Stewart Slams Facebook Deal: 'I'm Unfriending Goldman Sachs' (VIDEO)
The world learned a lot more about Facebook's financials recently as the privately-held company accepted a very public investment of $450 million from Goldman Sachs, yet found a loop hole to stay private for now and avoid transparency.
On Thursday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart went to town on the hypocrisy.
"Mark Zuckerberg doesn't want to be transparent?" Stewart said. "The guy whose immense success was founded upon mining our personal data?"
It is ironic that Facebook won't go public, especially considering clips Stewart procured from a 2008 conference where Facebook founder Zuckerberg said one of the site's missions was to push people all over the world to share more and more information. Stewart gave an idea of what that would look like:
"Yes, we will not rest until everyone in the world is walking around naked, holding out their passports and shouting out their kids' names and locations -- But don't look at our financials."
Facebook wasn't the only person on Stewart's list. He also blamed Goldman Sachs for finding yet another loophole to avoid SEC regulations. He even went so far as to unfriend them on Facebook.
"Oh Goldman," Stewart sighed. "Is there any regulation's intent you can't subvert?"