Forward Thinking

It Ain't Just 'Culture,' Mitt

By Hannah Rubin

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Mitt Romney

Jon Stewart skewered Mitt Romney for his “culture” comments that suggested that Israelis are somehow superior to Palestinians.

With frequent references to Romney’s gaffe-prone ways, Stewart reported on Romney’s controversial comments during his visit to Israel that attempted to pay homage to Israeli know-how and ingenuity.

The late-night comic pointed out that there must be more than culture that left Palestinians less prosperous than Israelis (how ‘bout the occupation, Mitt?).

“Romney seems to be saying that the Palestinians are purely the architects of their own poverty,” Stewart said, giving his trademark dead-pan stare into the camera.

Then, he cut to the punchline, that Romney may have inadvertently spouted a nasty stereotype about Jews, too.

“Or, if you prefer to look at the converse: that Jews are just culturally some money-making m—– f—-ers.”

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