The Daily Show’s Segment on the Zimmerman Verdict is Why I Love Them
The Daily Show is one of the smartest and funniest shows on TV, and they always prove to be one of the most needed ones too. You’ll get a better take on the news by watching it than CNN any day, in my book. Their news might be “fake” but it’s realer than some of these other channels that are go-tos.
They weighed in on George Zimmerman’s acquittal, finding a way to make SOME humor out of a terrible situation, and I love it. John Oliver explained the ridiculousness of this case’s verdict in the simplest way possible, and I appreciate that. Because it seems stupidity is rampant these days (look at juror B37’s comments if you need proof).
Anywho, take a watch!
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“Of the many truly depressing things about this case—after a man was found not guilty after admitting pursuing and shooting an unarmed teenager—one was just how unsurprised people seemed about the verdict. That is what makes this so much worse. That we can get a verdict like this, not because the system has broken down, but because the system worked exactly as designed.”
Ain’t that the gahtdamb truth??? How does this happen and get justified by the law???
“Florida, just because you’re shaped like a combination of a gun and a dick doesn’t mean you have to act that way.” YESSS!!! I hollered. Florida is doing its best to earn that unofficial nickname of America’s Dick. Because it continues to fuck us all. It fails so much so often.
Thank you for being awesome, Daily Show!