In the video above, lame duck Daily Show host Jon Stewart takes on the controversy surrounding the now-infamous McKinney pool party video, where a police officer draws his weapon (and holsters it) while trying to control an out-of-control event. Stewart states that pool parties should be fun and involve “super soakers.” His black, body armor-wearing “correspondent” pretends to be shocked. “A water gun at a Texas pool party?” she replies . . .
“Are you trying to get me killed?”
“It’s Texas — people are always waving guns around,” Stewart says.
“Uh, no,” she said. “White people are and they call it ‘open carry.’ For black people it’s called ‘He’s got a gun! He’s got a gun! He’s got a gun!'”
The fact that Texas gun laws were created to disarm blacks doesn’t figure in the bit. Nor does the fact that Texas open carry laws – soon to include handguns for licensed residents – apply to everyone, white or black. But then facts don’t matter when you’re playing the race card.