Jon Stewart rips Penn State officials, rioters over sex abuse scandal

By David Ferguson
Friday, November 11, 2011 7:38 EDT
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“Are you ready for some football horribleness?” Daily Show host Jon Stewart asks at the beginning of this short-but-devastating segment from late in Thursday’s show. In it, he talks about the sex abuse scandal at Penn State and the riots on Wednesday night that saw students turning a news van on to its side and toppling streetlights.

He compares the situation to the abuse of children by Catholic priests and reminds the rioters, “No one is trying to take away your religion, they’re just trying to bring some accountability” to a Pope-like Joe Paterno and “some of his Cardinals”.

Watch the clip, embedded via Comedy Central, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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