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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

(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."

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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. (Read more Catholic League stories.)

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