Delta Pulls Ads From ‘Daily Show’ Over ‘Vagina Manger’
Being a Christian in modern America means having to learn to live with the most infantile, imbecilic, offensive attacks on your faith and its followers, so in general I try to counsel people who are upset by stunts like this to just let them go, walk way, recite the beatitudes quietly to yourself. Being perpetually outraged at slurs on one’s faith is, after all, a market that’s been cornered by the Muslims, and lord knows we don’t want to make them upset by muscling in on their turf.
But the Catholic League’s Bill Donahue has a nose for sniffing out those line-crossings which are most likely to strike a nerve in the public, and he often uses them to great effect. His latest involves Jon Stewart’s Daily Show and a bit called the “vagina manger” (stupid, possibly NSFW image at this link). I think what’s going to be most interesting about this episode is not necessarily how long Delta Airlines stays away from The Daily Show, or whether Kellogg’s follows Delta’s lead and pulls its ads, but how many of the people who just a few weeks ago insisted Rush Limbaugh should be jailed for calling a woman a slut, will now insist that Stewart is being “silenced.”
Catholic League president Bill Donohue declared an early victory in his campaign against the Daily Show for a joke about a “vagina manger,” after Delta Airlines pulled its advertising from the program.
Donohue also pledged in a press release to continue his campaign. His next target: Kellogg’s, whose executives can expect to receive photographs of the obscene stunt.
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