Jon Stewart mocks reactions to the health care ruling

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, June 28, 2012 23:56 EDT
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On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked CNN and Fox News for falsely reporting that the individual mandate in President Barack Obama’s health reform bill had been struck down by the Supreme Court.

Both networks claimed the individual mandate was ruled unconstitutional.

“It was a moment of great drama and, like many of our greatest dramas, a work of complete fiction,” Stewart joked.

But while Fox News was able to correct itself within a matter of minutes, CNN continued to claim the individual mandate was unconstitutional for 7 minutes.

“No sympathy, CNN,” Stewart said. “You’ve been driving us nuts with this shit for months, it’s like Christmas morning for you guys.”

He also took aim at Romney’s reaction to the ruling, noting that Romney apparently wanted to keep all of “Obamacare” except for the individual mandate.

“So you’re going to keep everything but the mandate, A.K.A the thing that pays for all of it?” Stewart wondered. “So the fiscally responsible Republican is saying, don’t worry, you’re going to get all the goodies, but not the bill. Cus that would be taxes, and that is tyranny.”

Watch video, via Mediaite, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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