Of course we think The Daily Show is the only trustworthy news-source in America, but we work for Comedy Central, so we're hardly objective. We also think South Park should have won the Nobel Prize for Economics, and Just Shoot Me reruns cure rickets. But it turns out we're not the only ones singing the praises of Jon Stewart and the Best Fucking News Team Ever.
At the recent Bloomberg Washington Summit, President Obama's outgoing Communications Director Anita Dunn continued the ridicules of Fox News that marked her time with the administration:
She criticized Fox for using edited footage of a rally to make it appear that opposition to the president’s health-care plan was bigger than it was.
“The people who exposed this: Jon Stewart of the Daily Show on Comedy Central… That’s where you are getting fact-checking and investigative journalism these days.”
To see what real fact-checking and investigative journalism looks like, you can watch the segment in question below, followed by Jon Stewart's response to Sean Hannity's apology.
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