Stewart Rips Iraq War-Believing Media For Hounding Brian Williams (VIDEO)

Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

Jon Stewart on Monday did his due diligence poking fun at NBC anchor Brian Williams for his bogus story about taking fire in Iraq, but “The Daily Show” host focused most of his ire on the media at large for its hypocrisy.

“I see the problem,” he began. “We got us a case here of Infotainment Confusion Syndrome.”

“Like most cases of masturbation, being caught is punishment enough!” Stewart said of Williams’ flights of fancy, now being investigated by NBC. “I’m sure his colleagues would agree?”

Cut to relentless coverage of the Williams affair at Fox News, CNN and ABC.

“Finally, someone is being held to account about misleading America about the Iraq War,” Stewart said.

“Never again will Brian Williams mislead this great nation about being shot at in a war we probably wouldn’t have ended up in if the media had applied this level of scrutiny to the actual fucking war,” he added.

Watch the clip, courtesy of Comedy Central:

Latest Livewire
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: