[Ed. – High time Stewart found something he’s good at. Politics and jokes are not among them.]
In a controversy pitting a fabulously wealthy, nanny-stater, anti-gun rights liberal versus conservative middle- and working-class gun-owning Americans, you can bet on Jon Stewart siding with the former over the latter.
Reacting to the news that Chipotle is requesting – at the urging of Mike Bloomberg – that their patrons not carry weapons in their stores, Stewart devoted a segment of his May 20 Daily Show to lambasting everyday Americans who own guns and who might have heretofore legally taken their guns into a local Chipotle. Naturally Stewart crudely caricatured the viewpoint of such Americans, perhaps thinking none of them watch his show anyway (MP3 audio here; video below):
What! Chipotle wants me to leave my guns at home! Spend twenty minutes at a fast-casual restaurant without a handgun? Why don’t I just let the King of England (bleep) in my mouth?! How about that! Tyranny! Just curious, why did Chipotle have to institute a no-guns policy?
Stewart continued to mock conservatives: