WATCH: Jon Stewart Slams Conservative Criticism of Inaugural Stonewall Mention

On The Daily Show Tuesday night, Jon Stewart took a retrospective look at the major news networks' coverage of President Obama's second inauguration, including the collective conservative conniption over the president's mention of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

BY Sunnivie Brydum

January 23 2013 12:12 PM ET

It's no secret that President Obama's inaugural address on Monday was historic for a number of reasons — including his explicit mention of gay and lesbian Americans and his name-check of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, largely recognized as the birthplace of the modern-day LGBT equality movement. 

Of course, it was only a matter of time until conservative pundits cried foul on Obama's inclusive speech. Whether it was Bryan Fischer's vile hate speech or Pat Buchanan's assertion that Stonewall was "nothing more than a barroom brawl" that was undeserving of an inaugural mention, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart cut the haters down to size. 

Buchanan, Stewart quipped, is reporting "from the wrong side of history."


 

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