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Stars Occupy Wall Street

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Daily Show host Jon Stewart voiced his support for the protesters in typical fashion: by putting together a medley of clips of some of the more outlandish conservative comments about the movement, mostly from Fox News (the highlight: Ann Coulter comparing Occupy Wall Street to the Nazis, saying, “This is always the beginning of totalitarianism”). Stewart riffed on the disparities between conservative reactions when the Tea Party first began in 2009 and their reactions at the Occupy Wall Street protests. “So, rage against duly elected government is patriotic and quintessentially American, whereas rage against multinational shareholder-accountable corporations is anti-America, gotcha, OK,” he joked, summarizing conservative radio and television host Sean Hannity’s reactions to both movements. “I don’t get it,” he added. “Here’s a group of Americans, disenchanted, railing against big government bailouts, angry because they played by the rules, worked hard, now they’re in debt from student loans and they’re unemployed… But these protesters, how are they not like the Tea Party? All right, some of them, you know, smoke and have pants made out of pot. So call them the THC Party. Aren’t these folks real citizens with real problems? Aren’t they also speaking for America?”

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