Jon Stewart is not very happy with Mayor Mike Bloomberg right now. No, not one bit, as this soda cup ban is so ridiculous, it managed to get Stewart to say the words “I agree with Tucker Carlson” on air. Stewart railed against the measure, which he joked “combines draconian government overreach people love with the probable lack of results they expect.”
Stewart began the show drinking out of one of the gigantic soda cups most movie theaters provide as a purchasing option, before playing Bloomberg explaining that the measure won’t prevent people from buying more soda, just inconvenience them. “I love this idea you have, of banning sodas larger than 16 ounces,” Stewart joked. “It combines draconian government overreach people love with the probable lack of results they expect.” A nearly-whimpering Stewart them played the comments of a media personality with which he agreed that the measure was ridiculous– unfortunately for Stewart, that media personality was Tucker Carlson.
Stewart then turned to those who supported the measure, particularly on Morning Joe, where the crew was drinking giant coffees (they are sponsored by Starbucks) while supporting the ban on large sodas, drinks Stewart noted were “pretty much indistinguishable from the ones you’re trying to ban.”
Stewart then set a desk full of perfectly legal, unhealthy, and disgusting solids, noting that the only illegal thing he would be eating here would be wolfing it all down with some soda, including a giant bowl of ice cream, which, he joked, would be legal “until it melts. And what do you do about Slurpees?!”
The segment via Comedy Central below:
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