[Disclaimer: Read on at your own peril. Seriously.]
During last night’s belated coverage of the tragedy in Newtown, The Daily Show put together this little graphic:
The graphic isn’t obviously deficient, but I’m here to tell you the writers left one horrible, awful, despicable joke hanging.
I’m here to make sure you see it (and kudos to you if you don’t).
There’s no way Jon Stewart’s writers missed it by accident — the whole NRA press conference fiasco went down while they were on break (intentionally? I wouldn’t be shocked), but they still managed to put together some commentary that felt fresh so — trust me, they see everything. I just have to imagine they just decided it was a step too far, even for them — and they’re the ones who made the graphic you recently cringed at.
And though I may be willing to call the intentional oversight (is there a better word for this?) to your attention, it’s really a step too far for me too, so I’ll just give you a hint: take out one ‘R’.