Last night Jon Stewart was on Bill O’Reilly’s show to debate the Common/White House invite controversy. The two main points Stewart expressed were the “Right’s” hypocrisy in it’s condemnation and that Common was not advocating cop killing but thought that the supposed killers were falsely accused.
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I thought it was an interesting back and forth. Stewart believed it was fine for Common to be invited and vigorously defended that Common’s poetry in question wasn’t about cop killing but whether justice was served.
In the end I couldn’t help but think that Jon Stewart was the same man who defended his invite to Cat Stevens, aka Yusuf Islam, to sing Peace Train at his Rally to Stop the Insanity in Washington D.C. last year.
Salman Rushdie was not amused.
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