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Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' Airs Controversial Video Debate Featuring Redskins Fans & Native Americans - Watch Now

Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' Airs Controversial Video Debate Featuring Redskins Fans & Native Americans - Watch Now

Jon Stewart and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart aired a very controversial segment on the show on Thursday (September 25) which featured Washington Redskins fans and Native Americans to reveal their feelings about the NFL mascot before bringing them face-to-face.

“Some of the individuals who participated in the piece—they didn’t enjoy the experience. We take the complaints seriously,” the 51-year-old talk show host said before the segment aired. “We work very hard to find real people who have real beliefs and want to express those beliefs on television. And we work hard to make sure the gist of those beliefs are represented accurately, albeit sometimes comedically on our program. If we find out someone in a piece was intentionally misled, or if their comments were intentionally misrepresented, we do not air that piece. We would not air that piece.”

After the segment aired, many felt upset at the way everything went down – and the participants seemed upset as well.

“They told us they were going to have a fan panel, and, at some other time, they were going to do a panel with Native Americans,” one participant said about feeling duper (via the Washington Post). “So I said back, ‘Just to clarify, specifically, we’re not doing a cross-panel discussion right?’ The producer said, ‘Yeah, right. That would be too serious for Comedy Central.’

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  • forrest gump

    no, NOTHING ELSE TO DO?

  • AMERICAN SUMMER

    Americans aren’t the least bit offended by The Redskins, naturally, but the nasty jews and their nasty british owners want it to appear that Americans are being oppressed. Too bad the nasty jews and their nasty brit masters keep losing, they could have created another bogus propatainment argument.

  • CWL

    LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD BY ROGER GOODELL AND THE NFL…

    Write to Roger Goodell:

    NFL Commisioner

    345 Park Avenue

    New York, New York 10154

    Twitter Roger Goodell @nflcommish

    Call NFL League Office (212) 450-2000

    The nfl can crank out their public relations machine all they want but the truth is that the nfl players in the article below are still playing even after being arrested for domestic violence…

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/nfl-controversy/still-playing-12-nfl-players-have-domestic-violence-arrests-n204831

    The NFL is a disgrace to the real game of american football… it has changed our proud game of american football once played by gridon gladiators into a money hungry morally corrupt shame game played by millionaire wife, children, and animal abusers, rapist, steroid users, murderers and pansy boys who have hung up the jock straps so as not to ruin their million dollar peticures. It is time for a new football league to emerge so that we can end this corruption of morals… called the NFL (National Felons League).

    The nfl has become a shameful role model for our impressionable youth and is hurting wives, daughters, sisters and children around the world. What message does this send to our women and children?…What does this it say about our morals if we stand by and do nothing?

    It is time to send a message to the nfl that placing greed before the welfare of women and children will not be tolerated in our society (nor will covering up such dispicable acts) … Boycott the nfl by boycotting all corporations that advertise during nfl games…

    Do it for your wife, do it for your children, do it for your sisters, do it for your daughters.

    “All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men (and women) to do nothing.”

    Let YOUR voice be heard by Roger Goodell and the nfl…

    Write to Roger Goodell:

    NFL Commisioner

    345 Park Avenue

    New York, New York 10154

    Twitter Roger Goodell @nflcommish

    Call NFL League Office (212) 450-2000

  • AMERICAN SUMMER

    Americans aren’t the least bit offended by The Redskins, naturally, but the jews and their british owners want it to appear that Americans are being oppressed. Too bad the jews and their brit masters keep losing, they could have created another bogus propatainment argument.

  • MediaWeb Analysis

    Most Americans evolved from a very temperate zone where they are light-skinned, but the British interviewer only interviews mainly darker-skinned Americans. While, in turn, most darker-skinned Americans, as had been made clear, have never had a problem with the name, unless they are British-supporting autocrats, read communists. So this whole interview is ridiculously antiAmerican bias and quite systemically proBritish monarchist.

  • Samantha

    so let me get this straight?! The white football fans (you are still white if you are 1/12th Cherokee like the lady said) felt offended that they were forced to come face to face with the people they offend?! How is this discussion still happening? The name is offensive period! You’ve changed it once and you can change it again

  • Samantha

    @AMERICAN SUMMER: I hope you’re being sarcastic and proving the point of the use of derogatory slang words or you have some real serious issues

  • Martha

    @Samantha: @Samantha: It’s not offensive in any way. If you were to name a fagball team “The Brits”, would you be offended?? Seriously, would you be?? So, why would Americans be offended by a name they have no problems with?? Why?? No answer?? You don’t make any sense to America!!

  • Labar

    @Samantha: She doesn’t read like she’s being sarcastic, you brain-dead britshit twit!!!! You’re trolling far from home, apeshit!!!!

  • Baltimore

    @Samantha: Cherokee are light-skinned, you stupid trolling britshit retard!!!!!!!!

  • Pamela

    Hey, Jon….
    Fancy meeting you here……now, let’s not turn this into a bru ha ha. You know i love you bunches but i can take my hits. :) and i am a half Cherokee too, not full blooded either. :)

  • AnotherAlias

    Funny how they hire paid actors to sit on the Indian side of this obviously scripted comedy skit. Nice work, Comedy Central!

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