Daily Show: WikiLeaks Founder A Cross Between Osama Bin Laden And Magneto (VIDEO)

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Jon Stewart last night opened his program by focusing on the ongoing coverage of WikiLeaks’ release of secret State Department cables, and addressed Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) call for WikiLeaks to be declared a terrorist organization.

Clearly, Jon Stewart said, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is “Osama bin Laden, crossed with Magneto, and the albino from the matrix with more than a scootch of the Dyson vacuum guy.”Stewart went on to lampoon the global response to the leaked cables, including Italy’s foreign minister Franco Frattini calling the event a “diplomatic 9/11.”

“If this is the diplomatic 9/11, sack up,” Stewart said. “I’ll give you it’s diplomatic mischief night … maybe. But most of the shit in there is non-policy chit chat and things we already knew.”

For full coverage of the leaked cables, read our live-updating WikiLeaks Wire.

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