The Daily Show – The Brotherhood of the Traveling Chants



>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW." MY NAME IS JON STEWART. MY GUEST TONIGHT, ONE OF MY FAVORITE RAPPERS, ACADEMY AWARD WINNER, COMMON WILL BE JOINING US ON THE PROGRAM. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) FIRST, YOU KNOW, SPEAKING OF COMMON, THE FILM "SELMA," LAST WEEKEND, WE SAW THE COMMEMORATION OF THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH IN SELMA. INCREDIBLY INSPIRING REMINDER OF THE LENGTHS THAT PEOPLE HAD TO GO TO DURING THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT FROM SELMA TO THE LUNCH COUNTER GREENSBORO SIT-INS, TO THE INTERSTATE BUS FREEDOM RIDERS. BUT I BELIEVE IT WAS ISAAC NEWTON WHO ONCE SAID FOR EVERY BUS BENDING THE ARC OF THE MORAL UNIVERSE TOWARDS JUSTICE, THERE'S ANOTHER BUS COMING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. ( LAUGHTER ) TRYING REALLY HARD TO BEND THAT ( BLEEP ) BACK. ( LAUGHTER ) >> A BUS PACKED WITH S.A.E. FRATERNITY MEMBERS. YOU CAN HANG THEM FROM A TREE BUT THEY'LL NEVER SIGN WITH ME THERE WILL NEVER BE A ( BLEEP ) IN S.A.E. >> Jon: HA-HA-HA-BOOM! THAT IS THE UNIVERSITY OF– THAT IS THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA'S SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON FRATERNITY DESCRIBING THEIR RUSH POLICY IN RACIST CHANT FORM. NOW, I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING AFTER SEEING THAT VIDEO– LUCKILY, OKLAHOMA LINE BACKER ERIC STRIKER PUT YOUR FEELING INTO WORDS. I'M SO ( BLEEP ) FURIOUS RIGHT NOW. S.A.E. JUST ( BLEEP ) IT UP FOR YOU ALL ( BLEEP ) WHITE FRATERNITIES. SAME ( BLEEP ) TALKIN' ABOUT RACISM DON'T EXIST BE THE SAME ( BLEEP ) THAT BE SHAKIN' OUR HANDS, GIVIN' US HUGS, TELLIN' HOW YOU REALLY LOVE US. ( BLEEP ) YOU PHONY ( BLEEP ) FRAUD ( BLEEP ). ( LAUGHTER ) ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) >> Jon: I FELT THAT. ( LAUGHTER ) BY THE WAY, PHONY-ASS-BITCHES IS THOSE KIDS' NEW FRATERNITY. YOU KNOW WHAT, I GOTTA SAY, I THINK EVERYONE FELT PRETTY ANGRY AFTER THIS INCIDENT, BUT LUCKILY, WE GOT A SPEEDY APOLOGY. >> I WAS ANGERED. I WAS– YOU KNOW, I WAS OUTRAGED. I APOLOGIZE FOR PROFANITY, BUT I'M NOT APOLOGIZING ABOUT HOW I FELT BECAUSE THAT'S HOW I FELT IN MY HEART. >> Jon: OH, I FORGOT TO MENTION THE FIRST ONE TO APOLOGIZE FOR THIS ENTIRE INCIDENT WASN'T THE BUS FULL OF RACIST CHANTERS, BUT THE GUY WHO MADE THE MISTAKE OF SWEARING WHEN HE REACTED TO THE BUS FULL OF RACISTS. ( LAUGHTER ) BUT DON'T WORRY, THOSE S.A.E. KIDS DEEPLY REGRET THAT SOMEONE FILMED THIS. >> PARKER RICE, THE FRESH-FACED FRAT BOY LEADING MEMBERS OF S.A.E. IN THAT NOW-INFAMOUS CHANT, IS APOLOGIZING PUBLICLY WRITING, "I AM DEEPLY SORRY FOR WHAT I DID SATURDAY NIGHT. IT WAS WRONG AND RECKLESS. I MADE A HORRIBLE MISTAKE." HE GOES ON TO SAY ALCOHOL MAY HAVE FUELED HIS BAD DECISION MAKING. >> Jon: OH, MAY HAVE. ( LAUGHTER ) MAY HAVE. ALTHOUGH, NOT AS MUCH AS THE RACISM. ( LAUGHTER ) UNLESS YOU WERE SIPPING ONE OF THEM "JOHNNY WALKER NO BLACKS." OR PERHAPS A BUD-WHITE. WELL, I GUESS THAT'S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WHEN YOU LET YOUNG, CLUELESS WHITE GUYS RUN AROUND WITHOUT ANY SUPERVISION. >> ANOTHER VIDEO HAS SURFACED. THIS ONE APPEARS TO SHOW THE FRATERNITY'S 78-YEAR-OLD HOUSE MOTHER USING THAT SAME RACIAL SLUR BACK IN 2013. ( BLEEP ), ( BLEEP ), ( BLEEP ), ( BLEEP ). >> THE FORMER HOUSE MOM, HER NAME BEAUTON GILBOW,. ( LAUGHTER ) >> Jon: THIS IS TERRIBLE, BUT I WILL SAY IT IS A BIT OF A RELIEF WHEN YOU'RE DOING A HORRIBLE STORY AND EVERYTHING SEEMS SO DARK, BUT FOR COMIC RELIEF, IN WALKS FUTON ELBOW. >> BEAUTON GILBOW. >> Jon: BON-BON PILLOW. >> BEAUTON GILBOW. >> TAUN-TAUN ARMADILLO. >> BEAUTON GILBOW. >> >> Jon: BEYONCE SASPARILLO. >> BEAUTON GILBOW. >> >> Jon: BOCA RATON DILDO. ( LAUGHTER ) ( APPLAUSE ) I DON'T– I'M SORRY, I DON'T– YOU KNOW, THERE WAS OUTRAGE. >> THEY'RE DISGUSTING. , THEY'RE HORRIBLE. >> DISGUSTING AND RACIST. >> AWFUL. >> VIOLENT, VULGAR. >> SICKENING. >> Jon: YES, IT'S AWFUL AND THE FRATERNITY CHAPTER WAS IMMEDIATELY AND RIGHTFULLY DISBANDED. TWO PEOPLE EXPELLED FOR THE DISGRACEFUL DISPLAY. I MEAN, THERE'S NO EXCUSE FOR TOR SO YOU WOULD THINK. >> THE KIDS THAT ARE BUYING HIP-HOP, IT'S A WHITE AUDIENCE, AND THEY HEAR THIS OVER AND OVER AGAIN. >> POPULAR CULTURE BECOMES A CESSPOOL. A THE LOVE CORPORATIONS PROFIT OVER IT– OFF IT– AND SOME PEOPLE ARE DESCRIBED SOME DRUNK 19-YEAR-OLD KIDS REPEAT WHAT THEY'VE BEEN HEARING. >> EXACTLY! >> Jon: TWO THINGS, THE FIRST OF ALL, THE KIDS ON THAT BUS WEREN'T REPEATING A RAP SONG THAT THEY HAD HEARD. THEY WERE GLEEFULLY PERFORMING ONE OF THEIR FRATERNITY'S, OH, LET'S CALL THEM ANTI-NEGRO SPIRITUALS, FEATURING A WORD THAT PREDATES RAP AND PROBABLY FOLK AND THOUGHT. BLACK RAPPERS DID NOT INTRODUCE THAT WORD INTO THE VERNACULAR. AND SECOND OF ALL, HOW COME WHEN CONSERVATIVES TALK ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICAN THEY SAY THESE PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, PULL UP THEIR PANTS AND GET A JOB. BUT WHEN WHITE PEOPLE SHOW RACISM THEY SAY THOSE POOR CHILDREN DON'T KNOW WRONG FROM WHITE AFTER BEING DRIF TONE MADNESS BY THE IRRESISTIBLE POWER OF HIPPITY-HOPPITY. ( LAUGHTER ) ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) AND YOU KNOW, WE HAVE HAD A STRING OF REALLY PUBLIC RAICHT INCIDENTS OH, THESE PAST YEARS. >> CLIVEN BUNDY SUGGESTING THAT BLACKS MIGHT HAVE BEEN BETTER OFF UNDER SLAVERY. >> DONALD STERLING IS ACCUSED OF MAKING RACIST REMARKS THAT WERE CAUGHT ON TAPE. >> A BLISTERING JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REPORT FOUND A PATTERN OF RACIAL BIAS IN FERGUSON POLICING. >> Jon: ANY TIME ONE OF THESE COMES TO LIGHT CERTAIN PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA PRESENT IT NOT AS BEING INDICATIVE A DEEP, PROBLEMATIC RACIAL DIVIDE IN OUR NATION THAT EXISTS TILL TODAY, BUT AS AN UNENDING SERIES OF ISOLATED EVENTS. >> IT'S STERLING'S PROBLEM. IT'S BUNDY'S PROBLEM. IT'S NOT THE COUNTRY'S PROBLEM. >> WE HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT. WE HAVE LEADERS OF ALL MAJOR INDUSTRIES WHO ARE BLACK. >> IT'S A GENERATIONAL THING. >> RACISM IS ON ITS LAST LEG. >> Jon: PRETTY STRONG ( BLEEP ) LEG. ( LAUGHTER ) I THINK IT MIGHT BE– I THINK IT MIGHT BE A BIONIC LEG. ( LAUGHTER ) RATHER THAN FACE THE LINGERING REALITY OF PREJUDICE IN THIS COUNTRY, EACH INCIDENT, EVEN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE'S FERGUSON REPORT, AS COMPREHENSIVE A CATALOG OF RACE-BASED PREDATIONS THAT ANYONE IS GOING TO FIND, IT'S AN INVITATION TO BEND OVER BACKWARDS TO NEGATE THE ROLE OF RACE. >> BASICALLY WHAT THEY SAID IS THE FERGUSON POLICE– FERGUSON MUNICIPALITY, THE CITY OF FERGUSON, IS SO DESPERATE FOR MONEY THAT IT IS ISSUING TONS OF TRAFFIC CITATIONS, MINOR FIEBZ THAT ARE ABUSIVE. SO IT'S NOT A STORY OF INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN FERGUSON. IT'S A STORY OF BLOOD-SUCK LOCAL GOVERNMENT THAT'S TRYING TO GET EVERY OUNCE OF REVENUE THAT IT CAN. >> Jon: BY OVERWHELMINGLY HARASSING BLACK PEOPLE. NO ACCUMULATION OF RACIST INCIDENTS IS ENOUGH TO CONVINCE THESE GUYS THAT RACISM IS STILL A SOCIETY-WIDE PROBLEM ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE CONSERVATIVE MEDIA'S WHOLE BUSINESS MODEL IS GENERALIZING ISOLATED INCIDENTS. USING ONE LOBSTER-EATING SURFER ON FOOD STAMPS TO CONVINCE THEIR FEARFUL VIEWERS THIS COUNTRY IS IN THE THROES OF A FREELOADER'S CHRISTMAS WAR. I GUESS IN FOX-WORLD POVERTY IS A CHOICE BUT BEING RACIST IS A PRODUCT OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT. ( LAUGHTER ) YOU KNOW WHAT? FEBRUARY WITH THAT IN MIND, I'M HOPEFUL. RACISM DENIERS ARE JUST A SLIGHT INFLECTION AWAY FROM ACTUALLY UNDERSTANDING THE DEPTH OF THE REAL PROBLEM. HERE'S MEGAN KELLY EXPLAINING WHY FINDING E-MAILS FROM FERGUSON POLICE SUPERVISORS COMPARING THE PRESIDENT TO A CHIMPANZEE IS NOT EVIDENCE OF A LARGER ISSUE. >> THERE ARE VERY FEW COMPANIES IN AMERICA, WHETHER THEY'RE PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK 40 F.B.I. AGENTS ON THE COMPANY AND REVIEW EVERY EMIL AND DOCUMENT AND COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEES, YOU WON'T FIND ANY RACIST E-MAILS, ANY IPAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS AND TO TAR THE ENTIRE ORGANIZATION WITH THAT IS PROBLEMATIC. >> Jon: IT'S SO CLOSE! ( LAUGHTER ) YOU HAVE THE RIGHT WORDS. YOUR INFLECTION IS JUST A LITTLE OFF. LET ME TRY IT AGAIN. ( CLEARS THROAT ) THERE ARE VERY FEW COMPANIES IN AMERICA WHERE IF YOU REVIEW THEIR COMMUNICATIONS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO FIND RACIST E-MAILS! YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE? YOU SEE THAT? AND THEN JUST AS A SUGGESTION YOU COULD TAG THAT SENTENCE WITH, "HOW ( BLEEP ) UP IS THAT!" ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

20 thoughts on “The Daily Show – The Brotherhood of the Traveling Chants

  • The F Police were so hard up for money, that said department were soon as the photos came to light known nation-wide for their up-armored trucks, tanks & – I don't know what you would call those other massive vehicles – check out the words militarized police and Ferguson.

  • "Alcohol may have, but not as much as racism. Unless you were sipping one of those Johny Walker "no black"s, or perhaps a Budd White" 3:00 – 3:35!

  • LMWFAO while SMWFH…
    "…for comic relief, in walks Futon Elbow"
    and then he keeps going!?! "Tauntaun Armadillo" will be a grrrrreat name for next child!
    Beyonce Sasparillo..Boca Raton Dildo! Dog dammit, this guys old clips still put me in traction.

  • "Christmas time is here again except for you, you FUCKING JEW BOY!!! NO. CHRISTMAS. FOR. THE. JEW BOY!" – Jon Stewart 'Unleavened' 1996 (Miami, FL)

  • Seriously, what purpose do fraternities and sororities serve? I'm reminded of the words of wisdom from Men in Black.
    "Well, why don't you just tell people the truth? People are smart."
    "No. The person is smart. People are paranoid, panicky, dangerous animals, and you know it."

  • Watching Jon Stewart again for probably 100 th time! Loved his way of presenting facts in his famous social satirical "daily show"..

  • The time is long past to abolish all fraternities and sororities. Nothing but corrupt, misogynistic, racist, and homophobic institutions.

  • Stewart's stance that US media (all) doesn't run the world clashes with Barack the llama's narrative it can.

  • They were trying to blame art? I forgot about that WTF? Lets look past the fact that blaming hip hop is complete horse shit, and address the fact that this wasn't a case of some bad racist apples, who were corrupted by (insert scapegoat for use by racist's apologists here). This was systemic. Sigma Alpha Epsilon was a notoriously racist fraternity that was founded in the Antebellum South and they had a slew of similar incidents at other universities. I've even been told that an SAE house has to be facing south. I don't know if that's true, but I do know that the SAE house in Stillwater, OK, faced south. You gotta ask yourself, "why would someone see racists chanting a racist chant and, rather than allowing it to be labeled "racist behavior", instead, try to convince people that an art form, comprised predominantly of African-American artists, is the real culprit?

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