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This did not go over well.
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down Texas House Bill 2, giving a big victory to pro-choice advocates. Not surprisingly, those who believe in a women’s right to choose and a women’s right not to have to travel hundreds of miles for an abortion were in a celebratory mood.
But the Daily Show, in an attempt to mix comedy with its customarily center-left slant, might have gone too far.
The tweet was sent out in the middle of the afternoon, hours after the Supreme Court released its 5-3 decision, and much of the internet exploded in protest of the Daily Show.
On and on it went. Even pro-choice liberals decried the tweet—probably because it was in poor taste, which perhaps would have been mitigated slightly if it was actually humorous—and less than 90 minutes later, the Daily Show issued another tweet.
But unsurprisingly, not everybody was convinced the Daily Show truly meant it.
@TheDailyShow Abort your account.
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) June 27, 2016
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.