maybe we could rename BCC Sorcerers and whoremongers… at least for a day…

  18. If I remember correct, the Daily Show currently has a Mormon writer, Jenna Kim Jones. As of an interview she did a couple of months ago with the Cultural Hall podcast, she is still active. So Jon should at least have a decent fact checker.

  19. Utterly brilliant.

  20. Jenna’s a script P.A., not on the writing staff.

  21. angelandsimba says:

    I laughed my @$$ off at the way he took them to task. And, #11 researcher, Stewart didn’t say Romney’s family were plygs, He simply referred to that guy’s contention that Romney’s gramps was.

  22. I love how he points out the hypocrisy of MSNBC for ripping on Romney’s Mormon faith and ignoring the fact that Harry Reid belongs to the same religion.

  23. WaMo that was one of my favorite parts also.

  24. @EOR (#5), don’t you mean red Latter day?

  25. Derrick (24) lol. It’s funny I did think of that after I wrote my comment, but I could hear the foghorns going off in my head to signal the corniness. I am still trying to establish my reputation here so I figured I better not. :)

  26. The scripture quoted isn’t even in the Book of Mormon, it’s Revelations 21:8. But then, no need to pull “Christian” The word “Whoremonger” doesn’t appear at all in the Book of Mormon. I guess “Wo unto the liar, for he shall be thrust down to hell” doesn’t have the same ring. Or whoremongering and sourcery.

  27. I know what I am going to be for Halloween this year. A combination whoremonger/sorceror. Best costume ever.

  28. buraianto says:

    Doctrine and Covenants 63:17

    Wherefore, I, the Lord, have said that the fearful, and the unbelieving, and all liars, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie, and the whoremonger, and the sorcerer, shall have their part in that lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.

  29. kamschron says:

    The words from Doctrine and Covenants 63:17 that Martin Bashir read are quoted from Revelation 21:8 and Revelation 22:15. Bashir stated that this was from “section 63 in verse 17 of the Doctrine and Covenants of the Mormon Church,” but the attribution was edited out of the clip that appeared on the Daily Show.

  30. “As a Jew . . .”

    One of the best political observations ever.

  31. Oh, and showing the sheer hypocrisy of the evangelical community that insists they can’t choose a “non-Christian cultist” over a “mainstream Christian” – unless that mainstream Christian is a black Democrat – was brilliant.

  32. Now I’m impatient waiting,,,

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