Thursday night, Jon Stewart made a surprise appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Stewart delivered an eight-minute rant against President Donald Trump. Variety, among many others, told the story here.
I'd like to quote (in bold) three brief sections from Variety's article, each followed by my own comments.
“One hallmark to your presidency we’re finding the most difficult is that no matter what you do it always comes with an extra layer of gleeful cruelty and d—ishness,” Stewart said. He noted that Trump has a habit of trying to humiliate his foes, “even if they have a terminal disease,” a reference to the President’s battles with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is battling brain cancer.
Okay. Variety's article (not CBS, which broadcast Stewart's rant, nor this post of mine) rendered Stewart's word as "d—ishness," censoring what was obviously the word "dickishness."
On immigration and the policy of separating the children of undocumented migrants from their parents, Stewart advised: “Boy, you f—ed that up.”
I don't really think I have to tell y'all what "f—ed" means, do I? I thought not.
Stewart noted that Trump could have taken other steps to tighten enforcement at the borders “but it wouldn’t have felt right without a D—ensian level of villainy.”
Uhhh, hey, Variety? The word you unnecessarily censored was "Dickensian," and even though the word "dick" is in there, there is nothing obscene about that word!!!
And these are professionals?
Thanks for your time.