Even on a stoner’s holiday like April 20, Jon Stewart observed on Monday’s Daily Show, somebody has to play the “narc” — in this case, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey.
While Christie has talked tough against legalized marijuana — even in states where it’s already legal — the possible GOP presidential candidate has lobbied hard for the legalization of online gambling in his state.
“There is a difference, to be fair,” Stewart said. “You smoke too much pot, no one comes to break your f*cking kidneys.”
Stewart was also disappointed with CNN’s latest special report on marijuana, which focused on not only the increasing political shift toward legalizing it, but the economic benefits in Colorado and Washington state.
“This pot story isn’t fun at all,” he griped. “It’s all about disease and taxes. What about free love, hotboxing and free love hotboxing?”
And after donning a wig he said made him look like “a rainbow-haired Larry Fine from the Three Stooges,” Stewart also caught grief from correspondent Jessica Williams when he tried being festive in honor of “4/20.”
“You’re making everyone look bad. Pot isn’t just for shirtless old dudes with bongos,” Williams said. “It’s a non-addictive proven effective medical treatment that is now raising much-needed tax revenue for schools, libraries and roads.”
Stewart also announced that he would host the show for the final time on Aug. 6 and established a drawing where viewers could win chances to be flown into New York City for his final taping by making a donation benefitting a local autism advocacy group.
Watch Stewart’s commentary, as posted online on Monday, below.
Bill Barr slammed by ex-FBI official for ignoring the right-wing ‘Boogaloo Bois’ infiltrating protests
Attorney General Bill Barr was slammed by the former assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday for misleading Americans about the source of violence at the protests over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody.
"There's evidence developing, Brian, that the organization we're seeing of the most violent protesters is coming from a couple of disturbing places," both, by the way, there's disparate in terms in being from the right or the left. here's what those who monitor these groups and sites are seeing.
"We're seeing a far-right group, one group for example known as the Boogaloo Bois, who on their private Facebook page and social media outlets are calling for violence, calling for people to show up," Frank Figliuzzi told MSNBC's Brian Williams.
WATCH: Democratic congresswoman pepper sprayed by police at Ohio George Floyd protest
On Saturday, NBC 4 reported that Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) was pepper sprayed during an incident at a rally in Columbus on Saturday morning.
In footage of the incident posted by local anchor Colleen Marshall, several protesters ran at police trying to control the crowd in an attempt to extricate a female protester, prompting officers to use pepper spray to control the crowds.
In addition to Beatty, Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin and Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce were also caught in the line of fire.
A source provided this video to @ColleenNBC4 showing the incident that resulted in Rep. Joyce Beatty, City Council President Shannon Hardin and Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce getting pepper sprayed Saturday morning. https://t.co/ogqPrajniZ pic.twitter.com/19f1xbC53m
Martin Luther King III: If three other Minneapolis cops involved Floyd killing aren’t arrested ‘I don’t know what to predict’
On MSNBC Saturday, Martin Luther King III laid out why the three police officers who sat by as George Floyd was killed must also face criminal charges.
"Is there anything that you can suggest that would make his family feel like there is justice for him and his family?" asked anchor Alex Witt.
"Well, yes, of course," said King. "Maybe the DA is working on it and the legal system, but it's obvious to most of the nation that there should have been prosecution or some prosecution of all of those officers who were standing there. It was the officer who actually had his knee on the neck of Mr. Floyd and others who were there, I mean, any one of them could have said, 'hey, man, chill. We need to — back up.' I mean, a man is asking for help and you are immune to what this person is saying? What kind of human being are you?"