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 up teenage girl who told her parents an angel had come down and….”
Stewart was then interrupted with laughter, but not before they showed a huge picture of a pregnant Virgin Mary on the screen. He then made a light joke about Buddha. As usual, he had nothing insulting to say about Judaism or Islam.
We made sure we informed everyone about his bigoted outburst. And we didn’t do so with just news releases and media interviews.