CNN reported yesterday that an arrest had been made in the Boston Marathon bombing, with Wolf Blitzer touting the network's "dramatic, exclusive reporting." Just one problem: There was no arrest, and the network eventually backtracked. Cue Jon Stewart: "There was a very good reason why this was exclusive," he said last night on the Daily Show. "Because it was completely f---ing wrong." He later quipped, "It's like a news story ... as imagined by M. Night Shyamalan."
John Oliver spoofed the exclusive in a second segment, reporting that the bombing suspect is "a dark-skinned male, possibly white, or maybe a woman. It could be a mannish woman or an effeminate man. The police don't want to appear rude at this point by asking the suspect. The police are just waiting around to see which lavatory he or she uses ... You heard it here, exclusively, and first."