Jon Stewart took to song again on Thursday, with a choir backing him in a chorus of “go f*ck yourselves” to media outlets insistent on holding him and the Daily Show‘s jibes up as a symbol of failure for the Affordable Care Act.
“People, I am here to say that the jokes we do on this program seem to accomplish very little,” Stewart said, which the choir echoed by saying, “They don’t do d*ck.”
While, on a good day, his show may provide catharsis or perspective, Stewart argued, most of the issues they complain about never change.
“The point is this: don’t you use our jokes as evidence that the thing you hate must be stopped,” Stewart said pointedly. “I’m sure when we talk about sh*t you like, you’re more than happy to ignore it. We add insult, not injury.”
But one member of the choir dissented, telling Stewart, “If anything, you’re just weak, dulling the populist anger that could really change the system.”
“Somebody’s been reading Salon.com,” Stewart responded, a jab of his own at writer Chris Hedges, who accused him and Stephen Colbert of destroying satire.
Watch Stewart and the choir preach at misguided media below.