Jon Stewart Takes on Haters of 'Muslim' Bergdahls
While Colbert mocks his so-called cage
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jun 10, 2014 9:24 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Bowe Bergdahl has been taking a lot of heat on cable news, with pundits—particularly on Fox—calling him un-American or worse. "In just a few days this guy ... went from 'guy who left base without permission' to 'Muslim terrorist Kennedy assassin,'" Jon Stewart observed on the Daily Show last night. Some of the main evidence, apparently, being that his father has a beard that makes him, in the words of Bill O'Reilly, "look like a Muslim." Stewart isn't so sure. "I get more of an Amish vibe off of that, or Russian Orthodox ... or a Red Sox." he said. Other pundits have latched onto the elder Bergdahl saying "Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim" at the White House. But Stewart reveals that the phrase is not "some kind of Muslim Harry Potter curse," but a common blessing oft-delivered by visiting dignitaries—and Queen.

Later on the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert shined a satiric light on Bergdahl's ordeal, like his captivity in a "customized' cage. "This guy had his own customized cage?!" Colbert scoffed. "I couldn't possibly be confined in an off-the-shelf cage, I'm too fancy for that. I want one with brushed steel bars and a monogrammed poop bucket." Besides, Colbert said, the guy's clearly un-American—he "pursued a lifestyle that 99% of Americans cannot relate to: volunteering to fight in Afghanistan."

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Jun 26, 2014 11:51 AM CDT
bergdahl and family are muslims who hate america! abu obama loves them!
Bo Honk
Jun 11, 2014 12:44 AM CDT
Jon Stewart is a blithering ignorant lying moron. And not only is he a blithering ignorant lying moron, but he's a COCKSURE blithering ignorant lying moron lacking the ounce of intellectual effort it would take to actually look up the US national debt history, preferring instead to remain a party to the 'common ignorance' who gets his facts from casual hearsay amidst his equally blitheringly ignorant associates And see how Jon's equally ignorant fans laugh in support at his ignorant claims. Themselves too stupid and ignorant to bother looking up the real information and instead just buying whatever some moron their friends like on TV tells them.
Jun 10, 2014 11:05 PM CDT
Bowe knows desertion.