Jon Stewart’s Bitch-Slap Is In High Form

Posted on Thu 08 June 2006 in Dispatches • 1 min read

Via Boing Boing:

I’m a little late on this one, especially since I took my unplanned blog vacation.

If you haven’t seen the footage of Jon Stewart intellectually pounding conservative pundit Bill Bennett, you are missing out. Bennett appeared on the Daily Show to discuss his opposition to gay marriage as part of the current hoopla in Congress. Stewart works his magic and makes the pundit really look like a fool. Crooks and Liars has posted video footage of the smackdown, which has also been mirrored on You Tube as well as residing at Comedy Central.

The best bit:

Bennett Look, it’s a debate about whether you think marriage is between a man and a women. Stewart:I disagree, I think it’s a debate about whether you think gay people are part of the human condition or just a random fetish.

It is frustrating that Congress is wasting time on this issue once again, although the reasons behind it are most lucidly spelled out by Greg on his blog. All the same, if the conservatives insist on fighting this ridiculous battle, it’s fun to watch people like Stewart smack them back into place.