Lying Media Bastards

August 10, 2006

Spitting Punchlines

Dayum. Saw this clip from the Daily Show last night, with their new Middle East correspondent Aasif Mandvi acting as though all of the Muslim world sees the violence and chaos with the rose-colored rhetoric of the White House. My favorite line:

“Over the years, we’ve grown accustomed to thinking of ourselves as you think of us: tiny, abstract drops in an oil field of possibility. Whether re-drawing our borders without regard for ethnicity or religion, or experimenting with unfamiliar forms of governance, we always welcome the chance to test the latest theories of your political scientists.”

What could never be said on American television in the bitter, furious tone it deserves, Mandvi is able to get on the air with sarcasm and chuckling (and slightly uncomfortable) studio audience.

Posted by Jake on August 10, 2006 9:54 pm

1 Comment »

  1. It was a thing of beauty, much like the bitch
    slapping Colbert gave Chimpy McDunderhead and the
    press.

    Comment by LanceThruster — August 12, 2006 @ 2:00 am

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