You see, you being ignorant of [the media response to violence in Chicago] doesn’t mean the issue itself is being ignored, in the same way that when it snows where you live doesn’t mean the world isn’t getting hotter.
John Stewart, on Fox News’ outrage that the situation in Ferguson is being overblown while “journalists are not covering” violence in Chicago.
Yes, what could explain the lack of outrage about Al Sharpton and his ilk not doing anything about black-on-black violence in Chicago?
…Because African American leaders did hold a summit about that in November. And have met at least three times in the city just in the last 13 months. Which is not to say it’s effective, but taken along with the President’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which attempts to address this violence, and the countless vigils and marches within these violence torn communities means they are trying actually to do something.
You see, you being ignorant of those attempts doesn’t mean the issue itself is being ignored, in the same way that when it snows where you live doesn’t mean the world isn’t getting hotter.
You remember Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays. Weren’t they fabulous athletes — I idolized Willie Mays. And what do we have now? What do we have now? Gangsta rappers, you know, Beyoncé.
The common thread between ISIS and what’s going on in Ferguson is you have these people who basically believe that to correct a perceived injustice, it’s perfectly OK to inflict all kinds of new injustices.