Jon Stewart Lectures Weiner, Slow-Jam Style
'Daily Show' host tried to avoid the story, couldn't
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2011 8:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jon Stewart really tried not to get into the whole Weinergate thing last night—after all, the Congressman is one of his friends. But after the wiener photo in question "literally c*ckblocked" the story Stewart was trying to report about Mitt Romney, the Daily Show host gave in and spent nearly 10 minutes skewering Rep. Weiner, Mediaite reports.

One of his most pressing questions: Why does Weiner need to launch an investigation to determine whether the photo is of him? “I’m no big city detective, but why don’t you just check inside your pants, where I believe you keep the item in question?” Stewart suggested. He was still uncomfortable spending so much time on the story, however, until a soul singer showed up to give it the full-on slow jam treatment ("You've gotta come cleaner, Weiner.") Watch all three segments in the gallery.