On his radio show this morning, Michael Savage launched a vicious personal attack against Jon Stewart because The Daily Show host exposed the illogical lunacy of the fear mongering opposition to the Park 51 project. Savage blamed Stewart for spreading anti-Semitism, and called him an inbred Jew.
Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:
After attacking Mayor Bloomberg’s comments on The Daily Show that people who don’t like the mosque don’t have to go, Michael Savage then turned his attention to Jon Stewart, “So he goes on a comedian’s show, who doesn’t write his own jokes. A comedian who went off the air when his smart writers went on strike, and then the comedian also says something that also shows a drug addled mind in clip 3.” Jon Stewart said, “Cause I was thinking, again I don’t know if you are going to support this or not, I would like to build a synagogue, reform in St. Patrick’s Cathedral.”
Savage continued, “You wonder why there’s anti-Semitism, Jon? Jon, you wonder? You wonder why Jews like you cause anti-Semitism, Jon? You can’t figure it out? Jon Stewart, Mayor Bloomberg, two prizes of the Jewish religion. Two superb prizes of the Jewish religion. The man comes up with what he thinks is a parable, to show you what happens when you use drugs for too long. His dumb writer writes, I was thinking I would like to build a mosque on St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and press the laugh line button. Not only is this idiotic and illogical, it is not funny. It is the product of inbreeding. It is only the product of inbreeding. How could you compare a joke to build a synagogue on St. Patrick’s Cathedral to building a mosque on the ruins of the World Trade Center, which was ruined by Muslim fanatics?”
Savage then brought out the same old tired Right Wing criticism of Stewart, “Are you implying that Jews want to blow up the St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Jon? Is that your idea of interfaith dialogue? Now you understand why he’s only a comedian, and the mayor is only a mayor. Now you understand the two things. Now you understand why your children get the kind of education they get because they actually rely upon a comedy for their ideas.”
This is a pretty desperate plea for attention on Savage’s part. He is actually attacking something that aired on August 26. Way to keep it current Savage. It happened so long ago, that here is the video clip to refresh your memory:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
Hate is Savage’s gimmick. This is the same guy who called Katrina victims welfare deadbeats. Notice that he could not logically discuss the issue of why anyone should oppose the Park 51 Project. Instead he had to personally attack Stewart, Bloomberg, and paint all Muslims as terrorists. Savage is the third most popular right wing host behind Limbaugh and Beck, and with getting attention for his wedding and Beck pissing on legacy of MLK, he obviously felt left out. He is obviously jealous of Stewart, and this is his pathetic attempt at starting a feud with Stewart, or at least getting mentioned on The Daily Show. Savage has also tried to start a feud with the heavyweight champ of Right Wing talkers, Rush Limbaugh, who ignored Savage, as will Jon Stewart.
I am not Jewish, but I think it is safe to say that people like Savage, who is also Jewish, do more to spread anti-Semitism every day with his hate fest than Jon Stewart ever could in a lifetime. Savage voice oozed with jealousy as he talked about the influence that Stewart has with young people, which is the reason why all conservative media hates Jon Stewart. He is reaching the young audience that they can’t get to. Even worse for them, he is training an entire generation to think critically about what they see, hear, and read in the media. Critical thinking will lead to the demise of Fox News, Beck, Limbaugh, etc. They hate Jon Stewart because he threatens their future, and Savage’s personal attack was nothing more than a further expression of their contempt.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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