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CNN has been in a race to the bottom right along with Fox these days, all the while doing their best to play the false equivalency, fake balance for the sake of "balance" game, so it didn't exactly break my heart to see The Daily Show's Jon Stewart rip into them this Tuesday evening for "dumbing down" what's supposed to be the news.
Rather than pick on CNN for its coverage of a specific issue, Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped Wolf Blitzer and his colleagues on Tuesday for reducing more of their reporting to choosing between “good things” and “bad things.”
“It’s like the word went out from CNN HQ: ‘Nobody watches this network unless they’re in the airport or going somewhere,’” Stewart guessed. “‘Eighty-six the professor talk and just let the people know, does this story go in my happy bag or my sad bag? Emoticon me, chop chop.’”
After showing a few examples, Stewart played some of Michele Bachmann's recent interview with Wolf Blitzer where even she didn't want to play the "good things," "bad things" game with Blitzer.
“Just want to make this clear,” an incredulous Stewart told his audience. “That’s Michele ‘I think vaccines give you brain damage’ Bachmann being told by Wolf Blitzer to dumb it down.”
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