Delta airlines pulled their ads from the Daily Show due to the skit called :"The Battle for the War on Women". It seems to me that Delta are punishing Stewart for being funny, and standing up for women at the same time. God forbid. God? Well, actually, it's the Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights - their blog is here - a conservative group that has waged a weeks-long campaign pressuring Stewart to apologize for the skit. In turn they pressured Delta and other Comedy Central advertisers to pull their Daily Show ads. With Delta, they succeeded.
|The Daily Show with Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|The Battle for the War on Women|
Catholic League President Bill Donohue has encouraged a boycott of Kellogg’s because it has declined to pull its spots. On Tuesday, Donohue announced that he’d sent a letter to the leadership at Viacom, the corporate parent of Comedy Central, which airs “The Daily Show.”
“You should be as offended as we are,” the letter said. “But if you are not, consider a picture of your own mother inserted there instead. Perhaps you now understand how the 80% of the nation that is Christian feel.”
“What Stewart did wasn’t a joke,” Donohue’s letter continued. “It was hate speech. We could have pressed for him to be fired, but we did not. All we want is an apology.”
The Catholic League are on twitter here, @cnnbelief, if anyone fancies extending an apology. Meanwhile I'm picturing my mom in old sexist Delta ads and muttering "you've come a long way baby" while growling. Don't mind me. I'm the war of vagina mangers trenches, fighting.