I am deeply disturbed by the violent expression of hate and racism in the land that prides itself on democracy, equality and freedom.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal …
South Carolina is my grandmother’s home state, and the South Carolinians I know are the most hospitable and generous people I have ever met.
My deepest condolences and sympathies to those who lost loved ones, and the community. I hope you find the strength to carry on their precious legacy.
John Stewart, The Daily Show (19 June 2015)