Jon Stewart took on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s self-commissioned and miraculously self-exonerating investigative report into the Bridgegate scandal last night, and led from there into a viciously funny takedown of Christie’s apology to Sheldon Adelson for referring to the territories as “occupied” during a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition.
In Part 2 (after the jump) we go for details to Samantha Bee, “the Daily Show’s senior Zionist billionaire correspondent,” who discusses proper terminology for “occupied territories” and other (alleged) Adelson nomenclaturical quirks.
Parental Warning: some folks might find the segment offensive. It sort of follows the theme that I tossed out the other day in my post about the Sheldon Primary and the Jewish Republicans’ apparent plan to save the Jews by buying the White House. People found that offensive, too. My point was, you can’t do this sort of thing — throwing your weight around (no disrespect to Gov. Christie) — and expect people not to notice. Stewart’s point, I’m thinking, is this could get me a lot of laughs. We’re probably both right.
The Adelson segment starts at 3:24, though the Bridgegate stuff is worth watching.
Jonathan Jeremy “J.J.” Goldberg is editor-at-large of the Forward, where he served as editor in chief for seven years (2000-2007).