Roland Martin Defends His Ascot

  • Aired:  05/10/10
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Roland Martin fights for the abandoned stylistic principles of America's founding fathers by wearing an ascot. (2:10)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW." MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

BOOM!

DBI GUEST TONIGHT -- WE'VE GOT A GREAT SHOW FOR YOU.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR JACK RAKOVE WRITTEN A BOOK ABOUT OUR FOUNDING FATHERS AND HERE IS THE

WEIRD PART IT'S FAN FICTION.

[LAUGHTER]

LAST WEEK WE HAD A LITTLE FUN WITH CNN ROLAND MARTIN AND HIS DECISION TO GO ON TELEVISION

WITH HIS LOOK THAT BEST DESCRIBED AS -- LET'S CALL IT IS A DUCTIVE DON KNOTTS.

THEN I SEE THIS.

>> ROLAND MARTIN READY TO RUMBLE.

WHY NOBODY MAKES FUN OF HIS ASCOT, NOT EVEN JON STEWART.

>> Jon: WHAT?

WHAT?

ROLAND MARTIN DO YOU WANT TO GO TOE TO TOE WITH STEWBEEF?

NO!

COME OUT AND PLAY.

>> JON STEWART ASKED WHY, WHY WEAR AN ASCOT ON NATIONAL SELL VISION.

WE HAVE ABANDONED THE STYLISTIC PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDING FATHERS FOR THE GOD ALL OF LOOK OF

FLIP-FLOPS AND T-SHIRTS.

JOIN ME IN THIS FIGHT AND ACCEPT THIS CALL TO ARMS AND MAY WE DISCOVER WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AMERICANS.

WE ARE THE UNITED STATES OF ASCOTS.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: YOU WIN THIS ROUND ROLAND.

I TOOK A MAN OF COURAGE,

BOLDNESS AND TRUE STYLE TO BRING BACK THE AS SCOTT.

BY THE WAY, INDIANA JONES GAY BROTHER CALLED, HE WANTS HIS HAT BACK.

BOOM!

BOOM!

[LAUGHTER]

I HAVE TO TELL YOU, ROLAND MARTIN, THIS FEELS AWESOME.

[LAUGHTER]

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