In the Name of the Fodder

  • Aired:  07/27/11
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The Fox News rapid-response team distinguishes violence in the name of a religion from the practitioners of that religion -- as long as it's Christianity. (5:17)

COMEDY CENTRAL

[THEME SONG PLAYING]

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW."

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE HAVE A GOOD ONE FOR YOU

TONIGHT.

WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER A PROGRAM

FOR YOU TONIGHT THAT I THINK

WILL DELIGHT AND ENTERTAIN.

MY GUEST RACHEL WEISZ HERE TO

TALK ABOUT HER NEW FILM.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

HER NEW FILM IS CALLED "THE

WHISTLEBLOWER."

IT'S ABOUT A YOUNG GIRL WHO

FINDS A WHISTLE.

[LAUGHTER]

I DON'T WANT TO GIVE AWAY THE

REST.

[LAUGHTER]

SHE BLOWS THE WHISTLE.

SHE ULTIMATELY BLOWS THE

WHISTLE.

BUT LET'S BEGIN TONIGHT IN

NORWAY.

OBVIOUSLY WHAT NORWAY'S GOING

THROUGH RIGHT NOW IS JUST AWFUL.

PEOPLE ARE UPSET, ANGRY,

OUTRAGED, ALTHOUGH SOME PEOPLE'S

UPSET, ANGER AND OUTRAGE, AT

LEAST IN THIS COUNTRY, EXTENDS

INTO AREAS THAT MAY SURPRISE

YOU.

>> WHY IS THE LIBERAL PRESS

PLAYING UP THE CHRISTIAN ANGLE

IN THE NORWAY SHOOTING CASE?

>> THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA WAS

QUICK TO PORTRAY THE SUSPECT AS

A CHRISTIAN EXTREMIST.

>> THEY LAY DOWN THIS NARRATIVE

EVERY TIME THERE'S A PSYCHOOUT

THERE.

HE'S A FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIAN

THAT.

IS NOT THE CASE ABSOLUTELY AT

ALL.

>> THEY QUICKLY LABELED HIM

CHRISTIAN WHEN THERE'S NOTHING

RELIGIOUS ACTED HIS APPROACH.

>> THE IDEA IN ANY WAY HE

REPRESENTS ANY MAINSTREAM OR

EVEN FRINGE SENTIMENT IN THE

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY IS

RIDICULOUS.

>> Jon: YES.

[LAUGHTER]

THE MASSACRE IN NORWAY IS A

TRAGIC STORY ABOUT THE

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS.

[LAUGHTER]

LOOK, I'M GOING TO GO OUT ON A

LIMB HERE.

LAURA INGRAM, MMM, IS RIGHT.

THE IDEA THAT THIS KILLER

REPRESENTS MAINSTREAM SENTIMENT

IN THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY IS

RIDICULOUS.

THAT BEING SAID, PEOPLE DRAWING

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN A

PHILOSOPHICAL UNDERPINNING OF

HIS MADNESS TO A CHRISTIAN

CRUSADER MENTALITY ARE NOT DOING

IT TO GET AT YOU.

THE CONNECTION STEMS MOSTLY FROM

TWO THINGS: THE SHOOTER'S

1,500-PAGE, CRUCIFIX DRENCHED

CALL TO RECLAIM WESTERN

CHRISTIAN COME FROM THE

INFIDELS, AND TWO, THE

SHOOTERS'S KNIGHTS TEMPLAR 2083

POWER POINT PAYING TRIBUTE TO

CHARLES THE EMPEROR TO VLAD THE

IMPALER.

NOW, OBVIOUSLY I WOULD HAVE MORE

SYMPATHY FOR THE...

[LAUGHTER]

OBVIOUSLY I WOULD HAVE MORE

SYMPATHY FOR THE FOX RAPID

RESPONSE TEAM'S NUANCED CONCERNS

IF THEIR PLEA TO DISTINGUISH

VIOLENCE PROCLAIM IN THE NAME OF

A RELIGION FROM THE

PRACTITIONERS AND TENETS OF SAID

RELIGION WERE APPLIED TO, UH,

LET'S SAY MORE THAN JUST ONE

LIDGE -- RELIGION.

BILL O'REILLY IS VERY CLEAR AS

TO WHY THIS NORWAY KILLER IS

CHRISTIAN.

>> BREIVIK IS NOT A CHRISTIAN.

THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE.

NO ONE BELIEVING IN JESUS

COMMITS MASS MURDER.

THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THIS MAN

WAS A MEMBER OF A CHURCH.

NO EVIDENCE THAT HE HAD ANYTHING

TO DO WITH THE CHRISTIAN FAITH.

WE CAN FIND NO EVIDENCE, NONE,

THAT THIS KILLER PRACTICED

CHRISTIANITY IN ANY WAY.

THEY CALL HIM A CHRISTIAN

BECAUSE HE SAYS HE IS?

COME ON.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: COME ON!

AND LET ME SAY THIS IN DEFENSE

OF MR. O'REILLY, ISN'T IT ENOUGH

FOR ONE MAN TO HAVE THE BURDEN

OF DETERMINING WHO AMONGST US IS

EITHER A PINHEAD OR A PATRIOT?

BUT TO ASK HIM TO ALSO SEPARATE

CHRISTIAN FROM HEATHEN, IT'S TOO

MUCH OF A BURDEN.

[LAUGHTER]

HE'S BUT ONE VERY TALL MAN, OR

AS I'M CONVINCED, A SHORT MAN ON

ANOTHER MAN'S SHOULDERS WEARING

AN OVERSIZED SUIT.

MY POINT IS THIS: CLEARLY...

[APPLAUSE]

[LAUGHTER]

CLEARLY O'REILLY DID NOT BELIEVE

THIS KILLER'S ACTIONS OR PROFILE

QUALIFY HIM AS CHRISTIAN, WHICH

I WOULD AGREE WITH, BUT HIS

BARRIER TO ENTRY IS SOMEWHAT

LESS STRICT WHEN IT COMES TO

LINKING THE FORT HOOD MANIAC AND

ISLAM.

>> I'M SAYING THAT HE WAS A

MUSLIM TERRORIST BECAUSE HE

CARRIED A BUSINESS CARD THAT

SAID "SOLDIER OF ALLAH."

AND HE COMMITTED HIS CRIMES IN

THE NAME OF ALLAH.

>> Jon: SEE THE DIFFERENCE?

[LAUGHTER]

THAT GUY PRINTED UP SOLDIER OF

ALLAH BUSINESS CARDS.

THE OTHER GUY ONLY PRINTED UP AN

ARMY OF CHRIST MANIFESTO.

I GUESS THE ONLY CONNECTION IS

BOTH PSYCHOS FOR SOME REASON

SPENT THE DAY AT

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