Stewart Jumps on CNN, Fox SCOTUS Flub
Obama, Romney also get jabbed on last night's 'Daily Show'
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2012 6:07 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The AP may have told its reporters to stop mocking CNN and Fox News for getting their initial coverage of yesterday's ObamaCare ruling wrong, but Jon Stewart had no such compunctions last night. "It was a moment of great drama and, like many of our greatest dramas, a work of complete fiction," Stewart declared. Comparing both news channels to children on Christmas morning, Stewart said the news anchors tore open the ruling like children tearing into their presents ... only to discover a dead parrot in a box.

Fox caught its error after just two minutes, but CNN logged seven minutes of "unconstitutional mandate hyperventilation." Of course, "it was very confusing," acknowledged Stewart ... "unless you read up to page four." Stewart jabbed President Obama for previously saying that the Affordable Care Act was "absolutely not a tax increase," when its tax nature was what provided the win. But Mitt Romney got the heavier hit, as Stewart called up an interview in which Romney essentially endorsed all the benefits of ObamaCare but only objected to the mandate, which pays for them. "So the fiscally responsible Republican is saying 'Don't worry, you're gonna' get all the goodies, but not the bill, because that would be taxes and that would be tyranny. Except in Massachusetts, where it worked. Oh, f--- it, just make me president, OK?'"

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Nimitz
Jun 30, 2012 1:12 AM CDT
Thanks, Newser! That was the funniest shit I've seen all day!
Fatquah
Jun 29, 2012 2:17 PM CDT
QUICK! Goofy face to camera right! QUICK! Goofy face to camera left! So hilarious! Where does he keep coming up with this stuff!
saucier111
Jun 29, 2012 12:47 PM CDT
There is no true news media, it's all biased and owned by the incorporations who want us to believe their bullshit. No news media reported this. [ the scam wall street learned from the mafia ] they stole from every tax payer in America, but to the media that's not news.