WATCH: Jon Stewart Mocks New York Times For Manufactured Rubio Controversy
There's plenty to criticize about GOP candidate Marco Rubio: his increasingly bellicose foreign policy rhetoric, his water drinking skills, his waffling on red-meat social issues. But one recent critique in The New York Times, that Rubio was a tad sloppy with his personal finances, didn't ring true for Jon Stewart last night.
"How is this front page news?" The Daily Show host asked incredulously. The New York Times report was a dud to be sure; detailing such routine financial skeletons as traffic tickets, buying a house, and the purchase of an $80,000 fishing boat. The goofiest part being when a few cable news networks acted as if Rubio spending $100,000 to pay off his law school loans was either unusual or evidence of mismanagement.
"Senator", Stewart asked, mocking the infamous McCarthy hearing outrage by Joseph Welch, "have you no sense of financial insolvency!"
You can watch the entire segment below: