Jon Stewart letter supporting Code Pink is fake

(JTA) — An email attributed to comedian Jon Stewart, in which he supposedly expresses support for activist group Code Pink, is fake.

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Comedy Central said Thursday that the popular television host was not the author of the email circulated by Code Pink the day before.

”This letter was absolutely not written by Jon Stewart,” a spokesperson said. 

A spokesperson for Code Pink told JTA she “could not confirm or deny” whether Stewart was the author of press release.

In the email, the author calls Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjmain a “friend” and urges the U.S. government to release memos related to drone attacks on militants in Pakistan.

Code Pink is a left-wing advocacy group critical of U.S. foreign policy, inlcuding its support of Israel.

In 2011, Code Pink activist Rae Abileah was arrested for disrupting an address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the U.S. Congress.

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