Stewart Defends Colbert Testimony
It's not like Congress is achieving much else, he argues
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2010 6:28 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Add Jon Stewart to the list of people who believe that on Friday, Stephen Colbert “ruined Congress.” Last night on the Daily Show, Stewart even agreed with Rep. Steny Hoyer, who said Colbert was probably more embarrassed than the House of Representatives by his fake testimony about farm laborers. “Of course Colbert is more embarrassed than the House,” Stewart said. “Colbert still has dignity and integrity left to lose.”

He went on to mock Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson, and especially “arrogant douche” Tucker Carlson before expressing his relief that, “Thank God, with Colbert gone, they can get back to the business at hand” … and then showing a series of clips of Congressional failures. Later, Bill O’Reilly came on as Stewart’s guest and warned Colbert that “there’s a drone on the way,” prompting Stewart to beg him, “Don’t even joke about that.” Watch both videos in the gallery.

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whizzjef
Sep 28, 2010 7:22 PM CDT
Truth reporting is gold. Other than that it is just the opinion of the person making the reports. In that case, the merit to the truth is zero. If not, it's just comedy. With Colbert and Stewart, I think colbert is the funniest. Bill O'Reilly can't make me laugh.
mikefichera
Sep 28, 2010 3:29 PM CDT
Always liked O'Reilly, - I never put him in the same category as Beck or Hannity because well he just isn't. He reports the story as is and delivers his opinion. If later he finds out hes wrong he apologizes. He apologized for allowing the Bush administration to go unchecked haha.
UnrighteousFury
Sep 28, 2010 12:04 PM CDT
That conversation between Stewart and O'Reilly was gold. It's strange to think how O'Reilly's position has changed in the hierarchy of Fox villains.