Yesterday, when the Internet learned of Megyn Kelly‘s pure, lily-white Jesus and Santa Claus, the most prominent reaction after, “I’m sorry. What?” was, “God, I hope The Daily Show tackles this.” Which they did. So below is Jon Stewart having a goddamn field day pulling this delicious bullshit sandwich apart along with asking a very important question:
“Who are you actually talking to? Children who are sophisticated enough to be watching a news channel at 10 o’clock at night, yet innocent enough to believe Santa Claus is real, yet racist enough to be freaked out if he isn’t white? … Yes, West Virgina, there is a Santa Claus.”
And this money quote:
“‘Just because something is uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change.’ Actually, I think that’s the official slogan of oppression.”
Interestingly enough, Megyn Kelly didn’t host her own show last night and was replaced by a fill-in which puts her in the prestigious ranks of Glenn Back and Sarah Palin a.k.a. people who somehow managed to spray xenophobic horseshit that’s too much for even FOX News. That takes skill. I’m man enough to admit that.