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Jon Stewart had no jokes to tell after the Charleston shooting

"I didn't do my job today, so I apologize," Jon Stewart said on Thursday night's Daily Show, putting comedy aside to talk about the shooting in Charleston:

I honestly have nothing other than sadness that once again we have to peer into the abyss of the depraved violence that we do to each other and the nexus of a just gaping racial wound that will not heal yet we pretend doesn’t exist. I’m confident though that by acknowledging it — by staring into it — we still won’t do jack shit. That’s us. And that’s the part that blows my mind… [Stewart]

America will do whatever it takes to stop foreign threats — "we'll torture people!" — Stewart said, but when it comes to attacks perpetrated by domestic white terrorists, the response is always, "Eh, what are you gonna do?"

Watch below. Nico Lauricella