Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart gave his regular ribbing to oil giant BP on Thursday, declaring, in sum, that the US is “so fucked.”
Among other things, Stewart mocked an idea put forth by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and carried by Raw Story, who argued that BP should consider using ingredients utilized in the beer-making process to eat excess oil.
“What’s the idea? Get the ocean so wasted it throws up the oil?” Stewart quipped.
Stewart also mocked BP for buying up search terms on Google.
“The company is actually buying up search terms on Google and Yahoo to try to get out in front of the story on the Web,” he remarked. “When you do a Google search, the first thing that comes up is a sponsored link by BP. That brings to you their Web site, which has the most recent updates like this one: “BP is not aware of any reason which justifies the share price movement.
“Really?” Stewart asked, to riotous laughter. “No reason at all you can think of? Want to play charades?”
This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast June 10, 2010.