The Daily Show – Race/Off

The Daily Show – Race/Off


>>Jon: WE’RE BACK. WELCOME TO “THE DAILY SHOW.” SO NICE TO SEE YOU. MY NAME IS JON STEWART. MY GUEST TONIGHT DAVID ROSE
AUTHOR OF “ENCHANTED OBJECTS.” OBVIOUSLY, THOUGH, THE EMMYS. COLBERT REPORT. CONGRATULATIONS,
TO THEM. ALWAYS WELL DESERVED. ONCE AGAIN. GREAT JOB. BUT
FIRST, OBVIOUSLY, THE BIG NEWS OF THE LAST FEW WEEKS, THE TOWN
OF FERGUSON, MISSOURI. WHERE THE SHOOTING BY POLICE OF
TEENAGER MICHAEL BROWN HAS SPARKED A SERIES OF PROTESTS,
WHICH IN TURN SPARKED A LET’S SAY STERN RESPONSE BY POLICE
WHO APPEAR TO BE AUDITIONING FOR
ROBO COP. IT’S A, IT’S A STORY THAT HAS A LOT OF PEOPLE
OUTRAGED AND UPSET.>>I CAME BACK FROM VACATION
BECAUSE I’M FURIOUS.>>OF COURSE YOU ARE. AN UNARMED
BLACK TEENAGER GUNNED DOWN IN THE STREETS BY POLICE UNDER
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES. WHO WOULDN’T CUT THEIR VACATION
SHORT TO REGISTER THEIR FURY. YOU’D HAVE TO BE A MONSTER OR IN
MY CASE ENJOYING A PARTICULARLY NICE VACATION. BUT GOOD ON YOU, MR. O’REILLY,
FOR COMING BACK. UNLESS OF COURSE YOU’RE FURIOUS
ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE.>>FURIOUS ABOUT HOW THE
SHOOTING DEATH OF 18-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL BROWN IS BEING
REPORTED, AND HOW VARIOUS PEOPLE ARE REACTING TO IT.>>Jon: YES! THAT IS THE OUTRAGE. THE SHOOTING OF MICHAEL BROWN
AND ANY LACK OF TRANSPARENCY FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
RESPONSIBLE FOR SAID INCIDENT IS OUTRAGEOUS IN HOW IT HAS BEEN
REPORTED. [LAUGHING]
>>AND, I GUESS THAT’S NOT THE ONLY REASON TO BE ANGRY.>>IS HE GOING TO GET A FARE
SHAKE, THIS OFFICER?>>THERE HAS BEEN A RUSH TO
JUDGMENT.>>ERIC HOLDER FLIES INTO
FERGUSON.>>YEAH.>>YOU KNOW, WITH HIS, WITH HIS,
YOU KNOW, SUPER HERO CAPE.>>THIS MANTRA OF THE UNARMED
BLACK TEENAGER SHOT BY A WHITE COP. YOU KNOW, THAT DESCRIPTION IN AND OF ITSELF ACTUALLY COLORS
THE WAY IN WHICH WE LOOK AT THIS STORY.>>Jon: YES, DESCRIBING THE
ACTUAL FACTS OF THE CASE. [LAUGHING]
>>Jon: REALLY DOES COLOR THE WAY WE LOOK AT IT. WHITE COP, SHOOTS UNARMED BLACK
TEEN. DOES SOUND TERRIBLE. WHERE AS SAY HERO COP KILLS
ALIEN HUNTING HUMANS FOR SPORT WOULD PUT A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
SPIN ON THINGS. WHICH THOUGH A VERY ACCURATE
DESCRIPTION OF THE PLOT OF PREDATOR TWO, IS IN THIS CASE
IS — NOT WHAT HAPPENED. AND, YOU KNOW WHAT THERE ARE SO
MANY OTHER STORIES OUT THERE.>>WHY AREN’T WE COVERING NEW
YORK.>>WHY AREN’T WE COVERING BLACK
ON BLACK CRIME.>>Jon: YES! WHY ALL THE
INTEREST IN HOLDING POLICE OFFICERS TO A HIGHER
STANDARD THAN GANGS? THEY BOTH FLASH COLORS. AND,
YES ONE OF THEM HAS BEEN SWORN TO PROTECT AND DEFEND, BUT
STILL –>>WELL, THIS WEEKEND 42 PEOPLE
WERE SHOT IN CHICAGO. YOU KNOW, I DON’T SEE THE
PROTESTS. I DON’T SEE THE ANGER.>>IF I WERE AFRICAN-AMERICAN I
WOULD BE OUTRAGED THAT MORE JOURNALISTS AREN’T COVERING
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN CHICAGO AND MORE OUTRAGED THAT PEOPLE LIKE
AL SHARPTON AND JESSE JACKSON DON’T HEAD TO THOSE AREAS.>>Jon: YES. WHAT COULD EXPLAIN
THE LACK OF OUTRAGE ABOUT AL SHARPTON AND HIS ILK NOT
DOING ANYTHING ABOUT BLACK ON BLACK
VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO.>>WITH CHICAGO’S VIOLENCE
MAKING NATIONAL HEADLINES, A GROUP LED BY THE REVEREND AL
SHARPTON PLANS TO CONVENE AN ANTI-VIOLENCE SUMMIT OF NATIONAL
CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS HERE.>>Jon: OH, THAT’S RIGHT BECAUSE
AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERS DID HOLD A SUMMIT ABOUT THAT IN
NOVEMBER. AND HAVE MET AT LEAST THREE TIMES IN THE CITY
IN JUST THE LAST 13 MONTHS. WHICH IS NOT TO SAY THAT IT’S
BEEN EFFECTIVE. BUT TAKEN ALONG WITH THE PRESIDENT’S MY
BROTHER’S KEEPER INITIATIVE WHICH ATTEMPTS TO ADDRESS THIS
VIOLENCE, ALONG WITH THE COUNTLESS VIGILS AND MARCHES
WITHIN THESE VIOLENCE TORN COMMUNITIES MEANS THEY ARE
TRYING ACTUALLY TO DO SOMETHING. YOU SEE, YOU BEING IGNORANT OF
THOSE ATTEMPTS DOESN’T MEAN THE ISSUE ITSELF IS BEING
IGNORED IN THE SAME WAY THAT WHEN IT SNOWS WHERE
YOU LIVE DOESN’T MEAN THE WORLD ISN’T GETTING HOTTER.
[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jon: [BLEEP]. OH, YOU KNOW
WHAT? THERE’S SOMETHING ELSE BOTHERING YOU, ISN’T THERE?>>WHEN A COP PULLS ME OVER I
SAY, I PUT MY HANDS OUTSIDE OF THE CAR. IF I’M CARRYING A
WEAPON, WHICH I’M LICENSED TO CARRY IN NEW YORK, THE FIRST
THING I TELL THE POLICE OFFICER IS “OFFICER I WANT YOU TO KNOW I
HAVE A LEGAL FAREARM IN THE CAR.”>>Jon: AND THEN I BRACE MYSELF
FOR THE TASER. WELL, WITHOUT GETTING INTO THE
FACT YOU GET PULLED OVER SO MUCH BY THE COPS THAT SOMETIMES
YOU’RE CARRYING A WEAPON. SOMETIMES YOU’RE NOT. I DON’T
KNOW. DEPENDS ON HOW I’M FEELING THAT
DAY. BUT, CONTINUE.>>I OFTEN WOULD EVEN TAKE MY —
STEP OUT OF THE CAR, LIFT MY SHIRT UP SO HE COULD
SEE WHERE THE GUN IS. [LAUGHING]
>>Jon: YOU REALLY DO HAVE NO [BEEP] IDEA, DO YOU? YOU REALLY DON’T. BASICALLY, BASICALLY YOU’RE SAYING…
[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] IF ONLY MICHAEL BROWN INSTEAD OF
HOLDING HIS HANDS OVER HIS HEAD HAD
REACHED DOWN TO HIS WAIST ND LIFTED UP HIS SHIRT TO SHOW THE
GUN HE DID NOT ACTUALLY HAVE, WELL, THIS WHOLE TRAGEDY COULD
OF BEEN AVOIDED. DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THAT LIFE
IN THIS COUNTRY IS INHERENTLY DIFFERENT FOR WHITE PEOPLE AND
BLACK PEOPLE?>>A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TRYING
MAKE THIS, DANA, ABOUT BLACK AND WHITE. AND TRYING TO MAKE THIS
ABOUT RACE.>>THIS IS PART OF THIS EFFORT
TO MAKE IT EVERYTHING ABOUT RACE.>>IS THIS A STORY ABOUT RACE?
DO WE KNOW THAT?>>I THINK IT’S PLACING THE RACE
CARD. AND I THINK IT’S DISGRACEFUL.>>THE ONLY RACIAL DIVIDE THAT
IS BEING CREATED HERE IS BEING CREATED BY
THE RACE HATERS.>>YOU KNOW WHO TALKS ABOUT
RACE, RACISTS. [LAUGHING]
>>Jon: DID YOU JUST — HE WHO SMELT IT DEALT IT RACISM. DID YOU REALLY? YOU SMELT IT
DEALT IT RACISM? ALRIGHT. [ APPLAUSE ]
>>Jon: FORGET THAT IN FERGUSON, 94% OF THE POLICE ARE
WHITE AND 63% OF THE PEOPLE ARE BLACK, FORGET THAT 92% OF
POLICE SEARCHES AND 86% OF CAR STOPS ARE FOR BLACK PEOPLE.
FORGET THAT THE WHITE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT FINANCES NEARLY A
QUARTER OF ITS ANNUAL BUDGET THROUGH THE FINES
DISPROPORTIONATELY LEVELED AGAINST THE BLACK POPULATION.
FORGET THAT THE HISTORY OF THIS TOWN INCLUDES THIS TASTY NUGGET.>>A 52-YEAR-OLD MAN NAMED HENRY
DAVIS SAID THAT FOUR FERGUSON POLICE OFFICERS BEAT HIM AND
THEN CHARGED HIM WITH DAMAGING GOVERNMENT PROPERTY BECAUSE HIS
BLOOD HAD GOTTEN ON THE OFFICERS’ UNIFORMS.>>Jon: SO, LET ME GET THIS
STRAIGHT. YOU GUYS HAVE GOT TANKS BUT YOU CAN’T
KEEP A COUPLE OF TIDE STICKS AROUND. BECAUSE HERE’S… HERE IS THE PROBLEM WITH
EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON IN THIS CONVERSATION. THIS ISN’T ALL ABOUT JUS ONE
MAN KILLED IN ONE TOWN. IT’S ABOUT HOW PEOPLE OF COLOR,
NO MATTER THEIR SOCIOECONOMIC STANDING FACE OBSTACLES IN THIS
COUNTRY WITH SURPRISING GRACE. LOOK AT, LOOK AT HOW UPSET YOU
ALL GET ABOUT CERTAIN THINGS.>>TONIGHT CHRISTMAS UNDER
ATTACK.>>Jon: WHY ARE WE ALLOWING
ANTI- CHRISTMAS MADNESS?>>WHY DO I HAVE TO DRIVE AROUND
WITH MY KIDS TO LOOK FOR NATIVITY SCENES AND BE LIKE, OH YA, KIDS, LOOK THERE BABY
JESUS BEHIND THE FESTIVUS POLE MADE OUT OF BEER CANS. IT’S NUTS!
>>REMEMBER…>>Jon: REMEMBER, YOU WERE
FURIOUS THAT AMERICA’S 11 MONTH LONG CELEBRATION OF
CHRISTMAS WASN’T ENOUGH. BUT NOW IF YOU CAN, JUST IMAGINE
THAT INSTEAD OF HAVING TO SUFFER THE INDIGNITY OF A FESTIVUS POLE
BLOCKING SOMETHING YOU COULD HAVE JUST SET UP IN YOUR OWN
YARD ANYWAY — IMAGINE THAT INSTEAD OF THAT ON A PRETTY
CONSISTENT BASIS YOU CAN’T GET A [BEEP] CAB EVEN THOUGH
YOU’RE A NEURO SURGEON, CAUSE YOU’RE BLACK.
I GUARANTEE YOU. I GUARANTEE YOU THAT EVERY, I
GUARANTEE YOU THAT EVERY, THAT EVERY PERSON OF COLOR IN THIS
COUNTRY HAS FACED AM INDIGNITY FROM THE RIDICULOUS, TO THE
GROTESQUE, TO THE SOMETIMES FATAL AT SOME POINT IN
THEIR — I’M GONNA SAY LAST COUPLE OF HOURS. BECAUSE OF
THEIR SKIN COLOR. QUICK STORY. SO WE LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY. A LIBERAL BASTION. RECENTLY — LET ME FINISH. RECENTLY WE SENT A CORRESPONDENT
AND A PRODUCER TO A BUILDING IN THIS LIBERAL BASTION WHERE WE
WERE GOING TO TAPE AN INTERVIEW. THE PRODUCER, WHITE, DRESSED IN
WHAT COULD ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS HOMELESS ELF ATTIRE, AND A
PRETTY STRONG 5:00 O’CLOCK FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK SHADOW. STRODE CONFIDENTIALLY INTO THE
BUILDING PROCEEDING OUR HUMBLE CORRESPONDENT, A GENTLEMAN OF
COLOR, DRESSED RESPLENDENTLY IN A TAILORED SUIT. WHO DO YOU
THINK WAS STOPPED? LET ME GIVE YOU A HINT: THE
BLACK GUY. AND THAT [BLEEP] HAPPENS ALL OF
THE TIME. ALL OF IT. RACE IS THERE. AND IT IS A CONSTANT. YOU’RE TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT
IT? IMAGE HOW [BEEP] EXHAUSTING IT
IS LIVING IT. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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  1. This is just random, but you guys do know Christmas was originally pagan, right? And more importantly, preach Jon Stewart, preach!

  2. while I think the label "racist"is thrown around too casually these days. I know this is true. When my company was vying to provide a software solution to streamline the parking ticket process in Detroit, we had many meetings in the court building. While black lawyers waited in the security line, we were ushered past in what was supposed to be a line for lawyers! We did not even ASK for this – we were in line with everyone else – but we were white people in suits with briefcases so we were told we could go right in. That was my first initiation to racism in Michigan, I grew up in South Carolina and Virginia in the 1960s so I have seen racism but that was the first time I realized fully that if was not just a southern thing.

  3. Brilliant pieces like this are why Stewey is proof that not all super heroes wear capes. Come back on the tee vee, Jonny, our nation turns its bigly eyes to you….bigly.

  4. Has satirical and funny as this can be, it really is too easy. "Of course you are!!!" Simple, but goddamn is it on point.

  5. Sean Hannity talking about being stopped by the police and saying "officer, I have a licensed firearm in my car, let me show it to you" reminded me of how later on Philando Castille being gunned down by a police officer in a similar situation in front of his girlfriend and her small child.

  6. 4:14 holy fucking shit. How is this still going on and how do some people still think it's a valid argument?

  7. I'm from outside the US and went out of my way to VPN and watch these episodes when they aired I can now see in rewatching their true potential and why Trevor was added. It may be less funny (he still has to hit his stride) but it is nothing less than genius for his appointment.

  8. I miss you Jon. Trevor doesn't have half the gravitas. Sorry, Trevor. Still love you but no match for J-Stew.

  9. If I ever see John on the street (I won't because spaniardism) I will have to fight the urge to do inappropiate things.

  10. So disgusting – a human being is dead, and there's people complaining about how the killer is blaimed for racism. Usually the people complaining are so-called "pro-lifers". Not only that these people are obviously unable to feel any shame, they even have the nerve to turn their schizophrenia into a political agenda.

  11. I’m reminded of that episode of, ‘Touched By An Angel’, when Roma Downey’s character was turned into a black person. She was so accosted & assaulted, that she prayed, begged & pleaded with god to make her white again. That’s what hannity needs. To spend a couple of days as a black man in this country. He can’t have access to his multi-millions during those days, either. I bet you anything, if reincarnation is real, that’s how he’ll come back. Too bad a memory of your past life & all of your evilness doesn’t follow you, so you know exactly why you got the reincarnated life you ended up with. 🌈

  12. Jon Stewart is completely wrong on this one, the evidence shows that the media reporting was in fact false.

  13. While I realize he spawned a new era of biting, insightful comedy news shows, there is still not a host who can match Jon's fierce intelligence and astounding ability to cut to the crux of any matter in a way that is profoundly human and relatable. This guy has a once-in-a-lifetime gift. I wish he was still sharing it

  14. I was feeling some kinda way today.(sad). Then I saw this and felt like he understood how I felt. He acknowledged and apologized. WOW…HE MADE MY DAY. (ikr…so cliche).

  15. Too funny how this ended up with no charges for the cop and the criminal Michael Brown being the one who was at fault. Boy were you all wrong.

  16. What a fucking country. Ignoring problem, going for alternative explanation will not solve problem; only going to go down the hill from there. And, it will not be good for the country in the long run.

  17. I know this is old, but as a white woman know that I see you, know that I see your struggles and i would give anything, anyone of my freedoms to give you some of them. I do not know you I never will, but know that I love you.

  18. LOL at all the comments that were flat out wrong. Morons. Hands up dont shoot was a flat out LIE. "These violence torn communities." Yea all under democrat policy.

  19. as a black gu, i can say the reason i loved Jon so much is because he just fucking got it. Seemed almost on any topic he just understood. I know hes Jewish so hes probably gotten some shit for it but you wouldnt know if he didnt tell you. Hed just be some white guy and he still JUST FUCKING UNDERSTANDS. Thank you Jon, idk if anyone taught you this or inherently you understood but thank you so much.

  20. هههههه على قد ما عبراته حزينة على قد ماهي مضحكة
    اف اشتقت له الكلب 💔

  21. I realize that I am still very young, but I have an African-American friend. Sometimes, I can't walk with him for 5 seconds without him being called the n-word. Do you know how many of them he insulted? 0.

  22. 5:17 "And once the officer has completed expelling whatever fluids from his body upon witness of my "Trump-shaped" nipples, I…admit, I've never held a gun, a dick, or specially-designed CocaColas for double-fisting at all in my…I'm gonna say it, very respectable life path."

  23. Miss this dude he was the best host. Noah is okay, but theres no comparison between the two. Also, totally off topic, but if nuns are married to Christ, how do they split the assets and who gets custody in the divorce??? Or do they sign a pre-nup before joining the sisterhood?

  24. I just read the FBI findings. It turns out Brown was the aggressor in this case. And now pretty much every liberal outlet that prematurely came to conclusions has lost credibility. Just because one person is a minority doesn't mean he is not at fault. This will make people lose respect for the media.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/new-evidence-supports-officers-account-of-shooting-in-ferguson/2014/10/22/cf38c7b4-5964-11e4-bd61-346aee66ba29_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.dc059a5deb71
    Edit: I am not a supporter of the system where cops shoot at people for petty reasons and out of fear or because of racial issues. But reporting the cop is at fault before conclusive evidence because the victim is a minority doesn't serve any purpose. Past incidents don't dictate the outcome of the present situations (not always).

  25. For those that downvoted, thank you for confirming that unbridled hatred and racism is alive and healthy. Oh, and in case you forgot, Google also knows you're a deplorable racist. Even more so if you're using Chrome or the YouTube app while viewing the video on your Android phone.

  26. Black is no more a colour than white is. 'People of colour' is a ridiculous and meaningless label. Then again, in a world of milky skin, olive skin, dark chocolate and milk chocolate, 'black' and 'white' are meaningless labels too. Then there's south east/south Asians, who can vary in colour pretty much anywhere between milky white and dark chocolate.

    You can't force a sprawling spectrum into neat and tidy categories. The universe does not care about your OCDs.

  27. 6:20 is mark Fuhrman the guy from the OJ case who was caught in case using the n word and describing how he treats black people.

  28. Someone needs to show this to Trevor and say this Is the difference between him and Jon. Jon is angry and appalled here. Trevor doesn't do this to the same extent. It's what's stopping him finally reaching Jon's level.

  29. Well this hasn't aged well. Fox news is LITERALLY using the exact same talking points till this very day basically to justify ANY racist act. Good God Fox news is just a racist propaganda network poisening the minds of the dumb and fearful. How can it be that your government allows this shit.

  30. I know the daily show isn’t a news program but goddamn if it didn’t do a better job of covering stories and point out the lies of actual news networks and false narratives.
    “You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it” perfectly sums up the counter argument of people on the other side. I miss Jon Stewart, his mannerisms, and his passion when retelling these situations. Not that Trevor Noah isn’t great in his own way. But Jon had a je ne sais quoi about his way of telling these awful stories with a comedic twist to drive the issue but also get people to pay attention to what is happening.

  31. John Stewart was WAY off on this one. Funny to view this after ALL the facts showed Brown was a lying thug. People like John fanned the race flames. And I really like him.

  32. Mark Fuhrman?? Lol you idiots know that he is the racist cop that tried to frame OJ right?? I mean i dont believe that OJ was innocent but he was proven to have a racial bias against him lol

  33. I miss this dude. Idc who you put in his chair, or how many spin off series you create… you just can't match this guys charisma and unique way he did what he did, I'm just saying..

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