Posted 10 years ago on April 23, 2012, 5:15 p.m. EST by bensdad
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The Catholic League Is Pleased To See Jon Stewart Acknowledge Their Campaign by Meenal Vamburkar | 2:45 pm, April 23rd, 2012
The Catholic League versus Jon Stewart continues. At a show in Florida on Saturday night, Stewart acknowledged the League’s reaction to his “vagina manger” segment — and subsequent call for boycott. On Monday, the Catholic League declared a partial victory of sorts, declaring, “We’re getting to Jon Stewart.”
In a (rather glowing) piece about the show, the Tampa Bay Times noted Stewart’s remark:
But just as he does on television, Stewart offered some serious messages, railing against cable TV news channels’ “outrage machine” after noting the Catholic League boycotted him for a joke placing a manger between a woman’s legs. “I’m not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance,” he said, in a rare moment of seriousness.
The Catholic League took notice. On Monday, a post on their website, entitled “We’re Getting to Jon Stewart,” doubled down on their message. President Bill Donohue‘s statement:
Nice to know the Catholic League is on Jon Stewart’s mind. Unfortunately for him, we’re going to hang around for weeks, contacting his sponsors and religious leaders from all the major religions. We’re sending them the “vagina manger” picture he is so proud of, asking everyone to pressure Comedy Central into getting Stewart to apologize. We really don’t need to boycott anyone as the picture is so indefensible—putting a nativity scene ornament in between the legs of a naked woman—that no one save the maliciously sick would even try to defend it.
He added: The good news is that Stewart lashed out at us in a serious moment—the e-mails that are pouring into Comedy Central are obviously getting to him. We’ll see who is branded as “ignorant” when our campaign is done.