Did Jokes About John McCain's Anger Contribute to Climate of Hate?


"John McCain stands now less a paragon of straight talk and independence for new members to admire, and more like an object lesson of how f*#@ing mad someone gets when they don't get their way." – Jon Stewart, announcing a new initiative to annoy the hell out of John McCain

"The lights are too bright and it's burning my skin! You're going to make me look like a Mexican. Build the dang fence!" – angry puppet John McCain, making his debut on The Daily Show last week.

From columnist Ron Hart, on spurious accusations of right-wing hate leading to Jared Loughner's shooting spree.

Whole Hart col here.

McCain puppet bit below:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon—Thurs 11p / 10c
Let's All Stand on John McCain's Lawn
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