On his show last night, Jon Stewart gave the ongoing Wisconsin controversy the Daily Show treatment. Per usual, he offended both sides. That's not surprising. But what is shocking is that Jon Stewart -- for a brief moment -- championed a conservative viewpoint.
Sure, the segment, called "Crisis in Dairyland: Revenge of the Curds," took shots at the governor's emergency budget proposal that he says is necessary. But featured prominently within the tomfoolery was a repudiation of the common left-wing theory that the Wisconsin protests are akin to the unrest in Egypt. That's especially relevant considering Stewart's become a satirical hero of the left.
Unequivocally, he said, Egypt and Wisconsin are not alike:
They're not the same in any fu***** way, shape, or form. At all. At all. Not at all. This is the same as people in the Middle East overthrowing years of dictatorship? Or is that just the last story you saw on the news?
Yes, Stewart did mock Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, other Republicans, and cheeseheads throughout. But he also took swipes at the fleeing Democratic state senators, MSNBC, and Ed Schultz. The entire segment is below, but the Egypt comments begin about five minutes in: