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Jon Stewart Shows C-SPAN How To Handle Racist Callers (VIDEO)

Posted by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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"The Daily Show" did an enjoyable segment about the recent on-air incident on C-SPAN, in which a caller from North Carolina went on a racist diatribe about how the network takes too many calls from black people and should thus be renamed as BLACK-SPAN.

What was very nice about the clip was the way Jon Stewart was not afraid to be servicey, offering host Bill Scanlan some advice on how to handle the situation. Like: don't just casually shuffle your papers, as if nothing is happening! Like: don't adopt a "the customer is always right" attitude about the racist idiot mumbling nonsense on your teevee show.

To demonstrate how Bill Scanlan was doing it wrong -- which is something I imagine Jeffrey Goldberg can appreciate -- Stewart helpfully scripted how calls like this should go in the future.

STEWART: Uh, we're going to take a call from St. Pauls, North Carolina. Yeah, Bill, what's on your mind?


CALLER: Yeah, I'd like to make a little respectful criticism here about C-SPAN.

STEWART: Okay, absolutely Bill, thanks very much, go right ahead.

CALLER: If you keep on with the way you have been programming you should change your name from C-SPAN to BLACK-SPAN.

STEWART: Yeah, I'm going to cut you off right there. Go fuck yourself.

Yeah, that's pretty much the right approach.

WATCH:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-march-31-2010/fear-of-a-black-c-spanet

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by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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PamR
by Ruby Member on Apr. 1, 2010 at 12:39 PM

This was so funny.  I felt for the c-span guy - he obviously didn't know how to handle the call.   But really, she shouldn't have thanked him for his call and said he understood his frustration.  Hang up, dude.

isaiahsmomma86
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 12:41 PM
We watched that last night. I love Jon stewart. lol i agree with the PP the cspan guy shouldnt have thanked him and told him he understood.
Joqui
by Joqui on Apr. 1, 2010 at 2:13 PM

happy

LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Apr. 1, 2010 at 2:22 PM
Jon Stewart is hilarious -- I love The Daily Show
Joqui
by Joqui on Apr. 1, 2010 at 4:25 PM

You can love the daily show but don't love Jon ... I already have to share.. splitting him in 3s in just wrong LOL!

Quoting LoveMyBoyK:

Jon Stewart is hilarious -- I love The Daily Show


BleedinHeartMom
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 4:26 PM

The one that has the middle probably doesn't think that  LOL

Quoting Joqui:

You can love the daily show but don't love Jon ... I already have to share.. splitting him in 3s in just wrong LOL!

Quoting LoveMyBoyK:

Jon Stewart is hilarious -- I love The Daily Show



Joqui
by Joqui on Apr. 1, 2010 at 4:28 PM

BAHAHAHA... Well I will take the upper region :) whoever claimed him last can have the legs LOL

Quoting BleedinHeartMom:

The one that has the middle probably doesn't think that  LOL

Quoting Joqui:

You can love the daily show but don't love Jon ... I already have to share.. splitting him in 3s in just wrong LOL!

Quoting LoveMyBoyK:

Jon Stewart is hilarious -- I love The Daily Show

 



SxyMartini
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 4:48 PM

Right on! You guys fight over stewart. I'll be busy with my Olby!! All alone! 

sexy

LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Apr. 1, 2010 at 10:51 PM

LOL!!  That's okay, I'll love him from afar, y'all can split him just in two

Quoting Joqui:

You can love the daily show but don't love Jon ... I already have to share.. splitting him in 3s in just wrong LOL!

Quoting LoveMyBoyK:

Jon Stewart is hilarious -- I love The Daily Show



tericared
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 11:22 PM

 That was great...I cant believe the dude from C-Span just let the idiot ramble on like that....

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