Jon Stewart returned from a week-long break Monday night to pillory CNN for its insane, over-the-top MH370 coverage, saying they had about a minute of good coverage before going, “Oh sh*t, we’ve got 23 hours and 59 minutes left to fill. Fuck it, let’s go nuts!”
Stewart mocked that “black hole” nonsense and asked, “Why don’t we just strap some wings to Wolf Blitzer and let him loose?” Stewart was surprised at CNN’s ratings climb amid this wave of coverage, saying there are clearly two newsworthy stories here because “the only thing less likely than an airplane falling out of the sky is CNN’s ratings doubling.”
Stewart also had some barbs aimed at Fox News, whose younger viewers “are just coming into the room to make sure their parents are still breathing,” and MSNBC, where Ed Schultz decided to ask his viewers what they think about the plane because why the hell not.
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