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Stewart Skewers Media Over Jobs Speech 'Crisis'

Reasonable accommodation turned into manufactured crisis

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 7, 2011 3:23 AM CDT | Updated Sep 7, 2011 6:25 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Back from vacation, Jon Stewart's Daily Show went right back to skewering the media, this time for hyping the "non-crisis" that was the one-day scheduling conflict between President Obama and Congress over the timing of his jobs address. "I know where this is going," said Stewart. "Government shutdown, escalation of rhetoric ... feral leprechauns roaming the streets! We're doomed!" Oops, no, a rescheduled time a day later, which Stewart boldly titled "Tales of Reasonable Accommodation."

Sadly, the media did not see it the same way, instead hyping the speech flap into a controversy Stewart called "Tales of Manufactured Conflict." With the White House press corps asking 23 questions about the scheduling of the speech, but only nine about its content, Stewart was flabbergasted. "Incumbent Style once again thumps also-ran Substance 72% to 28%," scoffed Stewart. "Walter Mondale laughs at how poorly Substance did in this election."

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