New Daily Show Host Joked U.S. Worse Than Apartheid South Africa


<p><em>More in the <a href="…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC&#39;s NewsBusters blog. </em></p>

<p>On Monday, <a href="…; target="_blank">Comedy Central announced</a> that South African comedian Trevor Noah would be replacing Jon Stewart as host of <em>The Daily Show</em>. To get a feel for Noah&#39;s brand of humor, one could simply watch his debut on the fake news show in December of 2014, when <strong>he jokingly declared that present-day America had worse race relations than Apartheid South Africa.</strong></p>

<p>After introducing Noah as the show&#39;s newest contributor at the time, Stewart noted: &quot;And I know that you flew in, I guess, yesterday from South Africa.&quot; Noah replied: &quot;Yeah, I just flew in and boy are my arms tired....No, no, seriously, I&#39;ve been holding my arms like this since I got here.&quot; He made the completely discredited &quot;Hands Up, Don&#39;t Shoot&quot; gesture with his hands and added: <strong>&quot;I never thought I&#39;d be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa. It kind of makes me a little nostalgic for the old days back home.&quot;</strong></p>

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