Jon Stewart Demolishes Fox News On Its Ferguson Coverage
"Race is there; it exists. You're tired of hearing about it?... Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it."
Last night Jon Stewart returned to his show after a summer vacation, and he was no-holds-barred in discussing the media's coverage of Ferguson.
Stewart started the segment taking the "Ferguson Challenge," in which he got sprayed with something resembling pepper spray, and then with tear gas.
Then he turned to how Fox News has been covering the protests. He played a clip of Sean Hannity saying how a person should handle police confrontations.
Then described how different it would be if a black man reached down to his waist to show his gun:
You really do have no fucking idea, do you? You're saying that if only Michael Brown, instead of holding his hands over his head, had reached down to his waist and lifted up his shirt to show the gun he did not actually have, this whole tragedy could have been avoided. Do you not understand that life in this country is inherently different for black and white people?