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The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi thanks ACLU for Social Responsibility in Media Award

The Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi on Friday thanked the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California for giving him the 2012 Social Responsibility in Media Award.

He received the award “[f]or his work on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, satirizing and offering commentary on Islamic, Middle Eastern and South Asian issues. And for making us laugh.”

During the ACLU’s 18th Annual Law Luncheon in Los Angeles, Mandvi joked that The Daily Show rarely took responsibility for anything.

“I really appreciate this award,” he said “It is a unique, tremendous honor.”

Mandvi also thanked the ACLU for their efforts to protect the constitutional rights of Muslims in the United States.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on June 11, below:

Written by | 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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