Friday, March 06, 2015

Jon Stewart hammers cops, Fox News and naysayers: Ferguson protesters were right

Jon Stewart observed on The Daily Show on Thursday that the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) findings regarding the shooting of Michael Brown and police in Ferguson, Missouri last year had something for everyone — including Fox News.

“Let the self-vindicating gloating begin,” Stewart said before showing clips of Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity saying the federal investigation exhonerated Officer Darren Wilson, who killed Brown.

But while the department opted not to charge Wilson in connection with the shooting, Stewart pointed out, it also described an institutionalized system of racially-biased policing in the city as a whole.

“It turns out everybody was right,” Stewart said. “According to our Justice Department, everybody’s anger was separate but equally justified. In a way, both sides achieving a beautiful balance of rage. A sort of yin and yang of resentment and anger.”

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