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Jon Stewart Thanks Boston For "Inspiring and Solidifying My Belief in Humanity and the People of this Country"

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 17, 2013 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 17, 2013 |

In his first show back since the Boston Marathon bombing, Jon Stewart opened his show with a few words about the city of Boston, putting aside the New York/Boston rivalry and expressing a lot of love for the city in the face of gross inhumanity.

Oftentimes the two cities are accusing each other of various levels of suckitude. But it is in situations like this that we realize it is clearly a sibling rivalry and that we are your brothers and sisters. In this type of event, as a city that knows the feeling of confusion, anger, and grief, and chaos that comes with these events, I can tell you from personal experience, you’ve got a hell of a city going there. And you’ve done an incredible job in the face of all of this.

If you missed it, you should also see Craig Ferguson’s monologue on the Boston attacks from Monday night. “Is anyone else sick of this sh*t?” he asks. He does an admirable job of capturing our collective anger.

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