Jon Stewart has taken a swipe at
Christian conservative Bryan Fischer's reaction to Mitt Romney hiring
an openly gay spokesman, Richard Grenell.
On Tuesday, Grenell stepped down from
his post as Fischer lobbed attacks against Romney for hiring a gay
Stewart hit back at Fischer on his
Comedy Central newscast The Daily Show.
“Now that Rominee has weathered the
primaries, it's time for the great 'Pivot to the Center,'” Stewart
told his audience on Wednesday.
“That's quite a pivot. Hiring a guy
who believes in everything you believe and likes everything you like
“The guy's gay, who cares?” Stewart
rhetorically asked, before playing a clip of Fischer condemning
Romney's move, and then, paraphrasing Fischer's thoughts, added:
“Yeah you can't appoint a gay guy. He threatens our very right to
hate people for being gay. It's not right.”
“In case you're wondering why he
looks so blurry, it's because his opinions are being broadcast from
50 years ago.”
On Fischer's triumph in pressuring
Grenell to resign, Stewart joked: “In years to come you can all sit
around and tell the grandkids about the day you got that gay guy
fired.” (Watch the entire segment at Mediaite.com.)