Must-see morning clip: Fox says we need to accept mass murder

"The Daily Show" creates a "one-size fits all mass shooting coverage" kit for networks


Prachi Gupta
June 3, 2014 7:18PM (UTC)

What will it take to get real, serious gun reform in America? Jon Stewart, so worn out by the NRA, Fox News and politicians who believe that the answer to (what they see as inevitable) mass shootings is more guns, has relented.

"What about the real victims -- the news networks?" Stewart asks, brilliantly skewering the likes of pundits like Bill O'Reilly, "who are still going to have to waste valuable time going through the motions of covering these inevitable, clearly unstoppable, everyday, ordinary, soul-destroying slaughters?"

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Taking the idea of acceptance to its logical conclusion, Stewart and the Best F#@king News Team then presented a "one-size fits all mass shooting coverage go kit, to get everyone back to apathy as quickly as possible." Sadly, the bleak truth in their satirical coverage is almost too spot-on to find funny.


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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