Jon Stewart: Palin's a Hypocrite

Remember who wanted Rahm to quit over 'retard'?
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2010 7:01 AM CDT

Jon Stewart set his sights on the Dr. Laura controversy last night, but Schlessinger didn't get the worst of it. No, Stewart's best jab was at Sarah Palin. The ex-governor, you might recall, tweeted in tortured English that Dr. Laura should "reload" rather than resign after her N-word-laced comments. Schlessinger and Palin both have implied that somehow criticizing the radio host violates her First Amendment rights.

Which is pretty ironic, Stewart says, because Palin once called for Rahm Emanuel to be fired based on a report that he'd uttered the word "retard." Is the R-word somehow worse than the N-word? Heck, as Wyatt Cenac points out in an ensuing bit, Emanuel only said the R-word once. "Come on Wyatt, you know the exchange rate," John Oliver replies, "The R-word is trading at 13.5 N-words these days."

Incidentally, you can hear Dr. Laura's unedited remarks here.

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