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Stewart Eviscerates Anti-Abortion Author

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Posted on May 18, 2006
Jon Stewart and Ramesh Ponnuru

Jon Stewart leaves “The Party of Death” author Ramesh Ponnuru speechless several times during their debate over abortion rights.

“The Daily Show” host drops rhetorical bomb after bomb on Ramesh Ponnuru, whose book “The Party of Death” argues against abortion rights. Our favorite: Stewarts’ comparison of collateral damage in Iraq and in abortions.

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As I saw the cover of Ramesh’s book “The Party of Death,” highlighted in huge letters in the background on “The Daily Show,” I caught myself wondering why I got so upset with it in the first place. Since Jane, Sullivan and I have highlighted this aspect of his book; Ponnuru has been running away from it like a speeding bullet, crying that he had no control over the title or the book cover. (links shortly) Digby writes much more on this.



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