Daily Show: Brain expert says administration figures who 'can't recall' might be lying
David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Published: Wednesday August 15, 2007


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Jon Stewart on Monday's Daily Show showed a series of clips of various administration figures saying "I don't recall" when asked to respond to questions.

What would explain this epidemic of memory loss in the executive branch?" he asked, introducing the Director of the Center for Brain Health at New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Mony De Leon.

"The brain is a complex organ," said De Leon. "Stress is a very big factor in recall."

"Why are they all catching it?" asked Stewart. "Could it be a virus of some sort? Some sort of administrative herpes?"

"Certainly the issue of truthfulness is very important in terms of recalling," said De Leon,

"You think they're lying?" asked Stewart.

"It's a possibility," said De Leon.

The following video is from Comedy Central's The Daily Show, broadcast on August 13.