Jon Stewart opened The Daily Show on Tuesday by mocking the coverage of the snowstorm that touched down in the Northeastern U.S. a night earlier –especially CNN host Don Lemon and his “Blizzardmobile.”
“Settle down, Batman, it’s a Ford Explorer,” Stewart said chidingly, before putting up an illustration of Lemon working out of an ice cream truck.” And by the way, with the way you’ve been reporting lately, you’re lucky you’re not in an actual ‘Blizzardmobile.'”
Considering the warnings by New York City to keep non-emergency vehicles off the streets, Stewart argued, Lemon either didn’t watch his own colleagues’ reports, or thought adding the word “Mobile” to his SUV would give him enough cache to say the storm was “battering” the city.
“Winter storm Juno,” as it was called, was originally projected to drop as much as 3 feet of snow around the city. However, it actually did more damage in the New England area.
But rather than adjust their reporting to reflect that, Stewart said, CNN and other networks clung to their original narrative “like dingleberries on a sheep’s ass.”
Worse yet, Stewart observed, Lemon was conducting his regular newscast while driving around the city.
“You’re doing the whole f*cking show from the car?” Stewart demanded. “The car you’re not supposed to be in, driving around, but you’re driving on it anyway, so you can talk about Deflategate? You’re not even talking about the weather.”
Unfortunately for Stewart, Lemon’s hourlong joyride allegedly scored well, ratings-wise, with the 25-54 age demographic.
Watch Stewart’s commentary, as posted online on Tuesday, below.