Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress

čas přidán 11. 06. 2019
Former late night host and 9/11 first responders advocate Jon Stewart chokes up and slams Congress over health care for the 9/11 first responders during the hearing for reauthorizing the 9/11 victim compensation fund.
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  • Reminds me of Tyrion

  • Thank you, to every first responder and their family! You saved countless lives and saved our city on 9/11 and in the subsequent year. You deserve MUCH better! Mitch McConnell & his majority deserves to ROT: ( Anyone who was there remembers the smell downtown which lasted for MONTHS, that chemical smell stuck to NYFD trucks, no matter how many times they got washed.... Mitch McConnells & his obstructionists owe their lives to the bravery of the passengers on flight 93, which was bound to crash on Capitol Hill in DC. Ungrateful motherfuckers! #DitchMitch2020

  • Not a Jon Stewart fan, but I support him a 100% on this! Thank you for speaking up Jon!

  • To be real we spent spmethin like 3 billion dollars on a 911 monument at the site but.... We neglect to care for those survivors still among us.

  • So many groups suffer needlessly. Foster kids are promised the best of care when they are unceremoniously ripped from our families because the govt believes thwy can do a better job than our parents... Yet they dont even attempt to try. We end up struggling (most of us) all our lives raped beaten torrmented starved beat down mentally/emotionally/spiritually... And then on our own as soon as we turn 18yrs old with no aid whatsoever. 911 responders who should always have the guarantee that they will be cared for after having no choice but to go into that death trap and save our people. The disabled whp had no choice on being here. The military who sacrifice their tangible and untangible wellbeing for the good of our nation... Our people. But none of these groups are even close to adequately cared for. It makes me sick.

  • “Sick and dying, they came here to speak...to no one.”

  • What kind of person down votes this? Even if you some how do not agree with Stewart (which is beyond my comprehension, but I digress) this is our democratic process at work.

  • Jon Stewart is an honorable man. Congress is an absolute joke. The 2 part system is bought and paid for. They do not work for the American people.

  • Costs a lot of money keeping things quiet, Congress truely doesn't have any money.

  • Heartbreaking for the warriors.

  • America is a broken country! Just watch John Oliver every Sunday and you'll see how every part of your country has been broken by greed and special interests! I am shocked that even 9/11 responders have been compromised by that greed! It's shameful! Thank God they have a man like John Stewart on their side, and I hope he can rally enough support to help those brave public servants! It's up to American citizens to stand up, get involved and stop this ridiculous greed from destroying a great country!!

  • The testimony is a lie. First responders have health insurance as New York city employees why would they not? The vast majority of new claimants from 9/11 are workers who cleaned up the mess or drove trucks. Now 18 years later they become ill and want to blame it on the work they did in 2001. It is easy to do that since 50 cancers have been blamed on this which is ridiculous. There has been several bills to fund these people. There was a bill in 2001, 2011 and the 2011 bill was expanded in 2015. $13B has been requisitioned. the notion that people have done nothing is a lie. the notion that first responders have no health care is a lie.

    • Swedish American yeah but it’s these specific first responders who got sick from the work they did on 9/11 which was confirmed by medical professionals. And Stewart is mad that they are not extending the bill and avoiding conversation about the bill.

  • How this video has downvotes is beyond me.

  • Like if Jon is totally one of the best people alive

  • Dude was like a lion

  • "Al Qaeda didn't shout Death to Tribeca!" ...#Chills

  • Who dislikes this?! Just because it was uploaded on CNN? If that's the case you need to rethink your values and life. Disgusting.

  • NONE of the Republicans showed. That shows more than words ever could.

  • Talk about aging gracefully. From a late late night show, to a mainstream talk show, to a full-blown REAL American idol. Go, Jon.

  • They risked their lives to serve America's people. They should not have to die fighting America's government.

  • Reminds me of Tyrion

  • Shameful I am so sorry for America

  • Imagine someone having a reason to dislike this video

  • If CNN likes complaining about free health care and socialism so much, then why haven't they said anything about this until this brave man spoke up about it?

  • Honestly he ripped into them a lot gentler then I ever would of....

  • One way how about you give 75% of your wealth too them Bernie Sanders would make you...fucking John. Love the act

  • Incredible dysfunction

  • This speech should have its place along with Gettysburg Address and I Have A Dream

  • Virtue signler!!

  • Fake outrage

    • You are both simply fucking idiots

    • I think he's right, but I don't think he's the one who should be advocating. It looks like stolen valor

  • 911 was an inside job. They only planned for the towers going down, paying for others treatments was not part of a deal. He rehearsed his speech quite well, he's got talented writers. But all that fake sentiment and acting from his end takes away the beauty of the cause and shifts our eyes from the real issues being addressed here, he might had good reasons to do it at the beginning but at the end he just wants to be under the spotlights.

  • Jon Liebowitz is a poser. Jon is the stain on America. Just shut up and get your millionaire actor friends to give.

  • Run for office, Jon Stewart!!!! You've my vote!

  • Jon!? They don't care, Jon. When you die, they'll start a wonderful college fund in your name, for the responder's children, if they have any after their exposure to that whole mess. But not while you're alive, Jon. They don't negotiate with terro...i mean comedians trying to support our entire first-responder industry. The comments to this video restore my faith in humanity, but governments, in general...they have no good credit left with me, only with the idiots who don't mind being duped.

  • John Stewart for president please let that happen, this world needs this man, we Americans need this man to help better our country ASAP

  • Just ruuuuuuuuuuun!

  • Comedians are now the voice of America? We’re screwed!

  • Thankyou John Stewart for your courage, your leadership, your sadness, and your rage. We need more men and women like you to save our people and our nation. This is true leadership, and I want to follow!

  • yeah yeah, where was he 5 years ago....??? This is all BS. Just because there is an election on the horizon - and here HE IS>>> You are on the wrong side Jon... Ask THOSE who actually caused the 9/11 - the DEMOCRATS>>>

    • George Blatant, kindly fuck off you disgusting stain on our Country, bringing politics to this moment, your actions make any Republicans and Democrats and whoever look more patriotic than you by light years.

    • cs-tv.org/tv/video--L11Bxolo44.html he was there.

  • Maybe there's a solution that doesn't have to involve the federal government? How much would everyone who has watched this video have to donate for there to be enough money?

  • 0/10, they brought a comedian on but he didn't get a single laugh out of anyone. Seriously though, what a fucking speech. You can just tell he cares so much about the lives of these people and how pissed he is that they're getting so unfairly fucked over. This man is nothing but goodness.

  • Big "THANKS" to the New World Order, the real perpetrators.

  • This speech should go down as one of the most meaningful in American history

  • When news breaks, we fix it!

  • Congress ignores everything and everyone!

  • Insert 9/11 joke Grabs popcorn

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  • It took them 5 seconds to respond, it should’ve taken Congress 5 seconds to pass it

  • Jon Stewart can suck a fucking dick

  • maybe that country isn't that great after all (not talking about (some of) the people!)

  • Thank You Jon Stewart!!!!! You have a gained an Entirely a new level of respect from me!!!! Members of Congress shame on ALL OF YOU... Especially those who were elected to represent the People of N.Y City!!!!!!!!!

  • Everyone tries to show they really care. Did John donate anything? Who is this guy? I never heard of him before. Is he a flop actor? Then I hear from a loud mouth Occasionally as if she were really so compassionate. White people are beating themselves thinking why they were not black. I am tired off this show off. Is he John Cina? But he does not look like a good wrestler anymore.

  • I don't understand why some folks have an problem with this. I personally think that an well educated an intelligent men like Jon Stewart would check this issue and if he see reason that there is an problem with the funding of health insurance of the first responders then he will have good reason to think so. Also he made an point about that if there is an problem about that it's the responsibility of all true American to help this heros like the helped people on 9/11 Thanks that I could share my thoughts and opinion about that. Best Regards Higo

  • George Carlin would've been proud

  • Ya well people who died from america showering them with bombs in iraq didnt get jack shit. let alone health care, let alone justice ( ie George bush is a painter these days, dick cheney must be some oil corporations ceo). This is karma. God or whoever has burdened you with indifferent leaders. The common mans blood means fuck all. iraqi or american.

  • Stewart seems like a phony and is putting on an acting job, wouldn't surprise me if he is going to run for a political office in NY and this is his pre-cursor to it

  • How is it, that this great tragedy brings the country together, but regardless of this, there is still animosity towards our fellow man? How is it that one man can look at another and just because of the chemical make up of their skin and say without a shred of humility and say they deserve less than them, How is it that the government can pour hundreds of millions into the military and yet refuse to pay anything to the soldiers after they've returned, HOW can people sit content with their position in the government, a government which in the God Fucking damn national anthem's first nine words are "We the people of the United States of America" and yet refuse to help the heroes that keep the country, to keep your right to own a firearm, to say ill again the system itself, your right to the freedoms you're given, if they refuse to do their jobs the ones they were elected to by THE people they are refusing to help, then by god as our witness to this nation, we will use the rights given to us in our bill of rights, our right to revolt. Now this is the part where you attack me because im a furry, but if I'm speaking something that you agree with then where is your place to say I should be killed? Where is your right to get offended when someone gets upset with you for the things you say? In this flawed system that you defend to the bitter end. If you're going to attack one person for how they are, then do NOT get upset when they attack you back, if they get up set with you and you try to say freedom of speech, remember that freedom of speech only spares you from the government imprisoning or persecuting you for what you say, it does NOT save you from how society treats you. I've spoken long enough, if you've read this and all its entirety then thank you, but if you came down here to only attack others for your political views, then enjoy the guilt of being on the side of those who did not attend this hearing.

  • How can they even be discussing this?

  • all the money was used on the memorial instead of the people?

  • Bravo John Stewart

  • congress is a shit show and it is a disgrace of an institution. I hope those fuckers dont get a wink of sleep. They don't deserve it for being so negligent.

  • Hey i'm with Jon . Was not a fan of his show but he's using his celeb status to do something positive instead of getting on stage and saying fuck Trump. Our military,firemen,police,medical professionals deserve more than they get but someone like AOC wants a raise.

  • 2900 down votes? That's a lot of people who must be empty inside, devoid of humanity.

  • it's weird that Loui Anderson didn't say anything though

  • This healthcare issue, senates lack of response to pollution and climate change, this just fucking proves they don’t give a fuck about the people who they represent.

  • Congress needs to be fired or displaced

  • Insert 9/11 joke *Grabs popcorn*

  • Titles are meaningless, real leaders don't need titles they need actions. Jon Stewart is a man first and everything else after

  • Hey look at that... I gave a CNN video a like. It took Jon Stewart yelling at congress to do it.

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  • Jon Stewart is quite the actor.

  • Er.. running for pre.. Pres.... ... Prrress Secratary?

  • I wanna know who are the 2.9k people who gave this a thumbs down

  • If you are right wing or left wing I don't give a shit. Put your politics aside and have a fucking heart. Get it together Congress, get it together!

  • Working in congress should be like serving in the military. Nothing more. No sponsorships, no paid speeches, no under the counter bullshit. You're there to represent our country and make it better for the sum of us.

  • CNN are the ones sitting on the pulpit... The REASON the First Responders are not prioritized - is because immigration is getting all of the moneiz.

  • Every time a politician brings up 9/11 as a defense for why we need such a strong military and all of that never once stops and talks about the needs of those first responders who are now suffering. I find it depressing the person who stands up for them is a comedian and not those in power who could and should be helping those who risk their lives to help others on 9/11. The fact that they still do not have adequate health Care is appalling to me. My family originally Pink's New York from Ireland 1913 my great-grandfather my grandfather my great-uncle we're all volunteer firefighters. I'll never forget my grandfather telling me why he was a volunteer firefighter it was because he believed in the good of his community and believe that that good could only exist if everyone did what they could to continue that good. this is a disgrace and it's time that Mitch McConnell and his little band of goons got thrown out on their asses and a new era fueled by compassion and humanity and not by corporate interests takes place. My heart goes out to The first responders who are still suffering and to their families if anyone knows of a GoFundMe or away to help some of them please let me know I might not have much but I I would be remiss if I did not contribute what I could for these brave souls and thank you Jon Stewart for being a voice for good when so many in power are cowards.

  • This is why healthcare for all matters.

  • I don’t think that even phased them

  • Congress is so gross...

  • Just another reason why John Stewart is the Man.

  • How did Congress not just spontaneously combust when he was done?

  • Who the fuck down votes this? This is the problem with the government. Unless it's a vote getter they don't care. Watch though Sept 9 they will be out there saying never forget and wearing their American flag pins

  • Do we know who WAS in attendance from congress?

  • How is America a first world country 🤣🤣 Jesus Christ. Shit health care and shit government. Daaaaaaamn

  • Congress needs to be fired or displaced

  • Jon did you expect anything else.

  • Brilliant man, brilliant speech! God bless you Jon Stewart and the 911 first responders.

  • To hell with this new Congress.

  • Jon, this is a problem all over at least the English speaking West. We have Economically Rationalised ourselves into inhumanity, selfishness and out-right greed. Where we expect dedicated people to go out and put their lives on the line for their community, state, country and not help or compensate them and their families, when they are injured or killed. We just chew them up and spit them out when we are done. The shameful treatment of armed forces veterans is the same.

  • Jon Stewart has fantastic oratory skills...if he’s not careful he could run and be successful.

  • Liebowitz

  • I wanna know who are the 2.9k people who gave this a thumbs down

  • We need to have someone with this kind of drive and compassion stand up for our black community and put a stop to the racial profiling and overall mistreatment they face every day.

  • Jon Stewart is the comedian and congress is his joke

  • I cant wait for Hollywood to make a movie about all this, and one day we’ll see videos that put the movie and the real life event in a side by side comparison.

  • So who are the names of everyone that wasn't there?

  • A-freaking-men! He is so right-there shouldn’t be a single no vote on this, and every lawmaker that considers voting no should have their constituents knocking down their doors, and sending them packing in their next reelection bid if they fail to do the jobs they were elected to do. These are the people that run toward the danger when everyone else is running away. It isn’t just a job. It’s a vocation, and it’s a sacrifice to the people they serve. They had to know riding in the trucks down to the WTC as the first tower was burning and as the second one was hit that they weren’t all going to come out of this alive. But they were going to die trying to save those people trapped in there if they had to. They didn’t consider doing any different. They had families at home to care for. But in that moment they were thinking only about getting those in the doomed towers home to THEIR families. It was their mission above all else. As many people who did die that day, it still could have been a lot worse. It’s hard to imagine, but it’s true. A LOT more people could have perished, and the only reason they didn’t is because of those men and women who responded in those early minutes as calls were coming into 911 dispatchers and people were still trying to figure out what the hell was going on. They knew people needed help, and when they answered those calls they didn’t count the cost. Even in the days following, when it went from being a rescue effort to one of recovery; to bring closure to families (as terrible as that knowledge would be), give them some answers and the opportunity to properly lay their loved ones to rest; these people worked tirelessly around the clock, covered with and breathing in soot and dust full of every toxin imaginable-concrete, paint, metals, lead, glass, asbestos, and yes, even jet fuel-stuff that no mere dust mask could protect them from. But they STILL didn’t count the cost. They just did the job; as they had done every day of their careers and hoped to continue doing for years more. Sadly though, the death toll would not be fully accounted for any time soon. It still is being counted, because many of those brave men and women who managed to survive that day will still perish as casualties of that horrific attack almost two decades later. Nearly TEN THOUSAND first responders and others at Ground Zero have been diagnosed with cancer since that time; determined to be most likely attributable to the environmental toxins they were exposed to in the aftermath of the attack. Why should any of us be surprised that this is happening? Any dolt with a functioning television screen and eyeballs in 2001 SAW what they were up against; what they were covered with and pulling into their lungs with every breath as they labored, doing the work every single American expected them to do and held them up as heroes at the time for doing it. This is why it isn’t enough to post “Don’t Forget” on every anniversary of that terrible day, but then do EXACTLY that every day in between. Shame on us if we stand by and allow it to happen! God bless this man for standing up and saying it. He isn’t doing it for himself, so he can get his fifteen minutes. He doesn’t need that. He is doing it for THEM; these heroes that have given EVERYTHING and don’t have the platform to be heard...some of whom have yet to pay the ultimate price after years of suffering and with their families buckling under the strain of lost wages and medical costs in the meantime, with the resulting foreclosures and daily calls from debt collectors because their loved ones had to stop working long before they were eligible to collect a pension. It would be lovely if we could say that this is all just in the past and that the pain and suffering as a result of the evil perpetrated on us that day could be tidily wrapped up and contained within a chapter of our history books. But that day isn’t here yet. Hell, think of all the veterans still suffering the effects of the Vietnam War! We even still have a few survivors of concentration camps and the battles of the Second World War. Why should we expect this war to be any different? Just like we still need to take care of those heroes, we cannot forget the heroes of 9/11. They certainly aren’t going to forget. They are still struggling with not only the physical effects; but the psychological effects of post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of those experiences. Even New Yorkers who were merely PRESENT in the city that day are still struggling to overcome those horrific memories and the lasting emotional and even physical effects. Some of them moved away because it was too difficult to stay; the memories haunting them just from being there. I can not begin to imagine their pain, let alone that of people who ran into those burning and collapsing structures; who dug tirelessly through the 1.8 million TONS of debris, hoping to save just a few more lives before it was too late. Many families of those heroes never saw them again after they left for work that fateful day. Some didn’t even get a body to bury...1,717 families to be exact. Soon, medical experts estimate that the number of first responders who die as a result of 9/11 related morbidities will actually exceed the number lost on 9/11 and the days immediately following. There will still likewise likely be deaths that occur due to the effects of responding to the attack on the Pentagon; added to the numbers who perished at the crash site in Virginia, in the plane brought down short of its likely destination in Washington, DC; by passengers who knew they were going to die and made the choice that in their last act on this earth, they weren’t about to allow those evil men (who twisted a faith beyond all recognition into an excuse to take out our very center of government, defense, and business on that terrible day) take still more lives. The tough reality is that; even all these years later, those terrorists are unfortunately still winning. People are still suffering and dying as a result of what they chose as a most miserable and hateful legacy. This is to say nothing of the hate crimes since perpetrated against innocent Americans of Middle Eastern descent and/or their Islamic faith by people looking in all the wrong places to avenge what took place on that dark day. Unfortunately there isn’t anything we can do to change the past. But we CAN decide how we are going to respond today to the needs of those who responded so readily in OUR national time of need 18 years ago. There is only one path available to us to ensure that these terrorists don’t continue to rob us of innocent lives and that precious commodity of time that Mr. Stewart spoke so eloquently and passionately about: we can make sure that those who ran to save as many as they could because they had a kind of love and courage in their hearts that those terrorists could have NEVER comprehended let alone be capable of; don’t suffer alone, wondering how they are going to pay for their medical bills and meet the basic needs of themselves and their own loved ones. We can do that by making sure that the survivors’ fund continues to be there for those who need it. We can let our representatives in Congress know that WE want them to allocate more funding to this desperately important cause. I don’t know about you; but I can say one thing for myself: if it means making sure those heroes from that dark day have more time to make happy memories with those they love, and can suffer a little less; I’m MORE than happy to pay an extra $50 in taxes every year to keep that fund there for them when they need it. I’m on SSDI and I can afford that much. I suspect that you probably can too. If all of us chip in a little, we can make this happen. This certainly makes more sense to me than a full $1.5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy, or a border wall that could cost up to $70 billion and has no hope of actually solving the illegal immigration issues that we currently face, (which CAN be accomplished through much more sensible technological and tactical means already proven to work and that cost far less to implement and maintain). If you don’t believe me, do about five minutes of research...I’m not going to get into all of that here. Regardless of any of that though, the bottom line is that survivors need our support, and if we all come together we can make sure it happens. I can’t think of a better cause to champion right now than this one! Here’s what you can do RIGHT NOW to help get this done: First, sign the online petition to Congress to continue reauthorizing budget allocations to the 9/11 survivors’ compensation fund: chng.it/S4NdBxwJzJ Secondly, consider donating to the organization linked below that advocates for 9/11 survivors and helps them access needed resources: www.survivorsnet.org/donate.html Third, share this information on your timeline and personally encourage your friends and family to do the same. You CAN make a difference. You won’t be the same kind of hero those first responders were, but you can offer JUST the kind of small act of heroism they need right now. All of our small acts of heroism can add up to make a truly significant impact. I hope you will be a part of it, and encourage your circle to join in as well! Sources: 9/11 By the Numbers: nymag.com/news/articles/wtc/1year/numbers.htm Deaths from 9/11 diseases will soon outnumber those lost on that fateful day: www.google.com/amp/s/amp.lohud.com/amp/1137572002 9/11 first responders begin to feel attack's long-term health effects: www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna908306

  • Lol...a comedian thinks he can make a hijacked by a bunch of billionaire n millionaire pervert neo nazi professional corruptionist feel bad with Shame n guilt...lol...thats funny...only thing that fixes our hijacked by PERVERT neo nazi professional corruptionist is a ride to d cemetery in a hearst...till then your all just hostages to those terrorist...now thats truth!

  • Fuck you CNN