Jon Stewart Blasts NBC's Olympics Editing On 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

07/31/2012 08:06 am ET | Updated Jul 31, 2012

Just lie back and think of England, NBC.

The official network of the Olympics hasn't been winning any medals in the public-opinion events, that's for sure. On Monday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart took issue with NBC's decision not to air a tribute to the 2005 London subway bombings during the Olympics opening ceremony. While international audiences tuning into the event enjoyed a stirring homage to the 52 lives lost in the attack, American viewers' broadcast cut to a Ryan Seacrest interview with swimmer Michael Phelps.


"Are you kidding?" Stewart joked. "NBC -- the network that, to commemorate 9/11, actually re-runs 9/11 -- you wouldn't air a six minute tribute to the rest of the world's terrorist victims? Because the world's most overexposed land-based mammal had a chance to speak to the world's most overexposed water-based mammal."

Check out the full clip above.

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