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Stewart: Egyptian protesters mad at U.S. no matter what

By Arturo Garcia
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 8:44 EDT
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On Tuesday’s episode of “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart took issue of the unfriendly reception for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during her visit to Egypt this past weekend.

Clinton’s motorcade was pelted by tomatoes and shoes, which prompted Stewart to ask the local protesters what was going on.

“You’re mad at us when we prop up your dictator for 30 years, and now you’re mad at us when we go visit the guy you voted for?” Stewart asked. “You supply one guy’s military with tear gas canisters that they use on their own populace and they never stop crying about it … mainly because their tear ducts are damaged.”

He also exhorted protesters to move on from throwing tomatoes, calling them a bit cliche, and suggesting Egyptians throw something with more “cultural flair,” as he played video of someone throwing yogurt at a Greek talk show guest.

“It’s a protest statement and an expression of national pride,” Stewart said.

Watch Stewart’s monologue, aired on Comedy Central July 17, below:

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
 
 
 
 
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