Monday, June 24, 2013 11:21:53 AM
Oh I just remembered a golden moment from that Iran episode, Jason Jones: "We were clearly in hostile territory. I told my producer Tony to stick next to me, that way we would both be safe." Cut to our intrepid reporters turning around to reveal Jason has a tee shirt on with, "I'm with Jew --->" emblazoned on the back. XD
Monday, June 24, 2013 11:07:28 AM
"3: What's a jew even doing on arab tv? "
Again, part of the reason I submitted this video is to Jon Stewart and Bassem Yousef are friends and mutual admirers. Bassem Yousef`s knows Jon Stewart and love him. These are the people in Egypt who helped overthrow Mubarak and are now upset with their Morsi as well.
And regarding The Daily Show`s Iran story, I remember watching it. People in Iran were talking about how one of their favorite shows is The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
So the idea that a Jew can`t be well liked in a Muslim country isn`t totally accurate.
Monday, June 24, 2013 10:15:05 AM
Gerry your third point got me thinking and well it does make sense actually. Egypt was the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel in the '70s for one thing. And not to mention the whole Abraham thing, whereby the universally recognized Founder of the Faith for all 3 great monotheisms tends to bind people together in solidarity with one another. Granted that`s not how we`re used to seeing that particular relationship, but the reality is not quite so 1 dimensional.
DM since when has Jon given thumbs up to drones? The most I can recall is that he agreed with O`Reilly that the story of American born terrorist Alzahiri`s death by one wasn`t a sympathetic one to most Americans, not that he was fully behind the program.