The Daily Show opened up this Wednesday by taking down the talking heads in the media who couldn't wait for one election cycle to be over before jumping right into the next one.
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that's really frustrated with our media's desire to be in constant campaign mode and with the pundits already making predictions for the 2016 presidential election when it's way, way too early to be doing so. As Jon Stewart and his "Best F*cking News Team on the Planet" made clear during the opening segment this Wednesday, that's not going to stop them from doing it anyway.
Jon Stewart and his Daily Show panelists agreed on Wednesday night: the coverage of Tuesday’s electoral races was laughably focused on pie-in-the-sky predictions for the 2016 election cycle.
“The media spends months and months speculating on what’s going to happen in this election, what might happen to this election,” Stewart told Jason Jones, Al Madrigal and Aasif Mandvi. “Then on the eve of the election they spend 10 minutes reporting on what actually happens, and then jump back into what it means for the next election.”
“F*ck those guys,” “Sir” Mandvi yelled, an assessment that turned out to be the last thing upon which the four men could agree.