Jon Stewart Rips 9/11 Exploitation

And remembers 9/13/01 in the process
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2011 6:57 AM CDT

(Newser) – On Sunday, America remembered the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, but last night, Jon Stewart reminded us that there’s another important date to commemorate: September 13, 2001. After all, that was the day Jerry Falwell said that “the pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians … the ACLU, People for the American Way … helped this happen,” and Pat Robertson “totally concurred.”

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With that in mind, Stewart aired a promo for “The Daily Show Remembers 9/13/2001: Remembering the Day We Forgot the Lessons of the Day We Had Sworn We Would Always Remember.” It rips, among other things, the exploitation of 9/11 to hawk everything from political views to commemorative wine. As Matt Cherette points out on Gawker, Stewart seems to be making the same point—“albeit much more eloquently/sarcastically”—that Paul Krugman made in his controversial 9/11 column. (Read more Jon Stewart stories.)

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