Daily Show: Wikileaks’ Julian Assange Is A Steve Jobs-Lex Luthor Hybrid (VIDEO)

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Jon Stewart last night debated whether Wikileaks found Julian Assange is a villain or super hero, saying “he seems to combine the technical expertise of a Steve Jobs, with the cunning of a Lex Luthor, the aggressive free-speech passions of a Larry Flint and the hair of a Martina Navratilova.”

But since Assange recently turned himself in to the police, Stewart said he can’t really be a villain. And Assange’s legions of supporters around the world make him out to be a hero. Ultimately, Stewart was stumped on how to frame his coverage.“Hero or villain, turns out the only thing we can say for sure is: He lacks a certain amount of melanin,” Stewart said.

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