Daily Show spoofs Park Slope boycott
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Daily Show spoofs Park Slope boycott

In a certain co-op, not a million miles from Brooklyn

Jon Stewart (photo credit: Courtesy)
Jon Stewart (photo credit: Courtesy)

A new Daily Show sketch skewering a failed bid to impose an anti-Israeli boycott highlights the absurdities and hypocrisies inherent in adopting product bans as a political weapon.

The skit, aired earlier this week, “shows” the Park Slope food co-op in Brooklyn — where a boycott effort was defeated this week — as it takes upon itself to castigate Israel for its actions against the Palestinians by removing Israeli products from its shelves.

Faithful to its skeptical, non-partisan stance, the Daily Show remembers to spoof both sides of the conflict by introducing a counter movement, MHP, which stands for More Hummus, Please.

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