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Fun Friday: Jon Stewart Gets ‘Jewish’ Over Bleeding Wrist During Weinergate Press Conference

There was a very funny exchange on The Daily Show this week, during the fake press conference Jon Stewart held to satirize both Congressman Anthony Weiner’s apology and his own show’s half-hearted mockery of the scandal (Weiner is an old friend of Stewart’s) thus far.

Stewart accidentally cut his wrist open on broken glass during the opening bit, prompting some ad-libbed quips with prospective replacement host John Oliver on how whether the bleeding victim should continue acting “so Jewish about it” or perhaps try a “Catholic” remedy (“turn it into a drink?!) instead. (It starts around 1:42 of the clip below.)



The Daily Show – Jon Stewart Press Conference – John Oliver Takes Over
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P.S. To use another quote from The Daily Show, I think Weinergate officially “turned sad” a few days ago — even more so if it turns out that his wife is pregnant — and I still wouldn’t call it religion news. But, for those of you still interested, check out these stories from CNN’s Belief Blog and JTA.


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posted June 12, 2011 at 10:04 am

From the outset, Weinar’s name was mispronounced as weenar. it should be Weinar(as in Vine-ar). Wasn’t sure whether to laugh or not. One half of me, saw it as a tad…….. I don’t know……….Anti-Semetic. Could be wrong though. I’m interested to hear what others made of it. Cheers. flipperthedolphin.

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posted June 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

Just another congressman dicking around on the public dime.

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