Jon Stewart: Bin Laden death photos can’t be worse than CSI
Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart argued Wednesday for the U.S. to release photos showing Osama bin Laden’s dead body even though they’re reportedly very gruesome and could incite additional violence.
“Too gory?” Stewart wondered. “Yeah, have you met us?”
“From 8 p.m. on, every show on television we watch begins with an internal tracking shot of a gaping wound above someone’s left eye, pulling out only to reveal half a hooker in a dumpster discovered by a child on a bicycle. You know what we call it? Primetime.”
Come on, man, we can take the gore,” he continued.
“The extremists over there already hate us and I don’t know if you know this, but the Muslim world sees pretty graphic images of people we kill on purpose or accidentally all the time.”
Watch this video from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast May 4, 2011.