Yeah, we live in politically correct times. In case you live in a hole, yesterday was the midterm elections. Also known as the day where CNN’s John King shows off his knowledge of obscure counties in Kansas. I’m sure they are great places, but when you see the vote total being at 1200, you know there is more livestock than people in the area.
Jon Stewart made a joke to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about not voting, that evidently hurt some people’s feelings. He told her he didn’t vote because he had just moved and didn’t know where his precinct was. Jon, just follow the line of old people driving. They already have their checks, so only one other plausible explanation. Election day.
Later, on his show, he walked back the comment. “I was being flip and it kind of took off,” Stewart said. “And you know what? I want to apologize. Because I shouldn’t have been flip about that, because I think I wasn’t clear enough that I was kidding and it sent a message that I didn’t think voting was important, or that I didn’t think it was a big issue, and I do. And I did vote and I was being flip and I shouldn’t have done that — that was stupid. And I apologize.”
It’s Jon Stewart, he’s supposed to make fun of the process. Besides, look back at the exit polls. People were angry at the GOP-led Congress. How did they reward that anger? By giving them the Senate. Turnout was low, so a lot of people followed Stewart’s ‘flip’ joke and just stayed at home. Besides, it was Call of Duty launch day.
Stewart’s program went on to feature RNC chairman Reince Priebus. Easily the happiest guy on the planet right now, while Democrats hide in the corner.
Here’s the apology from The Daily Show’s Election Night coverage.
To critics of the joke, lighten up. No one turns out, and it’s only network news that seems to think Washington magically changes with every election cycle
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