July 29, 2015

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart opened his show this Wednesday by giving a slightly longer description than he did the night before on his colleague Larry Wilmore's show, about just what happened when he was asked to come visit the White House and meet with President Obama.

Of course Fox and the right wing media have been going nuts over this, trying to imply that there was something sinister about the meetings:

Jon Stewart opened The Daily Show on Wednesday by addressing the media furor over his “secret” meetings with President Barack Obama, while mocking Fox News and Politico for hyping the encounters.

“It was a roundtable meeting with the President, Elvis — still alive — Minister [Louis] Farrakhan, and the Area 51 alien,” Stewart quipped. “We opened with the traditional Saul Alinsky prayer, sucked on the blood of the righteous, and took turns f*cking a replica of the Reagan eye socket. The real Reagan eye socket is kept in the Smithsonian and is only f*cked on Christmas.” [...]

“Something is not a secret just because you don’t know about it,” Stewart chided, saying he agreed to meet with Obama because “If the president tells you to and you don’t, who the f*ck knows what would happen?”

In reality, the host said, his discussions with Obama played out not unlike his final interview with the president last week: spending the majority of the time arguing over issues like the Affordable Care Act website or the Veterans Affairs Bureau over salmon dishes.

I especially like the shot Stewart got in on Howard Kurtz, who implied that Stewart had slanted his coverage of Russian President Vladimir Putin because of the meeting with Obama.

STEWART: Interesting. So you believe as Russian troops gathered at the border of the Ukraine, Obama summoned me, just in case he needed help turning young Americans against Putin. So then the President had me go back in time and do shitloads of other anti-Putin headlines years earlier, so nobody would suspect, I didn't care for Vladimir Putin.

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