Apparently, he got his tender little feelings hurt when Sarah Palin said:
"We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington, D.C. We believe...that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit..."Mr. Stewart, a Manhattan native, accused the Republicans of "writing off whole swaths of the country."
Does the term "flyover country" ring a bell? At all?
I have lived my entire life surrounded by those same small-town people the liberal media, entertainment industry and trendy urbanites find so laughable. I've found them to be mostly hardworking people who try their best to be kind, usually shrugging off disagreements (political or otherwise) with a simple "Ah, well. Live and let live" because that's exactly what they hope for themselves. Freedom. Liberty.
So big bad Sarah dares to question the greatness of the big-city elite and Jon Stewart gets his panties in a bunch. It must sting.
But we the illiterate, knuckledraggin', Bible-thumpin', gun-totin', cousin-humpin', Walmart-shoppin' rednecks out here in the backwoods can sympathize. All of us small town folk who have been clinging "to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them" (because, of course, we're racist homophobes too)...we feel your pain, Jon.
We have been slandered for years.