Jon Stewart Rightfully Tears CNN A New One For Their Shameful “Coverage” Of The Riots In Baltimore
This past Saturday, the nerds of our nation’s capital put on tuxedos and ball gowns and shuffled into a hotel ballroom for the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. From what I could see, it looked like a fun time. Barack Obama got some clever jokes in, Cecily Strong nailed it as host, and everyone had a lot of drinks and rubbed shoulders and clandestinely smoked cigarettes and went to afterparties. A perfectly fine night. About 60 miles away from D.C., a very important, very real protest was happening in Baltimore, in the wake of the death of Freddie Grey, an unarmed black man who died from injuries suffered, presumably, at the hands of the police. I’ m pretty sure you know the answer.
Jon Stewart, our national ombudsman, had a lot to say about it. So did Jessica Williams, who embodied the spirit of Effie Trinket in her unwavering support for the importance of the goings-on of the Capital. Watch them both skewer the idiocy of CNN, and be happy that we have these people in our lives to at least point this shit out. [h/t The Daily Dot]