Jon Stewart: Donald Trump Is Being Foisted Upon Us by the Media Because of "Premature Ecalculation" (Meaningless Poll Data)

Last night, Jon Stewart took on the media obsession with Donald Trump ("America's favorite Styrofoam-haired landlord") and his completely un-serious presidential aspirations. The Daily Show host wondered aloud why "they have to put Trump on every show, spewing the craziest shit he can think of." The answer, according to the mainstream media, is that Trump has relatively decent poll numbers -- but only because news showskeep giving him a platform for his bizarro views. And then, of course, there's the fact that polls conducted at this point in the election cycle are totally meaningless. As Stewart puts it, Trump is being foisted upon us because of "premature ecalculation." Watch the segment here:

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AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at April 26, 2011, 4:09am

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