Catholic League Threatens Daily Show Boycott
Jon Stewart used racy Nativity scene in bit attacking Fox News
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2012 1:49 AM CDT
Updated Apr 20, 2012 7:57 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Jon Stewart's attempt to tweak Fox News earlier this week has the Catholic League threatening to organize a boycott of his Daily Show. Leaders are furious about a bit that aired Monday that strategically placed a Nativity scene over a naked woman's private parts. It was part of segment taking on Fox News for scoffing at a "war on women" even though it made much of a "war on Christmas" last year. “What can women do to generate the same sense of outrage from Fox as the removal of decorative slightly poisonous holiday plants?" asked Stewart. "Perhaps they could play into" the Christmas theme. Stewart suggested women could protect their reproductive organs from unwanted medical intrusions with "vagina mangers."

The funnyman "not only made a vulgar attack on Christians, he objectified women,” complained a statement from the Catholic League. "This unprecedented vulgar assault on Christians cannot stand." The religious organization is demanding an apology, reports the New York Daily News. If one isn't forthcoming, "we will mobilize Protestants, Jews, Mormons, and Muslims to join us in a boycott of his sponsors," warned the statement. "Moreover, we will not stop with a boycott. There are other things that can be done to register our outrage," the league added ominously. No word yet from Stewart.

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Apr 23, 2012 10:16 PM CDT
The Catholic League just bumped up Jon's ratings with Jews. *LOL*
Apr 23, 2012 11:17 AM CDT
The Catholic League should have shown this outrage when Catholic Priest were discovered molesting children of parishioners . Please, give me a break.
Apr 21, 2012 10:16 AM CDT
What an unholy joke these people are - professing to stand up for civil rights while attacking a comedian for exercising his freedom of speech. I seem to remember some gospel text about complaining about motes in other people's eyes while ignoring the beam in your own.. When they have addressed the central hypocrisy of today's Vatican, they MIGHT have some standing for complaint - but I doubt it.