Last night on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart took some time off from discussing Fox News and the "Ground Zero Mosque" to talk about Dr. Laura Schlessinger's N-word rant, but more specifically Sarah Palin's defense of it.
After reviewing Dr. Laura's resignation from radio on "Larry King Live," Stewart wondered aloud:
"Who knows so little about the constitution and the first amendment? Who thinks that the way to be a more effective voice for your followers is to quit your job?"
Of course, Sarah Palin's resignation as Alaska's governor came to mind. Stewart showed a news clip discussing Palin's support for Dr. Laura via a Tweet - "Don't retreat. Reload!" Palin's call for Laura to stay on the air resonated with Stewart, who remembered a time when Palin reacted the exact opposite way in a similar situation. He then showed a clip of Palin calling for Rahm Emanuel's resignation after he said some ideas were "retarded" in a strategy session.
So what's worse to say - the "N-word" or the "R-word?" In order to clear through the vernacular fog, Stewart turned again to John Oliver and Wyatt Cynac. Instead of playing "Team Evil" and "Team Stupid" like in last night's debate about Fox News, they played "Team N-Word" and "Team R-Word" to see which derogatory term was more offensive.