Bill Donohue is as happy as a little clam. Why? Because Jon Stewart finally acknowledged the boycott instigated by Donohue and his crummy little band of culture warriors. In a statement released on their website, Donohue said this:
Nice to know the Catholic League is on Jon Stewart’s mind. Unfortunately for him, we’re going to hang around for weeks, contacting his sponsors and religious leaders from all the major religions. We’re sending them the “vagina manger” picture he is so proud of, asking everyone to pressure Comedy Central into getting Stewart to apologize.
We really don’t need to boycott anyone as the picture is so indefensible—putting a nativity scene ornament in between the legs of a naked woman—that no one save the maliciously sick would even try to defend it.
The good news is that Stewart lashed out at us in a serious moment—the e-mails that are pouring into Comedy Central are obviously getting to him. We’ll see who is branded as “ignorant” when our campaign is done.
But what exactly did Stewart say that has Donohue all twitterpated? Well, Donohue might want to rein in the premature celebrations.
Stewart visited the great, twisted state of Florida this past weekend for a couple of sold-out stand-up shows, and after slamming that state’s current craziness and railing against cable television’s “outrage machine,” he issued this stinging barb regarding Donohue and his ridiculous boycott:
“I’m not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance.”
Score so far: Stewart: 1, Donohue: a big, fat zero.