Angry Stewart Devotes Entire Last Show to 9/11 Responders

'I feel … so angry inside that I feel like I cannot articulate'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2010 10:31 AM CST

In case you missed it, Jon Stewart is really, really angry about the Republican filibuster of the 9/11 first responders health care bill. So angry that he devoted the entirety of last night’s Daily Show—the last of 2010—to the issue, the Huffington Post reports. First he blasted the Senate for forsaking the first responders while passing the Bush tax cut extension (“That is astoundingly good news for firefighters who make over $200,000 a year!”), then he complained that news networks were ignoring the issue.

Then he talked to four 9/11 first responders, all of whom were battling life-threatening illness. “We are patriots to this country,” said one man suffering from stage 4 inoperable throat cancer. “We didn’t turn our back on anybody.” Finally, Stewart asked Mike Huckabee why Fox News—“the leading source of 9/11-based outrage”—hadn’t ginned up the same rage machine for this issue as it had for the mosque controversy. “I feel … so angry inside that I feel like I cannot articulate” it, Stewart said. “These guys are dying!” (More Jon Stewart stories.)

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