“I feel like what we’ve built here is a monument to evisceration,” Stewart said, adding, “If you’re still walking around with a belly full of viscera, know this: we didn’t forget you. We’ll put it all up on the web.”
After showing a plethora of headlines praising him for “eviscerating,” “pummeling” or “crushing” the show’s targets, Stewart attempted to take a victory lap, replaying footage of his commentary criticizing, among other things, lax prosecution against the banking industry.
“Man, I didn’t just eviscerate Wall Street,” he gloated. “I burned that b*tch to the ground, bulldozed the ashes, paved over them, and built an Arby’s on top.”