Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jon Stewart's Daily Show Tackles the Left Wing War on Purim


When Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind ignited a firestorm by dressing up as a black basketball player wearing blackface makeup, an Afro wig, and an orange jersey on Purim, he was criticized by the press for being insensitive and politically incorrect. His public apology was mocked by Jon Stewart on his news parody Daily Show.

But Jessica Williams, the show's "Senior Purim Correspondent" kicked the comedy up a notch by accusing the politically correct left of waging a war on Purim. With mock anger, she accused Hikind and others who wear Superman and other pop culture costumes of denigrating the holiday by not dressing up in traditional costumes of Esther, Mordecai, and Haman. 

You have to watch the second video. It gets funnier and funnier as Williams' anger builds to a frenzy.

Enjoy!

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(A tip of the kippah to Jack and Penina Kustanowitz for bringing these videos to our attention.)