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:
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) March 2, 2016
The Daily Show deleted the "Rich-mond" joke becuse it was getting so much mockery on here.
— Jamie @ SLC (@HelixFernandez) March 2, 2016
But it’s worse than that bad joke. Here’s what they posted a little later, again on the state of Virginia:
Hillary claims a victory in Virginia. The good Virginia too, not that creepy "West" Virginia. That place gives us the willies. #SuperTuesday
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) March 2, 2016
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:
That one time you remember WV seceded from VA because West Virginia didn’t want to have slaves https://t.co/dQJ8TDOCdT
— Stephanie Haberman (@StephLauren) March 2, 2016
Hate a cheap shot at WV. (Also, for the record, "good" Virginia stuck with the Confederacy!) https://t.co/GOtkM7SHAC
— Hana Glasser (@hanalinnea) March 2, 2016
— Amanda Knief (@amandaknief) March 2, 2016
@TheDailyShow the good Virginia left from the confederacy and made war against oligarchs so this joke is bad on every level
— Abuela Goldman (@samjohnftw) March 2, 2016
We eagerly await Trevor Noah’s take on all this. Or maybe, he’s the one who wrote the joke?
I knew Jon Stewart left the show. I didn't realize all the decent writers left too. https://t.co/JohnIZ032u
— Patrick Southern (@patricksouthern) March 2, 2016
— Spenser Wempe (@SpenserWempe) March 2, 2016
the writer of this tweet should link me to his personal feed so I can tell him to leave New York to his face https://t.co/qfuh5gpzSt
— Travis DuCote (@TravisDuCote) March 2, 2016
— KCGibbons (@KCGibbons) March 2, 2016
Here’s a screenshot in case they delete it like their other lazy joke: