Let’s face it, Jon Stewart is right, Vladmir Putin should not talk about equality. Currently in Russia, it is not just LGBT people who are the victims of Russian oppression. Non-Orthodox Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, and pretty much all racial minorities are facing strong assaults on their persons, as well as their rights.
On last night’s Daily Show, Stewart made the point that the Conservatives have been incredibly hypocritical about their support for attacks on Syria. After all, FOX assumes that they must take up any position that is contrary to the Obama Administration. Only a few days ago, the FOX talking heads were busy demanding the US not get involved in Syria, but now that Russia is talking about helping Syria get rid of their chemical weapons, apparently the US has been castrated.
Stewart noted that Roger Ailes, the head of FOX News, actually pushed for Obama to be more open to allying with Russia to help try and end the conflict in Syria.
Of course, Conservatives have been falling all over themselves to praise Putin about his anti-LGBT policies, but they really don’t like when Putin states that the US is not exceptional.
Of course, Stephen Colbert was a bit more forceful when it came to his comments regarding Putin: