Jon Stewart mocks Wisconsin recall coverage with Mad Men send-up

By Roxanne Cooper
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:14 EDT
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You know you’re only a few days before this season’s finale of Mad Men when you see totally unrelated product placement worked into The Daily Show’s treatment of the Wisconsin recall.

Following an Abraham Lincoln penis joke, Jon Stewart offered a critique of the media coverage surrounding the much-anticipated Wisconsin recall election, beginning with a Fox News interview with a random Wisconsin teacher who once lived in China.

“If Governor Walker is not re-elected and the unions continue to thrive, I see a lot of freedoms and choices for teachers for Wisconsin –for people who live in the state– to be taken away. It’s not going to get as extremist [sic] as Communism, but those choices will slowly go away,” the teacher said.

Watch the full segment below, originally uploaded by Mediaite, on June 5, 2012:

Roxanne Cooper
Roxanne Cooper is the publisher of Raw Story. She has 20+ years experience in media management, marketing, and advertising and has held positions with AlterNet, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, LA Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Stars & Stripes. From 2004-2008, Roxanne published the popular political blog Rox Populi. She lives in San Francisco and you can follow her on Twitter at @AlterRox.
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