Jon Stewart mocks CNN’s new ‘responsible’ reporting on Boston bombing

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 0:15 EDT
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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:

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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