Jon Stewart and company look at John McCain's attempt to allow voters to get to know him better by stopping at important locales of his personal biography, like Annapolis, where he attended flight school. Hmm...do you think he mentioned graduating at the bottom of his class? Watch how the media--if they pay any attention to him at all--goes along with this nostalgia tour without picking up on the fact that so much of Grandpa McCain's history happened so long ago, like Harry Smith conveniently coming out with McCain's high school yearbook (without pointing out that it's been more than 50 years).
Anyway, this type of bus tour is bound to give McCain the kind of coverage he’s craving. He spoke at Annapolis this morning at 9:17 am. Let’s see how the cable news covered him: [shows MSNBC] oh, that’s gotta hurt. Obama giving a speech at the same time. McCain got Barack-blocked. Alright, how about the other networks? [changes to CNN] CNN? They’re talking about the mortgage crisis. [changes to FNC] Fox has…kids with weapons. [changes to C-Span] C-Span, really? C-Span isn’t covering it? Oh, what about the 24 Hour All Arizona Senator Channel? There’s a 50% chance that they’ll cover… [turns to speech by Sen. John Kyl] Really? Oh, the other guy? What else is on, is anybody covering McCain? [changes channel] Oh there’s Law & Order. [changes channel] There’s another Law & Order. [changes channel] There’s a Law & Order with…oh Christ, Fred Thompson’s getting more coverage! There’s not a…[change channel] oooh, a Law & Order SUV, that’s on…what about…what about..[changes to Grandpa Simpson on The Simpsons] ooh, there’s McCain. Alright. Oh wait, that’s not the case. You know what? Close enough, let’s hear what he has to say.
Correspondents Jason Jones, Samantha Bee and Rob Riggle have fun tracing back important dates in McCain's history.
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