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Stewart vs. O’Reilly vs. the decline of traditional (white) America

Same thing the WASPs used to say about the Irish and the Catholics and the Jews, notes Stewart

In a longish, and much more serious than usual, jeremiad on last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart used Bill O”Reilly’s tirade against the decline of “traditional America” (a barely-coded reference to white America) to contrast with earlier similar laments by the establishment when they feared that America was being taken over by previous groups of outsiders, like the Irish and the Catholics and the Jews. Saith Stewart: Twas ever thus (see below):