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Jon Stewart: We See Gore Every Day in Primetime, Why Not Release Bin Laden Photos? (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 5th 2011 3:40AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'With the White House having decided to not release the pictures of Osama bin Laden's body, Jon Stewart responded to the various news pundits saying the pictures were too gory or gruesome on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central).

"Have you met us?" he asked. He then went on to talk about our current obsession with the crime procedural and some of the gruesome images we see on prime time television all the time.

"From 8PM on, every show on television we watch begins with an internal tracking shot of a gaping wound above someone's left eye pulling out only to reveal half a hooker in a dumpster discovered by a child on a bicycle," Stewart said.

But perhaps the difference is, that the gore on those shows is fictional, and we know it. It's an interesting question to think that some segments of our society feel we need to see the body of bin Laden.

Is it for some kind of cathartic release of the emotions we've been holding onto since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001? Or is it so the skeptics among us can maybe believe that it really happened? Stewart's been pretty adamant in believing that no amount of proof will convince the conspiracy theorists, citing those who don't believe in the moon landing or the official story of President Kennedy's assassination.

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