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Stewart to IRS: You Proved Wingnuts Right

Host loses his cool over Tea Party targeting

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted May 14, 2013 6:24 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A furious Jon Stewart gave the Obama administration a piece of his mind last night, Mediaite reports. Just as he was discussing the groundless nature of the right's Benghazi accusations, the Daily Show played a clip describing the IRS Tea Party-targeting scandal, prompting the host to explode in a flurry of profanity. As for the agency's apology, Stewart scoffs: "I didn't realize apologies were sufficient in IRS-related issues."

He added: "Congratulations, Barack Obama. Conspiracy theorists, who generally can survive in anaerobic environments, have just had an algae bloom dropped on their f---ing heads ... This has in one seismic moment shifted the burden of proof from the tin-foil-behatted to the government." The host then relented, noting that "this storm will pass"—right before getting news of the Justice Department's reported AP snooping.

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