After first giving Pete Williams and the anchors over at NBC some praise for their coverage in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent manhunt for the suspects, Jon Stewart tore into The New York Post's Rupert Murdoch, who refused to apologize for posting the pictures of two men who were not suspects on the cover of their magazine. But he spent most of his segment taking another shot at CNN for their terrible coverage following the attacks.
As Stewart noted, after not wanting to repeat their mistake from earlier in the week, where they claimed that someone was already arrested for the attacks when they weren't, CNN decided to take the streets instead and "report" from the sidelines that -- they had no idea whatsoever what the hell was going on behind police lines.
It also didn't stop them from getting in the way of the police or taking up their time having to run them off when they occasionally crossed those lines, even putting themselves into the line of fire when police had Dzhokhar Tsarnaev surrounded.
STEWART: What a great use of police resources... rushing the camera crew. [...] Even the TMZ guy would be like, "Back the f**k off and let them do their jobs."
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