I really wish that I could find a way around the inability to put Comedy Central videos in WordPress posts, but until I do, I’m going to have to settle for links. This one is from Monday night’s “Daily Show” with an epic Stewart piece on how the funding for Big Bird et al is miniscule in comparison to other budget line items. And by the way Lou Dobbs can’t do math . . .
Here’s part of a piece by Meenal Vamburkar followed by a link to the clip:
On Monday night, Jon Stewarttook on the presidential debate. In particular, the Big Bird Debacle of 2012. “Who fires Big Bird?” Stewart asked. Then proceeding to mock the reasoning behind the conservative outrage over federal funding for PBS.
You’d think cutting Sesame Street funding wouldn’t make much of a dent in grand scheme of things, Stewart observed, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Eight million taxpayer dollars fund the show.
Not a huge line in the budget, but it’s about principle! Cue Lou Dobbs‘ criticizing President Obama for wanting to cut $4 billion in tax breaks for Big Oil. That’s only 0.0008 percent of the $5 trillion Obama’s added to the deficit, Dobbs exclaimed.
Thus, by conservative logic, Stewart pondered, eight million is greater than four billion? And why do conservatives feel so strongly anyway? The answer lies in many angry comments that include “propaganda” and “brainwashing.”
So Fox News is “upset that empty-headed puppets are trying to brainwash and indoctrinate Americans?”
“Perhaps you could sue them,” Stewart quipped. “The charge could be copyright infringement.”