VIDEO: Jon Stewart Slams CNN for Chaotic, 'Vomit-like' Coverage of Mass Shooting in Washington

"It’s time we kicked those bastards to the curb."

John Stewart ripped CNN apart on Tuesday night’s Daily Show for it’s appalling coverage of the Washington Navy Yard Shooting – specifically for drawing speculative conclusions in the absence of concrete facts.

“All of yesterday's confusion in the reporting is not a mistake, because sadly the one thing in this country they should have great practice in covering are these horrific shooting tragedies and there are a ton of really smart people and good journalists who work at CNN and this is only five months after all the criticism of CNN ‘s chaotic Boston terrorism coverage including when they announced on air an arrest that had not happened,” he said.

Stewart concluded by saying that the “chaos and vomit onto the screen” that CNN displayed is a deliberate “feature, not a bug": 

“The lesson they take from this is, it doesn’t matter how much they betray our trust, we’ll keep coming back. We’re in an abusive relationship with CNN!” he said.

Watch the video:


Jodie Gummow is a senior fellow and staff writer at AlterNet.


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