July 27, 2009
(7-24) Matthews Sideshow: Jon Stewart carries the conspiracy theory to its logical conclusion.
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MATTHEWS: Time for the “Sideshow.”
First up, speaking of the birther movement, Comedy Central‘s Jon Stewart carried the conspiracy theory to its logical roots last night, showing the ends to which some people believe, must believe that other people went to get this fellow into the White House. He calls it the old Kenyan prince birth announcement scam.
JON STEWART, HOST, “THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART”: Here is how it goes. You want to destroy America from the inside, but you can‘t, because you‘re a foreigner. So, first, you got to find yourself a good old American willing to reproduce with you.
Then, you have that child on foreign soil, while simultaneously placing the birth announcement for that child in one of our fringe states‘ local newspapers…… your Hawaiis, your Alaskas, your Pennsylvanias. You heard me.
And then…Hold on.
You wait… until this baby is a middle-aged man.
Now the trap is set. You just sit back and let that child go out and win the election for president of the United States.
MATTHEWS: Thanks, Jon.