Jon Stewart is back from vacation, and he’s not too happy with the news coverage he missed during his time away.
Last week, President Obama proposed a jobs speech to take place before a joint session of Congress on the same night as a GOP presidential primary debate. A minor tiff broke out between Republicans and the president, and the White House agreed to reschedule. Sounds simple enough, right?
“Non-crisis averted,” Stewart said. “It’s the first installment of what I hope will be many in our new segment, ‘Tales of Reasonable Accommodation.'”But cable news “blow hards” quickly inflated the story into a “tale of manufactured conflict,” Stewart said, by quickly labeling the conflict “speech gate.” Thankfully we have the White House press corps to ask the White House substantive questions. Or not.
“There were 23 questions about the scheduling of the speech, nine about its content,” he said, announcing that style once again trumps substance.
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