Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart explained that the Department of Justice is going after people whose crimes seem minor—especially when you look at them in comparison to what Wall Street executives did to create the financial crisis. To which Stewart asked: "What, none of them bought pot?"
In addition to recently monitoring journalists (Stewart defended Fox's James Rosen) and whistleblowers ("They believe in freedom of the press, just not freedom of speech for people who might talk to the press"), the DOJ is cracking down on hackers and potheads: "Basically, if you could played on a movie by Kevin Smith," Stewart said, "the feds would like a word with you."
But how about banks? Well, Eric Holder and Co. don't seem too eager to prosecute them.
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