Stewart: Mosque in Woody Allen's Building?
What, do cable crazies think it's 1976?
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2010 5:35 AM CDT
FILE - In this March 12, 2009 file photo, Jon Stewart hosts a taping of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, file)

(Newser) – Jon Stewart has some problems with news anchors' rants about the planned "Ground Zero Mosque." It's not a mosque, it's a cultural center, and it's not at Ground Zero, but on Park Place on the "hallowed ground" of a former Burlington Coat Factory. Then there's the Fox News anchor who suggested "the Upper West Side in Woody Allen's building" as a location for the mosque.

"Woody Allen?" Stewart asks incredulously. "That's your go-to out-of-touch New York liberal Jew reference? What, are they asking to build the mosque in 1976?" And speaking of holy wars, it isn't Woody Allen who lives on the Upper West Side, the Daily Show anchor notes, it's ex-wife Mia Farrow. Watch the clip at New York.