Stewart Slams CNN & Fox For Coverage Of Clinton's North Korea Rescue (VIDEO)

09/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Alex Leo Head of Audience Development, Yahoo!

Jon Stewart was positively giddy last night, not because American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling were released from North Korean prison, but because Bill Clinton is in the news again. "THE BIG DOG IS BACK," Stewart yelled jubilantly as he danced to the "Shaft" theme song. Clinton flew to North Korea and secured the release of the two Current TV staffers who had been sentenced to 12 years hard labor.

Stewart's glee didn't last long, though, as he moved on to the coverage of Clinton's trip. CNN had nothing to say so they discussed how airplanes operate and showed color bars of North Korean TV. Fox News, on the other hand, was upset that the journalists were freed in the first place. John Bolton said the situation turned out better for North Korea than the U.S., and Dick Morris argued that the journalists should have "lived with the decision to go there."

"Does the sun ever shine during a Democratic administration? With Obama in office now when babies laugh do you hear only the sound of kittens drowning?" Stewart asked, before eviscerating Fox for their choice in anchors.


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