The Catholic League is not happy with Jon Stewart. Following Stewart’s segment bashing Fox News for ignoring the “war on women,” while pushing wars on things like, oh, Christmas, the League is demanding an apology. Saying Stewart objectified women, the statement said if he does not apologize, the League will “mobilize” a boycott of his sponsors.
Stewart’s segment noted that while Fox ignores the “war on women,” they’ve been using the term “war” rather loosely, referring to stories about fossil fuels, chocolate milk and potatoes.
The Catholic League’s president, Bill Donahue, said in a press release:
The cover-up is revealing. This episode of “The Daily Show” was done to protest Fox’s alleged indifference to the “war on women,” and in doing so Stewart not only made a vulgar attack on Christians, he objectified women.
We are asking Stewart to apologize. If he does not, we will mobilize Protestants, Jews, Mormons and Muslims to join us in a boycott of his sponsors. Moreover, we will not stop with a boycott; there are other things that can be done to register our outrage. We are prepared to spend the money it takes to make this a nationwide issue, and we are prepared to stay the course. Tomorrow we will have something definitive to say, one way or the other.
The Catholic League also recently made headlines for saying Hilary Rosen “had” to adopt children, while Ann Romney had five of her own — a remark immediately denounced by the RNC’s communications director.
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