Wow, That's An Incredibly... Made Up Figure! Jon Stewart's Master Class In Fighting Bigots
For an ostensible comedian, Jon Stewart just did a swell job showing mainstream media how to cover the daunting, complex issues facing vulnerable trans kids - most grievously, the threat posed by ignorant, fear-mongering zealots trying to legislate who they can and can't be. In his segment "The War on Gender," he let parents tell their moving stories - "Our child was telling us who she was" - and repeatedly called bullshit on Arkansas' A.G. spewing lethal lies about a first-in-the-nation ban on trans health care. Facts and follow-up questions, people. Take note.