Rick Perry is taking heat following the revelation that for decades his family has visited a West Texas hunting camp named "Niggerhead." While Jon Stewart covered the controversy with a geography lesson on Monday's Daily Show, Stephen Colbert—still reeling from his defense of Perry's debate disaster last week—was decidedly more aggressive on the Report, declaring the kerfuffle "much ado about nothing" in a segment with enough racially insensitive rhetoric to fill an episode of Fox & Friends.
The revelation yesterday that a West Texas hunting camp used by the family of Rick Perry was named "Niggerhead" drew widespread outrage. The name is terribly offensive, of course, but is it also rare? That was the question on Jon Stewart's mind tonight during a Daily Show segment featuring Wyatt Cenac "on location" near New York's recently renamed "Nigger Lake."
News that Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry used to hang out and hunt at some west Texas hunting camp called "Niggerhead" hasn't made him too many new friends among the American public. Oh well! At least he's still got his old friends to support and help him. Or hurt him. Helpfully hurt him.