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Why Is Jon Stewart Wielding A Gun On Television? Oh, Right. Fox News.

"The Daily Show" went on hiatus immediately following the tragedy at Sandy Hook. That means Jon Stewart had four weeks to get angry about all the insane things some opponents to gun control have been saying, many of them on live television. Have I mentioned he's angry? He's very angry. You won't like Jon Stewart when he's angry. (Actually, you probably will.) Ah, sanity. After watching that clip of noted crazy person Alex Jones shouting at Piers Morgan (which, shockingly, aired on CNN and not Fox News), I needed this. 

Scapegoat Hunter: Part 1


Highlights: At 3:08 he makes a great point about what part of our culture we should look at when we talk about media influencing violent behavior, at 4:00 you'll see where the headline for this post came from, and from 5:40 onward, get ready to facepalm right along with him. 

Scapegoat Hunter: Part 2


Highlights: At :36, he asks the perfect question, at 3:46 the "Bourne" film franchise is improved with help from Woody Allen, at 4:23 there are no bad ideas except maybe these two, at 5:32, as promised, he gets very angry, and then, finally, at 6:44, he gets to the bottom of this whole problem: imaginary Hitler. 




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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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