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Anonymous Daily Show staffer subliminally injects context into the show’s Middle East coverage

Jon Stewart couldn’t get wait to get back from his 4th of July vacation and discuss the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; the unfolding debacle was featured heavily in his very first segment the Monday of his return, (500) Crazies of Summer.

You’ve probably seen the segment by now. You’ve probably even seen some of the criticism it’s attracted. You might have even stuck around long enough on Tuesday night’s The Daily Show to watch Hillary Rodham Clinton tell Jon why she thinks his understanding of the conflict is skewed (here and here).

But even if I hadn’t directed you to those pieces of criticism, you probably could have just watched the clip yourself and had no trouble arriving at the conclusion that Stewart’s analysis of the current situation was largely facile and pointless. Essentially it boiled down to this: Israel has bigger guns.

Thank you, Mr. Leibowitz, for the nuanced update.

Though I don’t agree with everything Horovitz had to say about the segment (in “some of the criticism” above), there was one paragraph fragment that stood out to me as undeniably true and to the point:

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What a 30-year old woman would never need

I don’t always read FOXNews, but when I do, I’m usually glad I did.

When I spotted the headline Could possible misunderstanding on ObamaCare cloud Supreme Court deliberations?, I had just finished another article on the website that asserted, on the basis of absolutely nothing whatsoever:

The millionaires tax would only raise a bit more than $1 billion a year, but Obama hopes that if he can win re-election campaigning for that, he will have won a mandate for a tax proposal aimed at increasing the burden on the top quartile of earners.

So it wasn’t a stretch to imagine that the article on ObamaCare would attempt to lay the groundwork for claims of a mistrial should the plaintiffs fail to overturn the mandate. Turns out, the article was written to do exactly the opposite. Here’s the nut graf first paragraph:

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Planned Parenthood sure knows how to pick its moment

From the local FOX affiliate:

SEATTLE—

It’s kind of like crossing safe sex with Foursquare or Yelp check-ins.

The program to hand out condoms with high-tech wrappers at colleges and universities in Western Washington is sponsored by Planned Parenthood and designed to make you proud of practicing safe sex…

In the case of the wheredidyouwearit.com-sponsored condoms, the QR code will be used to broadcast where and when you practiced safe sex. … After scanning the QR code, your location and a brief description of how you used the contraception will be posted on wheredidyouwearit.com for all to see.

I bet Rick Santorum is really glad he’s totally in favor. Wait, maybe not. Sort of hard to keep track of what the people want these days. I bet this quote will help things:

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