Video: Code Pink vs. the Marines — and the Daily Show

posted at 10:58 am on March 12, 2008 by Allahpundit

The cable nets are wall to wall with live shots outside Spitz’s apartment building, waiting for him to take the walk of shame, so this’ll have to do until America gets back to business. The first half’s a waste but stick with it, partly because things pick up once the man-on-the-street segments start and partly because it’s not often you find TDS on the “conservative” side. Look for the biographical detail on correspondent Rob Riggle; that may explain why.

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Absolutely. Hysterical. :)

Tim on March 12, 2008 at 2:14 PM

They even interrupted their own interview. These people have no class. Hopefully TDS will keep this up (fingers crossed).

darii on March 12, 2008 at 2:20 PM

two thumbs up

TDS is best served by making fun of everyone equally

pecan pie on March 12, 2008 at 2:23 PM

Code Pink is getting the coverage they deserve, the clown coverage.

Kini on March 12, 2008 at 2:31 PM

Had to watch it twice.

OneGyT on March 12, 2008 at 2:52 PM

Since when is Joel Surnow producing The Daily Show?

The Ugly American on March 12, 2008 at 2:54 PM

I love how the audience sits in awkward silence. “But we LIKE Code Pink!”

ZRyan on March 12, 2008 at 2:59 PM

Aaahh. Berkeley. The Bay Area. How it has matured since the 60′s when I was in Palo Alto and the most outlandish group was Mario Favio’s Free Speech Movement at Cal Berkeley. Mario took over Cal’s PA system and shouted dirty words to make his point about free speech. The low end of the gene pool still lingers on.

Hard to believe that Berkeley and Stanford each produced an outstanding Top Gun Commander during those years. GO NAVY!!

fred5678 on March 12, 2008 at 3:04 PM

They must have lost about 80% of their regular viewers over this.

Mormon Doc on March 12, 2008 at 3:18 PM

“Wouldn’t it be nice if there WAS a force to protect your freedom of speech?”

Might be the best question of the decade!!!!!

chief65 on March 12, 2008 at 3:44 PM

I love how the audience sits in awkward silence. “But we LIKE Code Pink!”

Priceless…they weren’t sure if it would be rude to boo.

bagadeez04 on March 12, 2008 at 3:45 PM

And poof, it’s gone.

Anyone know of an alternate source for the vid?

Jim708 on March 12, 2008 at 4:02 PM

Berkeley… Iraq…. Berkeley… Iraq… Berkeley…not sure… Berkeley…

That not sure caught me off guard, completely.

Best part, though, was the disguise: Right down to the Mercedes pendant on his necklace. I never get tired of Hippies with Mercedes emblems. VERY difficult to take seriously!

Mr Michael on March 12, 2008 at 4:04 PM

“Wouldn’t it be nice if there WAS a force to protect your freedom of speech?”

Might be the best question of the decade!!!!!

chief65 on March 12, 2008 at 3:44 PM

I liked that line, too.

I liked the clip, and I like the Daily Show–occasionally.

But don’t give them too much credit. They only assault the left when they are outlandish and ridiculous and they feel the need to seem at least somewhat reasonable.

urbancenturion on March 12, 2008 at 4:04 PM

Take that hippies! >:D

Chakra Hammer on March 12, 2008 at 4:17 PM

I agree urbancenturion, they are just trying to save face. They are only disassociating themselves from Code Pink like conservatives remove themselves from the likes of the KKK, or abortion clinic bombers.

ApartforHaShem on March 12, 2008 at 4:18 PM

Good to see that the geriatric hippies in the Democrat Congress are getting out to see how things are in the street, but would anyone seriously want to make out with Nancy Pelosi?

NoDonkey on March 12, 2008 at 4:22 PM

And poof, it’s gone.

Anyone know of an alternate source for the vid?

It’s working fine for me.

Riggle is also affiliated with the Human Giant guys. Funny stuff.

Jim Treacher on March 12, 2008 at 4:33 PM

That was a great clip, the karate part was funny as part of the interview break.

“It sounds like a magical place. Oh, you weren’t kidding!?!?”

I doubt there will be any viewership loses over this. Most lib’s will have a nagging feeling they are the butt of the joke but they will just shrug it off and the whole clip will just go right over their head.

I guess I know what businesses not to open in Berkley, a barber shop and soap store.

VikingGoneWild on March 12, 2008 at 5:05 PM

Hmmm, that commercial about your brain on drugs comes to mind. How bout your brain after 30 years of drugs? I guess all those people the Gipper let out of the looney bins had to go somewhere.

oakpack on March 12, 2008 at 5:08 PM

where is Eric Cartman when we really need him

Mojack420 on March 12, 2008 at 5:47 PM

Very funny. Add a little violence and Code Pink could be labeled a terrorist organization.

Hog Wild on March 12, 2008 at 6:25 PM

I’m speechless. Most, probably, at the ironies (a groups sworn to protect free speech) and (we don’t gotta worry about THEIR rights) but also the fact that the completely fallacious logic present: We’d all be at peace without weapons!
Uh, like since, like, time immemorial, like, people haven’t fought over and killed each other because of stupid stuff like preserving their way of life. Sublime.

TinMan13 on March 12, 2008 at 6:40 PM

It’s so funny (and scary) because those Berkely loons were SERIOUS!

SouthernGent on March 12, 2008 at 6:55 PM

this would drive the code pinkos away

Mojack420 on March 12, 2008 at 8:43 PM

ARRRGH!!! HIPPIES!!!

I love it!

Insomniac on March 12, 2008 at 8:48 PM

That,….was….AWESOME. *forewards furiously*

Capitana on March 12, 2008 at 9:00 PM

Everyone, I am a regular Daily Show watcher, as well as Colbert.

Both of these shows do have Democrat hosts, however, the lampooning has been quite good in the last few years for both sides. If anyone rembers the 2004 material, it was quite even handed (likely because Kerry was just easy).

Anyone with a balanced sense of humor should read “America: The Book”. You have to be able to accept jokes about yourself (they are all good natured) but the lampooning of the media culture and voter stupidity is classic.

Squid Shark on March 12, 2008 at 10:04 PM

Also, Riggles was their Iraq Correspondent and did a wonderful job, John Stewart made the hire because he wanted to show his support for the military (alot of whom watch his show as well). But of course we have to catch the 1800 rerun.

Squid Shark on March 12, 2008 at 10:06 PM

I think that I laughed more than the entire Daily Show audience — kudos to Stewart for challenging his regulars.

bobthepeeler on March 12, 2008 at 10:36 PM

If anyone rembers the 2004 material, it was quite even handed (likely because Kerry was just easy).

Yeah, I think we all remember that hard-hitting interview

Jim Treacher on March 12, 2008 at 11:04 PM

Jim Treacher on March 12, 2008 at 11:04 PM

Its not like its journalism Jim. He is that civil to Grover Norquist and other conservatives as well when interviewing them, he wants them to come back.

Squid Shark on March 12, 2008 at 11:41 PM

Three words. Berkeley. Marines. Idiots.

Which word does not belong? Code Pink would say, “Marines!” But look what would be left. The Marines would say, “Idiots!” After all, what’s wrong with Berkeley and the Marines co-existing? And the fackin ijits would be there anyway. Hahahahahaha!

smellthecoffee on March 13, 2008 at 12:39 AM

Best line:
Wouldn’t it be great if there was an organization that was sworn to protect your freedom of speach?

TheSitRep on March 13, 2008 at 5:50 AM

The term “mind-numbed-robots” comes to mind for me but I realize that one has to HAVE a mind for it to be “numbed”…

jimbo2008 on March 13, 2008 at 7:05 AM

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