Maddow Discusses Supreme Court Trolling on the Daily Show

Rachel Maddow spoke with the Daily Show's Jon Stewart

In perhaps the most succinct description of the proceedings in the Supreme Court this week, Rachel Maddow spoke with the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart about the hearings on the Voting Rights Act. Besides calling Scalia the equivalent of an internet troll using the “n-word” on someone’s blog for effect, she offered a great commentary on the very discussion of the legislation.

“I feel like I don’t have a number line that is long, enough, that goes high enough, to understand how on the same day we are unveiling the statue of Rosa Parks at the U.S. Capitol, and one block away we are considering getting rid of the pillar of civil rights law,” she said. “And that happens at the same time at the same place and nobody’s head exploded. But that’s what we did.”

Other gems from Maddow’s extended interview with Stewart include an analysis of the sunset clauses on important pieces of civil rights legislation like the Violence Against Women Act and why we revisit these pieces of legislation every now and then. Basically, the further we go, the more people obtain democratic voices in this nation – so therefore we must incorporate mechanisms to allow our nation to incorporate existing concerns we’re now comfortable discussing. For example: the LGBT community was just added to the most recent VAWA authorization. 

Here’s part one of two videos featuring an enlightening discussion between two progressive powerhouses:

About Tim Peacock:
For virtually his entire life, Tim has been writing. Over the years he’s dabbled in mainstream fiction, science fiction, dystopian fiction, and personal essays. The one consistent thread through his entire writing career has been blogging – he’s been doing it since 1997 in one form or another. In creating Peacock Panache, he’s combined two of his favorite hobbies: blogging and current events/politics. When not working here, Tim toils away at editing & rewriting the novels he’s completed over the years. You can read samples of his other work here.

You can find Tim elsewhere online at his personal website. You can also find him on LinkedIn as well as on Twitter as @timsimms

Tim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he’s worn several hats including leading on campus LGBT advocacy in the University of Missouri campus system, interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and volunteering at advocacy organizations. You can learn more about him at his personal website.


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