CNN recently fact checked a Saturday Night Live sketch that criticized President Barack Obama. Jon Stewart wants to know why the network can’t be bothered to fact check Republican lawmakers that cite bogus health care reform statistics.
On his Monday Daily Show, Stewart skewered CNN for tearing apart a comedy skit when they don’t even bother to fact check their own guests.
“You fact checked an SNL sketch?” Stewart remarked. “That’s what you fact checked?… You got together, did some research, and put together a report on a Saturday Night Live Sketch?
“While you were doing your research did you also find that sharks live in water and don’t deliver candy grams. That there’s no African American equivalent of Mr. Rogers? And that the majority of boxes don’t have d*cks in them?”
Then, the Daily Show host turned to CNN’s ability to fact check healthcare reform.
After Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) claimed a bogus figure for the savings medical malpractice reform could save, CNN’s John King said the network was “out of time.” Kyl, in fact, inflated the medical malpractice figure by a factor of almost 1000 percent.
“Out of time?” Stewart shouts. “Your show’s 4 f*cking hours long!”
This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Oct. 12, 2009.