Jon Stewart on Wednesday night slammed the media’s horse-race approach to political coverage.
Sunday, fresh off her Iowa straw poll win, belonged to Michele Bachman. Her strong showing in Ames “vaulted” her to the front of the GOP pack, Stewart said. But that was Sunday.
Then, “after careful reflection,” the media decided to dedicate Monday and Tuesday to Texas governor and newly minted presidential candidate Rick Perry, whose “stunning entrance” vaulted him to the front of the race.And finally, not altogether satisfied with those “frontrunner” candidates, the media decided to ask whether anyone like Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) will get in the race.
“It’s never enough for the media,” Stewart said. “They’re like children: ‘Mom, can I get a Paul Ryan?’ ‘I just got you a Rick Perry! And you already broke your Michele Bachmann. And before I get you anything else, where the fuck is your Ron Paul?'”
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