Did Jon Stewart ‘Jump the Shark’ While Discussing Helen Thomas? (Video)Author: Jon Martin | Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 |
This is probably one of the most bizarre Daily Show segments I’ve seen in a while. Instead of really getting into the topic of what Helen Thomas said, Jon just made irrelevant comments and made fun of Helen’s age…
What I don’t understand is the assumption that Helen Thomas is racist. What is racist about what she said? She said the Jews should leave Israel and go to other countries… including AMERICA. Why would she want Jews here if she was anti-semitic. I feel like the media is retarded. It feels like the Daily Show is just doing a hit-piece on Helen Thomas without any real discussion of why what she said was wrong. Everyone is just led to believe that Helen Thomas is a racist and says racist things.. but as any redditor or anyone that does any research knows, Israel has settlements all over Palestine and is slowly taking over Palestine and starving it’s people by blocking aid. Instead of delving in to what Helen could possibly mean by her comments(like the show usually does), Jon just made age jokes. The Elmo bit at the end was .. sort of funny.. as in haha Elmo is saying bad stuff.. but the sketch sought to draw a link between what Helen Thomas said and what Elmo is saying. Do the Daily Show writers honestly think that Helen Thomas is calling for racial purity? Do people really think that she thinks Jews are “less” than her? I think not! What was this old woman really saying? Israelis should stop setting up settlements and taking over Palestine, they should leave and immigrate to other countries.. so instead of taking land from Palestine, just go somewhere else. It seems that the idea that Israel cannot take Palestinian land is inherently racist.. and that’s the real problem in this whole debate. You are a racist if you disagree with Israel. Well? I can unequivocally say that Jon Stewart shed no light on this situation and refused to even approach the idea that Israel is taking over Palestine. It’s all very strange.
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