Following their complaints about Cuba's human rights violations, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart knows exactly what he's sending Cruz and Rubio for a little light reading over the holidays.
December 18, 2014

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart opened up his show this Thursday by first taking on Sony's decision not to release The Interview, complaining that Kim Jong-un now decides the films we make:

On Thursday evening’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart tackled the hacks and subsequent terrorist threats that prevented Sony from releasing The Interview, questioning why Sony would fall for North Korea’s “hyperbolic threats.”

“Why did we fall for that?” Stewart asked. “That’s their hook!”

So, according to Stewart, it means North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un basically determines which films we make and watch. And he joked that Kim should love Hollywood because they are just like North Korea: “everyone’s always telling you how great you are, there are billboards everywhere with your face on them, and nobody eats.”

Stewart also gave us this blunt assertion, courtesy of North Korea, as well as the news this week that the U.S. will re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba...


Stewart played portions of Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, harping this week about President Obama's decision and pretending that the United States can claim some kind of moral high road when it comes to our treatment of prisoners and on torture.

STEWART: I don't know what you two guys have been doing for the last couple of weeks, but I think I know which book I'm getting you for the holidays.


Stewart wrapped things up with "Gitmo" the Guantanamo Bay detainee puppet who looks a lot like Elmo, to discuss how we're doing on that front.


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