Jon Stewart on Dov Hikind: “Really? Purim?”

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Dov Hikind — the Brooklyn assemblyman who found himself at the center of national attention after a picture surfaced of him wearing blackface — was on the receiving end of The Daily Show treatment on Tuesday.

Hikind was the subject of seven minutes worth of barbs from host Jon Stewart and The Daily Show’s cast, who started by pointing to several examples of the assemblyman’s fight against antisemitism before cutting to the now-infamous photo of Hikind in blackface wearing an oversized basketball jersey. (Hikind didn’t look like a basketball player, Stewart said, but “a Jew who went on a cruise without his hair products.”

The Daily Show’s “Senior Purim Correspondent” Jessica Williams — who is black — followed with faux outrage over the “War on Purim.” Hikind wore the costume at a Purim celebration at his home on Sunday, and had cited the Jewish holiday as his justification for wearing blackface. (He later issued a broader apology.)

The first part of the bit can be watched below. Head here for the second part.

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  1. What about the crazy and stupid NY1 WiseGuys aka “The Black Hand” ?

    No let them continue to defame the Italian’s associate them with the “BLACK HAND” that tried to Black Mail Enrico Caruso.

    This is what the world WiseGuys are the are the “BLACK HAND” and no one who is Italian should be on the program let alone being ONE

    The “Media” loves to make money of them and why not it seems the Italians are the best to pick on.

    They keep there mouths SHUT

    Well I won’t and I will continue to scream and shout

    NO MORE NY1 WISEGUYS

    Just say NO to the “NY1 BLACK HAND”

    Before there was the “Oracle of Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    http://www.VJMachiavelli.blogspot.com
    To The Moon, Mars, and Beyond

  2. Memo to NY1 WiseGuys aka NY1 Black Hand it is time to change your name.

    Along with Enrico Caruso these Italians are turning over in there graves
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    the largest mass lynching in United States history – National Italian …

    http://www.niaf.org/milestones/year_1... lynching of 11 Italians in New Orleans in 1891, the largest mass lynching in American history, was a terribly violent occasion that provoked an international …

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    Yes Italians were LYNCHED TOO and naming a show after the “BLACK HAND” is an insult to these and all italians and demeans them.

    Before there was the “Oracle of Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    To The Moon, Mars, and Beyond