Waymon Hudson

Sunday Funnies: Jon Stewart Smacks Virginia, InfoMania on Gays & Award Shows, & Colbert on DADT!

Filed By Waymon Hudson | March 14, 2010 11:30 AM | comments

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Tags: awards shows, Bryan Safi, Colbert Report, Don't Ask Don't Tell, infoMania, Joe Lieberman, Jon Stewart, Ken Cuccinelli, Oscars, Stephen Colbert, That's so gay, The Daily Show, Virginia

So much funny video from this past week! Let's get right to the satire!

In The Daily Show's "GayWatch: Virginia Edition", Jon Stewart takes on Virginia's recent anti-gay actions, like Governor Bob McDonnell's stripping LGBT protections from anti-discrimination policies and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's telling commonwealth schools and universities to drop gays and lesbians from their anti-discrimination policies.

I couldn't have said it better myself!

Much more after the jump, including the latest InfoMania "That's Gay" installment on Gays & Award Shows and Stephen Colbert wagging his finger at Joe Lieberman's support of repealing DADT...

The brilliant and irreverent satirist Bryan Safi, from my favorite nerdy show on my favorite nerdy channel - InfoMania, is back exploring more LGBT issues and stereotypes as they are portrayed by the clueless media and pop culture.

This week's clip deals with the media's treatment of Gays & Award Shows:

In Stephen Colbert's "Tip of the Hat, Wag of My Finger", he takes a wag at Lieberman and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" & the Pope.

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Isn't "The Pope's really a lady! Haw haw" the equivalent of "Ann Coulter's really a man! Haw haw"?

Alex, I agree that there is a certain element of gender shaming here, but I think the context distinguishes it from the coulter issue. In this segment, the allegation is placed on par with suspicions of having a missle under his hat and being one little person standing on top of another. It is clearly placed as a ridiculous form of suspicion, whereas the coulter situation was very much one of calling a cis woman trans as an intentional form of sexist body shaming.

OK cool. I'm not up in arms or anything, especially since it's not catching on as an insult or anything.

It is funny, though, how much cis LGB people seem to be OK with insulting straight homophobes by calling them gay in ways that I don't think most trans women would accept. Even though Colbert ended up saying it in way that made it about trans men, calling the pope gay is older than sliced bread.

the_czarina the_czarina | March 14, 2010 6:21 PM

thanks: i needed that!
perfect with my coffee and feeling out of sorts with the time change.
stewart & colbert right together at the click of my mouse, and i come here anyway to see safi:)

a week where a high school prom is cancelled so a teen-aged girl can't go; and the most influential school board (and the sickest)in the country decides that public school children should learn that jefferson davis is more important than thomas jefferson, the 1st amemdment to the constitution isn't really about the separation of church & state, christianity with its 'moral' values is so superior to other religions, joe mccarthy wasn't really such a bad guy, and phyllis schafly & the moral majority deserve chapters fawning on them.

i think i'll watch the videos again.
pridefest pics looked great, btw:)