When Comedy Central flashed a picture of a naked woman with her legs spread and a nativity scene ornament in between—what Jon Stewart called “the vagina manger”—Viacom’s executives weren’t the slightest bit offended (Comedy Central is owned by Viacom). But these same people got ticked off recently when Don Rickles cracked a joke about President... [Read more...]
JON STEWART IGNITES PROTEST; CAMPAIGN HITS MILLIONS
In all the years of monitoring anti-Christian bigotry, seldom have we seen something as vile as what happened on April 16. On Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show,” they flashed a picture on the screen of a naked woman with her legs spread and a nativity scene ornament in between. He called it the “vagina manger.” We called it hate speech.
Stewart... [Read more...]
JON STEWART CAMPAIGN
The following is a chronological list of our campaign against Jon Stewart.
April 16: Jon Stewart performed “vagina manger” skit
April 17: First request for apology
April 18: Second request for apology
April 19: Start of Campaign: Allies contacted
April 20: Kraft Foods contacted
April 23: SUBWAY contacted
April 24: Mars, Inc. contacted
April 25:... [Read more...]
JON STEWART HAS APOLOGIZED BEFORE
Jon Stewart refused to apologize to Christians for his “vagina manger” stunt of April 16, but not because he is averse to granting apologies.
On April 30, 2009, he apologized for branding President Harry Truman a “war criminal.” He said that was “dumb” and “stupid.”
Stewart issued two apologies in June 2011. The first one involved his... [Read more...]
JON STEWART INSULTS CATHOLICS AGAIN
On the May 2 edition of “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart opened with a replay of a bigoted tirade by Lawrence O’Donnell against Mormons that aired on MSNBC. Here is what Stewart said next:
“Mormons aren’t the only religion whose origin story can be explained as a convenient alibi. You can easily say that Christianity was created by a knocked... [Read more...]
DELTA DROPS JON STEWART
Within a few weeks of Jon Stewart’s “vagina manger” stunt, Delta Air Lines, one of “The Daily Show’s” biggest sponsors, pulled its advertising from the program. According to a public relations official, Delta claimed, “We just weren’t comfortable with the graphic nature of their image that was used on the show.”
Following this announcement,... [Read more...]
KELLOGG’S DEFENDS HATE SPEECH
Over the course of our campaign against Jon Stewart, we sent our complaint about his “vagina manger” stunt of April 16 to the major sponsors of “The Daily Show”; we made sure they received a copy of the picture flashed on the screen of a naked woman with her legs spread with a nativity scene ornament in between.
Although many of the sponsors... [Read more...]
JON STEWART’S HISTORY OF BIGOTRY
Born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, Jon Stewart is a self-described “tiny, neurotic man.” He is also a bigot. Here are some of his past attacks on Christianity:
• In 1999, he mocked the pope when the Holy Father visited the U.S.
• In 2001, he compared the pope to the Grand Wizard of the KKK
• In 2002, he questioned whether Mary and Joseph had... [Read more...]
Bill Donohue comments on Viacom’s ethics:
When Comedy Central flashed a picture of a naked woman with her legs spread and a nativity scene ornament in between—what Jon Stewart called “the vagina manger”—Viacom’s executives weren’t the slightest bit offended (Comedy Central is owned by Viacom). But these same people got ticked off recently... [Read more...]
JON STEWART AND KELLOGG’S
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on two newspaper ads he wrote that were published yesterday and today:
Yesterday, we let the workers at Kellogg’s know what we think of their senior management by taking out a full-page ad in the Kalamazoo Gazette (click here to read it). Today, we let the nation know what we think of Jon Stewart by... [Read more...]