OK, readers, you may find this shocking but it's the truth. The Weekly Standard — that right-wing neoconservative rag owned by Rupert Murdoch and edited by Bill Kristol — has a problem with Jon Stewart.
Turns out that they're might peeved about a stand up appearance Stewart did at Northeastern University in Boston Friday night. In particular, they were concerned with a line the "Daily Show" host had about Gov. Sarah Palin…
"She came out again today. She was talking to a small town, she said that small towns, that's the part of the country she really likes going to because that's the pro-America part of the country.
"You know, I just want to say to her, just very quickly… fuck you."
Well, the Weekly Standard didn't actually quote him directly on that last part. Instead they transcribed it as "[expletive] you." But I think it's safe to assume that he didn't say "shame on you."
The Weekly Standard crew was also up in arms over the fact that the Stewart routine didn't get much attention in the mainstream liberal media…
The media has devoted hundreds of stories of late to the tenor of audience comments at McCain-Palin rallies, fretting about "rage" and "incitement" by the campaign, but the only account of Stewart's appearance is a one-sentence mention in the Boston Globe, and his abusive Palin comments are not included.
Hmm… so Jon Stewart's public appearances don't get as much play as John McCain's. I'm just speculating here, but could it be because one of them is running for president of the United States, and the other one gets his paychecks from the same place that I do?
Tags: John McCain, Jon Stewart, Massachusetts, Sarah Palin, The Daily Show, Weekly Standard