During last night’s Super Tuesday coverage, The Daily Show tweeted out jokes — well, we think they were jokes — as the election results came in.
One joke about Virginia was so bad that they had to delete it:
But it’s worse than that bad joke. Here’s what they posted a little later, again on the state of Virginia:
One, there’s nothing really funny about stereotyping people from West Virginia. It’s lazy and we expect more from professional comedians. But two, calling Virginia “good” and West Virginia “creepy” leaves out that West Virginia only exists because it broke off from Virginia during the Civil War and joined the Union:
We eagerly await Trevor Noah’s take on all this. Or maybe, he’s the one who wrote the joke?
Here’s a screenshot in case they delete it like their other lazy joke: