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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Larry Wilmore talked about the mass murder at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston — and how even on this occasion, Fox News can manage to find a way to allege that it’s about anything other than racism. “I know you guys don’t want to admit that racial stuff is going on — but how can there be any doubt when it came out of the gunman’s mouth?”

Larry and the panel discussed racist violence in America.

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And they also looked at President Obama’s comment on the problems of America’s gun culture. And there was a division of opinion here between agreement with Obama on gun access — but also concern that talk about guns can distract from the root issue of racism itself.

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Jon Stewart skipped any normal comedy monologue, and simply got serious: “What blows my mind is the disparity of response between when we think people that are foreign are going to kill us — and us killing ourselves.” And he marveled that the state of South Carolina still flies the Confederate flag, and has public roads named after Confederate generals.

Jon also welcomed a fitting guest for this occasion, teenage international women’s advocate and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, who famously survived being shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan because she was going to school and had been publicly advocating on behalf of other girls. The two discussed her new documentary, He Named Me Malala.

Jon and Malala also discussed her important work on an education fund for girls.

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  • Daniel Jones

    Mr. Stewart, you can use a pun without it being an attempt at humor, especially when the other guys are trying to sound serious and making a joke of journalism.

    Here’s my “joke” for a serious point, as another example of how you can and have to poke these assholes.

    Q: What’s black and white and red all over?
    A: Racism denial in the media.

  • Daniel Jones

    Okay, second comment, this one on Larry! LAR-RY! LAR-RY!) I think it says something about how desperate Fucks News was to push this not-racist angle that they put on E.W. JACKSON!

    Let’s recap, shall we?

    E.W. was the weirdo that said that Obama has a Muslim perspective.
    He calls the concept of gay rights “Ikky”.
    He compared Planned Parenthood to the KKK.
    He associated abortion with Hitler and in-vitro fertilization to Stalin.
    He insists the ACLU is Satanic.
    He purports Yoga will lead to possession by the Devil.
    And he commented that Democratic agendas are “worthy of the Antichrist”.

    **That** is the church type they hoped would buffalo us into thinking this white racist with a history of white supremacist racist activity and white supremacist racist behaviors was shooting up blacks, in a black church, stating his racism while first targeting a black preacher and *state senator* known by and allied to President Obama (who is black), who helped the passage of a measure to help lower the shootings of black men by police.. for some other motive.

  • tdm3624

    It concerns me that there are some who talk about banning the confederate flag and forcing communities to re-name their streets. People have the right to their opinion and speech. As long as they don’t discriminate, who cares what they fly or drive on? How is naming a street after the great Martin Luther King Jr. any different than naming a street after the great Robert E. Lee?