Jon Stewart: The Difference Between Atlanta Cheating and Wall Street Scandals Is Who Got Punished (Video)
Jon Stewart compared the “eerie” similarities between the Atlanta teacher cheating scandal with fraud on Wall Street, and discovered that the only difference between the two seems to be who was actually punished. (Spoiler alert: It was the teachers.)
On last night’s Daily Show segment, Stewart looked at the basics of both cases to see where they overlapped and diverged. The similarities were endless: widespread lying for personal gain, a culture of secrecy and intimidation and a refusal to admit to wrongdoing. But the stories had very different endings: teachers and administrators involved in the Atlanta scandal will actually be doing hard time, with some sentenced to years in prison. Wall Streeters “whose financial crimes nearly broke the Earth” escaped almost unscathed, with the exception of one conviction.
Watch the clip below: