Daily Show rips Christie investigation report and creates #CancelStewart hashtag

By David Ferguson
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 8:14 EDT
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On Monday night’s edition of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart waded into the #CancelColbert controversy by starting his own #CancelStewart hash tag.

Stewart began by discussing the so-called “Bridgegate” scandal surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R). A report commissioned by Christie and carried out by a team of attorneys who are friendly to the administration absolved Christie of any wrongdoing and concluded that the Bridgegate flap is all a tempest in a teapot.

The report prepared by Christie’s hand-picked team of investigators blamed two people for the traffic closures on the George Washington Bridge on two former aides to Christie, Bridget Anne Kelly and David Wildstein.

Kelly, said the report — whose authors did not interview Kelly directly — “seemed emotional.” She was “habitually concerned about how she was perceived by the governor” and at the time of the bridge closures, she had been dumped by her boyfriend.

She was portrayed as “duplicitous, weeping frequently and dependent on men for approval and stability.”

“It also explains very clearly,” said Stewart, “why the report’s official title is ‘Bitches be crazy, right?’”

At which point, the screen flashed “#CancelStewart.”

“Wait a minute!” he said. “How did that get on there? Damn you, Internet!”

Watch the video, embedded below via Comedy Central:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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