Watch: Jon Stewart Skewers Media Hypocrisy In Brian Williams Coverage

February 10, 2015 3:18 PM

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Watch: Jon Stewart Skewers Media Hypocrisy In Brian Williams Coverage

No, Jon Stewart did not punt or “soft glove” covering the Brian Williams story, as it was suggested he might on Salon, citing his friendly relationship with the NBC News anchor. But the Comedy Central host did widen the lens and, as some other voices have, refract the pile-on over Williams’ inaccurate account back onto the media in general.

On Monday’s show — Stewart’s first since Williams pulled himself off the air, while NBC investigates the misleading claims he made regarding his reporting from Iraq — “The Daily Show” host labeled Williams’ differing versions of what happened “Infotainment Confusion Syndrome,” citing the conflicting...

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