Nurses are demanding an apology from TV host Jon Stewart after they say he disrespected school nurses and discounted their qualifications on “The Daily Show.”
Stewart portrayed a mock job interview Oct. 24 in which he questioned Iraq War Army veteran and medic Daniel Hutchison about a fictitious school nurse's job. The segment's topic was how veterans struggle to find jobs when they return to the civilian world. Veterans aren't happy that their war experiences don't help them receive certifications that are needed to hold jobs, including nursing posts. They feel they should be able to immediately pick up and do similar jobs stateside.
But during the interview, Stewart didn't endear himself to nurses who say he doesn't appreciate their training and responsibilities. “Are you familiar with kickball?” Stewart asked Hutchison while rolling his eyes.