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test from come sdee central world news headquarters in new york this is the daily show with jon stewart. (cheers and applause) >> jon: welcome to the daily show. my name is jon stewart. tonight our guest, you're going to like this, monique brinson demery. she's the author of "finding the drag on lady" it's about my prom. let's begin tonight with our special coverage of all of last night's big elections with indition 2013, wait, there was an election in
2013, edition. first up. close to home, new york city elected world's tallest human bill de blasio, as the mayor de blasio campaigned on progressive platform of economic disparity and economic diversity. this takes time. >> . >> jon: holy [bleep] lock your doors. la revolution one has begun. de blasio won in a blowout crushing his opponent joe lhota by 49 percentage points at which point lhota was swol owed up by angry zombies. somebody get the guy an apple bus, the yellow pages to stand on? meanwhile in virginia governor race, terry mccallive struck a below for corrupt government by defeating tea party archetype and noted sodomy
opponent ken you're only allowed to stick in in the cuch, cucchinelli in new jersey governor cristie cruised to a re-election win over his opponent random de dem-- democrat, nobody really knows. christie celebrated by weirding everybody out. >> tonight first and foremost i want to say thank you, new jersey, for making me the lummiest guy in the world. (laughter) >> jon: did new jersey marry crist cristie last night? why are you looking directly into our souls during your speech? okay, chris. so christie an mccallive, obviously they will have ram any cases for the two great state, applications that
impact real people's lives. for more on the substantive policy effect of these elections, we go to ou our news analysis. set the speculometer to three years hence. >> what does the new jersey race say about chris christie's prospects in 2016. >> mccall-- mcauliffe came out on top, what it means for 2016. >> what the results say about the tea party. >> if virginia is in play, ohio is in play. >> this was a great night forth democrat. >> to the a great night for the tea party. >> should conservatives be nervous. >> if virginia is in play, florida is in play wants what does it mean for ted cruz's campaign wants what could it mean for the hillry run. >> the defeat and what that means for rubio. >> 2013 turns into 2014, we begin to think of 2016. >> jon: to infinite and beyond!
you know what, the best [bleep] news joins me, best news team for more on last night's election. with us tonight we have got sir aasif mandvi, jason jones esquire and dr. al madrigal. once again the media spends months and months speculating on what is going to happen in this election, what might happen in this election. then on the eve of the election they spend 10 minutes reporting on what actually happened and jump right back into what it means for the next election. >> it's pathetic. >> embarrassing. >> yeah, so [bleep] those guys. >> they were way off. >> way off, they were-- . >> jon: wait, they were way off? >> yes, the message of this election is clear, terri mcauliffe's win proves in 2016 democrats will nominate terri mcauliffe. >> jon: wait, terri mcauliffe t that is idiotic. >> he won. >> jon: he won one election, that's -- >> how do you not get that? >> it's math, jon. >> jon: this election proves then for the republicans
that chris chrisiest will be the nominee in 2016, is that right. >> jon-- (laughter) >> sweet, sweet brain damaged jon. (laughter) let me mash up this news and spoon-feed it to you. based on last night's results we can absolutely see that in 2016 republican voters will want a tough talking no-nonsense nontea party northeasterner who has had lap band surgery. >> jon: so governor christie. >> christie, no, open your ear, man. the next president of the united states is rex ryan. a true blooded northerner, bill salty, the fluctuating weight that america electorate is clearly clamouring for and he proved he's not afraid to stand up to the religious right. >> great analysis right there. >> thank you. >> this is-- al, you are buying this, you are buying this? >> not really, jon. for my money the real message from yesterday's election is americans are
thirsty for a spanish-speaking italian american sass catch of a man if a and i say this if they are also married to a former black lesbian. >> jon: you mean a black former lesbian because -- >> i do? clearly she experimented with both and stuck with one. >> jon: you know, you guys are going way out on a limb here. >> i think it's smart political analysis. >> shrewd expertise. >> make it up [bleep] because there's no consequence for being wrong (laughter) >> jon: see that's my point. let me show you something. this is true. these are from their past big electoral night predictions. >> what does 2010 mean for 2012. >> i tell how the vice presidential candidate is going to be. marco rubio, presidential nominee. >> sarah palin. >> i say hillary clinton
absolutely hands down, she's got the money. >> i think that person is mike huckabee. >> marco rubbio 2012, vice presidential nominee. >> what does this mean for 2012. >> subway series, it's rudy versus hillary in 2008. >> yeah, so what's your point. >> jon: they were all completely wrong. >> and they are all still on tv. >> yeah. >> that's right. >> yeah! (cheers and applause) >> whooo! >> aasif mandvi, jason jones and al madrigal, everybody.yx 8
>> jon: welcome back. as we and the royal we, as we move into the holiday shopping season some retail outlets are already gearing up for black friday. other retail outlets are not. >> two barneys customers both african-american claim they have been stopped and detained after making luxury purchases. they said earlier this year after paying for their items, barneys sent undercover police officers to stop them on the street and check the validity of their debit cards. >> jon: shocking! (laughter) i have got to say that a store owned by such a lovable, tolerant dinosaur of color-- (laughter) the fact that he would submit anybody to this humiliation and harassmen harassment-- what's that? really? different barney, okay. (laughter)
not purple. okay, that makes more sense. (laughter) maybe this is just a misunderstanding. >> kayla philips a 21-year-old nursing student was stopped by police after she used her tax rebate to buy a $2300 bag from barneys. trayon christian a 19-year-old college student who bought a $350 ferr gomo-- ferragamo belt said he was stopped and handcuffed by undercover cops. >> jon: okay, well, maybe it was the fashion police. (laughter) >> jon: i mean honestly black ferragamo belt with brown loafers? (laughter) so you think barneys would have been more prepared for black customers given that they're a month away from launching a holiday product line with hip-hop legend jay-z. i guess they forgot to have the staff meeting where they
said guess who's coming to barneys. look-- we all know what happens now. >> jay-z is facing pressure to bow out of his partnership with the high-end retailer. >> more than 16,000 people have signed an on-line petition demanding jay-z end his partnership with barneys. this puts jay-z in a rather awkward position. >> jon: well, yeah, not as awkward a position as sitting handcuffed in the back of a squad car wearing the $300 belt you just paid for. that's a little more awkward, but jay-z-- listen, in his defense, jay-z is down, the guy who protested the zimmerman verdict for being racei, boy kod the grammys for being racist. even boycotted champagne for being racist. sorry barneys, this is going to get ugly, tell him. >> for now he's standing by barneys. if i make snap judgements no matter who it's towards aren't i committing the same sin as someone who profiles? >> jon: wow.
is that jay-z quoting jay-- for more joined by senior black correspondent mr. larry wilmore, larry? (cheers and applause) >> jay-z doesn't care about black people. (laughter) [bleep] i'm mike myers in this conversation, aren't i? ing oh god. >> let me finish. he doesn't care about black people who want him to boycott barneys. and i don't blame him, jon. >> jon: isn't this an outrage? if black people are being stopped and frisked while shopping. >> shop and frisk is what the media calls t bothers just call it shopping. (laughter) you know, and by the way, make up your mind, america, you can't tell bothers to pull up our parents and arrest us when we try to buy
a belt. (cheers and applause) >> exactly. >> jon: but because of that wouldn't it be helpful for jay-z to take a stand. >> why, jon, what do you think jay-z is, al sharpton with better rimes? no, he's got a multimillion dollar brand to protect. >> jon: but are you saying to me if i may, if i may, he's not a businessman, he's a business, man. >> yes, well rapped, jon. look, these days jay-z's too big a commercial force to rail against the danger of the man. he is the danger. he is the one who frisks. he's not jay-z, he's jay-z penney. >> jon: or jay-z morgan chase. >> or jay-z penney like i said. >> jon: right. >> anyway i know he know jay-z used to be a ground
breaking rapper, now he turned 40, now he is the rapper that shows up at ground breakings. >> jon: holy crap, can i see that again. oh my god. what's he doing there with mayor bloomberg and a shove snell. >> he's burying the remains of his street crede, jon. (applause) >> jon: that's got to hurt. >> yeah. >> jon: that's got to hurt. >> it's tough but jon this is a moment to celebrate. >> jon: in what way. >> well, john, because it means we're catching up. white people have been watching their musical icons sell out to corporations for decades. it's the american dream. and we're finally achieving it. you go jay-z penney. yeah, man. and jon, jon, it's not like set only hip-hop star who is swapping his glock for soft bedding he made 100 million off his sugar water, dr. dre a quarter billion for his head phone business and you have seen ice cube's beer commercials?
he's selling coors in the rockie mountains. it used to be [bleep] for the attitude, now it is [bleep] with altitude. >> jon: i thought of that but i figured it would probably be funnier if you said it. >> correct. >> jon: so you are saying we're just witnessing the maturation of rap as an art form. >> that's right, jon. our music rebels can't be rabel rousers forever. but he's still jay-z, it's just the next time you see him doing this, it may be for his new dandruff aad. he's got 99 problems but his scalp itch ain't one. >> jon: larry wilmore, everybody. we'll be right back. ë bxb$,℠,x
>> jon: welcome back, my guest tonight, an author new book called finding the drag on lady, the mystery of vietnam's madam nu. please welcome monique brinson demery. hello! thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> jon: i have to say, finding the dragon lady, has one of the greatest book cover pictures of all time. this is, i'm assuming, her high school graduation photo,
i don't-- what is this photo that we are looking at? >> this is a great photo. madam had a women's militia in south vietnam and she was out inspecting the troops making sure their jackets were fitting right and their pants, because actually they were very stylish, the women's militia. so she was out there and sort of showing off her aim. >> jon: her aim for the militia. now how did you-- she goes into exile. and how did you think oh, you know what i should do, i should call her. how did that shall did -- how did that occur to you? >> well, the first thing that occurred to me was i never saw an obituary for her, so she faded from view but she was still alive. so just because she want talking to other people, i thought well, i could try. >> jon: right. and you struck up a correspondence with her. >> i did. and we had phone conversations and at the end she even e-mailed which i thought was sort of cool for
the dragon lady. >> jon: yeah. did she, was that her handle, was that her-- is there an emoticon that has a lady with a gun on it? >> it was her kids internet account that then she used. but she would have a great twitter name i'm sure. >> jon: now she was not the first lady of south vietnam. she was married to, i guess, the president's brother. >> right. so we call her the first lady because she was the hostess, she was the diplomatic. >> jon: he was not married, the president. >> correct. he was not married. so he chose for his first lady his younger brother's wife. and who wouldn't choose her. i mean she was beautiful. she was very elegant. and she actually was pretty astute. >> jon: as a political -- >> as a politician. >> jon: they say, you know, she's really the reason that kennedy kind of backed the coup, yeah? >> yeah. kennedy had a lot of trouble with madam because he always
said that the men in her family looked like they were being lead around by her apron strings. and so he just really didn't want to look like america was doing the same. so meanwhile his own wife jackie was perfect image of a first lady. she was refined. she was quiet, for the most part. and madam was everything-- according to jackie, she was everything that jack found unattractive. >> jon: right. well-- a lady with a gun. for jack kennedy that's a problem. but in many respects, you know, that decision is what sort of lead to the communists coming into vietnam which then lead to i guess you could say ultimately the movie "forrest gump" beating "pulp fiction" at the oscars which i think we all agree was the real tragedy of this entire debacle. was she in any way still frightened? was she paranoid that forces were going to be out to get her? >> sure. so by the time i found her,
i had to swear up and down that i was not a government agent. i was not married to a government agent. no one in my family belonged to the cia. and she really didn't trust me at first. and i can understand why. she had been burned before. so it took a long time to earn her trust. >> jon: and you had set up many different meetings with her. you went to paris this year. but she never actually shows up. >> no. she doesn't. and at the end of the day i think she likes to think of herself as this powerful, beautiful woman. and so for her to show herself as sort of an older woman, diminished, forgotten by everybody but me, i think would have been a hard ego thing. >> jon: absolutely. and was there ever a point in your mind where you thought oh, i'm being catfished here. this is probably that-- this is probably that soapo guy that got mantai theos. i mean how did you in your
mind get this so that you verified that it was really her? >> i had to listen a lot of her conversations. and they would meander. and i would go along. sometimes wondering where we would end up. but at the end of the day, i went through the archives in d.c. and in france and i spoke to a lot of her colleagues, people who hated her at the time and were writing against her. and the stories match up. it was definitely her that i was talking toment. >> jon: and she also had her memoirs that she wanted to get out there. >> she did. she had two volumes of several hundred pages, which were really pieces of them were really enlightening. and the other parts were biblical, sort of scripture, trying to make sense of the universe type of writing. >> jon: really? >> really. >> jon: like kind of duferjons and dragons teenager type stuff or what if we're all just marbles floating and and-- that sort of philosophy. >> more like predestined, this life was chosen for me.
>> jon: oh, really. >> yeah. >> jon: so she was fatallistic about what happened to her. >> martyred, yeah. >> jon: did she have any self-awareness of, you know she was not a nice person. the buddhist monk was emulate in vietnam in protest and she would say let them burn, you know, she was kind of a terrible person. >> the barbecue comment. >> jon: jay, yeah, yeah. >> she did express one regret and the regret was that she hadn't been more humble. in other words, not that she was wrong, but that she should have acted a little bit less loudly about her achievements. >> jon: oh my god. i have one regret. i didn't try to hide my awesomeness. love it a fascinating story. and it's one of those things, boy, it takes one person's curiosity to bring to life a story that otherwise i think would have gone away. and one that i think it would have been 15d if this had never come to light so i think it's wonderful so thank you for doing it.