The Charlie Hebdo Tragedy

January 7, 2015 - Ava DuVernay 01/07/2015 Views: 409,151

Shock and sadness follow in the wake of a fatal shooting at the office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. (2:01)

[ Applause ]>> Jon: HEY, WELCOME TO

"THE DAILY SHOW". MY NAME ISJON STEWART.

I'M EXCITED WE HAVE GOOD SHOWFOR YOU TONIGHT.

AND I'M EXCITED ABOUT MYGUEST, "SELMA" DIRECTOR

AVA DUVERNAY, AND THIS MOVIE ISPHENOMENAL. YOU HAVE TO SEE IT.

WE'RE VERY EXCITED TO HAVE HER.

BUT FIRST, YOU KNOW -- I THINKWE'D ALL AGREE 2014 WAS NOT A

GREAT YEAR FOR PEOPLE. BUTI THINK THE HOPE WAS THAT

2015 WOULD BRING SORT OFA RESPITE FROM THE KINDS OF

TERRIBLE EVENTS THAT HAVE BECOMEALL TOO FAMILIAR FOR US.

BUT, BUT -- OUR HEARTS ARE WITHTHE STAFF OF CHARLIE HEBDO AND

THEIR FAMILIES TONIGHT.I KNOW VERY FEW PEOPLE

GO INTO TO COMEDY, YOU KNOW, ASAN ACT OF COURAGE MAINLY BECAUSE

IT SHOULDN'T HAVE TO BE THAT.

IT SHOULDN'T BE AN ACT OFCOURAGE. IT SHOULD BE TAKEN AS

ESTABLISHED LAW.BUT THOSE GUYS AT HEBDO HAD IT,

AND THEY WERE KILLED FOR THEIRCARTOONS.

STARK REMINDER THAT FOR THE MOSTPART THE LEGISLATORS AND

JOURNALISTS AND INSTITUTIONSTHAT WE JAB AND RIDICULE

ARE NOT IN ANY WAY THEENEMY.

FOR HOWEVER FRUSTRATING OROUTRAGED THE BACK AND FORTH CAN

BECOME IT'S STILL A BACK ANDFORTH A CONVERSATION AMONGST

THOSE ON LET'S CALL ITTEAM CIVILIZATION.

AND THIS TYPE OF VIOLENCE ONLYCLARIFIES THAT REALITY.

BUT OF COURSE, OF COURSE OURGOAL TONIGHT IS NOT TO MAKE

SENSE OF THIS BECAUSE THERE ISNO SENSE TO BE MADE OF THIS.

OUR GOAL AS IT IS ALWAYS IS TOKEEP GOING. KEEP CALM AND CARRY

ON OR WHATEVER VERSION OF THATSAYING IS IN YOUR DORM ROOM.