What do vaginas, airplanes and breakfast cereal have in common?
And no, this is not the start of some bad joke.
The answer: each is playing a role in the ongoing and increasingly vitriolic public relations battle between The Catholic League and The Daily Show.
The corporate kerfuffle is over Jon Stewart's April 16 joke, which placed a photoshopped image of a manger in front of a vagina.
Stewart's bit was part of a longer satirical examination that conflated GOP statements about women's rights with the long-running Fox News "War on Christmas" (hence the vagina manger joke).
Here's the whole clip. The "offending" bit occurs just before the five-minute mark:
As it was probably intended, the Daily Show story angered many conservatives, and Catholic League president Bill Donohue quickly launched a series of press releases that attacked Stewart and demanded an apology.
Stewart eventually offered this retort on his show: “I’m not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance."
Today, the plot thickened.