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Catholic League threatens Jon Stewart with boycott over ‘vagina manger’ joke on ‘Daily Show’

Posted by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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A "Daily Show" segment that criticized Fox News for ignoring the GOP's "war on women" while highlighting the left's "war on Christmas" has drawn the ire of the Catholic League.

"What can women do to generate the same sense of outrage from Fox?" Stewart asked on Monday's episode. "Maybe women could protect their reproductive organs from unwanted medical intrusions with vagina mangers."

Cue onscreen photo-illustration of a "vagina manger," and a pair of statements from Catholic League president Bill Donohue:

This unprecedented vulgar assault on Christians cannot stand. If Jon Stewart doesn't apologize, we will mount a boycott of his show's advertisers. And we will enlist our allies in the Protestant, Jewish, Mormon and Muslim communities...

...The cover-up is revealing. This episode of "The Daily Show" was done to protest Fox's alleged indifference to the "war on women," and in doing so Stewart not only made a vulgar attack on Christians, he objectified women.

We are asking Stewart to apologize. If he does not, we will mobilize Protestants, Jews, Mormons and Muslims to join us in a boycott of his sponsors. Moreover, we will not stop with a boycott; there are other things that can be done to register our outrage. We are prepared to spend the money it takes to make this a nationwide issue, and we are prepared to stay the course.

Donohue added that on Thursday the group would "have something definitive to say, one way or the other.

by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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_Kissy_
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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Is it only free speech when the right does it?


ETA. Im sure Stewart will apologize if he thinks he over stepped...unlike other people..

krysstizzle
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 3:51 PM
Bwaahahaaaa!
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TigOlBitties
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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Right! I thought it was funny...and I'm technically a catholic.


Quoting _Kissy_:

Is it only free speech when the right does it?


ETA. Im sure Stewart will apologize if he thinks he over stepped...unlike other people..


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rfurlongg
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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Oh good grief. Boycott him already.
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lizmarie1975
by Gold Member on Apr. 19, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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Why are they not out protesting the pedophile priests?

lizmarie1975
by Gold Member on Apr. 19, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Same here.

Quoting TigOlBitties:

Right! I thought it was funny...and I'm technically a catholic.


Quoting _Kissy_:

Is it only free speech when the right does it?


ETA. Im sure Stewart will apologize if he thinks he over stepped...unlike other people..



lizmarie1975
by Gold Member on Apr. 19, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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Outrage noted. Anything else?

Chris030406
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM
I watched that episode. Excellent, per usual.
SWasson
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Oh, THAT is funny! 

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Apr. 19, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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Because Catholics are obviously Stewart's targeted demographic.
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