“The Daily Show” Greatest Gay Hits Volume 2


A Few Gay Men & Women
Feb. 3, 2010

It starts out as being about John McCain and his insane flip-flopping on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Jon wonders if he was lying then or is lying now, but special correspondent John Oliver thinks it’s because McCain is old and having memory lapses.

Then the two of them launch into a hysterical routine in which they slowly morph the discussion of gay rights and DADT into being about how old people shouldn’t be allowed to serve in the senate.

When Stewart demures that being old is no more a choice than being gay, Oliver is ready for him.

“Really, John? Do you think he was born old?”


Aug. 5, 2010

This is a long segment and it takes a while to get going, but at around the 6:00 mark, when NOM’s Maggie Gallagher starts talking about the judge in the California Supreme Court ruling that Prop 8 was unconstitutional, Vaughn Walker, being biased because he’s gay, it really picks up.

Apparently, Jon observes, “The only thing gay people are good to judge are model competitions.”


Gay Reich
Aug. 28, 2011

This is one of those segments where it’s impossible to believe the guy being interviewed one, is real, and two, if he’s real, agreed to be interviewed for this show. Do these people live in caves?

It’s a Jason Jones report on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” featuring an interview with Pastor Scott Lively, president of Defend the Family. His theory? Gay men (lesbians don’t exist) should not be allowed to serve in the military because “open homosexuals are distinct from everybody else, men and women, in being exceptionally brutal and savage.”

“Your proof?” asks Jones.

Adolph Hitler used homosexuals as soldiers because they’re more savage than natural men… Hitler was a homosexual… The Nazis were not only gay; they met in a gay bar.” (No, I’m not making this up.)

Jones investigates, interviewing a historian who specializes in the Nazi era, and a panel of gay men including Lt. Dan Choi.

The whole thing is just hysterical.

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