Jon Stewart pummels Sarah Palin for ‘infiltrating’ the Today Show with her Jesus fish earrings

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 0:16 EDT
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Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Tuesday night blasted former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for nearly six minutes, mocking her for trying to make her appearance on NBC’s Today Show seem courageous.

Palin had told Breitbart.com that she was “going rogue and infiltrating some turf” by appearing on the show.

But to Stewart, going rogue was actually “cynically exploiting a manufactured notion of yourself as a crusader against a monolithic exclusionary activist liberal media, whilst actually enjoying a mutually beneficial, symbiotic relationship with them, only to the detriment to the rest of the country.”

“Seriously, it’s the Today Show,” he continued. “You really believe co-hosting the Today Show is is entering the lion’s den, armed only with some Jesus fish earrings and an Iwo Jima sized flag pin?”

But Stewart didn’t stop there.

“Governor Palin acts like she needed to protect herself from the lamestream liberals like garlic to a vampire when the truth is, you’re at the Today Show,” he added. “You’re there to talk about party planning with Tori Spelling! To pretend that you remember who Wilson Phillips is, or to hang out for some light-hearted couch banter with Matt and Ann and Al — instead of acting like you’re sitting with which Che and Lenin and Saul Alinsky.”

Watch video, via Mediaite, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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