Jon Stewart blasts media coverage of Gaza-Israel conflict

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 0:00 EDT
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Though disappointed to learn the Iron Dome wasn’t a giant yamaka, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday night was thankful that the Gaza-Israel conflict ended “before it could fulfill the Mayan 2012 prophecy.”

Stewart said the media seemed obsessed with finding the winners and losers in the deadly conflict, as if it were merely a board game. Various pundits declared Israel, Hamas, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Egypt as the winners, while Mahmoud Abbas and Iran were both declared losers.

“So the only two losers in the war between Israel and Gaza are the people who don’t live in either of those places?” Stewart mockingly remarked. “So the lesson here is the next time your region descends into a war, you have got to be in it to win it.”

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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