Daily Show Rips CNN's Absurd Debate Coverage
CNN has been promoting the Democratic debate Tuesday night like a Jerry Bruckheimer movie. This has not gone unnoticed by their long-time foe, The Daily Show. Host Trevor Noah picked up where Jon Stewart left off and tore the cable network apart over its over-the-top, childish debate coverage.
After playing CNN's action-packed commercial, Noah noticed something odd: Webb, O'Malley, and Chafee were overshadowed by the "Clinton v. Sanders" action promo.
"Whoa, wait, no. CNN, What was that? It was a face, then a face then it was meh, meh, meh," Noah said in reference to the B-list candidates' names flashing quickly on the screen after Clinton and Sanders were featured head-to-head. "You guys are heartless. Anyone of these people could be President and you list them like the legally required terms and conditions of a used car ad?"
The peak of the bit was when Trevor Noah did a ditsy high schooler impression, noting that CNN, in an effort to hype Bernie Sanders, sounded like they were getting a bit of a crush.
"Oh my god, Bernie!" Noah said in his best cheerleader voice. "He's so popular, he even won homecoming Queen at Countryside High,"
Watch the clip below: