With Official French Bashing (2003-2007) now as irrelevant as Fox News, “surrender jokes” should have been on the way out. The opposite now seems to be the case with a renewed effort from some columnists and comedy writers, including of all people Jon Stewart and The Daily Show.
Having been the sole voice of dissent along with Bill Maher, The Daily Show was a welcome respite under the Bush Administration. But last night, in a segment about the Olympic torch and pro-Tibet protests in Paris, Jon Stewart spun the events as follows:
“Basically, faced with danger – the French – oh what’s the word I’m looking for? Gave up? No. Conceeded? Anyway…”
Jon Stewart has now entered the long list of overt French Bashing comedians and pundits, who believe the horrors suffered by France, and Europe, during World War II, are so trivial as to be nothing more than a joke.
But here’s the kicker: The Daily Show is aired nightly in France, on Canal Plus. Show your anger and request Canal Plus pull this show from their line-up immediately.
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Note 1: Back in 2004, the Pew Research Center revealed that 21 % of young people aged 18 to 29 said they got their campaign news from Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update and Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show.