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Trevor Noah ignores my advice to demonstrate its limits

On Thursday, Trevor Noah opened The Daily Show by reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision to grant a stay of Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Noah noted that the Court’s move was essentially unprecedented: “The Supreme Court blocked Obama’s climate regulation before the case even reached them. And this is the first time . . . that they’ve ever done this.”

And he followed up with a bit of advice for the Supreme Court that began to sound extremely awkward only about a day and a half after Thursday’s show. Highlights (i.e. the most relevant bits) are in bold:

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The Telegraph never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity…

… to let a headline about the current conflict between Israel and Hamas make you* smile. Sorry for the extended headline.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Channel 4’s Jon Snow is deluded about Hamas. So much so that the publication titled a recent article using precisely those words: “Channel 4’s Jon Snow is deluded about Hamas“.

The article draws attention to three of Snow’s “disabling illusions about Hamas”:

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In which I play the role of Old Testament prophet

Last week — would you believe it, with Passover just two weeks away! — a plague of locusts struck the Middle East, leaving behind a trail of agricultural destruction and countless news editors to argue over whether the plague was indeed Biblical in its proportions:

Jewish Press: Eighth Plague – Locusts – Invade Israel

New York Times: A Locust Plague, Shy of Biblical Proportions, in Israel

NBC News: Locust swarm of biblical proportions strikes Egypt, Israel before Passover

Algemeiner: Israel Escapes Locust Plague in Advance of Passover

TIME: Locust Swarms Descend on Egypt Like Biblical Plague

Naturally, the other plagues felt somewhat left out. So it was that today’s headlines brought us this story:

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