Daily Show Rips Cable's Navy Yard Coverage
Stewart marvels at the 'Wrongnado'
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Sep 18, 2013 11:18 AM CDT
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(Newser) – If you spent Monday glued to cable news' coverage of the US Navy Yard shooting, you're probably desperate to see the Daily Show rip everyone involved. Jon Stewart didn't disappoint last night, blasting the networks for unleashing "yet another force five wrongnado" of unsubstantiated speculation. He singled out CNN as notable for its "sheer accumulation of breathless wrongness." When Wolf Blitzer asks guests if they can "begin to draw any initial conclusions," Stewart thinks it's "kind of a semantic workaround for saying, 'uh, make shit up.'"

But then Stewart grew serious, realizing that at this point, when the networks get things wrong, you can't call it an honest mistake. "Because sadly the one thing in this country they should have great practice in covering are these horrific shooting tragedies," he says, even showing a clip of Jeff Zucker boasting that ratings went up after the network's Boston bombing screw-up. "This is deliberate. The chaos they vomit onto the screen ... is a feature, not a bug."

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Sep 19, 2013 5:08 PM CDT
If FOX is too right wing, CNN is too incorrect and MSNBC is too liberal, what news should we watch? NBC lies and distorts the truth. I do not know anything about ABC and CBS was what my parents watched (Walter Cronkite was awe inspiring, a real journalist). We have no one today of that caliber. No Huntley, Brinkley, Cronkite, Rather, etc. No one who engenders respect. What happened?
Sep 19, 2013 7:24 AM CDT
Glad he said to BAN THE GUNS AND AMMO, NOW!
Sep 18, 2013 2:12 PM CDT
Mainstream media is an abomination...loves to keep America in the stupid zone...