Jon Stewart mocks CNN’s new ‘responsible’ reporting on Boston bombing
The Daily Show host Jon Stewart beat up one of his favorite punching bags on Monday night, the 24-hour news network CNN.
Last week, CNN humiliated itself after falsely claiming the FBI was arresting a “dark-skinned male” in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing — a situation that Stewart gleefully mocked.
Stewart observed that the news network appeared to have learned its lesson. Once the manhunt for the Boston bombing suspect was actually underway on Friday, CNN reporters and anchors were falling over themselves to emphasize they were unclear on what was happening.
“It’s a much more responsible way of broadcasting than your usual say it first and have Anderson Cooper correct it later,” Stewart joked.
But Stewart was still able to find much in CNN’s coverage of the event that was worthy of being lampooned. One reporter speculated about the meaning of dogs barking, while another remarked a suburb of Boston was so quiet it was as if “a bomb had dropped somewhere.”
Watch video, via Comedy Central, below: