WATCH: Jon Stewart's Amazing Takedown of Fox's Anti-Protest Buffoons
Jon Stewart did not have much trouble finding absurd reactions to the largely peaceful protests against police violence that have been occurring around the country. In New York, protesters carrying #BlackLivesMatter banners have blocked traffic at times. The horror! Fox Newsian John Stossel has even made the claim that blocking traffic is a form of "violence." Jon Stewart pointed out that if blocking traffic is violence then it is time to indict the New York City marathon, the Macy's Day parade, the St. Patrick's Day Parade, a million other parades and every street fair selling crappy sausages.
Another hysterical Fox newsian bemoaned the "violence" of not being able to Christmas shop. Stewart pointed out that the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree smack dab in the middle of midtown has been blocking east west traffic for years. "Mr. Claus, tear down that tree," he quipped.
His fantastic opening segment last night continued on to the issue of athletes wearing t-shirts expressing the desire justice for victims of police violence like Eric Garner in New York, Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old Cleveland kid shot dead, and John Crawford, the Ohio man gunned down in a Walmart. Geraldo's criticism of LeBron James's shirt also comes in for some seriously hilarious, well-deserved ridicule.
It's great. Watch: