Parks and Recognition

  • Aired:  12/03/13
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The Republican National Committee uses Twitter to honor Rosa Parks and signal an end to racism in America. (3:46)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

NOW LIKE MOST PEOPLE THESE DAYS,I HAVE ONE SOURCE FOR NEWS THAT

I TURN TO MORE THAN ANY OTHERTWEETER BECAUSE I LIKES MY NEWS

LIKE I LIKES MY LADIES, SHORTAND PUNCHY AND DELIVERED

SECONDHAND BY ANONYMOUSSOCIOPATHS.

[LAUGHTER]THAT DOESN'T REALLY SPEAK HIGHLY

OF ME, DOES IT?

WITHOUT TWITTER HOW ELSE WOULD ILEARN ABOUT REVOLUTIONS IN IRAN

OR NONEXISTENT FIGHTS WITH ANGRYLADIES ON AIRPLANES?

AND THIS WEEKEND TWITTER CAMETHROUGH AGAIN.

>> THE REPUBLICAN NATIONALCOMMITTEE TWEETED A PHOTO OF

ROSA PARKS.

THE CAPTION SAID TODAY WEREMEMBER ROSA PARKS' BOLD STAND

AND A ROLE IN ENDING RACISM.

>> Jon: IT'S OVER!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]AHHH!

[LAUGHTER]IT'S OFFICIAL.

STICK A FORK IN RACISM IT'SDONE. A FORK IN RACISM IT'S

THANKS TO ROSA PARKS RACISMCOMPLETELY ENDED.

THAT'S WHY ALL HISTORY BOOKS ONRACISM POST 1955 ARE COMPLETELY

EMPTY.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> YOU MAY ASK WHY DID THEY MAKE

IT SO BIG THEN?

SHUT UP.

>> NOW, YOU MAY SAY TO YOURSELF,WELL, -- YOU MAY SAY TO YOURSELF

WHAT QUALIFIES THE RNC TO MAKETHE CALL ABOUT RACISM BEING

OVER.

WHO WOULD KNOW BETTER WHETHERRACISM HAD ENDED THAN A

GROUP OF OLD WHITE MEN.

THEY ARE SAYING RACISM IS DONE.

ONCE SOMETHING IS TWEETED YOUCAN'T TAKE IT BACK, RIGHT?

>> THE RNC TWEAKED THEIR TWEETAFTER MANY EXPRESSED ANGER AND

DISMAY AT THE COMMENT.

>> Jon: YOU OFFICIALLYANNOUNCE THE END TO RACISM AND

THREE HOURS LATER YOU START ITAGAIN.

YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MAKES YOU?

INDIAN GIVERS.

I KNOW THAT IS RACIST BECAUSERACISM IS BACK NOW THAT'S WHY I

SAID IT.

THAT'S RIGHT.

I'M ALLOWED TO -- RACISM ISBACK -- IF IT WAS OVER --

[LAUGHTER]ARCHIE BUNKER DIED IN MY EAR.

WHAT DID THEY SAY EXACTLY?

>> THE NEW TWEET READ PREVIOUSTWEET READ TODAY WE REMEMBER

ROSA PARK'S BOLD STAND AND HERROLE IN FIGHTING TO END RACISM.

>> I SUPPOSE IT'S A LITTLE MOREACCURATE.

THEY DID, LATER, HAVE TO ISSUE ATHIRD TWEET CLARIFYING ALSO

INSTEAD OF ROSA PARK'S BOLDSTAND WE SHOULD HAVE GONE WITH

REFUSAL TO STAND WHICH IS WHATSHE DID AND TODAY WE REMEMBER

#OOPS WHICH WAS FOLLOWED BY ANDBY REMEMBER WE DON'T MEAN WE

EVER FORGOT HER BUT IT WAS ALONG TIME AGO AND WOW, AM I NOT

OUT OF CHARACTERS OUT #TWITTER#OFUC AND THEN THE FINAL TWEET

AND CAN WE JUST SAY HOW GOOD WASTHE BUTLER?

THE MOVIE NOT BLACK PEOPLE ASBUTLERS NOT TO SAY THEY ARE BAD

AT IT.

AT IOH, NO HERE WE GO AGAIN#GOLATINOS

WHY DO I KEEP HITTING SEND?

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