Jon Stewart: DOJ investigates potheads, hackers, reporters – but no banks

Jon Stewart looks at why the Obama administration Department of Justice is far more interested in prosecuting potheads, hackers and reporters than it is banks and Wall Street criminals.


Stewart finally finds someone who went to prison for his role in the financial price: Charlie Engle.  He exaggerated his annual income on a mortgage application.  The big banks aren’t just “too big to fail,” now they’re too big to jail too.

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25 Responses to “Jon Stewart: DOJ investigates potheads, hackers, reporters – but no banks”

  1. karmanot says:


  2. karmanot says:


  3. launchme52 says:

    LOL the federal reserve Banking system is all but dead to be replaced soon. We are just watching the death throes.

  4. karmanot says:


  5. karmanot says:

    repeat: da=Vx10

  6. karmanot says:


  7. karmanot says:

    DA= vx10

  8. samizdat says:

    As unlikely as this may sound, your quote, “with liberty…”, etc., were the same words I used in a high school art project, although I said, “…if you can afford it”. That was during the early Reagan years, when I was just beginning to come to terms with our country’s crimes in Central and S. America. Kind of sucked, seeing as how I was a fairly idealistic boy of about sixteen. Learning that one’s leaders are frauds and criminals is a little hard to take at that age.

    Same ‘ol, same ‘ol…

  9. karmanot says:

    True, being bonged on the head from 30ft up is no joke.

  10. karmanot says:

    He’s waiting for the door to revolve and sweep him into C-Street post Obozo presidency.

  11. karmanot says:

    Thank you. Gonzalez when to the same clown school as Dubya.

  12. Sweetie says:

    Um, they all suck.

  13. JayRandal says:

    Holder has NOT prosecuted even one Wall Street bankster. Criminal negligence in my opinion. Granted Gonzalez was a dog too along with Ashcroft. NO excuse for Obama to
    follow in footsteps of Pres. Dubya having a rotten Attorney General as well. Reno was bad. Just because Rush thinks so too has nothing to do with my opinion of her.

  14. samizdat says:

    John has generally refrained from directly attacking the Drone-bama administration in the past, preferring to skewer Congress, and indirectly jabbing at the administration, or its underlings. However, during the last few weeks, he has begun to increasingly target them with great accuracy and comedic skill. I think Mr. Stewart, who has been a mild O-bot over the years, has finally had it with Drone-bama, as several segments have had a rather bitter taste to them. I have a feeling he’s ‘done’ with Drone-bama, and the gloves have come off. Finally.

    Welcome to Drone-bama’s America, John.

  15. wtf2 says:

    Good point.

  16. nicho says:

    Janet Reno? Oh, please. Stop with the Reno bashing — Rush would be so proud of you. John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzalez took the Atty. Gen. position into the cesspool. As bad as Holder is, he’s better than them.

  17. Stratplayer says:

    Yes, it was a dangerous thing to do, but I would try to have a little compassion for the “little princess.” She is showing obvious signs of advancing mental illness, quite possibly schizophrenia. She’s at about the right age for the disease’s onset in women. Schizophrenia is no joke.

  18. JayRandal says:

    Holder should resign in disgrace. Worst Attorney General since Janet Reno. President Obama’s
    hands off dealings with Wall Street perhaps biggest reason his presidency falling apart. Nobody can DEFEND him against charges of corruption unless BHO prosecutes banksters.

  19. FunMe says:

    Obama’s Department of “Justice” … what a joke!

  20. wtf2 says:

    And she should go to jail for that. Throwing an object out a 30th floor window is no joke. She could have killed someone on the sidewalk. I hope the little princess gets her ass whipped in jail.

  21. wtf2 says:

    He’s not afraid of losing a case against Wall Street. He’s afraid of winning one. Wall Street are his once and future clients–the people who support his lifestyle and keep him in the aristocracy. The same goes double for his current boss.

  22. condew says:

    Holder was willing to go after John Edwards because one of his campaign donors funded his mistress. Everybody said they would lose the case and they did. So why is Holder so afraid of losing a case against any Wall Street fraudster?

  23. karmanot says:

    laughing—–When Bongs go bad!

  24. NorthAlabama says:

    yes, this has long been a sticking point for me with our current attorney general. i understand selective enforcement, but no enforcement?

    it’s as if it’s come down to “with liberty and justice for all – who can afford it”.

  25. MyrddinWilt says:

    Oh be fair, they did put Amanda behind bars on a flying bong charge:

    Pity Penelope wasn’t there to catch it and run away with the evidence…

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