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Jon Stewart mocks "Je Suis Charlie" hypocrisy: Countries claiming solidarity — even as they jail journalists

The segment's light and mocking tone ends with a serious statement on freedom of the press


Sarah Gray
January 13, 2015 8:42PM (UTC)

Jon Stewart began Monday night's show by discussing the Paris solidarity rally, which took place over the weekend, in response to the horrific attacks that shook the city. And the comedian didn't hold back.

His mockery extended to all parties: the French (with "tired stereotypes"), himself (about "Rosewater"), the Obama administration (for not attending the march) and most intensely countries that did attend the rally and also censor their own press (Egypt, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia and more). Watch the segment below:

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Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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