Full confession: I don’t watch “The Daily Show.” Fuller confession: I have watched “The Daily Show” and find Jon Stewart to be more pathetic (and gratuitously obscene) than funny, which is why I don’t watch it routinely.
Nevertheless I was delighted to find out today that my old buddy and comrade in arm from Hot Air, Jazz Shaw, was asked to appear on the show — and did. As he explains in a piece out today:
The whole thing started in October after I wrote a column about energy services company Baker Hughes and the fact that they engaged in a charitable effort with Komen for the Cure. In addition to giving Komen $100K, they painted some drill bits pink as a visual clue, similar to how the NFL makes all the players wear pink gear to “raise awareness” about breast cancer. Some of the feminists freaked out over this donation because Baker Hughes sells equipment and services used in fracking. That apparently makes them evil by definition and the feminists would have none of it.
Long story short, I wrote a column poking fun at the critics, published it here and got on with my life. I really didn’t think much more about it.
Fast forward to November. The Daily Show decided they were going to do a piece on the pink drill bits and one of their producers contacted us asking if I would be willing to tape a segment for the show. After some consideration, I decided to do it, for reasons I’ll finish explaining below.
The segment is below, and I think old Jazz acquitted himself nicely.