White Santa & Megyn Kelly's Apology

  • Aired:  12/16/13
  •  | Views: 448,909

Megyn Kelly responds to critics challenging her assertion that both Jesus and Santa Claus were white men. (3:23)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW."

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT WE'RE VERYEXCITED SAUDI FILMMAKER HAIFAA

AL MANSOUR WILL BE ON THE SHOW.

SHE'S DONE THIS FILM WAJADA.

TREMENDOUS.

OFF THE TOP YOU MAY RECALL IFYOU'VE SEEN OUR PROGRAM LAST

WEEK WE HAD A LITTLE SPIRITEDFUN WITH MEGYN KELLY.

WE'RE REALLY SCAMPS.

HER RESPONSE TO SANTA BEING ACOLOR OTHER THAN WHITE.

>> KIDS AT HOME SANTA IS WHITE.

WE'RE JUST DEBATING THIS BECAUSESOMEONE WROTE ABOUT IT.

>> Jon: SEE.

[ LAUGHTER ]LIKE MOST DEBATES IT STARTED BY

GIVING YOU THE DEFINITIVE ANSWERFIRST.

NOW, UNFORTUNATELY FOR MISSKELLY FOR FOX HER PROGRAM IS

TELEVISED.

AND PEOPLE WHOSAW THE SEGMENT

OR READ ABOUT IT EXPRESSED ANOPINION THAT WHAT SHE SAID WAS

WRONG AND DEFENSIVE AND ODDLYDEFINITIVE FOR A DISCUSSION OF A

FICTIONAL CHARACTER AND(bleep)ED.

PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WAS LIKEREALLY (bleep)ED UP.

THAT WAS ACTUALLY THE ECONOMISTSTAKE ON IT.

[ LAUGHTER ]BUT ON FRIDAY MISS KELLY TOOK TO

THE AIRWAVES TO CLEAR THINGS UP.

>> IN KICKING OFF A LIGHTHEARTED SEGMENT I OFFERED A

TONGUE IN CHEEK MESSAGE FOR ANYKIDS WATCHING SAYING THAT SANTA,

WHO I JOKED IS A REAL PERSONWHOSE RACE IS IDENTIFIABLE IS

WHITE.

AN OFFHAND JEST IS NOW ANATIONAL FIRESTORM.

HUMOR IS SOMETHING WE TRY TOBRING TO THE SHOW BUT SOMETIME

IT'S LOST ON THE HUMORLESS ANDFOX NEWS AND YOURS TRULY ARE BIG

TARGETS FOR MANY PEOPLE.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: I GUESS WE ALL OWE YOU

AN APOLOGY.

[ LAUGHTER ]WHAT APPEARED TO ME TO BE

ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF A FOX NEWSSEGMENT EXPRESSING ANGER AND

VICTIMIZATION OVER THE LOSS OFABSOLUTE POWER AND REFRAMING

THAT AS PERSECUTION OF REALTHAT AMERICA BY MINORITIES,

FREELOADERSAND SOCIALISTS --

[LAUGHTER]-- THAT IS TRADEMARKED, BY THE

WAY.

WHAT I THOUGHT WAS THAT WASACTUALLY A JEST, A JAPE.

I'M SURE IF WE LOOK AT THEORIGINAL CLIP AGAIN IN THAT

CONTEXT WE'LL FIND IT ASHUMOROUS AS IT WAS SINCERELY

INTENDED TO BE.

>> FOR ALL YOU KIDS WATCHING ATHOME, SANTA JUST IS WHITE.

JESUS WAS A WHITE MAN, TOO.

JUST BECAUSE IT MAKES YOU FEELUNCOMFORTABLE DOESN'T MEAN IT

HAS TO CHANGE.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: OH, I GET IT.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: OH, I GET IT.

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