Jon Stewart tells viewers to call out lying lawmakers: ‘The best defense against bullsh*t is vigilance’
Jon Stewart made one last political commentary toward the end of Thursday’s Daily Show, telling his viewers to keep a sharp eye on their lawmakers.
“The best defense against bullsh*t is vigilance,” Stewart said, after uttering the word without censor several times. “So if you smell something, say something.”
While “bullsh*t is everywhere,” he said, there are some lies that are part of the social contract, like complimenting someone else’s child insincerely. But some lies — like the Patriot Act, or iTunes agreements — are cloaked under “mountains of bullsh*t,” betting that people will not be inclined to examine them because they are so dense.
Watch Stewart’s commentary, as posted online on Thursday, below.